Yeah, it really doesn't give a hard crunch. It's more of a pliable soft crunch, for lack of a better description. When it dries & after it's scrunched out, very easily I might add, it leaves no flakes, no dryness, no shell. It's a great curl-forming & great hold gel.
I just have a bad habit of thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence & end up trying something new, but going back to my holy grail, the Fx Special Effects.