terrific value, solid performer
summary - this is one of the better orthodox water-bases I've ever used, and its sold at a price point that creates really amazing value!
fragrance - very strong but pleasant
very easy scoop
breaks down with firm pressure and heat application
spreads through the hair with only a little resistance.
styling is good, although it can dry a little quickly - but not fully - this doesn't make styling impossible but makes it a bit more difficult. Can be resolved by adding a tiny amount of water.
hold is strong. it sets hard, but not as stiff and hard as some owbs. for me this is a positive as the hair looks/feels a little more natural, but others may have a different view especially of a firm hold.
its super shiny going in but that obviously wears out VERY quickly as it dries out and you get a more dull look.
It holds up reasonably well throughout the day, may need a restyle if you lie down or bump into too many things, but a little water and you're good to go with that.
the next day it washes out with no problem in the shower.