I started using this at the recommendation of my hair stylist to protect and condition my highlighted hair. It does a great job of conditioning without weighing down hair or leaving it greasy. I have tried high-end leave-in conditioner sprays for more than twice the price, and this performs exactly the same. I have not experienced any discernible toning effects or other benefits for my blonde hair. It is much easier for me to find the original version of this conditioner, so that is what I usually purchase.