I love Aveda products in general because they smell outstanding....however when I had black hair I used the Black Malva and it worked great to keep the color dark, soft and shiny. The only downfall is that is is super expensive and the black dye gets all over your hands and the shower and it can be pretty messy. I am not sure the price and the mess and worth buying this product although anything from Aveda is expensive so if you are willing to pay more money for hair products then you should purchase this one but just beware of the potential mess with the dark dye that is in it. It is color depositing conditioner that is why the dye is so dark and gets on your hands and the shower. You need to rinse it off everything right away so it doesn't stain. Overall I love Aveda products because they all organic and use natural ingredients so they are good for keeping moisture in your hair and softness.