The first time I used this I did it wrong I thought it was an extra conditioner, mask like. I washed and conditioned my hair and then used this. Upon that use, I hated this on the smell alone. However, my normally unruly curls looked marvelous, and many people commented on how nice my hair looked. So...I gave this a second try - this time I used it correctly. I tried on a night I needed my hair to be as close to wash and wear as possible (I hardly ever use a dryer, iron, etc. anyway). Here are my results/thoughts:
1. This is an extremely weird process to get used to.
2. The smell wasn't nearly as strong this time around. Very tolerable and enjoyable.
3. My curls were MAGNIFICENT. Best...ever...
4. The feel of my hair after showering, during the evening, and the next morning isn't the best feeling ever (hard to explain, not greasy, but not exactly smooth; kind of waxy).
All that being said, this is in my cart and I'm purchasing even if I only use it when I need my hair to behave.