I guess you can call what I'm doing a modified version of the curly girl method. I say this because I'm not using shampoo or I'm using it less. I'm washing with a cheap conditioner instead(co-washing). I'm not using any gel but I may in the future whenever I want more hold. The EcoStyler gel worked when I first tried the curly girl/tightly curly girl method. You can read about that here. With the curly girl method, you're supposed to use a rinse-out conditioner as a leave-in. According to the directions, the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioning Milk - 12 oz.can be used as either a rinse out or leave-in conditioner. I use Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioning Milk - 12 oz. as a leave-in. It works for my hair. I apply it on damp hair instead of dripping wet hair and I guess that how it's modified. This modification happened by accident. My daughter woke up while I was doing my hair and, of course, I had to tend to her first and then get back to my hair. But it works. One thing you do have to watch out for is white hair from the product I find that rubbing in it makes it go away. If you're worried about frizz, then you can use a T-shirt to dab it instead of your fingers. What I do is slightly different from the curly girl method because I don't normally use gel and I apply the leave-in on damp hair and not soaking wet hair. If you want to learn more about the curly girl method, I'd google it(that's what I did) or you can buy the Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey. I've never read the book but according to other bloggers, it has a lot of good information in it. It's only like $11 bucks or less.
Here are pictures of the results from the wash and go that I did this morning. I can dig it. Plus, my hair feels so moisturized. I can't keep my hands out of my hair. So, yeah, I'm going to keep going with this method and knock out combing and shampooing out of my regimen.