I have a serious head of hair, and I've been looking for something to control my curls. After getting a trim, my stylist recommended that I use a gel or cream, so when I was at the supermarket, I picked up this gel, since I always liked Herbal Essences. After applying it to my wet hair, I expected that like other gels I've used, it would dry out my hair and create a "pyramid effect". When I looked in the mirror after a few hours, I was in total shock! My curls looked loose, defined, and shiny! Added to that, they felt incredibly hydrated and I noticed that it was not as voluminous! I also got lots of compliments from my family, and my best friend said I smelled like grapes (LOL)! From now on, this will be my one and ONLY gel! I refuse to use anything else!