I'm impressed with this gel and it does not leave a crunchy feeling for me because I use it on wet hair but lately I've been dissatisfied in its performance because I used it with the frizz control cream and it did not hold my curls , I think they would be better as separate products but I live the no-frizz effect the cream has. But overall this gel is a holy grail, I have never tried a gel better (so far)