I did not get crunch with the whipped cream & I get hardly any frizz (knock on wood) - the spiral cream gave me crunch & frizz. I like the whipped cream much better. The only downfall is that the whipped cream does not have much hold, so you might need something over it. The good thing (to me) is that my hair looks longer (as opposed to getting shrinkage). So far I like it. I'm hoping it can at least get me through winter & I'll look for something else in the summer if it does not hold up - I have a feeling it won't be enough hold for the summer, so I'll either have to use something else or find a stronger gel to wear over it & deal with crunch.