I bought this as an alternative to the shampoo. This was recommended by my stylist, simply because as much as I wanted a quality product. With long, thick hair that is treated with a Keratin, washed every second day, and coloured and highlighted, I needed something that is quality. This is effective and affordable. This range cleanses without stripping colour or robbing your hair of essential oils. It doesn’t lather as much as other store bought shampoos, but that is because it doesn’t contain SLS, which is a known foaming agent. My hair is soft, tangle-free and seems stronger. I am glad I bought this… it’s been well worth it.