Sherry, that Pave shampoo has gotten almost universal boos from the curlies here. It is very drying, in spite of being non-sulfate. It may be that you just haven't found the right non-sulfate shampoo. If you don't mind ordering products, either Devacurl Low-Poo or Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream or Gentle Lather might be good for you. Or I would also recommend Activate.