I had to re-examine my spending on hair products and started experimenting. I found the Tresemme Naturals Conditioner, used both as a co-wash and rinse out, with La Bella Lots of Curls gel gave me great hair. Did not even have the flakiness that I sometimes got with Deva. That is the least amount of money I have spent on my hair products ever...CG or not! It was a very pleasant surprise. I'm still looking for that budget friendly amazing deep conditioner, though :-)