Apr 21, 2015 - I really wanted to like this gel. I used it many times, in different seasons.. I think the problem is it makes my hair take way too long to dry, causing my waves to be pulled out and preventing me from ever getting that gel cast so the hold is pretty awful. My hair becomes straighter than it was without product but I feel like because it takes so long to dry, I probably can't use this if I want to straighten my hair either, then my hair would probably start to curl up. It also made my hair stringier than I would like. I didn't mind the smell, I actually thought it was kind of nice and not heavily perfumed like some other gels, and it didn't flake or build up. But it doesn't really work for me.