I have very short very thick 56 year old hair. I takes some doing to keep salon dyed hair in great condition for the most part however when I began taking a particular drug that started drying out my hair it was awful. I tried many products but the Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask recommended by my hairstylist is a miracle. It seriously looks like a tub of mayonnaise. It is perfect for coarse, dry damaged hair. I am not really sure how the product is intended to be used but I do the following: When I have a little time I take a nice handful and distribute evenly all over by combing it through. Then I seriously just have a cup of tea or anything to make it sit for a good while. When you rinse it off your hair is silky and smooth. I initially did this a few times a week but I rapidly only had to do this approximately one time per week to keep it shiny and manageable. My only problem is that although everyone seems to rave about the scent I actually don't care for it very much but that is a small price to pay.