maybe I'm just hopeless but I did not get the purpose of this product. I tried using it as a dry conditioner the way it instructed, and it really didn't do anything for my hair other than feel like there was powdery stuff in it and no longer soft.
However, it was great for someone whose hair and makeup I did recently for a wedding who has very coarse hair - it was a very helpful tool prior to heat styling. I had used Beauty protect Heat spray before blow-drying her hair, and sprayed the dry hair with this before I curled each piece, and I think it added both hold and smoothness. I use it sometimes when I curl my hair as well. She had thick, wavy, very very coarse hair; mine is very fine and almost kids silky. Worked well for both.