I bought a bottle of it awhile ago and didn't like it either as a regular conditioner or a LI. Too much moisture for me and it is kinda foamy. But the other day, I decided to try a co-wash again (which I also gave up because co-washing and conditioning was again too much moisture), so I pulled out the Giovanni DLI. I co-washed with it and used no conditioner afterwards. It's VERY nice for co-washing because it does foam up a bit. If you can't use it as a LI, try it for co-washing.