I wrote Redgine Armand from Botanical Spirits and received this answer:

"Hi Kathy,
You may quote the explanation below

The newer one was formulated to work for all curl types. Yes with all the ingredients in the same order but with a slightly higher concentration for a medium hold. The final results will all depend on the amount used and curl type. As for the packaging; pump jars were based on the original packaging (to be discontinued). Newer packaging does not contain a pump. Which container/packaging a customer receive is totally by random. We hope that cleared up any confusions and thank you for your business."

Of course, I had to try the newer one in the jar with the pump. It's too thick to pump. I used the li--the Shea Soft Styling Creme. Took it a LONG time to dry and even long to absorb. My hair looks and feels good. Right now, the dewpoint is 64.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08


HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC