i was super impressed w/ this gel. I got it in a sample 2-pack that i really just picked to get the other product, so i threw it in my travel bag for the next time i wanted to go au natural with hair on a trip. i ended up being in atlanta during a really rainy weekend, so i couldnt straighten and pulled out this stuff. it worked great! it's a little crunchy, but all gels are, and wow it really holds the curls well. i slept on it overnight and the curls still looked nice. plus it doesnt LOOK wet and crunchy and that's what matters! i will definitely buy this!