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Lauraimes 05-12-2013 01:04 AM

BRHG works for me!
 
I used a sample the past three days and I had great hair! I was a bit concerned in the beginning because my hair was literally rock hard and I couldn't believe that it would all turn out well after scrunching out the crunch. But it did! I had big, chunky curls and spirals and my hair didn't weigh down, but remained voluminous! It seems like I found a product that works for me.

What I did is I sprayed my hair wet, combed it with a wide tooth comb, applied a generous amount of CJ CQ, plop for about as long as it takes me to apply eye make-up and to brush my teeth, take out the plop, apply to fingertips of BRHG by scrunching it in and let it air dry. Looks terrible in the beginning, but great once I can SOTC.

I'm not a fan of CJ CQ and I haven't BRHG alone yet, but the hold is great whereas CQ just leaves my hair with minimum hold. I think I'm going to get the full-size bottle of BRHG, which even happens to be available in stores the Netherlands!

Now I just need something like KCCC or the Shea Moisture Curling Soufflé under it instead of CQ. Something that leaves my hair moisturised and improves clumping.

Neleke 05-12-2013 04:23 AM

I have only tried BRHG on dry hair before (only2-3 drops) which worked great and I am thinking of using it on wet hair but first I need to try other things and I don't like trying different things at a time...

You said that the full-size bottles of BRHG are even available in the Netherlands:
First of all, what do you mean with full-size bottles? (I found out that there is a "normal size" (150ml) and a "big size"(1000 ml) and if it works (I have the 150ml size, and I found it in a Belgian store as well) I might want to get the big size...

So: do they have the big size in the Netherlands? And if so: where, and at what price?

curlypearl 05-12-2013 04:27 AM

Glad that you found something that works for you!

Julesonline 05-12-2013 07:54 AM

I LOVE this stuff. I finally gave in and purchased some and am able to get 3rd day hair often!

Neleke 05-12-2013 08:23 AM

Ok...
Now I get almost tempted to try 2 new things today :(
Vinegarrinse (white vinegar) + BRHG

How much of the BRHG do you use on wet hair?
and do I apply it the same way as a normal styler?
I am still going to wait though :p till Tuesday :p

Lauraimes 05-12-2013 09:13 AM

Neleke, I'm on the app now but I'll answer your questions when I get home tonight :-)

creativelicense 05-12-2013 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Neleke (Post 2169324)
How much of the BRHG do you use on wet hair?
and do I apply it the same way as a normal styler?

I'm also a fan of BRHG. The best amount for me to use on wet hair is about a quarter-sized blob, and I apply it the same way I do any other gel. I smooth it down the length of my hair to smooth out potential frizz, then scrunch to encourage curls!

sheilacurl 05-12-2013 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Julesonline (Post 2169319)
I LOVE this stuff. I finally gave in and purchased some and am able to get 3rd day hair often!

Hey Jules, just curious, what do you refresh with and how? Thanks :toothy10:

Lauraimes 05-12-2013 02:23 PM

Hi Neleke! To answer your questions:

By full-size, I simply meant a normal bottle (as opposed to the sample I have right now). I had no idea there were different sizes! I'll look into it and get back to you, though it seems like Douglas (the only store selling it) stocks the 150 ml version.

I use two fingertips on wet hair. I simply dip the tip of my finger in the sample I have and rub it between my palms. Then I scrunch it in on one side. I apply the same method to the other side of my hair.

I'm curious to see how it works when not using CJ CQ under it. I'm going to try that on Tuesday, because I'll wash my hair again and will have a clean, polyquat-free slate.

HTH!

Lauraimes 05-12-2013 02:27 PM

Oh, before I forget!

Jules, your hair looks gorgeous! I remember you got KCCC recently and love it. I'm thinking about buying it as well. And I experience the same with regards to BRHG: gives me something close to second day hair (but I prefer to refresh and style again).

creativelicense, wow! Same for you, great curls!

rapunzel4ever 05-12-2013 02:41 PM

Good that BRHG works for you! I love that stuff. I use it to top off my gel after the plop, but never tried it straight up on wet hair. Maybe I'll try tomorrow..

