I love this gel. First, you put it in when your hair is sopping wet, hold your head upside down, and scrunch it in. Then, scrunch it up with your special hair towel - forgot it’s official name. Then make sure it’s lying right, and wait for it to dry. For me, it curls right up and even spirals. I have 2B hair. One time a cashier at Ulta asked me what gel I used when I had just used this.