Shag - Believe it or not, I have to use that, too. I use the extra strength shampoo and conditioner, also. Otherwise, I could end up with a big blonde afro in this near 100% humidity. Ack.
On the About Us page on the site, it says, "Part of the Andrew Jergens Company (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation of Japan) John Frieda's global technology and research resources are unrivalled." Neither Kao or Jergens are on the PETA lists, either.