I decided to use the product because my grandmother claimed that she noticed some signs of new growth on areas of her scalp that hadn't grown any hair in years. Since I noticed my hair had been shedding and a small bald spot forming, I decided to use it. I took the time to part sections of my hair and massage it into my scalp. After about a minute, I found the product created a tingling sensation on my scalp which didn't bother me. But for someone who isn't use to that sort of thing, you may not want to use this product. As for the smell, my fiance didn't like it and asked me before going to bed, "What is that smell?" I told him I needed to start using a product to help with my hair loss. To that, he said nothing, but I could tell he didn't like the smell. It does have a smell that reminds you of a medicine you would use to rub on your body for pain. I also found that even though I had wrapped my hair up before going to bed, somehow the cream got on my face overnight and I noticed my face was tingling. I became annoyed and had to get up during the night to wash my face. I can only assume that maybe I scratched my scalp during the night and rubbed my fingers on my face. As for hair growth, I noticed a slight change in my roots that were thicker; however my hair continued to shed, but not as much. The product did nothing for my bald spot, so I will most likely have to purchase Women's Rogaine. I like the tingling sensation especially when I have an itchy scalp, but not the smell. I wasn't that impressed with the results using this cream so I tried the other products in the Dr. Miracle line which I write about in other reviews.