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BRHG works for me!

I used a sample the past three days and I had great hair! I was a bit concerned in the beginning because my hair was literally rock hard and I couldn't believe that it would all turn out well after scrunching out the crunch. But it did! I had big, chunky curls and spirals and my hair didn't weigh down, but remained voluminous! It seems like I found a product that works for me.

What I did is I sprayed my hair wet, combed it with a wide tooth comb, applied a generous amount of CJ CQ, plop for about as long as it takes me to apply eye make-up and to brush my teeth, take out the plop, apply to fingertips of BRHG by scrunching it in and let it air dry. Looks terrible in the beginning, but great once I can SOTC.

I'm not a fan of CJ CQ and I haven't BRHG alone yet, but the hold is great whereas CQ just leaves my hair with minimum hold. I think I'm going to get the full-size bottle of BRHG, which even happens to be available in stores the Netherlands!

Now I just need something like KCCC or the Shea Moisture Curling Soufflé under it instead of CQ. Something that leaves my hair moisturised and improves clumping.
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
Styling: KCCC

Beauty Is Not a Number

Comments

  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    I have only tried BRHG on dry hair before (only2-3 drops) which worked great and I am thinking of using it on wet hair but first I need to try other things and I don't like trying different things at a time...

    You said that the full-size bottles of BRHG are even available in the Netherlands:
    First of all, what do you mean with full-size bottles? (I found out that there is a "normal size" (150ml) and a "big size"(1000 ml) and if it works (I have the 150ml size, and I found it in a Belgian store as well) I might want to get the big size...

    So: do they have the big size in the Netherlands? And if so: where, and at what price?
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Glad that you found something that works for you!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    I LOVE this stuff. I finally gave in and purchased some and am able to get 3rd day hair often!
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Ok...
    Now I get almost tempted to try 2 new things today :(
    Vinegarrinse (white vinegar) + BRHG

    How much of the BRHG do you use on wet hair?
    and do I apply it the same way as a normal styler?
    I am still going to wait though :p till Tuesday :p
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Neleke, I'm on the app now but I'll answer your questions when I get home tonight :-)
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    Neleke wrote: »
    How much of the BRHG do you use on wet hair?
    and do I apply it the same way as a normal styler?

    I'm also a fan of BRHG. The best amount for me to use on wet hair is about a quarter-sized blob, and I apply it the same way I do any other gel. I smooth it down the length of my hair to smooth out potential frizz, then scrunch to encourage curls!
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    I LOVE this stuff. I finally gave in and purchased some and am able to get 3rd day hair often!

    Hey Jules, just curious, what do you refresh with and how? Thanks :toothy10:
    Upper Michigan Dews
    3a ~ Fine ~ High Porosity ~ Normal Density

    NoPoo: JC Cleansing Cream
    Rinse Outs: SS:PRT, CJ Repair Me, CJ Argan
    Detangler: KCKT
    Leave-in: CJ Repair me
    Stylers: UFDCM, BRHG
    Refreshers: Batiste (dry shampoo) on the roots & UFDCM everywhere else

    iHerb Discount Code: SAF007

  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Hi Neleke! To answer your questions:

    By full-size, I simply meant a normal bottle (as opposed to the sample I have right now). I had no idea there were different sizes! I'll look into it and get back to you, though it seems like Douglas (the only store selling it) stocks the 150 ml version.

    I use two fingertips on wet hair. I simply dip the tip of my finger in the sample I have and rub it between my palms. Then I scrunch it in on one side. I apply the same method to the other side of my hair.

    I'm curious to see how it works when not using CJ CQ under it. I'm going to try that on Tuesday, because I'll wash my hair again and will have a clean, polyquat-free slate.

    HTH!
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Oh, before I forget!

    Jules, your hair looks gorgeous! I remember you got KCCC recently and love it. I'm thinking about buying it as well. And I experience the same with regards to BRHG: gives me something close to second day hair (but I prefer to refresh and style again).

    creativelicense, wow! Same for you, great curls!
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    Good that BRHG works for you! I love that stuff. I use it to top off my gel after the plop, but never tried it straight up on wet hair. Maybe I'll try tomorrow..
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
    KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Let me know if that works! I'm going to make a French braid tomorrow because I actually have to wash it but I have to get up really early, so I'll try it on Tuesday. Who knows: it just might work for me without having to use another styling product prior to applying BRHG!
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    Lauraimes wrote: »
    Oh, before I forget!

    Jules, your hair looks gorgeous! I remember you got KCCC recently and love it. I'm thinking about buying it as well. And I experience the same with regards to BRHG: gives me something close to second day hair (but I prefer to refresh and style again).

