Batia & Aleeza Bio-Herbal Mineral Sculpting Gel16 oz/473 ml | Styler
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This is by far, the best styling product for my naturally curly hair that I have ever used and I have tried so many! I have type 2B hair and this product gives me great curl definition without the frizz. I use it with Darcy's Botanicals Vanilla Leave-in Conditioner. Not only does it give great curl definition but the two products combined makes it smell so good! * On another note - I contacted Batia & Aleeza directly and I received a reply saying that they are working on making more but could not give me a definite time for availability.
I could have written the comment right below me... I too am completely dependent on it every other morning- and have been for many, many years. If anyone has a good alternative, please, please post.
Please bring this product back in stock. I am completely dependent on it every other morning!
I love this product. It is not sticky or tacky, nor does it leave your hair feeling "crunchy" as many products do. I use a leave in conditioner and this product and my curls do not frizz and stay bouncy all day.
This is one product that I honestly wish that I had never wasted my money on at all. It has this fake type of coconuty scent to it, that I didn't find to be all that pleasing. This product dried out my curls so bad till they actually felt and looked like straw. Also, I do not care for the consistency of this product at all, as its very liquidy in consistency to even be considered a gel, which doesn't make for an easy application at all.
First thing I liked was the smell. I did not think it was strong, but a few people commented on how great my hair smelled. Maybe it was stronger than I thought. Smelled good tputting it on, but I was unable to detect it throughout the day. Secondly, I loved the slip. This watery like gel glided on effortlessly detangling as well as a detangler. Thirdly loved the size of the hair groupings. It did take longer to naturally dry than normal by about 20 to 30 mins. When it dried my hair seemed to have almost a rubber band like hold on the curls, bouncing back as I let go of a straitened grouping. Very different experience-no crunch having used a leave in then this gel. A female coworker told me it looked and smelled great then proceed to play with my hair. I had to go look at the results. Normally that much play would increase volume 10 fold, but to my surprise and delight I found perfect curls that looked like those girls who have perfect curls naturally. There was no evidence of gel, stiffness, residue or anything but soft healthy perfectly shaped curls. Crazy but the best way I can describe this gel is to say it took my leave in conditioner on a tropical paradise. The two made my Med to fine, high density, dry, porous hairs look completely healthy! I hope these results are repeatable! If it is this gel will be my Holly Grail .
I am shocked that a lot of people actually like this gel. It is watery in consistency. It is not easy to adequately distribute this stuff well throughout my entire head of hair. I have naturally dry hair. This product provided 0 moisture to my hair. It left my hair dried out, crunchy to the touch, Plus it did not define my curls well at all. Will never buy again!
This works very similar to Curl Keeper for me, but at a lower price. It gives me soft, shiny, loosely defined curls. It says gel, but it does not really have any hold to it. Still have some frizz, but I think adding other products will take care of that. I recommend giving it a try and will likely repurchase.
Best stuff ever! I use this on top of a leave-in conditioner. It defines my curls perfectly. When it dries, I just scrunch my hair a bit to get the crispies out, but the curls stay perfect all day. For second day hair, I just add a little bit to my palm and work it at the front of my head and at the ends to re-define a bit and the rest looks great.
I have "swirly wirly" curls, and ordered this product. It is truly the best dry hair curl refresher I have ever used, and leaves my hair clean and shiny, with curls that bounce back almost immediately. It is also good after a shampoo with set hair, and you get a lot of product for the buck.
This product is in my NW hair survival bag. Great for rainy days. Reduces the frizz, smells nice and easy to apply since it's really fluid. My hair is 2B, thick,curly wavy, thick, coarse, dry, color treated, did I say thick(?) and long. Please don't change or discontinue this product...ever!
This gel is amazing! It controls the frizz, enhances the curls, and is very easy to apply. I use it with wet hair and daily to freshen up my hair. The smell is very pleasant and once it's dried into the hair I can work my hair so remove the little bit of crunch and it leaves it soft. Since using the shampoo, conditioner, and this amazing gel I'm not afraid to touch my hair once it's dried. People are always coming up to me asking how I get my curly hair to look so soft. Wonderful!
This gel gives me super shiny hair. It has great hold with only slight crunch, and a nice coconut-y smell. It's a lot more watery than I was expecting, but it doesn't seem to affect its performance. Also, you have to use a LOT and apply it to your hair in sections to get best results.
I LOVE this stuff! I have spent most of my life with eitehr frizz or super crunchy curls. I use conditioner, AG Recoil and finish with the sculpting gel. It has taken some time to get the ratios right but now that I have, I couldn't be happier!
I'm a 3B. This product is very nice for frizz. Doesn't completely take it away, but it does a nice job. The 16oz bottle is going to last me forever, since you really don't need a lot. I wish I wouldn't purchased a pump for it, tipping it upside down creates a mess. Nice lightweight product with almost no smell. I'd buy this again. Reminds me of Curl Keeper.
Gives my hair great shape without making it crispy/crunchy. GREAT as a second-day gel styler.
