Some questions about BRHG...

I tried this several months ago and didn't like it. I'm thinking it was because I was brand new to wearing my hair wavy and quite honestly my technique sucked. It gets so many raves here (especially from other wavies!) that I want to give it another go.

I just have a few questions. Please include your hair properties when you respond... I'm particularly interested in how other wavies use it but would love to hear from anyone who has experience with this stuff!

1) How much of it do you use? I have a small 6 oz tube and I'm thinking if I use as much of it as I do lighter gels (like DevaCurl Angel) I'd go through it ridiculously fast. I also assume my hair would be super hard since it is so thick and sticky?

2) How do you apply? On soaking wet, wrung out/blotted, damp, or dry hair? Raking or scrunching? Upside down or right side up? Please share your styling routine and how you incorporate BRHG .

3) Do you ever mix it with other gels? I'm wondering if it'd be good for this because maybe it'd give more hold to a gel that doesn't quite have enough? Or sort of "spread it out" so it lasts longer if you mix with a cheaper, thinner gel.

2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.


I actually don't find it sticky or thick. It's nowhere near the texture of ecostyler, if you've used that. It's thinner- certainly not runny, but not goopy.
When I use gel, I put it on soaking wet hair. I usually use brhg over another styler like kccc. It's hard, yes, but scrunches out SO easily. It has great hold but doesn't feel heavy on the hair.
Curly work in progress
2C with some 3A if all the stars align
Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
No sulfates since 2009
CG since 2013

In my stash:
Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls
Oh and I don't find that I have to use that much. Maybe a half dollar sized amount? I have long hair that's medium to thin.
Curly work in progress
2C with some 3A if all the stars align
Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
No sulfates since 2009
CG since 2013

In my stash:
Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls
My hair is on the thinner side. Right now my routine is to apply smcs on soaking wet hair followed by la looks then I scrunch the moisture out and finish with a quarter size brhg. I believe the oils in the souffe make it easier to sotc, in our high temps and sky high dews the brhg holds the curls and stops the frizz.
2c/3a cg 01/10/13

Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
BRHG is awesome stuff! But I think most people mix it with something else. I've actually never tried it by itself because it works so wel the way I use it, although I suppose one of these days I should try it on its own. I'm looking for a hard hold with a lotta crunch.

To answer your questions: My hair is 3a with a bit of 3b in the back, fine, normal porosity, high density (5" pony), just below shoulder length.

1) How much of it do you use? I have a small 6 oz tube and I'm thinking if I use as much of it as I do lighter gels (like DevaCurl Angel) I'd go through it ridiculously fast. I also assume my hair would be super hard since it is so thick and sticky?

I use two pumps (about nickel size) for all my hair initially, and then maybe another pump or a little less halfway through the drying process. I don't think it's super thick; I'd say about medium.

2) How do you apply? On soaking wet, wrung out/blotted, damp, or dry hair? Raking or scrunching? Upside down or right side up? Please share your styling routine and how you incorporate BRHG.

Upside down on towel-scrunched hair. I rake, smooth, and scrunch again with a flour sack towel. Then I turn right side up and pixiecurl. Halfway through pixiecurling, I scrunch in a little more gel.

3) Do you ever mix it with other gels? I'm wondering if it'd be good for this because maybe it'd give more hold to a gel that doesn't quite have enough? Or sort of "spread it out" so it lasts longer if you mix with a cheaper, thinner gel.

I always mix with KCCC; two pumps KCCC to one pump BRHG (so twice that for all my hair). The combination of the two seems to be a HG for a lot of people, and it is for me. I get great curl definition, hold, and no frizz, and perfect second day hair. I'm still trying to work out how to get better third day hair. This summer's dews have been a little higher than normal.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Wash with either Suave Tropical Coconut, As I Am, or CJ Daily Fix
Condition with STC or Yes to Blueberries and detangle with Denman, rinse very lightly (baptismal rinse)
Add LAL gel, either Sport or Wet Look, scrunch with flour sack towel, and plop
Diffuse 5 minutes, then air dry

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