It did have a smell when I first got it but the smell went away after I co-washed the hair. The lace wigs is really soft and doesn't tangle that easy. It's wavy hair so u have to keep taking care of it but sometimes when I get lazy I just spray the brazilian virgin hair with some water and I be good to go the next morning. Just make sure you use the right products on your lace wigs. To keep the hair and curls hydrated and moisturized. Overall it is a good hair and beginners friendly. I can play around with it and still it to ur liking. Definitely recommend. I was a little skeptical when I pulled this brazilian hair bundles out of the box, but when I tell you it is gorgeous. I purchased the 20 inch wig and had my stylist to customize it for me. The curl pattern is beautiful, the lace looks very natural, no smell, the hair extensions uk is still soft even after being colored, it's nice and full, no shedding, and it came packaged in a cute little box with lashes, and a spray bottle. I will definitely be ordering again.