I've recently found a combination of products that's working well for me. These are not CG (I know the Redken conditioner has 'cones), except possibly the stuff I'm using as a leave-in, but I thought some of you might be interested.

shampoo: TresSemme Vitamin C & E
conditioner: Redken Blonde Glam
leave-in: Collective Well-Being Curl Tamer conditioner
styling product: Garnier Fructis Curl Construct Mousse

I find that "smoothing" or "moisturizing" shampoos leave a coating on my hair that doesn't allow the conditioner(s) to penetrate.

I do not have blonde hair, just a few dark blonde highlights, but my hair stylist recommended the Redken conditioner. It makes my hair so soft.

I purchased the Collective Well-Being conditioner with the idea of rinsing it out, and used it that way at first. I tried it as a leave-in on a whim, and I like it so much better than what I had been using (Garnier Fructis Sleek &' Shine). I'm not sure how widely available it is--I found it at Whole Foods.