The cleansing shampoo has zero sulfates meaning it's not stripping the hair of it's natural oils, for my hair or scalp to be dried out -even if I'm going to be putting products in afterwards- is a no go, I don't like my hair feeling like straw. As noted it's sulfate free so you may automatically feel there's no foaming action but if you're a person who likes to see their product foam, this does foam. Foam doesn't bother me, I can take it or leave it. Once applying this to my roots and massaging on the scalp, I then bring it down to the mid sections and rinse out, it does a good job of cleaning my hair pretty quickly. Once rinsed out my hair doesn't feel stripped or dry - sometimes I skip shampoos and co-wash especially if I don't have product buildup cos some shampoos sulfate free, can leave my strands feeling dry & I'm happy to say not the case here. Leading onto the conditioning rinse, it gives a good slip so any further detangling isn't an issue, my fingers or wide tooth comb run through the strands and it feels as though my thirsty locks are getting their drink on happily.
Overall I was pleased with the products and how my hair reacted with them, I have low porosity hair so it can get thirsty & I'm still dealing with my ex bleaching job which can leave hair damaged/dry but this surprised me a lot for my curly locks.