I've been using John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette shampoo, conditioner and gloss for quite awhile but like just about everything these days the price is just a bit much sometimes. It's a fantastic product and I was VERY reluctant to try anything else because I loved how it made my hair look and feel. Unfortunately my bank account sometimes forces me to give up things I don't really want to and it's not always a bad thing, in this case it was a great thing! I came across the Suave Radiant Brunette line of products when I was shopping for a new shampoo and conditioner. Walgreens is apparently not going to carry it anymore so it was being clearanced for almost nothing so I figured it was definitely worth a shot. It claims on the bottle that it works just as well as John Frieda's products so I thought I'd see if it lived up to it's claims. I started using it and I have to say I am very pleased, it definitely compares to the Brilliant Brunette line of products. My hair is gorgeous, shiny, soft and smooth. When a shampoo can make my very long, very thick/coarse hair look and feel this way it's definitely a keeper. John Frieda did it but unfortunately for them Suave is just as good and a whole lot cheaper! I liked it so much I went back to Walgreens and bought 4 more bottles. I wanted to have a little bit on hand in case other stores decide to stop carrying it! It's a great product and I don't think anyone would be sorry if they tried it.