This provides high shine for that polished look. Its Water-based formula washes right out just like a gel. the formula is none drying so it keeps hair soft with no flaking, controls even the curliest and thickest hair and keeps your hair in place and looking good all day. We stock the Extra Hold Layrite Pomade also. Our Barbers & Stylist will be more than happy to have you test this and any other products to find the best for your hair and lifestyle, please ask when on your next visit to State Street Barbers.