Have short, coarse hair which is dry when I come out of the shower but oily generally. This makes it less puffy when I'm fresh out of the shower without weighing it down once the Persian grease kicks in.
I've never used the extra strength conditioning rinse, so I can't compare the two. All I know is that as a swimmer (I try to swim 4x a week for about 2 hours), my hair gets dried out. This shampoo and conditioner is my lifesaver. And my scalp does NOT react to either.
I'm not familiar with the conditioning rinse but I can say that you won't be disappointed with the Amino Acid Conditioner. It has a pleasant smell and results in my hair being pretty manageable. I like it.
Best Answer:Danielle, between the two of us, my wife and I have way too many allergies - indoor and outdoor. We both use the amino acid shampoo and conditioner with no problem and really enjoy them. Good luck!