Lauraimes 05-12-2013 02:51 PM

Let me know if that works! I'm going to make a French braid tomorrow because I actually have to wash it but I have to get up really early, so I'll try it on Tuesday. Who knows: it just might work for me without having to use another styling product prior to applying BRHG!

Julesonline 05-12-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Lauraimes (Post 2169427)
Oh, before I forget!

Jules, your hair looks gorgeous! I remember you got KCCC recently and love it. I'm thinking about buying it as well. And I experience the same with regards to BRHG: gives me something close to second day hair (but I prefer to refresh and style again).

Thank you! I love the KCCC then BRHG over it combo :)

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Originally Posted by sheilacurl (Post 2169390)

Hey Jules, just curious, what do you refresh with and how? Thanks :toothy10:

I am still experimenting because I have not had much success with multiple day hair until recently! Usually I spritz with water and smooth the canopy as that is the area that frizzes the most the next day. Tonight I am trying something different:

I just got home from my shift at work and noticed a bit of canopy frizz, so I took a dime size amt of hard hold gel (HESMU, but BRHG would work too, but it is much more expensive so I thought to use the less expensive one for this experiment) and rubbed it between my hands with water to thin it a little. Then I smoothed my hands over the canopy. It has already dried and I plan on leaving the crunch there and pineapple overnight and see how it looks in the morning.

Lauraimes 05-14-2013 12:50 AM

Jules, what did your hair look like in the morning? Nice results?

I just washed my hair and applied BRHG without anything under it. Curious to see what the results are! My first hair day is usually my worst. Who knows, this just might be a HG for me. If I'm happy today, I'll get a bottle :hello1:

chupie 05-14-2013 09:14 AM

When I have used BRHG without some enhancer or cream under it it does not scrunch out soft. It feels like it's over hairsprayed.

Julesonline 05-14-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Lauraimes (Post 2169884)
Jules, what did your hair look like in the morning? Nice results?

I just washed my hair and applied BRHG without anything under it. Curious to see what the results are! My first hair day is usually my worst. Who knows, this just might be a HG for me. If I'm happy today, I'll get a bottle :hello1:

Well, it did not come out as good as I had hoped. Kind of stringy. I get good 2nd dayhair w/ no refreshing when I use KCCC and BRHG or HESMU. It is the 3rd day I am trying to perfect. So far, what has worked best is spraying with a little water to reactivate the gel and then pineapple.

Lauraimes 05-14-2013 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Julesonline (Post 2170011)
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Originally Posted by Lauraimes (Post 2169884)
Jules, what did your hair look like in the morning? Nice results?

I just washed my hair and applied BRHG without anything under it. Curious to see what the results are! My first hair day is usually my worst. Who knows, this just might be a HG for me. If I'm happy today, I'll get a bottle :hello1:

Well, it did not come out as good as I had hoped. Kind of stringy. I get good 2nd dayhair w/ no refreshing when I use KCCC and BRHG or HESMU. It is the 3rd day I am trying to perfect. So far, what has worked best is spraying with a little water to reactivate the gel and then pineapple.

Too bad that it didn't work out as well as you hoped.

I'm actually quite pleased with my hair today. I even have a massive spiral! It's really big. My hair is nice and voluminous. I can't wait until I can get it (it's rather expensive here so I have to wait :-(). I used the last bit of my sample today so tomorrow I'll be back to just CJ CQ. Not looking forward to that now that I've had some great days.

When I'm out of CJ CQ, I'll get KCCC because it seems to work great for so many, especially with BRHG over it. I have to say though, BRHG on its own is not too bad!

Neleke 05-14-2013 01:00 PM

Lauraimes: is it THAT expensive in the Netherlands? (BRHG I mean) because if so, you could maybe try to find it cheaper online? or in Belgium (where it's quite expensive as well, but maybe cheaper than where you live?)

Neleke 05-14-2013 01:12 PM

Lauraimes: is it THAT expensive in the Netherlands? (BRHG I mean) because if so, you could maybe try to find it cheaper online? or in Belgium (where it's quite expensive as well, but maybe cheaper than where you live?)

Lauraimes 05-14-2013 10:33 PM

Neleke, it's €17.40 for just 150 ml, which I think is rather expensive. How much is it in Belgium?


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