I buy L.A. LOOKS Absolute Styling gel. I buy the Mega mega hold spray gel (yellow in color). It comes in a very light weight spray bottle and the spray covers fairly evenly. The product works faily well especially with my hair type. I have naturally curly hair and it is shoulder length so it tends to curl often. I also live in a high humidity area during the summer so there is always a "poof" factor to consider when buying hair products. The mega mega hold spray gel works wonderfully. It keeps the poof out of my hair even on high humidity days. It's very easy to apply. I comb my hair out after a shower, spray on the gel, comb the gel through my hair and it's ready to go.
The gel can be sprayed ontowel dried hair or dry hair. It tends to keep the curl more out of my hair if I spray it on while my hair is still damp. It also holds for a fairly long time. 8-9 hours depending on the conditions such as wind or rain.
The product does ot smell all that bad. It has a hair product smell but it's not real strong. It tends to be strong as soon as you spray it on but within a few seconds you can not smell it any longer and I can not smell it throughout the day at all. Most of the time I do not even realize that it is in my hair.