I've only ever used the cheap stuff, so no idea whether the unfiltered would be better. I'd be interested to know if someone's used both and compared results though.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Fall Products /Routine:
Clarifying: Herbal Essences Tealightfully Clean
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
CO: Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut or Daily Clarifying, V05 Strawberry or Kiwi Lime
RO /LI:
Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, V05 Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula),
Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT
PT: IAGirl's as needed