I have to say that all my life I have stayed away from pump hairsprays. In my experience, they have been a sticky mess that comes out in large particles that leave my hair with huge drops of hairspray in all the wrong places. This hairspray changed my life!! I recently have started replacing all my beauty products with ones that include natural, organic, and responsible ingredients. This meant that I could not be using aerosol with all the accelerants spraying right into my lungs. I tried this spray and I will never go back. It comes out in a fine mist that provides great hold with ought weighing my hair down or getting sticky! I like it better than anything in can I have ever tried.