So, I should start out by saying that my hair is more damaged than it has been in my entire life thanks to using Madison Reed hair color once in June 2023. Since then, my hair has been brittle, dry, my scalp has been sensitive, you name it. Also since then, due to the damage, I've stopped using heat tools, up-do hairstyles, sleeping on it wet, etc. I've been taking as good of care as I can of my hair. I finally invested in this oil in hopes that it would help my existing hair be bearable and manageable. I have been using it when my hair is damp after a shower and letting it air dry. My hair is actually soft again, which makes me want to cry! Hopefully the oil is also working to nourish and protect the new hair growth, too. I know that there's nothing I can do to "repair" the already damaged hair, but this oil makes it feel so much softer, less brittle and wiry, and I'm glad I got this.