The first time I used this I went by the instructions and while there was a bit more definition to my curls, they were still a frizzy mess. The second time I used a little more, with slightly better results, but still more frizz than I'd like. On my third attempt I went overboard with the amount I used because I was really going for great results that would last all day and well into the evening. I also skipped the combing through from root to tip and just distributed evenly with my hands. I really liked how my hair looked and was even able to rock "second day hair" in a ponytail the next day, but putting that much product in means getting that much product out. I thought I was going to break my hairbrush (or all of my hair) when I tried to brush it out, and had to shampoo twice before it really felt clean.