I used to have (real) bangs and I also have a horrendous cowlick that makes having bangs pure hell. Every morning I would have to wet my hair, then roll it with a brush as I blow dried it. My dilemma then was finding the right hairspray to KEEP them from moving. Some weren't strong enough, other's were too heavy and then their were the dreaded ones with lingering smells. After countless reading of reviews, and buying the wrong hairsprays, I opted to buy the travel size of this stuff. The name was cute, a moniker my Grandmother had given me as a child actually. So, why not? I went through my routine as usual, and when it got time to use this I braced myself for disappointment. Oh, but it actually worked! The smell didn't linger, it wasn't too heavy, and didn't leave my bangs looking like a helmet. This stuff is gold in a bottle! Especially if you have bangs AND a cowlick!