For less than a dollar, I am able to use this as a rinse-out and leave-in. It also makes a great co-wash conditioner. It is light, but conditions my hair well. I love the blue color and it has a nice aquatic like scent. This has a bit of sea salt (very minute amount since it's near bottom of ingredient list) but it does help to give my hair a bit of texture. This is currently my new favorite scent from Alberto VO5, with strawberries and cream being second. It softens and gives a nice sheen to my hair without leaving a residue when I use it as a rinse-out. These can be used to add your own oil blends since they have such a thin consistency. When I am on an extreme budget, I usually stock up on this. Cheap, but effective.