I have more than a dozen shampoos; I like to change it up to do better on my hair. I like Citra Shine, Vo5, Silkience, Suave (all the different kinds) and just many kinds, and I don't find expensive ones any better really. I stopped using conditioner though I will use shampoos that hydrate the hair; but use polishers sparingly for shine. I have great hair, from my mom I am sure but where hers was really course I have trained mine well and it is always very soft. Oh and I got started with the afro softeners that made my hair in good shape. The one I started with was pink something but that is all I can remember. I used several though cause my hair then was so over processed from using hair color and they really worked for me and today when I don't color anymore it is still in great condition.