This has been an interesting post, as I only last week went to "the dark side" myself. I bought the Hello Hydration conditioner, it was on sale at Walmart so I just went for it. I have been using it as a leave in and WOW! With CG products I was able to get beautiful curls for a day, maybe two. With a squirt of this stuff, 5 day curls! Mind, by day 5 my hair ended up in a pony, but the curls were still defined. I think for the (almost) year that I was CG, the regimen served its purpose. My hair got healthier and grew a ton but now I need an easier routine. Great thread ladies