Yeah I think I'm one of those people whose hair likes shampoo, which I guess is rare for a 3c/4a(?). My hair doesn't absorb moisture easily without it and it can get weighed down. I shampoo 2x per week.
I used Pantene as a kid and loved it. The only reason I stopped using it is because my scalp became hyper sensitive in super dry Portland and I wanted to get away from cones.