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angel or BRHG?

tresses2tresses2 Posts: 44Registered Users
all of you who have used angel and BRHG, what difference do you see in the two products?

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  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    They are VERY different.

    AnGel gives me crazy good volume but the castor oil and glycerin build up and give me a dry but greasy feel and look after a couple of uses.

    BRHG is to be used lightly typically over something else. Unless I put something under it, I cannot get it scrunched out and my hair is, well, rock hard like it says! It is definitely a staple for me but a little goes a long way or I get weighed down.
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • SegBSegB Posts: 692Registered Users
    I have only used Angel once (Hairdresser scrunched it all through my hair) and it felt so gross to me. I felt like it took two washes (one low poo and one sulfate) to get it all out. BRHG...I had success with this in the winter over a curl cream, didn't build up at all...But lately it seems to heavy for my hair.

    Are you thinking of any other gels? LA Looks is popular around here...I also really like CJ CQ...
    2b/3a, normal/high porosity, fine/medium texture, medium density, low elasticity

    Low Poo- Tigi Colour Goddess, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT (clarify 1X/week)
    Condish- CJ Curl Rehab, Giovanni 50:50, Giovanni TTT
    Leave In- Slip Detangler, KCKT, Redken Curl Refiner
    Style- KCCC, SS CEJ, SS FHG
    Treatment- CJ Repair Me! and CJ CR

    Dislikes: Too much protein, high glycerin content, and heavy oils
  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    ArcAngel I like a lot, it's waterey and spreads out through the hair, has medium hold, smells good. It's slippery more than grabby.

    BRHG I usually mix some of this in with the ArcAngel if I need better hold that day. Used alone in the quantity I need to cover all the hair evenly it makes the tupperhair, really very hard. It's sticky/grabby not slippery. It doesn't smell good but once dry no smell at all so no big deal.

    Some people are able to get a little bit of the BRHG to distribute all the way through their hair and they have better results.

    I like to use a lot of gel so I do better with the ArcAngel.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    If you don't like a producty feel, BRHG may not be for you. Personally, I don't give a hoot about producty feel, but I don't think people who do like this gel.
    It is the hardest gel there is. I don't think anyone's ever found one stronger.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • justajesuschickjustajesuschick Posts: 1,657Registered Users
    ArcAngel
    BRHG. Used alone in the quantity I need to cover all the hair evenly it makes the tupperhair, really very hard.

    tupperhair. haha!
    I'm 47. Straight hair until 6/2010. THANKS, thyroid!
    2b, medium-fine, normal-low porosity, medium density and elasticity
    CG since 7/1/2010

    Cleanse: Abba Color Protect
    Condition: DevaCurl OC
    LI: CJ-Deep Fix, Beauticurls LI
    Curl Enhancer: CHS Curl Keeper, KCCC
    Gel: Alba Strong Hold Gel, BRHG, Hugo Naturals Gel, SS FHG, CJPP
    Trying/Maybe: Ecostyler, CJRM
  • CheetaraCheetara Posts: 2,182Registered Users
    I've never tried Angel but occasionally ArcAngel works for me. It's not consistent enough for me to use it frequently or buy another bottle of it. However, I LOVE BRHG! I would definitely pick some of that up and experiment with it. You can find it in a lot of stores like Target, CVS, Walgreens, etc. and if you don't like it I'm sure someone will scoop it up from the swap board.
    Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
    2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

    Cleansers -
    Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

    Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

    I live in the NYC area.