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HE Body Envy Gel

shanadairshanadair Posts: 43Registered Users
I love this gel -- it's cheap and it does the trick every time. But suddenly I can't find it anywhere. In fact, all I see is HE mousses, not gels. Has anyone else had this experience, or know that's up?
3A/medium texture/thick
dark brown layers, BSL
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Currently using: Suave Coconut Condish, HE Body Envy mixed with BRHG
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  • izabelizaacizabelizaac Posts: 25Registered Users
    I can always find it at wal-mart. Does it help you with frizz?
    3a thick shoulder length..Activate poo, aussie volume gel, ck and still searching for a co
  • katethegreatkatethegreat Posts: 801Registered Users
    I love this stuff; I can always find it at CVS.
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  • MintMint Posts: 1,143Registered Users
    I bought this recently and am experimenting with it. How much do you guys use?
    2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
  • paradise-cityparadise-city Posts: 4Registered Users
    I love this gel, too. I use it as a base and then spot finish with the GF XXL gel. That combo gives me a lot of volume.

    I've had shanadair's problem as well, though: tons of HE mousses, hard to find gels. Haven't checked CVS lately, but if I find it there I'll stock up.
  • CurlyzooCurlyzoo Posts: 148Registered Users
    This is one of my HG's! Consistently good results now that I have figured out how much to use. My hair is about brastrap length and normal thickness and it takes about 2 to 3 dime sized amounts to give me good hair. I like to spray 3 squirts of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Gelebration-Spray-p-101.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-gelebration-spray]Jessicurl's Gelebration spray[/buylink] into my hand and mix it into the HEBE. I get more curls that way. :)

    By the way, I have seen this at Wal-green's or CVS more than at Wal-Mart. Hope that helps!
    3a bsl highlted hair ; mod CG since 6/4/07
    current favs: JC's HCC and GLS, B2B Pom Co (old form.), Alagio Crzy Crl Balm
  • MintMint Posts: 1,143Registered Users
    Love this gel! :love1:

    When I first used this, I just used a little (like about 2 half-dollar-sized blobs) let air dry, and I had mostly undefined waves with a couple of stringy ones.

    However, I tried this again yesterday and got excellent results! I had to make a few modifications to the routine. First, instead of combing the hair back with condish just before rinsing out my Suave Aloe condish, I combed out the tangles, allowing my hair to go where it wanted, put in a little more condish, and rinsed lightly so that my hair was in natural sections. Then when my hair was dripping wet, I scrunched in liberal amounts of gel to each section (no raking). I used two T-shirts to scrunch out excess water and let air dry.

    The results? Shiny, smooth ripples! The clumps were mostly medium, with a few small ones. For my long, one-length hair, more is more with this gel. Thank you Herbal Essences! :cheers:
    2a/M-C/ii hair. Super long.
  • RozettaStoneRozettaStone Posts: 695Registered Users
    Shanadair,
    It took me ages to lay my hands on this gel, too. The mousse & poo/co were everywhere but never the gel. I was looking for it at Walgreens and Rite-Aid and Longs, no luck. Then I realized it was at a lot of the supermarkets, and I have seen it at Target. Weird that the drugstores carry the other stuff in the line but not the gel. Try your supermarket and good luck.
    2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
    Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
    Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
    Seal with camellia oil
    Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
    Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
    Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
    Homemade food-based DTs
    RC color
  • SmallfryisbackSmallfryisback Posts: 107Registered Users
    I love this gel too. I bought it in bulk last time I purchased it! like 3 bottles. The only problem, it's started to flake on me. I don't know what's up with that. So for me, its only good for the first day- no 2nd day hair with this.
    "It's not about having what you want, it's about Wanting what you have"

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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users
    I am loving this gel in the cooler weather. And I absolutely LOVE the smell. I do find that it's hit or miss as far as where I can find it. My Rite Aid has all the other HE products and the Body Envy poo/condish but not the gel. And my Walmart doesn't carry the BE gel either.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

    "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    I just went to TARGET the other day and found lots of it there as well. It only costs $2.49. I was shocked at the price was cheap, but you know they could give you more gel than what is in the tube.

    -Nicki :bounce:
    3C s-curls, coils, and corkscrews

    TIGI MM, QB AOHC, KCCC, MJ CM, MJ BBC, JC WDT, CD HM, CD MHH, DC OneC, Veg Glyc, and Jojoba oil.

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  • curlicurli Posts: 857Registered Users
    I love the gel to. It clumps really well. I have to get to a Wal Mart because in my area its $5.99.
  • TwistedChickTwistedChick Posts: 58Registered Users
    Target here always has this gel.

    I really love what it does to/for my hair, but it makes my scalp itch like crazy. :(

    2c (Fia) with some 3a in the middle layer
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    curli wrote:
    I love the gel to. It clumps really well. I have to get to a Wal Mart because in my area its $5.99.

