I have had curls my entire life, and I have struggled my entire life with keeping my curls from becoming limp and lackluster. There have been so many products to cross my path, and most of them have not been good or left my hair feeling heavy and tacky. The Clairol Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Crunching Gel is totally different though, and I love the way it feels in my hair.
The curl scrunching name is actually very accurate. After washing my hair, I towel dry it really well and then add about two quarter size dollops of gel through my curls. After the gel has been thoroughly applied to each and every curl I can then scrunch the gel into my curls to help the gel hold each and every one. It really does work though, and it does not get at all crunchy, which I hate. Instead my hair is sleek, smooth, sleek and boucy without any of the nasty residue to deal with.
The Clairol bottle of gel is 170 grams, which is an average size for hair gel, and I don't feel like I need to use more to get the hold and curl strengthening gel that I need. However, I do have really long and thick hair, and it is also curly, so I do need to use quite a bit of hair gel. Right now I am more than halfway through the bottle of gel and I have only had it for two weeks and use it daily. Right now, I don't see each bottle lasting me an entire month, but since they only cost $5 each and I get my curls to look exactly how they want without feeling all nasty, it is so worth the money.
As far as the scent of the Clairol gel goes, it smells great. I try to use gels and other products that don't have a scent because I hate it when they all start to clash, but the scent is very light and unobtrusive.
Overall, I think Clairol totally got it right with this gel for curls. If you have heavy, thick hair that is curly and needs to be controlled, this product is for you.