I’ve been using MIN New York’s Secure Firm Gel on and off for around six months now. When I first started using it I had short hair and wanted to make it spiky-ish (or at least up and to the sides at the front). Although it’s labelled as firm gel I didn’t find it firm enough at all for short hair. The gel is quite ‘watery’. I stopped using it and used wax instead to get a stronger hold. I haven’t had my hair cut for about three months now and it’s getting quite long. So I decided to give the Min New York another try to gel my hair back. Now I find it’s actually quite good for this length of hair. I have to use quite a lot of it (two pumps at least) to get enough of it to cover my hair. Then I style my hair backwards and either comb it or leave it to dry naturally. If you leave it to dry it turns hard, which some people like and I can see the advantages of it. It is just about strong enough to keep your hair in place, but I noticed as they day passed my hair gradually loses it’s style!