Do you like banana bread? I hope so, because to me, this smells just like banana bread. And you'll smell like banana bread for a day or two.
Now, I hate hate HATE the smell of bananas. Yech. But this stuff works so well on my hair that I'm willing to overlook the smell of banana bread (which is, after all, infinitely preferable to the smell of the actual banana) for what it does for my hair. My distressed (post partum thinning, curly/wavy, color treated) hair is left significantly softer, with defined curls but without a loss of body. It really does make a profound visible difference.
In the pursuit of science I've also tried this on my daughter, who has straight hair that is in beautiful condition. We found that it did not overcondition her hair, but did soften it, make it less static-y, and made it even more glossy than usual. I have even slept in it overnight when my hair has been particularly in need and found that my hair benefitted more from the longer treatment, but I suspect that simply leaving it on an hour or so would have provided the same effect.
I would say that this is a great product to keep on hand even if you don't want to make a pre-conditioner a standard part of your hair care regimen. It is also probably the one most suitable for younger Lush product users when their hair needs a deep condition, as the scent is unisex and not overtly "mature", like the discontinued product "The Strokes" could be, with its overwhelming waft of beer.
All in all, an excellent treatment product for hair that needs a boost, and sure to win the hearts of banana bread fans everywhere.