I purchased this last month and I'm pleasantly surprised. This creme is good enough to be a moisturizer alone. I cowashed my hair and then added this , and this alone. The hold is NONE, so if you want to keep a wash and go for more than one day , you might want to add a hard gel over it . This stuff makes a great base for twisting , or braiding as well . My hair didn't have any sheen from afar but from close up and touching , my hair was soft , supple and springy. I like it!
It does encourage shrinkage as well so if you're like me, who's hair curls to their scalp as if in terror , then you might want to think of way to stretch your hair when using this.