No need to use a conditioner, this is a light conditiong wash. I would recommend rinsing really well. Additionally there is kind of skill to help get all of this out. Some say apply only on ends , set 5 mins, add water and preform wash motions, then rinse throughly,... Others say apply only to the scalp, wait for 5, add water , wash motion on all the hair and rinse. I have been using this almost a month now. Absolutely adore it. So so gentle, hasn't dried my scalp, amazing on curls . This is how Healthy hair should feel. I can even blowout and still have the hair I want. I definitely recommend this above all cowashes I have ever commented on.