I had such high hopes for this product. I received it in the Perfect Curl Collection, and it was the first item I wanted to try. I followed the directions exactly (they were a little more complicated than I expected). Unfortunately, it left my hair frizzy and out of control. It is a very lightweight product-- it is called a "gel," but I'd say it seems to be a gel-like, thickened serum. It definitely doesn't leave the hair feeling crunchy, but it did leave behind too much frizz for me to purchase the full size.