I hadn't tried this conditioner in a long while. My hair had suddenly started breaking and I couldn't figure out why. Then it came to me that I had been doing to many protein treatments. I did a coconut oil (hot oil) treatment for an 1 hour with a plastic cap on. Then I applied the Giovanni Smooth As Silk conditioner for 40 minutes under the plastic cap. My hair was back to normal and feeling very silky. I'm glad I had this product among my items.