Hmm, I dont find it greasy at all, it just does not seem to hold my hair "tight" enough, through the day, but if you watch the CK tutorial on youtube, and others using it, they really load it on. I use a bout a nickel size on 3 sections of my hair; I rake it through, then scrunch. I too only use the smallest bit of my RO as a leave in (GVP for now); are you saying you use a gel in addition to CK? I am using it alone. And, if it continues to work, even though it is expensive, I dont mind having one expensive product that works. We can spend a lot more on products that dont work.