May 15, 2014 - I have 3a/3b low porosity hair that responds to changes in the weather. I used this balm on dry hair in very dry conditions (4% humidity and very hot days) and it was too heavy for my curls: it did not feel gunky or oily, in fact it really does feel very light and barely-there immediately after application, but then my curls just seemed to become loose waves. I used it in more "normal" climate conditions (more humidity in the air and not so hot outside), and it worked a lot better: it smoothed my hair & does elongate the curls some, but doesn't seem to add too much weight. The smell disappears upon application, and is not unpleasant. The price is too high, though!