This gel was something I "paid for" using Birchbox points. That said, it was just average. While I don't love the crunchy look, my hair is not quite curly enough for this gel- I need more hold. It smells good, spreads nicely, and I like the consistency. Perhaps if I had curlier hair, but...I might just use it this summer for the wet look after a shower or the pool. When I need really good curl definition, I'm sticking to my cheaper, stickier gels that come in huge containers!