This really is a great shampoo! I've used it in the past now & then & recently bought some again & I'm just loving it. It adds such a good shine, especially for black coated breeds, & I totally prefer this to black star now, which I've used for years, but this gives a much better shine & condition to black coats! Clients of mine with black coated breeds who have tried this at home have said the same! & it's great for itchy skin & smells nice too!