I've always had a hard time with conditioners. They either seem ineffective or a waste of money for me. I have very short hair, it's thick and straight and I generally hate it. I was not blessed with luscious long locks of hair, but I accept it (at least I'm not balding!). In any event, conditioners never seemed to work for me. My hair would feel soft while conditioning it, but it would just go back to being dry and coarse once it dried. My hairstylist recommended using a conditioner daily, so I've tried several brands without a whole lot of excitement. I bought the Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo--and I loved it, so I thought I'd try their conditioner. After about 5 weeks of using it, I can finally feel the difference in my hair all day. It feels softer, it is easier to manage. It usually sticks up straight out like my hair is full of cowlicks, but this seems to relax it almost and allow it to lay down as if I had much longer hair. It doesn't smell bad at all, a very faint hint of herbal cilantro, it smells more unscented than anything. A little is sufficient and by using it daily, I've felt a major improvement in my hair.