I was set up for disappointment after seeing the super positive reviews here--I expected amazing. Or at least something! I have long, very fine, slightly wavy, chemically treated hair. It gets weighed down easily, but needs some moisture. I style my hair one of three ways-- 1) blow dry and then wave with a straightener, 2) blow dry sections on a round brush for "straighter hair", 3) put something moisturizing in a scrunch for a beachy look. Plus on days I don't wash my hair, I generally put it up in a messy bun.
I've tried this alone and in combination in all three scenarios. I wanted to give it a fair shot so it's been a couple months of every-other-day use (I wash every other day). I haven't noticed any effect regardless of amount (though when I used a ton one day out of frustration, it just looked flat and slightly greasy). I also cannot stand the smell! I fought through it just in case the miracle everyone else seemed to have with this stuff was just delayed for me. I don't know what happened in my past that is associated with this scent, or if it's just something I can't stand, but it's horrible. It's a medicinal cherry/berry smell to me. My boyfriend felt the same, but he has a poor sense of smell so that may not be a fact to consider. Long story short, I really regret purchasing this stuff since nothing happens and there seems to be no protection since my hair has felt more and more fried since using; I normally put in a bit of argan oil and Hot Toddy, which I will return to.