With hair products I am always hesitant to commit and spend my money, especially when the product is as expensive as this one. Now I'm not saying I'm a hair-care professional or anything, but what I am saying is that I am an extremely curly-haired girl living in southwest Florida: home of all things humid. I am used to buying cheap products, expensive products, samplers, etc and everything only fills me with sadness and despair because there is nothing out there suited to protect and hydrate in quite all the ways one needs!! ...At least that is what I thought until I found this product!! Okay, I know that may sound a little dramatic, but the smell alone on this product deserves at least a three star rating, leaving you feeling like you've just walked out of a fancy salon every morning! Not to mention, this product hydrates without leaving your hair looking oily or wet and definitely without that horrible crunchy feel other products tend to leave behind! My curls are able to be nicely defined, but still left with their natural beautiful bounce and with a shine only matched by truly HEALTHY hair! This is not something I am used to, nor something I thought I could achieve as a competitive swimmer dealing with chlorine in my hair every day, Florida sun damage and humidity, the more than just occasional flat-ironing, and otherwise just general neglect. Without this product I would be so lost, I am so glad I spent the money and tried this out!!