Wow! I'm glad this is working well for almost everyone who tries it. I would like to mention that I was getting frustrated with this for a while. I was using Kiss My Face gel and conditioner the last few times. It didn't dissolve well in the hot hot water and my hair was frizzy with no hold or curl. I made it up again last night with Tresemme gel and vo5 conditioner and the original results are back. So it truly does depend on what kind of gel/conditioner you use. I don't think it has to be these 2 particular items, but some (like the KMF) simply do not work well.