My stylist told me I could really use any shampoo that was a good cleanser for my hair. He said shampoos that claim to do anything else were just marketing gimmicks because it is the conditioner that does all the work. Olive oil, as in this product, is not absorbed into the hair, but is just rinsed out. With that said, though, I really like this shampoo not for its special gimmicks, but because it cleans my hair well and leaves a wonderful, light, fresh fragrance. If that's what you like from a shampoo, too, then this one is worth your consideration.