I've got finer hair but tons of it, I don't wash everyday so usually my hair is pretty dirty by the time I get to it. This stuff works sort of like how an oil cleanser does for your face. Oil fights oil, but without stripping and drying, so it lathers nicely but leaves my scalp feeling clean and refreshed but not parched. Also, my hair looks awesome with this stuff, it's lighter with more volume, bouncier and shinier. This has converted me to a pretty loyal Shu Uemura customer, as I now use only their products for shampooing and conditioning.