I have fine, straight hair that will lie flat on my head if I don't use products and blow dry my hair. I've used every kind of mousse and while some of them have helped, they also made it hard to run a brush through my hair--they were sticky and made my hair feel dry. I had tried a few root-lifters in the past but they had similar results. This product feels weightless and gentle, and it doesn't wreck my hair. It gives a natural boost of volume and allows me to run my fingers through my hair.