So, since most people do not go around feeling my hair, but only look at it, I decided that the strange texture was an acceptable tradeoff
A tiny bit goes a long way though
In any case, I suppose I can't have volume and still have silky hair that I can run my fingers through, so this is a fair trade-off
The grippy feeling fades away after a while, but it still leaves the texture, and you can still scrunch it and play with it to get your desired effect
I've tried many other powders and this holds a lift wonderfully !
It also makes my hair a bit more matte, but this is also acceptable to me