I also have cheaper conditioners that I'm liking better than the CJ ones. I'm still playing with my new stash. Definitely liking the SS stuff. Wishy-washy about the rest, but I've been having some hair issues this week that I suspect are technique related, so I'm not ready give up on the rest of it yet.
My issue with the Jessicurl stuff was that I had no definition at all. The conditioner was ok, but the styling products left my hair poofy and undefined. I ended up adding gel over the CC and RR with some improvement, but didn't find the results to be better than anything else I used.
3a/f/iii Before the chop- Donated to Locks of Love, January 2013
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CO-WASH: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo
CLARIFY: CHS Treatment Shampoo (used prior to PT/DT)
RO: DevaCare One Condition, Regis Olive Oil
LI: Cure Care, As I Am Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Biotera Gel, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, GVP Liquid Sculpting Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse
PT/DT: IAGirl's PT, One n' Only Argan Hydrating Mask