I like that i see no white residue at all with this. It goes on like a fine mist hairspray, at first a little sticky. But after a couple seconds when it's dry it's like nothing at all was ever there, no crunchy hair and no residue. It has kind of a weird smell, not sure how to describe it, it's like barely tropical and very fruity like mixed fruits is the best way i can think of to describe it. It does give a little lift to the hair as well. I really like this stuff, i didn't think i would, but it has turned out to completely amaze and baffle me.