I ordered this hair masque because I had just color treated my hair for the first time and after a few weeks, the ends were starting to get a little dry and dull.
The scent of the masque is definitely on the musky/spicy side, so it can be a little overwhelming at first. After my second use, I've become completely use to it.
The first time I used the masque, I did it all over my head after washing my hair. My hair definitely felt healthier, but my roots felt heavy and oily. I was a little disappointed that this was the outcome, but I decided to experiment a little.
A week later, for my second use, I decided to put the masque on BEFORE shampooing my hair. I also made sure to use the masque mainly on my ends and avoid my scalp/roots altogether. This was the PERFECT solution. The masque left my hair feeling soft and revitalized my honey highlights without having the greasy/heavy effect of the first use.
So I would definitely play around with how you use the masque. Now, I use it pre-shampoo and once a week to keep my ends feeling soft my hair color looking like I'd just come from the salon.