This hairspray is definitely a firm hols, but it didn't work well with my hair. I may have had a defective sprayer, but I found that the spray wasn't very fine or well-distributed. I often saw larger globs of product get on my hair. On my hair, it was sticky and thick- it almost made the top layer of my hair one solid, hard sheet. Not exactly what I like in a hairspray, but if you're looking for a product that will tame even the wildest hairs- this is it! I was also surprisingly displeased with the scent. Somewhat sweet and very musky- not my taste.