#1 - If you cannot figure out how to open it, just pull off the upper half, twist and pop it off. Just in case many of yall receive and are scared to break it or confused how to add water. #2 - Love, Love, Love. This is so amazing for my curly, dry hair. The mist is uncompareable to any other spray bottle I have had before. They will squirt heavy sprays or streams. This light mist is way more effective than those in somehow really getting my hair wet so I can apply my leave-in and curl jelly. Thanks!