Aubrey Organics B5 Design Gel8 fl oz / 237 ml | Styler
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Didn't give me as much definition as I would have liked. I applied it to wet hair but I think I'll need to combine this with a few more products to get results that I like.
As far as gels go, it's good. I don't really like to use gels so I may not be the best judge of it, but it works really well for my oldest daughter, who is transitioning. When we need to put her hair back in a ponytail, it is perfect for getting her roots smoothed out and slick.
Gummy and provided little to no definition. It made my hair crispy and the ends were glued to each other. On top of that, this stuff smells terrible to me. The smell reminds me of wet garden fertilizer. If you're looking for an organic hair gel, you may want to try Giovanni or John Masters before this one. Maybe this isn't so drying on finer hair.
Let me start by saying I thought this product was great. I honestly give it only four stars because I wasn't a huge fan of the way it smelled (though I do agree with the previous commenter that the smell doesn't linger for too long, so if you can get over the initial smell, I have no complaints). I think one huge problem that I have with some of the reviewer's comments, (frizziness, lack of volume, etc.) is that in my opinion, those sorts of things start with the shampoo, through the conditioner, and then end with the gel/mousse. If you don't use a great shampoo AND a great conditioner, this gel will not repair the damage already caused. (Mind you, some gels and mousses WILL fix frizziness and create volume, but this is not one of those.) This gel, to me, captured exactly what my hair looked like before, and held it the entire day, evening, sleep, and following morning. I do have exceptionally thick hair, so volume isn't ever a problem for me, and I do have very short hair, so limp curls are never a problem either. So maybe I just got lucky, but if you have short, thick, curly hair, I think this stuff works great.
I like this gel a lot. I'm actually really surprised that the reviews for the product were so low... As far as my application is concerned, I distributed this product on my soaking wet hair and let it air dry. I got moisturized, well defined curls. This product is also great for slicking edges back as well. I also really like the fact that it is ALL natural. I will say that this product smells a little funky because of the ingredients but it does not linger in your hair. I'm not really sure as to how it will hold up in the hotter months ahead but its a good gel overall. I will continue to play with this product ( for braid outs, twist outs etc.) and see what happens. I'm not sure if I will repurchase this in the future because of the price but I highly recommend this product for natural product junkies out there!
This product defined my curls well and defintely defined them, but it left my hair crunchy. I followed the instructions as asked and the product did exactly what it was supposed to do. I wish it left my hair softer, but, I could figure out how to make it not make my hair crunchy, I'd be iintereted in trying it again.
I really love this product. It leaves my hair soft and shiny, even without the use of a leave in conditioner, and never crunchy. I love the fact that it's organic; I'm a huge fan of Aubrey as it is. The only reason I'm not giving it more stars is because of the hold. As much as I love how it makes my hair feel, it doesn't have a very strong hold. By the end of the day, my hair usually ends up poofy and the curls are not as defined as earlier in the day. Also, I noticed that when my hair started to get longer, it left my curls looking a bit limp. If you don't require much hold, then I would definitely recommend trying this gel.
My hair really loved this product, it kept them moisturized and shiny the whole day and even the second day. However it didn't hold (very well) or separate my curls, in fact they clumped like crazy. I don't have a lot of hair, so good separating is a must for my products. I always used it on SOAKING wet hair and used a diffusor. Only got flakes with this product once, when I put too much on my roots, not the first time in my product-junkie historie though...
This product did not do anything for my hair. It's like putting thickened water in my hair. Did not define my curls nor reduce frizziness. It did provide much needed moisture. Wound never buy again.
I was suprised this worked pretty good for my finicky hair. it it wasn't for my new love of homemade flaxseed gel I might use this more often after I finish my sample since the results seemed very similar. My hair had nice shine, increased curl and soft scrunchable curls. Didn't leave it in all day to know how long it holds though...wasn't quite as strong feeling as my FSG, maybe a little too soft, but I probably could always add more.
I love Aubrey Organics but this gel always leaves me with white flakes the next day after using it.....
In an effort to perfect perfection I tried this gel mixed with the Honeysuckle Rose conditioner (which I already use & LOVE!)and it was a bust- to say the least. I liked the fact that the ingredients are natural, but the definition I got was way less than when I use the conditioner alone...so from now on, I'm going to stick with the conditioner!
This is some odd stuff. I hated it when used as a lone styler but I tried it again yesterday and today after getting frustrated with everything else I've been using. This time I used KCKT as a leave in, SS CEJ as a curl enhancer/base gel, then applied a thin layer of AO B-5 Design gel. The bottle does say to use just a dime sized amount. So I used that much watered down in my hand for the top half of my hair, then another watered down dime sized amount for the bottom half. I love the results! Combining this with the Spiral Solutions CEJ is the way to go!
I love the smell of this product and the smooth texture of my curls after I use this product for a wet set. However, it works best when I combine shea butter and other essential oils with it.
I'm with Gretchen. AWFUL! No hold, fluffy mess, part of my hair had too much volume part was flat as a pancake. Smells icky too! I love AOMM but this one is awful! I have fine and thin hair and it also made my hair feel weighted down and heavy. I ended up having to have a re-do. Not recommended!
Sometimes this gel likes me, sometimes my hair is still way too frizzy with it. However, I really like the texture and light hold.
I've had mixed results with this gel. Sometimes it looks good on its own but usually it doesn't have enough hold on its own, so I combine it with BRHG or HE tousle me softly spray gel.
AO Mandarin Magic Jelly is the best darn gel I've ever used and gives me 2nd day hair, so I was really prepared to love the B5 since the ingredients seem so similar. No way; it dried out my hair something fierce. Aubrey Organics gels are not created equal.
This gel works great if you mix it with Aubrey's mandarin moisture jelly. I've found that their products work a lot better if you use their shampoo and conditioner. My curls were a little crunchy but if used with their conditioner, my curls stood the test of humidity without becoming frizzy or poofy. I REALLY like most of their products....but they MUST be used together. GREAT CURL DEFINITION and not producty at all.
Aqua, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, panthenol (vitamin B-5), acacia gum*, astragalus gummifer gum (tragacanth), rosa rubiginosa (Rosa Mosqueta) rose hip seed oil*, inositol, methionine, cysteine, aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) extract, equisetum hyemale (horsetail) extract, tussilago farfara (coltsfoot) extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, linoleic acid, biotin, glycerin, citrus grandis (grapefruit) extract, alcohol denat. (38b, lavender*), tocopheryl acetate, hamamelis virginiana water, ascorbic acid, glycine soja (soybean) oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, beta-carotene, myroxylon balsamum (balsam) oil, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil*.
PREVIOUS INGREDIENT LISTING:
Deionized Water, Organic Aloe Vera, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Organic Gum Arabic, Tragacanth Gum, Organic Rosa Mosqueta, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Inositol, Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids (Methionine and Cysteine), para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA), Horse Chestnut Extract, Nettle Extract, Linoleic Acid (Vitamin F), Biotin, Aubrey's Preservative (Citrus Seed Extract, Vitamins A, C and E), Organic Balsam Oil, Organic Orange Oil.
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