I tried the no shampoo thing for a day... and that was it. I can't get a brush or comb through my hair if I haven't used conditioner, and a *lot* of it. My hair is really thick and frizzy and wants to stick together. I've been trying to reduce the amount of shampoo, because it tends to get oily near the roots very quickly (and it's very noticeable), but I can't seem to reduce the amount of conditioner even in proportion, or my hair is just impossible to brush afterwards. It already takes me a good ten minutes to get a brush through it after a shower, using lots of conditioner. I once tried a "hot oil treatment" that apparently had jojoba in it. I gave up before I could get it brushed out, it just wasn't happening! Ended up getting back in the shower and doing my conditioning method of putting in a ton of conditioner, then leaving it in for a day to condition the hair. Just to recover it. Yes, my hair drives me crazy.
I have to admit, I kind of love all the weird gadgets, because I figure there's *somebody* who could really use that (like the grandmother with arthritis and the egg separator), and it's neat that such things are available. My personal favorite is the little collander-sort-of-thing for tunafish cans, so that you can squeeze out all the liquid before scooping the tuna into a bowl.