First, this stuff smells great! Second, the very best way to use this is as directed. Spray on wet or towel dried hair and blow dry into your high pompadour shape until dry. Then spread your Layrite Super Hold on your hands and with a flat hand shape your hair into place. Finish it with a comb and a touch more Spray. This combo can get you, depending on how wet your hair is, a slick or matte look. This stuff is definitely on my reorder list for sure!