I was actually surprised at how well this works because I didn't think a mousse could hold my curls, but this was a very pleasant surprise. I applied on pretty wet hair using the LOC method a raking through. Plopped my hair for 10 min and left to air dry. The product elongated and held the curls without stiffness, drying, or a hard cast to break. Hair retained moisture and volume without getting sticky. Style lasted for several days without requiring freshening or styling. too bad this tuff is so hard to find, it's my new holy grail.