I honestly tried this because well.. they had such cute packaging for the sample size packs of the shampoo and conditioner, I couldn't pass it up! Now, as someone with corse hair already- this did not cut it for me. Washing with this left my hair feeling heavy and completely damaged. I decided to give the conditioner a chance, and I fell in love! Any "damage" I was feeling, this completely reversed! I have never had shinier, softer hair! So basically, I don't recommend the shampoo alone.. but pair it with the conditioner and you have a killer combo!