I am a believer in Tresemmee Naturals! I use it as a pre-cleanser, co-wash, and a leave-in. When I first began the curly girl method (no shampoo's, cones, etc) this was the best inexpensive remedy. If you are looking for a protein based conditioner to use the same way, try Giovani Smooth as Silk conditioner. Check out my current wash n'go routine at 20 Curly Girl Method UPDATED "Weekly" Routine - YouTube !