My hair loves this stuff! The only thing I add to it, is Sally's Colorful Neutral Protein Filler (CNPF), a smidgen of vitamin E, and a 3 or 4 drops of essential lavender oil. As my hair is naturally porous, it requires protein to keep the curls lively. My last batch, I tried adding a bit of aloe vera gel to it, and it didn't seem to work near as well.