I liked the shampoo initially, but noticed that my hair would dry out if I used it several days in a row. I didn't think anything of it, since I alternate products regularly anyway, until you mentioned in a thread on olefin sulfonate (Olefin sulfoconate vs. traditional sulfate
) that AG has it. Since I've found gentler low-poos that work just as well, I stopped using the recoil.
Same for the conditioner: I liked it a lot, and got great results as long as I didn't use it too often. But I've since found cone-free products that are as good as AG, so I sold it on the board along with the shampoo.
In general, I'm not a purist about sulfates and cones, but my preference is to use CG products IF and only IF they equal the performance of their non-CG counterparts,