I'm a black female with natural hair - not straightened with chemicals/perms/texturizers - and I only use 100 percent pure products - like coconut oil, olive oil - on my hair. Obviously, I don't want to use oil when straightening my hair because I don't want it to cook. I have a Chi straightener and it came with the Chi Straightguard that I found to be just okay. This Chi Silk Infusion though is amazing. It makes my hair literally feel like silk. It is smooth and shiny, which is a feat that only the God's can accomplish on my hair. I absolutely love this stuff. The smell however is awful. Much too strong. It's not a bad smell, its just a cologne type smell. Awesome awesome product. Bad smell. Would recommend to anyone who is reading this review even thinking about buying the product. Buy it. I think you can get a small bottle for only [$] as well. I've had my bottle for over a year. You just don't need a lot of it and I only use it when I'm straightening.