I LOVE this gel. I am a new CG...so I have tried several stylers, but not as many as most on here probably have. This gel really give me curl...seriously more than any other product I've tried (CIAB/ LA Sports gel/ Ecostyler etc). I don't think it smells that bad, but my husband asked what stunk when he was in the room (ha). I can't recommend this gel enough for hold. I put it in soaking wet hair, then scrunch like crazy w/tshirt and then diffuse until mostly dry. My hair is fine, so dry time is never too much of a problem. I use quite a bit, but after hair is completely dry I just scrunch out the crunchiness and I'm left w/ defined...soft wonderful curls. Give it a try!!!!
2b/3a fine/med-hi density/high porosity (I think)/ highlight-no silicones/sulfates
Lo-poo - ABBA Gentle Shampoo/ Shea Moisture Curl & Shine
Conditioner: GVCB (love it!)/ Regis OO
Leave in: As I Am
Co-Wash: Tresemme or DevaCurl NoPoo
Stylers: As I Am Curling Jelly/GF Pure Clean/ LALCurl gel - all with BRHG added
Style: scrunch/ diffuse, then air dry. I don't Have much frizz at all