Ok, so I was just in the shower getting ready for dinner with our wonderful clients-turned-friends-turned-designers extraordinaire (but of course still friends too!) Lisa & Rob...and I was reading the back of my conditioner bottle, as you do. In the directions it says "ALWAYS (under threat of death) begin regimen with TreSemme Anti-Breakage Shampoo." Huh...I wonder what happens if you don't start with the TreSemme Anti-Breakage Shampoo. Does your hair fall out? Does your head explode? Either way, I'm gonna listen to them. That's not the sort of thing you mess around with.