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Old 03-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
 
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Default Is B&A Biomineral gel really all that it sounds like?

Because it sounds pretty good, and I'm not sure I can bring myself to drop $18 on a bottle of gel.

Unless it really is really good. And CG.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:58 AM   #2
 
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Yes!!! I love, love, love it! I have been using it for at least 3 years. I have tried so many other things: HE SMU, CK, Re:coil, Boots, Jessicurl, the list goes on and on. But nothing works as well as just putting B&A gel in my hair with nothing else. I get so many compliments, and I have experienced no dryness or damage from it. Well worth the $18. I always buy two at a time to save on shipping, and they last me about 4 months.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:11 AM   #3
 
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Another huge fan here! It's not the best in the summer for me but I use it all fall and winter. It's very watery in consistency and a bottle lasts a long time. I like it by itself or layered over a cream.

I always have good hair when I use it and it's one product I never let myself run out of. It's consistent and reliable.

Lushaholic is a big fan too and I'm sure she'll chime in here.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:57 AM   #4
 
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I really love it too. It gives me more shine than anything else. And the $18 really isn't so bad when you consider it's a big 16 oz bottle. Most gels are in 6-8 oz packages.
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:08 AM   #5
 
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I've used it in the past and had wonderful results with it as well. A little goes a long way so an $18 bottle will last a LONG time.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:24 AM   #6
 
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It's definitely worth the price. The bottle lasts forever and it's real easy to distribute since it's runny. Some don't like it during the summer but that's exactly when I need it. I had to go out in the pouring rain and my hair still didn't frizz when I was using this. It pairs really well with curlkeeper if you're frizz prone too.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:27 AM   #7
 
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Well.

I thought Lushaholic used it too, but I couldn't remember. She and I have pretty similar hair types, so between ya'll raving about it, and that, I guess I better give'r a whirl.

I really wanted Jessicurl to work for me, but it just doesn't quite do the trick. My ArcAngell was a waste of money, as far as I can tell.

So.....I guess once Easter gets here, I'll succumb to my PJ yet again. Kimmyc, what sort of cream do you use underneath? LOOB?
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:12 AM   #8
 
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I love this gel too! I use it over curlkeeper .It smells great,enhances curl and a little goes a long way so it lasts a long time!
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Yes to all of the B&A praises above. Like kimmyc said, this is one gel I always make sure I have in stock. It's my reliable 'go-to' gel. I use other gels, but this is the one I know I can count on for good results. I'm not sure why I try other gels when I love this one so much. It's got everything I want in a gel, very watery texture, so it doesn't feel producty, and I don't need to use much at all, yet I get a great,natural feeling hold. It's like an invisible force. And like everyone else said, a bottle really does last a long time!
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Oh no. I've been trying so hard to keep the PJ at bay . . .
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Oh no. I've been trying so hard to keep the PJ at bay . . .
You NEED this gel!!!




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Old 03-12-2007, 02:41 PM   #12
 
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I have a quick question about this gel. How much do people use? It's so watery that I find it hard to tell if I've covered all my hair with it so I end up using a lot. So those of you who love it - how much do you use and how do you apply it?
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Ditto to all the above raves above for the same reasons cited. As far as how much to use, it probably depends on the length of your hair, humidity factor, etc. I have fairly long hair (mid-back or so) and live where itís VERY humid. Iíd say I use about 9 Ė 10 quarter-sized puddles (maybe a bit more if itís summer time). Iím not sure how much that works out to in ounces, but one bottle lasts me quite a while (3 months maybe?)

Please donít let the price stop you. If you can spare the $18 (plus shipping), you will not be disappointed.

Hope this helps!
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:46 PM   #14
 
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My hair is mid-back as well and I use about 2-3 palm-fulls (or about 2-3 fifty-cent piece size puddles). I flip my hair over and use one puddle for the 'underneath' section by smoothing it down the lengths and then flip over right side up and do the same. I then use the 3rd puddle after plopping if necessary.
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Oh no. I've been trying so hard to keep the PJ at bay . . .
You NEED this gel!!!




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I suppose that is fair . . .
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:49 PM   #16
 
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I can't stop at just one post for my favorite product.

I stopped using this gel for about three months as I experimented with different styling products. My hair was looking terrible & frizzy for so long, and just last week I went back to strictly using B&A gel with nothing else. And you won't believe how many of my customers (I'm in field sales) have looked at me like I'm a different person! I even had a compliment from an older gentleman who would have never struck me as one to notice hairstyles. I've had so many people ask what I've done differently, and I have had more compliments in the last week than I have in the last three months of experimenting with other styling products and gels.

And I guess as we get closer to St. Paddy's day, everyone keeps asking if I'm Irish. Go figure. I promise to never stray from my B&A again (except the occasional weekend). I think I'll reserve my pj for conditioners only.
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I have a quick question about this gel. How much do people use? It's so watery that I find it hard to tell if I've covered all my hair with it so I end up using a lot. So those of you who love it - how much do you use and how do you apply it?
I could never get this gel to work for me in soaking wet hair so one day I used curlkeeper and plopped for about 30-40 minutes and then applied 3 quarter size puddles,one smoothed underneath and one over the outside layer,one scrunched into the ends. This combo hasn't failed me yet.Last time I used Boots under the curlkeeper w/ B&A over the top. BTW this is the only way curlkeeper works for me,too.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:53 AM   #18
 
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Sorry so late to reply, I use this over Boots. I really like it that way or by itself. I use 2-3 puddles of it also and my hair is mid back too, similar to Lush's.

CopperWaves, the only way CK has worked for me so far is under Re:coil. I'll have to try your combo!
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:03 AM   #19
 
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I ran out of it a while back and for some reason, I stopped using it. I really did love it -- it was never crunchy, had the right amount of hold and was generally great stuff. I often used it layered over CK or just alone. The bottle I had lasted for months - a little really does go a long way. I'm just about to run out of Angell and I'm glad I popped into the hair forum today -- I think I'm going to go back to B&A.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:18 AM   #20
 
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I have been a long time B&A fan....I ran out quite some time ago but you girls are making me want to get some more

Things I love about it, the smell, the wateriness and ease of distribution, curl enhancement, humidity resistance.

Things that I don't love, it gets very crunchy on me if I don't use a leave in (but that is the case with many products I use), it stains my bath towels....I have white towels and the darn stuff leaves brown stains on them.

A bottle does last a long time, I used about two palmfuls or 50 cent piece sizes over a leave in with maybe a touch more on the ends after I blotted. It's been so long since I've used it now I am dying to try it again.

Anyone use their conditioner or shampoo? I had both at one time, the shampoo was good for a stronger but not harsh wash but I think the conditioner flattened my hair.....anyone else?

sfisher323-Your hair album is so amazing.....the difference from when you first went curly to now is awesome.....you have beautiful curls....I may bug you for hints, tips, secrets because with my long leave of absense from nc.com I think I have forgotten some of my old tricks....

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