Personally, I thought that this product has been moisturizing and helpful. I definitely am not a fan of the smell; it 's very strong and although it doesn't necessarily smell awful, it definitely doesn't smell good. It can be a bit off-putting, but it goes away mostly after it's rinsed out. I think that the shampoo itself is good quality, and I've had it recommended to me by some close friends before. I don't need a lot for my hair, which is long, thick, and very curly, so that's a definite plus. I'd purchase this again.