I was excited when this came in my Birchbox because I needed some kind of product to use before blowdrying. My hair is long, thick, dark, and easily weighed down by too much product. I've actually stopped using conditioner because this oil does a better job! As other reviewers state, a little goes a long way and I do NOT use this around my roots. I put a little in my palm and run it through my hair (mostly the ends) right before blowdrying and it makes my hair SO shiny and soft. It doesn't weigh down my hair at ALL! I haven't had a haircut in over a year, yet I am constantly getting compliments on how nice and healthy my hair looks. I'm positive it's because I use this oil. Personally, I like the smell, but it's hardly noticeable after my hair is dry. I can see how this may not benefit those with very fine hair, but everyone else should definitely give it a try!