I have been using the Bed Head stick for years. I keep my hair short so a stick lasts me a long, long time. When I finally ran out of my supply, I went looking for another stick of Bed Head. It seems that Bed Head has really increased in price over the last few years. I found this Matrix stick for significantly less than Bed Head. I figured I would try it. So far, about 3 months, it is working OK. It doesn't really have the lasting power of Bed Head, but it will get me through work and a happy hour without an issue. Overall, for the cost savings vs. the results, I will order this product over the Bed Head next time as well.