So I dug up my old bottle of Bioterra gel today and used it with the curling cream. This is completely different from how I remember it. The last time I used it (maybe 3 or 4 years ago) it had seemed really drying and sticky so I chucked it to the back of the PJ stash. Today my hair is exactly the way everyone else is describing-- defined and soft and natural. SO glad I gave it another shot!

This makes me think my past failure with this product was the combination of everything else I was using at the time. Yay!
Mid-back length 3a, red.
Currently using: Joico, Redken, LA Looks Curl Look gel, BRHG.