I color my hair regularly at a salon. They sell several expensive shampoos there. I'm so happy with this product that I decline buying "professional" shampoo now. This shampoo lathers well. I have very thick hair and only use a quarter-sized amount. It effectively removes oil and grime without stripping my hair of moisture. I always follow up with the matching conditioner. The scent is lovely. It's not overpowering or too much like perfume. I would recommend to all.