    Thank you! I love the KCCC then BRHG over it combo :)
    sheilacurl wrote: »

    Hey Jules, just curious, what do you refresh with and how? Thanks :toothy10:

    I am still experimenting because I have not had much success with multiple day hair until recently! Usually I spritz with water and smooth the canopy as that is the area that frizzes the most the next day. Tonight I am trying something different:

    I just got home from my shift at work and noticed a bit of canopy frizz, so I took a dime size amt of hard hold gel (HESMU, but BRHG would work too, but it is much more expensive so I thought to use the less expensive one for this experiment) and rubbed it between my hands with water to thin it a little. Then I smoothed my hands over the canopy. It has already dried and I plan on leaving the crunch there and pineapple overnight and see how it looks in the morning.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Jules, what did your hair look like in the morning? Nice results?

    I just washed my hair and applied BRHG without anything under it. Curious to see what the results are! My first hair day is usually my worst. Who knows, this just might be a HG for me. If I'm happy today, I'll get a bottle :hello1:
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    When I have used BRHG without some enhancer or cream under it it does not scrunch out soft. It feels like it's over hairsprayed.
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    Lauraimes wrote: »
    Jules, what did your hair look like in the morning? Nice results?

    I just washed my hair and applied BRHG without anything under it. Curious to see what the results are! My first hair day is usually my worst. Who knows, this just might be a HG for me. If I'm happy today, I'll get a bottle :hello1:

    Well, it did not come out as good as I had hoped. Kind of stringy. I get good 2nd dayhair w/ no refreshing when I use KCCC and BRHG or HESMU. It is the 3rd day I am trying to perfect. So far, what has worked best is spraying with a little water to reactivate the gel and then pineapple.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Lauraimes wrote: »
    Jules, what did your hair look like in the morning? Nice results?

    I just washed my hair and applied BRHG without anything under it. Curious to see what the results are! My first hair day is usually my worst. Who knows, this just might be a HG for me. If I'm happy today, I'll get a bottle :hello1:

    Well, it did not come out as good as I had hoped. Kind of stringy. I get good 2nd dayhair w/ no refreshing when I use KCCC and BRHG or HESMU. It is the 3rd day I am trying to perfect. So far, what has worked best is spraying with a little water to reactivate the gel and then pineapple.

    Too bad that it didn't work out as well as you hoped.

    I'm actually quite pleased with my hair today. I even have a massive spiral! It's really big. My hair is nice and voluminous. I can't wait until I can get it (it's rather expensive here so I have to wait :-(). I used the last bit of my sample today so tomorrow I'll be back to just CJ CQ. Not looking forward to that now that I've had some great days.

    When I'm out of CJ CQ, I'll get KCCC because it seems to work great for so many, especially with BRHG over it. I have to say though, BRHG on its own is not too bad!
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Lauraimes: is it THAT expensive in the Netherlands? (BRHG I mean) because if so, you could maybe try to find it cheaper online? or in Belgium (where it's quite expensive as well, but maybe cheaper than where you live?)
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Lauraimes: is it THAT expensive in the Netherlands? (BRHG I mean) because if so, you could maybe try to find it cheaper online? or in Belgium (where it's quite expensive as well, but maybe cheaper than where you live?)
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Neleke, it's €17.40 for just 150 ml, which I think is rather expensive. How much is it in Belgium?
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Posts: 557Registered Users
    @Lauraimes: if you have a Douglas Card you'll get a 10% discount and pay € 15.66. And delivery is free.

    _____
    2b-c/3a med/fine- low porosity- normal elasticity, BSL
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
    KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Thanks for the tip, rapunzel!

    Oh - I just noticed that you use AVG. Does that provide moisture for you? How do you use it and where do you get it?

    I have to get this stuff because I even have second day hair! I didn't care for that before because my routine is so simple but it's very convenient.
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
    Yesterday evening I tried BRHG on wet hair, diffused a little bit and then let it airdry and pineappled my hair when I wanted to go to bed.

    This morning I woke up, released my curls from the pineapple and put in a little bit of coconut oil as I usually do when I wake up.
    My hair looks a bit better then usual (I was having trouble with my hair for the past couple of weeks) and it seems that with some more experimenting (of the amount to use, now I used like 3 jellybeansize drops of it, and also experimenting with using it alone or not) this might actually work really well for my curls.
    I have a bit better definition but especially less frizz. I do think I need to use more of it then just 3 jellybeansized drops but hey, I just didn't want to have rockhard hair :p.
    Oh: and my hair feels so much softer then when I use other stylers, so that's nice as well...

    Lauraimes: I bought my BRGH 150ml in Ici Paris XL in Antwerp for 15 euros.
    I have seen a webshop where you can buy a 1l version for 34 (euros or dollars, don't know anymore) but I don't know yet what the shipping costs and so on...
    However, that would be really interesting if I would get addicted to BRHG...
    Will let you know whenever I find the webshop back ;)
    2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
    CG since March 8th 2013
    Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
    Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
    Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
    PT: Gliss Kur Repair & Volume

    iherb.com: get a 5$ discount on orders under 40$ or a 10$ discount on orders over 40$ when you order for your first order by using the following discount code: CFH441