Hello Everyone, this cowash has a subtle coconut scent. I did not use it on my roots as I wash my head soley with water. I have really dry frizzy, curly puffy hair. This cowash was just like a conditioner and made my hair soft and curly. I have only just had it on my hair a day so I can’t review days 2 on onwards. I didn’t have to use much on my shoulder length hair and didn’t have trouble with the pump. Don’t know whether the negative reviews are genuine.