A wonderful styling gel that is slightly liquid. It provides good curl formation and controls frizz.
I had this product for awhile and didn't get good results with it. I finally figured out to section my hair into 1-2" segments and apply an ample amount to each segment. Thick waist-length hair, so mine takes alot but this makes it so I have no frizz. I used a diffuser for the first time in my life and I got bouncy curls instead of my normal spirals. I just wasn't using enough product in the beginning, which caused my hair to be worse than without it.
I recently found myself in a situation where I needed to wash my hair & I only had this to style with it. So all I had was this in my hair, no gels or anything. in ways I'm impressed & in others ways I'm not. It did very little for my frizz & I still was sporting that "halo" of fine hair over the rest of my curls that we all love.. but it also did great defining of my curls. Its hard to explain. Even though my hair was frizzy, it still looked pretty well! So I'd say this would go good with an anti frizz gel too. Maybe not the best option for people with serious frizz options.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PRODUCT! i have horribly frizzy hair and this SAVED MY LIFE. its not sticky or tacky and it holds my curls all day! without the crunch! its amazing, try it, you'll LOVE it! i used it with AG re-coil, also a great product. the two were made for each other. and it lasts forever! it lasted me nearly a year before i ran out. not to mention how wonderful it smells! absolutely great. okay, ill stop raving now. (=
I have found my HG of hair gels. I have super thick, course hair and this gel works wonders on it! I get control and definition without my hair being weighed down. I use this gel in conjuction with the B&A conditioner (another fabulous product). I get great day 2 and 3 hair days by mixing equal amounts of the gel with water and spritzing it all over to revive my curls. I have been getting compliments on my hair since I started using this gel. I highly recommend this product line :)
This sculpting gel is an amazing product. It does not leave your hair hard with the wet look. It creates smooth, soft, and shiny curls that last. I highly recommend this product.
I have 3b curls and my hair is super thick as well. When I put this product in my hair it left it so frizzy it would have been better if I did not put any of it on in the first place. I have the bottle full in my bathroom. Waste of money for me.
Ok, if you're still looking for the system that works best on your curls, try this gel (and the shampoo/conditioner for that matter). I just ordered the whole set from b&A.com & I'm hooked. This gel is almost like water, but it works like no other I've ever used. Soft, defined curls! Love it!
This gel is easy to apply, smells great, and gives you shiny, soft curls. Unfortunately, I couldn't use it for very long b/c I just couldn't handle the protein. If you can handle a lot of protein, then this is a great product with soft hold.
LOVE this gel!! I have finally found my HG product. Great volume, great hold in all seasons and in the humidity. A bottle of this lasts for a very long time since I only need a small amount.
ooo gel, i love you so. nevah, evah gonna let you go! GREAT natural hold that holds all day!
One of my all-time favorites. Delivers excellent shine and helps accentuate my long, 3a/3b curls. Never feels sticky or 'gunky'. I always feel like I use a lot, but the bottle lasts me forever.
I really wanted to like this product. It smells so yummy, just like coconut rum, and it's a good sized bottle. However, it is just too light for my 3B curls. I need something weightier, or I get the dreaded pyramid. If I used more product, I got stringy, crunchy curls. I'll use it up mixed with something like Kiehl's silk groom, but I won't buy it again.
I love this product! I read reviews of many others that liked this in combo with Curl Keeper and/or Jessicurl CCSS, so after some research and reading the reviews, I decided to try this product. I have very thick 3b/3c hair that likes to spiral, so I wondered whether the BA gel had a strong enough hold for me since many 3cs and beyond complained that this product was too light for them. However, on the B&A site, I saw a photos of women with 3c thick hair that looked beautiful, so that gave me the confidence to test this out. The first thing I did was break my hair into 4 sections. Then I went through, and with my fingers raked in the CHS Silk Leave-In, followed by the CK, CCSS, and BA gel. The BA gel is very light, almost watery, but since I knew the CCSS had a light hold, I only used a small amount on each section (about a nickle to quarter-size). So a little goes a long way with this product. Best of all my hair had body, movement, curl definition, no frizz, beautiful ringlet groupings that held through a humid, very windy day! Day 2 looked great as well. I didn't do the brush to detangle, and flip over the head to apply and scrunch process, since I like to detangle with my shower comb and plenty of conditioner. However, the sectioning and rake technique worked out wonderfully. This will definitely be a HG summer product for me!
I have been using Batizia for over a year and a half. I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed with it. At first it does leave my hair stringy, but it depends on the amount. When my curls are dry I usually flip my head over and my hair looks fantastic. I also spray Jessie curl awe spray and a bit of hair spray to set the curls. The price is also awesome and it lasts about four months.
This product left my hair feeling quite dry and instead of being curl defining it actually worked to make my curls look less defined and they had hardly any movement to them.
I completely agree with the reviews by "lusciouscurls" and "Meezer." This product gave me stringy, crunchy hair. I tried scrunching out the crunch after my hair dried, and just ended up with stringy fluff. I'll stick with Curl Keeper - a similar product but with infinitely superior results.
