My son and I love pantene products, and my hairdresser said it's fine. The only one she hates is Suave, that it totally strips hair. The pantene was a great compromise for me and DS, we both have thick hair.
I love Biolage products which are now available in pharmacies and the grocery. I have long thick curly hair and it sops up the conditioner without being greasy. I recommend the shampoo for normal hair.