A lot of people like Tresemme Naturals.
I know it's really frustrating to start going CG, what with everyone saying the "best" products are usually the ridiculously priced ones (I'm looking at you Ouidad and CJ). Instead of throwing away the product you don't like, have you tried returning them? Often times if you haven't used a ton of the product, keep the recipe and are nice they'll refund you, or at least give you store credit. You can always say you have an allergy to an ingredient (well, your HAIR does, lol).
Can you gives us the names of the products you've tried? Maybe we can pinpoint what's making your hair problematic.