This makes my hair have really good definition. I have 3a hair and it smells wonderful. I use it with Kinky Curly Come Clean shampoo and DevaCare shampoo and my hair looks great.
I was surprised at how liquidy this gel was, but it worked really well. It smells wonderful as well. I used it over a curl enhancing cream. I had great curls that lasted all day and most importantly - no frizz !
This is my all time favorite gel (ouidad climate control is a close second)- it gives frizz free curls & great second day loose curls!
Altough this did not have enough hold for my hair, it did give my hair lots of body and softly defined curls. I don't have a frizz problem, so don't know about that. I use one of my hard hold gels on top and together, they work great on my hair.
BEST styler ever! Before this and Curl Keeper, gels were the only thing that came close to controlling my hair...but any gel that killed the frizz and made my hair look good always made my hair feel nasty--stiff and crunchy. Then I found this, and wow! My hair stays defined, nearly frizz-less (and where I live--humidity central--that's a miracle), shiny, and SOFT all day long. Dries a little crunchy at first, but a quick scrunch removes it without ruining the good effects of the product. I LOVE it! Plus it smells like coconuts...yummy! I get sooo many compliments on my hair these days. Try it; it's definitely worth the money!
Great smell, use with Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper and Blended Beauty Kick for Curls to get great definition and hold. However, is only good for low humidity weather. I live in Southern PA and work in MD. I use the above blend during the winter. During the summer this gel just doesn't cut it.
Used this gel in 60+% and 93% humidity, rainy days and it failed both times. It's a fair weather gel. Also, it's so thin, I can't "feel" whether I'm applying too much on one part or too little on another. Throwing at the wall.
I really like this gel...it's so lite and it leaves my hair really soft. When my hair gets longer, I may have to use a stronger gel with it, but we'll see. Right now it's fabulous.
This is a pretty good gel. I liked it but it wasn't the ultimate solution so I moved on. Well worth a try. Better than average for sure.
Great definition, not crunchy or producty feeling. For a thin gel, it's holding power is great. Even my roots get curly. My ends get kinda dry by the end of the day, but not enough to bother me. Great over Curl Keeper.
Simply amazing curls with this over CK--very piecey, soft hold that didn't fail! Excellent in cooler temps but didn't hold up too well when temps over 70 F or raining.
Love, love, love this gel! Goves great definition and shine with just the right amount of hold. Even gives decent frizz control in humid Florida summer. Most of the compliments I get on my hair come on days I use this gel.
Wow, I was expecting a lot from this product, however it made my hair dry, crunchy and wet looking. I tried using less, but it still didn't define my curls enough.
The best gel for me! Great curl formation, very nice smell, lots of shine. It took me some time to *learn* how to use it, now it is my favorite.
I really love this gel. It's one of my favorites that I have used. It gives nice hold and my hair isn't frizzy when I use it. I will definitely always have a bottle of this in my cabinet and I reach for it frequently. My only concern would be that the protein would dry my hair out over time if used everyday.
very nice gel. gives a natural look and great hold. is not my favorite gel, but i would be perfectly happy if it was all i could use.
This is definitely an HG for me! I'm not much on gels, but this doesn't act like a typical gel because it's thinner and lighter without being sticky and gives fantastic clumping with a natural look and hold. Never want to be without it!
This product made my hair so unbelievably crunchy and wet looking! I wish that I am now left with a 3/4 full bottle of this stuff! This stuff isn't magic in a bottle, but a total waste of a bottle!
This gel is a miracle. It works well on its own, and even better when layered with another curl enhancing product. Can apply it to wet, damp or dry hair for many different looks. Revitalizes easily with wet hands for 2, 3 and even 4th day hair!! Soft, shiny, clumpy curls every time--and no frizz!
when used alone, doesn't provide enough hold or control for my 3B/C hair; also dries crunchy. works very well when layered with a cream-based styling product.
This product creates large, loose curls and is moisturizing. It is lightweight and doesn't feel product-y or crunchy. The effect is beautiful. The only negative thing is that the hold could be stronger. However, I layered it over Sebastian Potion 9 (a leave in conditioner which has a little bit of hold) and the results were great. I think that this product is geared towards hair types 3b and looser.
This is the best gel I have ever used. It gave me soft curls with good definition without feeling producty. Love it!!!!!
Like it (it is winter now) and use it most days paired with curl keeper. Glaze like and easy to distribute. Great scent of coconut.
This is a very watery styling aid that has a powerful coconut scent. I am able to achieve the same results with other liquidy stylers, without the price tag. Also, you have to use A LOT of this gel on order to get any sort of frizz-control/hold. There are better alternatives out there.
finally, the dream product I've been searching for! forms beautiful curls and holds them all day -- keeps frizz away. this really is great stuff, can't wait to try the shampoo and conditioner.
Ingredient Attributes: frizz control, anti-humectant
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