Mar 28, 2012 - This is 2nd time I've used this. First time I used it w/o my LaBella Lots of Curls gel, I definately NEED it with the gel. WIth the gel, it makes my hair stringly & droopy curls. I think it works better if Im touching it up to get a 3rd day curl if I'm too busy to do my hair. Otherwise, it does make my hair softer, but it doesn't give my curls definition. Just soft hair, droopy & stringy curls. So a 3 stars for softness.