I have used this Burt's Bees conditioner on my children in an effort to reduce the parabens and other chemicals they're exposed to. My son really did not like the flowery smell, and I didn't think it conditioned all that well either. Normally I'm not too ken on Burt's Bees products because I find them gimmicky. But I tried this as my health food store was having a big sale. It was okay, but I don't see a need to buy it again. While I appreciate the lack of chemicals, I think a home-made egg-based concoction would be just as effective and safe for young scalps. Effectiveness There were some residual hair tangles after using this conditioner. Granted, my kids an develop big tangles but this didn't help as much as expected. Combing it through thoroughly while it's still on the hair might have been better. Scent You will either like it, or not. I didn't care for it and boys in general may find it too feminine and perfumey.