Best Answer: I have very thick, coarse, wavy hair. I think the Malleable Molding Paste does a great job of letting me 'direct' my hair and then holds it nicely in place. It is a 'gooey-stringy paste' but rubs right into your hair, and doesn't leave it looking like you have helmet-head - so rigid it doesn't look natural. Also soft enough hold you can actually run your fingers through it afterwards if you want to rather than worrying that your fingers, or someone else's, might get stuck in there permanently. After reading your question about 'shine' I took special note yesterday to see whether or not I thought it did, and I'd say 'yes'. I noticed there was a nice sort of soft gleam most definitely. I also use Kiehl's Crème with Silk Groom for a softer, curly-enhancing styling experience and you definitely get a lovely luster as the product contains silk powders and it seems to enhance your hair's natural highlights.