I have had several containers that had buttons/nozzles that were difficult to press--some I couldn't get anything out at all, and I see that others have had the same problem. I even had someone else try it before I saw the reviews, and started testing them in the store before buying. But I have two solutions! The first one I found by accident, and it made an amazing difference: I dropped it the container one day and it hit the bathroom counter right on the button. After that, it was easy to press! Now if I have one that is hard to press, I just give it a hard tap on the edge of the sink. It works great! Try it! Even if it's only a little hard to press or slightly stiff--give it a whack and it will press easily. I have also noticed that if the spray gets built up around the nozzle, it can get sticky, so I just rinse it off in hot water. Other than that, I love this product! I even like the shape of the button--it's more comfortable to press (once it's moving correctly) than any other nozzle/button of products I've tried. As for the actual product: I love it! It is the only hair-spray type product I've tried (including other TRESemme sprays) that works for my hair! It's great for fine hair and the fragrance is very pleasant.