Ok sooooo.....usually when I do a ponytail or a bun, the front part of my hair is NEVER smooth. It usually looks really lumpy and no matter how much gel I use it never smoothes out. Well this morning I used the shea moisture souffle on top of the taliah wajiid and pulled it back into a bun and my hair is soooo smooth. No lumps! And its super shiny. Its not sticky or oily. This definitely gets two thumbs up!