When you get a chance, check out this site:
It is chock full of WONDERFUL information, delivered in a very matter-of-fact style. I especially found these articles to be helpful- revisiting them several times over the past couple of years:
Cheat Sheet- Silicones (gives you a quick look at which cones are water soluble [can be removed using water only], and which ones aren’t)
Silicone Free Conditioners (if you decide to go the CG route, this list will give you somewhere to start)
Sulfate, Protein and Silicone Free Products (a wonderful database!)
Let me know your thoughts!