I have been using Hair La Vie for the past five months now, both the shampoo and conditioner. My first shipment was received with one bottle not too tightly sealed, so there was spillage - they do not package these bottles carefully, they just toss them into a box and ship them, no cushioning at all!
When I first started using the shampoo, it was pure water. No suds, nothing. It finally dawned on me halfway through the bottle (I wasted a TON) that I should shake it. THEN it thickened. It still does not suds up a lot, but that may be due to no synthetic crap in it which is good. Regardless, between the two, my hair never felt smooth and untangled, ever. I use a pick after showering. My hair is very fine. I am gentle with my shoulder length hair when wet. I kid you not. I am literally losing my hair! It only started with this product. There has been nothing else in my retinue, life, etc. to explain the massive amount of hair loss, and the patches of hair gone. I am saddened, depressed, and now need to see my dermatologist get to the bottom of this. In the meantime, I am stopping this product, NOW!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend