I squeeze out some water but I leave my hair pretty wet. The Loob will suck up the water feels like. It's a gel/creme combo so it's not like recoil. Recoil is a curl/clump enhancer with a tiny bit of hold. Loob I can use on it's own or under a gel.
I used a couple of big globs when I use it alone. A little less if I'm using a gel over it since my hair gets easily weighed down (by the gel not the loob loob is like air or umm a marshmallow, no weight I swear)