Just another vote for HCC-I use it sometimes every other day, have (had) very dry hair, but this is very moisturizing and detangling for me...always wanted to try the baking soda thing, too, but never have....may have to also experiment w/adding Too Shea to the wash, too... I know it can't be true, but I honestly feel my hair has grown a ton since exclusively using Jessicurl stuff (this is going on month 4)...