Does the trick. This gel is good for slicking back your edges and keeping them back no matter what hair type. I like the fact that its clear. And it smells good. It does flake a lil though and can leave your hair hard. I wouldnt recomended for liberal use, especially not daily. As it can build up and leave ur hair gunky and hard. The best part is its only a dollar at the dollar tree. I normally only use it for my edges. Works best for all day wear if you apply it first, style hair as desired, then wrap head in a scarf for 15 min or until dry.