Jan 25, 2013 - My current staple. It's protein-free, cheap, and I can use it year round. It doesn't smell bad either. it does leave a gel cast, but that's a good thing and I find it very easy to scrunch out the crunch (almost too easy). It doesn't leave my hair sticky at all. Overall this gel is very reliable and something I always feel safe using because it's alcohol, protein, glycerin, and sillicone free.