This is essentially a deep conditioner that you leave in your hair for a few up to several minutes then rinse out in the shower. I have color-treated hair that is thick and I swear by this conditioner. I actually just bought a giant tub of it at Ulta last week and have gone through several containers since I discovered it. It has a nice scent to it, but nothing that's super strong or lingers forever in your hair. I can't say for hair types other than my own, but it works great for me. I have tried many deep conditioners/masques and this is what I always come back to.