Pros: Leaves your hair smelling citrusy all day, organic, fair trade, concentrated
Cons: Seems to sting skin a little
They were correct when they named this product a "conditioning hair rinse." It's certainly not what one generally pictures as a "conditioner" (which I typically think of as somewhat creamy and not particularly liquid-like).
This rinse is highly concentrated so you have to mix it with water before you put it on your hair. While I like the fact that you don't ship that water anywhere, it makes for a different shower experience. Basically, my routine since I've been using this product is: a) shampoo; b) drip 1 or 2 capfuls of the rinse into a glass cup; c) fill the cup with water from the shower head; d) stir with the handle end of my razor. (Although I am approaching the end of the bottle so I did the other day just fill up the whole bottle to dilute the remainder....that was weird just because when I used the mixture this morning, it was cold and thus, not as pleasant for the whole pouring-on-head bit.)
Anyway, now that you know what my shower routine is...
Because you have to mix the rinse with a significant amount of water before you use it, it becomes very thin (or runny or having a low viscosity). The directions say you're supposed to close your eyes, pour it on your head, and massage. I have to say, there's not really a ton to massage because it just sort of runs all over your head and drips off. If you don't spread your cupful around evenly to begin with, it will be hard to get the rest of your hair in (and you can't really tell what part of your hair has already gotten some rinse love).
The weirdest thing about this rinse is that it seems to sting a little. I'm not really sure what it is...but there have been a few times it's felt definitely more "sting-like" rather than "tingle-like" on my scalp. Also, if you have any sort of skin abrasion or sunburn (I was a bit burnt on my shoulder last week), it stings there too when it drips off your hair. So it's not really one of those rinses that you leave on your hair while you wash your face...I certainly just pour-and-rinse immediately. Also, after you put it on your head, you might want to make sure you rinse your face too. I accidently managed to stick my tongue out while there was still some rinse on my lips...it has a pretty strong flavor....
Besides the green and socially responsible benefits of going with Dr. Bronner's, this rinse does smell really good. My hair wasn't particularly dry to start with so it's hard to speak to its moisturizing capability. I can't say it leaves my hair feeling any softer or silkier than any other rinse I've tried. I can say it leaves it less soft and shiny than my deep conditioner, however.
It's not bad. I certainly don't regret buying it. But I'm not sure I'll necessarily jump to get it again.