Yes this is an old way to make a setting lotion. My Mom used this when she ran out of her store bought setting lotion. It does give a stiff set! So go easy on it! I recommend spraying clean damp hair then setting in rollers then wait to air dry and comb out. I never used it as a blow waving lotion so I`m not sure if it would flake. You`ll have to try it! It also a good recipe to lighten your hair. Spray on your hair and go out in the sun one afternoon & your Sun Kissed! Yes wash after. I`m giving this 5 stars because of the memories it brings back and because it does work. I being a hairdresser will stick to my products!