I have a very dry scalp and like to use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. I also have very long, thick hair & this sample gave me only 2 uses, so I don't know if the effects work better over time. I prefer regular shampoo with suds. This one has the consistency of conditioner. I always use more conditioner than shampoo because it doesn't foam up. It's easier for me to spread a smaller amount of shampoo through my hair if it bubbles. So I would need to use more shampoo if I used this product. For $21 I don't want to have to use more shampoo than usual. Lots of people liked the smell but it smelled like chemicals to me. The scent was gone after rinsing though. It was moisturizing on my scalp but not spectacular. Better than most drug store shampoos. But I've been using CLEAR scalp & hair therapy for months and find that it works better than this and is far less expensive. I'll stick with CLEAR.