This is one of those products I loved and was thrilled to find and then I developed an allergy to it. Deva "FFVF" is meant to be used for volume and definition - it has a little hold, but you'll need a gel for strong hold. I used it under Deva ArcAngel and it tightened up my waves and curls into bouncy spirals and ringlets. Oh joy! This foam has emollients added to it, so it has a decent dose of conditioning - thus the need for more hold for wavy hair. Smells like lime or lemon Skittles candy. If you're not into layering products, this may not be for you.