Jun 22, 2013 - I have not tried this product yet, but based on the reviews I'm just going to put it on a 3.This is a notice to the people who say this makes their hair dull and lifeless. Are you new to the curly girl method? Then if you are, your hair is adjusting to the change from harsh to gentle. Try doing only the first inch of the roots in a nickel-sized amount. If it still looks that way, then I suggest reading the new Curly Girl : The Handbook. I read it and used the washing technique that it said for my curls, and my hair looks great! If your hair STILL looks lifeless, then send me a private message and I'll try to help.