My hair is 2b, fine, thin, and porous. I liked this gel, I've just like Ecostyler Krystal better for a normal dew gel. Spiked-Up has glycerin, so it only works for me in normal dews. The hold for is a 4 out of 5. I always top gel with a bit of Biosilk Rock Hard Gelle, and this gel is no exception.