I bought this product in hopes of creating Brody Dalle-esque rocker spikes of my fairly long hair for Halloween. A few test runs beforehand turned out to be good planning-- this product was not enough on its own to do the job. While it is the strongest hairspray I've used, it still allowed some flexibility in my hair- what I wanted was a literal FREEZE- the "spike cement finish" the product promised for some seriously dangerous hair-spikes. The spikes bend around, and even after loading on the product didn't harden to my satisfaction. I ended up returning to the store to buy the gel, which I combined with this product for a great finished product. I wish I had a picture! I'd say if you're trying for really great spikes, your best bet is to splurge and buy both products- start with the gel, finish with the spray.