So I know that gel is supposed to be thick and hold your hair in place, but this stuff is just icky. The first time I used it, I squeezed some out of the tube onto my fingers and a long string of the stuff streched from the tube to my hands. It was disgusting. I tried to disengage, but ended up getting the gel over everything near me. I tried putting some in my hair, but the lines of gel attacjed everywhere and was difficult to handle. I tried to wash my hands off and it took several minutes of dedicated srubbing to get the oily greasiness off of my hands. I tried again later and had the same problem, though I was able to get a bit more in my hair. I have to say that it held down most of my flay-aways, but it really made my hair go limp and didn't let it keep the shape at all. I was really disappointed by the sheer amount needed, how greasy my hair was and how it wouldn't shape it like I thought it was supposed to.