It's one of the best gels i have ever tried. It creates a nice cast and it's not flaky
This gel has a really good strong hold but the secret is to emulsify it with a bit of water in your hands before applying it to your hair.
It does dry crunchy but is easy to scrunch out.
I'd heard people rave about this product, but my curly, fine hair is very fussy with gels so I only bought the mini version. It smells lovely but has a very sticky consistency, similar to the Shockwaves Tuff Stuff gel, and doesn't work great for me. I have tried using a small amount with a curl cream and that seems better, but I'm not sold yet. May be better for people with thicker hair than me, as the curls wouldn't be so weighed down.