This is the only gel that actually works to hold my hair in place when I wear it in a ponytail. The biggest problem, though, is that when it dries, it turns white. I have black hair, so you can see how that would be a problem. It does say that this is for lighter shades of hair, so that's on me. The solution I came up with is to mix in a little of the AMPRO Pro Style gel, which is brown, but doesn't have the same hold as the Clear Ice.