I've got volume for days (stylist's words, not mine). But after leave-in conditioner, heat protectorant, and hydrating hair oil, my hair feels heavy and lays a bit flat (I have short hair). I really dont like the feel or smell of hairspray, but I decided to give this stuff a try. Head/hair flip upside-down, a bit of spray at the crown of my head, and I'm pleased to say I've got the volume I like without traditional or typical hairspray. Anytime throught the day that I feel like I need to, I do a quick shake of the hair, and some volume comes back.
I honestly don't know if I'm describing this well, but I really do love this product.