The airline lost my luggage while I was flying to the Caribbean on a trip, so I found myself in a drugstore with a limited selection, needing to locate some basic supplies. I bought Alberto VO5 Repair and Protect Strengthening Conditioner because I had heard of it before, unlike most of the other choices. It got me through the week and worked reasonably well if I used enough, but it didn't live up to my hopes that it might protect my hair from some of the effects of salt water. Effectiveness Given it's name, I thought Alberto VO5 Repair and Protect Strengthening Conditioner might protect my hair from the sun, salt and sand exposure of my vacation more than others. Unfortunately, my hair still got dry and frizzy from exposure to the ocean, and I had to use more conditioner than I would have liked to really de-tangle it. Using more than the bottle suggested did leave me with fairly smooth, manageable hair, though. Scent To be honest, the scent wasn't really memorable.