Feb 11, 2010 - I purchased this after my two favorite products were discontinued - Graham Webb Making Waves and Back to Basics Curl Activating Gel. This product is a surprisingly good replacement. It holds my curls really well. I just apply and dry with a diffuser. The consistency of this gel is a bit thicker than I'm used too, so it's a little more difficult to glide it through my hair, but I'm starting to get more used to it. Overall, I'm really pleased with the curl control of this product considering that it's probably meant to be more of a "sculpting" type gel.