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Old 04-03-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
 
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Default Bioterra gel - believe the hype!

This was recommended to me by a few curlies here - I was a little skeptical because I have NEVER been able to make a gel work w/ my hair, but wow!! I LOVE this stuff! I mixed it in w/ my regular routine (which has been totally failing me as of late because I am way overdue for a trim), so here's what I did:

-CK in shower after hand squeezing a bit of water out
-My own version of plopping w/ t-shirt for 5 min.
-Jessi Curl Confident Coils
-Tiny bit of Pantene curl scrunching mousse
-Bioterra gel
-Plop again for 10-15 min
-Un-plop and scrunched in a bit more Bioterra where I normally frizz

And voila! I have soft, piecy, bouncy curls and NO frizz!
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
 
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yay! i love this stuff too, its the best gel i've tried
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
 
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Rock on! I like it too.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
 
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Update -

Going on 3 days of awesome hair - and it lasts ALL day. This just might be my HG...

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Old 04-05-2008, 02:52 PM   #5
 
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Me too! And Biotera is 2 for $8 at Sally's right now.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:38 PM   #6
 
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Wish it would have worked for me. I tried it once and it flattened my waves. It did leave my hair soft and frizz-free though. Of course, it was all I used so maybe I need to start experimenting with combining styling products.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
 
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MyCelia I see in your sig you don't like glycerin, it is less than halfway down the list in this.

I'm surprised about the flattening thing though. Did you try to air-dry with it? I only used it with diffusing, and seems to hold up whatever shape the diffuser tells it to.
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MyCelia I see in your sig you don't like glycerin, it is less than halfway down the list in this.

I'm surprised about the flattening thing though. Did you try to air-dry with it? I only used it with diffusing, and seems to hold up whatever shape the diffuser tells it to.
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The Biotera styling gel was one of my early clues to start avoiding glycerine and the Biotera leave-in, to start avoiding proteins. The day I used the styling gel, I did air-dry so maybe that was a contributing factor. I pixie-diffuse now.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:17 PM   #9
 
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Are you in a humid or dry climate? Glycerin in my opinion is a very humidity-sensitive ingredient.

If you still have it lying around and you happen to get a day that's not too dry but not actually raining either, you might want to give it another try with diffusing.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:47 PM   #10
 
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Yep, along with a dozen other products. Wish I could remember what the weather was like that day. In Northern Virginia, it's usually very humid late spring through summer. Thank goodness for the Frizz Forecast!
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #11
 
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Other than Sally's, do you know where else might you be able to buy this?
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Other than Sally's, do you know where else might you be able to buy this?
They have it here:
http://www.discountbeautycenter.com/...g-Gel-2814.htm
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:39 AM   #13
 
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Thanks!
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I think I've seen it at Target.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:08 PM   #15
 
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::delurking::

I always have this gel on hand, I don't use it alone though. My hair lacks moisture no matter what i do and it's thick so the gel alone almost has enough hold, but not quite. I mix it with L.A.looks durahold which thins that gel out and makes it easier to distribute. With that routine it's definately a HG for me.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:21 PM   #16
 
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I used this gel for the first time today and I am very impressed with it! I even put some photos in my Fotki of this good hair day!
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:34 PM   #17
 
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Is there protein in the curl cream? I swear I didn't see any... maybe that's why my hair looks so crappy. Off to take another look
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:21 AM   #18
 
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Wow-I used this gel a few times now-yes, I know it's not enough to establish consistency in performance-and I love it! But, what I like even better is using the Biotera Curl Cream underneath it today. I hope this keeps working, because this morning I got better results than when I used KKCK/KKKT combo and Mop-C Curl Cream. It's so darned much cheaper to boot. My hair is light and bouncy, very curly, but I think I may need more cream or additional leave-in since I like a heavier, more clumped look. Will the experimenting ever end???? Much thanks to jworton-this thread prompted me to purchase
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I used this gel for the first time today and I am very impressed with it! I even put some photos in my Fotki of this good hair day!
Your hair looks wonderful!!
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:12 AM   #20
 
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Aw, thank you, MsG! The photos aren't that good -- my hair actually looked better than in the pictures. This Biotera gel is defining my curls like nothing I've ever used before!
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