Quoting 36-24-36OnlyIfshes5-3:" this is interesting. Years ago I actually used to use a sulfate free shampoo that used to be sold only ... [snip!] ... issue was that parts of my hair are not curly and also that it always seemed like a tangled mess at the end of the day haha. "
Everyone is different, but here is what I do. I "wash" my hair with cheap Suave Naturals conditioner. I really work my fingers into my scalp to get it clean. It has just enough sulfates in it to get it clean, but the conditioner remoisturizes it immediately. Then, I apply Humectress conditioner and let it sit in my hair while I finish washing, shaving...whatever. Then, I use a wide toothed comb to detangle my hair and then I rinse. I scrumch my hair using a long sleeved t-shirt (do not uase a towel, Terrycloth breaks hair and makes it look frizzy!) Then i apply either Loreal melting gel or the Suave mousse for curly hair. I diffuse it like 1/2 way dry and then let it dry more while I do my makeup and get dressed. After my hair completely dries, I scrunch a bunch more times and it breaks up the casting that tends to coat your hair when you use such products. I get rid of the "wet look" that way.
For the last year, I have needed ONE trim because my hair is in SUPER good condition. Even my hairdresser says the same thing.
You have to kinda play with what works for your particular hair type, but I can just imagine how completely awesome your hair will look if you were to start doing this. You have REALLY great hair. You should try and make the most of it.
I'd love to see pics if you decide to use this method!