Denatured SD alcohol is like the fourth ingredient. I could smell it as soon as I sprayed it, which is when I checked the ingredients. Wish I had checked them in the store... As far as detangling, it did not. My hair is relaxed and in the "difficult to detangle" category. So if you fall under this category, you may prefer a different detangler. I love the Dove oil care serum and the smoothing cream, just not this.
This is an AMAZING product!
My hair: thick, naturally wavy/curly. colored chocolate brown (natural dirty blonde). I shampoo and condition almost every day, and blow dry/flat iron/curl almost daily as well. My hair tangles easily and I have to use a detangling mist even after deep conditioning.
I have used several brands of leave in conditioner and detangler over the last several months in an effort to reduce the amount of brushing I have to do when I get out of the shower and prevent heat damage. The detangerls that I have used are pretty good (the best being Hair Insurance by Aussie), but this product is different. Let me count the ways:
1. detangles hair immediately! My brush just glided through after liberally spraying on damp hair.
2. the real magic happened when I blew my hair out. It has never shined like it did after using this for the first time. My hair looks like a Pantene ad! It's so shiny and glossy! Yet, it has a lot of movement too.
3. this leaves my hair so silky soft it's amazing. It feels like a child's hair - healthy, virgin and perfectly silken.
Be sure to shake the bottle before misting, as there is a layer of oil that needs to be blended in. I have used argan oil serums before and nothing compares to this. I will absolutely purchase again!
Some answers to common questions:
The smell: like most commercial hair products this is heavily scented. It's lightly floral, but not terribly heavy. It doesn't linger after styling, at least for me.
The amount: Decent amount in the bottle at 6.1 oz, for around $4. That said, other brands run around 10-12 ounces for the same amount of money.
Love this product. Detangles, nourishes, moisturizes and smooths. Does it all well. Would definitely repurchase.