My hair is very thick and very dry, and I have struggled constantly with finding shampoos and conditioners that are potent enough to actually work on it. Because so many shampoos and conditioners don’t work on my hair, I’ve become cautious of wasting my money and generally try to pick up a travel size of a new brand before investing in a full bottle. I picked up a mini bottle of this stuff at Walmart a few months back and was instantly sold – my hair actually turned out shiny! It doesn’t make my hair soft or smooth but does make it shiny and manageable, which is far more than most conditioners do. I have this in rotation and use it regularly (bonus: it lasts forever. I’m still using the travel-size though it’s almost run out now). I have yet to try the shampoo but that will be my first stop after I get back to the U.S.