This is a light weight leave-in balm. Can be used to blow dry hair, as it will help keep the curl or wave in the hair. It can also be utilized to blow dry the hair straight. I LOVE using it for hold, hydration, and sun protection on curly hair. Apply when hair is damp. Start with one pump. Style and DO NOT TOUCH your hair until it dries. It feels too crunchy you might have used too much but its ok! Just lightly scrunch-nachos your hair and it will go away and not get flaky! I love it. Leaves the curls looking natural and intact!