I have tried using diluted shampoo like all the experts insist on. But I really just prefer to hand apply undiluted shampoo to the body. I seem to get better coverage that way. I use almond crisp on grooming days, but I prefer a 2in1 conditioning shampoo for in between baths. I have used Minksheen for a while but recently am trying out ProLine's Fair Advantage. So far I really love it. Didn't even need a detangler.