I bought this because it was interesting to have a powder dry shampoo in a spray bottle. However, that doesn't make the application any less messy -- it gets everywhere. The instructions say to hold it six inches from your hair, but I find that you have to get it closer to avoid it spraying all over the counter and floor. On the bright side though, it worked pretty well -- it absorbed more quickly than possibly any other dry shampoo I've seen, and it made my hair look great. However, it does give it a weird texture. Not hard or crunchy like some of the other dry shampoos, but more like you can feel the added layer of product over your hair.