I was hoping to love this but so far I am "meh" about it". The color came out darker than what is pictured on the box, and it is more of a dark brown than "spice". My hair seems a little drier than normal. There's only enough conditioner in the box for 2 applications; Natural Instincts' conditioner smelled much better and left my hair looking prettier, though admittedly the nice effect of the conditioner washed out with the next shampoo. Anyway, I am hoping my color lightens up & then I will be happier with this.