I am African American and have suffered from a very dry, itchy, flaky scalp all my life! I have used all kinds of dandruff/dry scalp shampoos but NOTHING resolved the issue until I started using Clear Ultra Shea! I absolutely love this stuff and pray it doesn't ever get discontinued. Just prior to beginning the use of the Clear, my hair started to get very thin and eventually began breaking off midshaft. My doctor couldn't find any reason for this and said it is just the fact that I am approaching 40! After using Clear for one year, my hair has been growing like a weed and is in excellent condition. I use all the products in the Ultra Shea line, applying the balm to my scalp after washing my hair and then using the oil in my hair daily.