    Wow, that is a lot for only about 7 ozs of gel, when this type of stuff is usually sold by the jar at 16 ozs for most manufacturers!! It burns me, but it is a good gel. I have just bought this for the first time and mixed it with some Biotera Styling Gel and got really good results with it. I had the best looking curls that I have ever had while in this in-between stage of hair growth.

    Pretty much all three of them seem to be about the same....Body Envy, Set Me Up, and the Totally Twisted one.

    I sure hope it does not make my scalp itch. It already does that enough. :cheese:

    -Nicki
    3C s-curls, coils, and corkscrews

    TIGI MM, QB AOHC, KCCC, MJ CM, MJ BBC, JC WDT, CD HM, CD MHH, DC OneC, Veg Glyc, and Jojoba oil.

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  • frenzied_frizzfrenzied_frizz Posts: 54Registered Users
    Obviously, HEBE is a popular gel, but is it ok to use if you're going CG?

    Right now I'm starting a 'loo poo routine, but I'm looking for good gels that are 'cone-free.

    Hopefully, someone knows if HEBE is good for my hair :)
    Hair Type: Fine to medium below shoulder-length 3b hair
    Using: Avalon Organics Volumizing Shampoo, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, Herbal Essences Body Envy Gel
    Experimenting With: Live Clean Moisturizing Conditioner, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Condish

    Searching For: a drugstore replacement (i.e. cheap) for L'Oreal Vive Pro

    Mod-CG since November 2008
  • sweetsevensweetseven Posts: 409Registered Users
    ^Good news, you can use this gel as it's easily washed out with water (no cones) and doesn't have any drying alcohols.

    I've been CG for over a year and I love this gel. Too bad it's not available in Europe. HE only distributes some shampoos and conditioners here, no styling products.

    I have to buy it on ebay or if I'm lucky I find some on the swap board here.
    3B/3C
    medium/coarse and porous

    wash: KC Come Clean, Flower Peddler Northern Lights soap bar
    conditioner: YTT, YTC, KCKT, Shescentit GT&H, Shescentit Avocado, DB Pumpkin Seed, Garnier Ultra Doux, Mop Top daily conditioner
    styler: KCCC, HEBE, homemade fsg, DM MCCG, AOMM
    dt: banana and avocado mask, nexxus emergencee, Shescentit TT&GH, ayurvedic powders, SS RPT
    butters: Jane Carter N&S, Afroveda Curly Custard, Afroveda Cocolatte, Shescentit Gillian, Shescentit Seyani
  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    I love HEBE too! A nice cheap CG gel.

    Too bad it isn't available in Europe. It's so cheap and works so well. :(
    Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
    Current Experiment: S&C by D

    Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs :love4:


    Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

    wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Has anyone seen this lately? I'm worried about whether it's discontinued or not. They didn't have it at walgreens so I called around a lot of places and they said they didn't have it either. I called a lot of places. :dontknow:

    I was really liking this gel in the winter and then *poof* it disappears.
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    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
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  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    A couple of months ago, my grocery store had a really good sale on this... I think it was half price... and so I bought a few tubes and I remember saying to myself:
    I bet this stuff is being discontinued.
    Sure enough, I was in Target the other day and I looked to see what they had and notice this was not available.
    I wonder if it's discontinued... I'm going to go to their website and see what I can find. I may even email them.

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
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  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    It's still on their website.. not that that means anything.
    I emailed them and I'll report back.

    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    It's still on their website.. not that that means anything.
    I emailed them and I'll report back.

    Thanks! I emailed them too.
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    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • CurlyOver40!CurlyOver40! Posts: 758Registered Users
    Here's the response I got:

    Thank you for your inquiry regarding the availability of Herbal Essences Body Envy Weightless Volumizing Gel.

    We were sorry to learn of your difficulties locating the product. We are still manufacturing the Herbal Essences Body Envy Weightless Volumizing Gel.

    Unfortunately, we do not have a listing of which stores are guaranteed to carry specific products. Since we sell our products to large distribution centers, there's no one wholesaler who services an entire area. For instance, large chains that have their own distribution centers buy directly from us. Others may buy from a smaller wholesaler.

    Regrettably, we do not have the ability to control which products the distributors will order from us.

    You could also check your favorite online retailer to see if they have the product you want. Because their stock supplies are always changing, we can't tell you what any retailer has at any given time. Your best bet is to check the sites from time to time.

    We thank you for being a loyal customer and for your interest in our products.


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    3a/3b

    Latest routine:
    Sauve Coconut CO
    Or
    Trader Joe's Nourish
    Giovanni 50/50
    Giovanni Direct Leave In
    JoicoWhip
    Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • curls101curls101 Posts: 334Registered Users
    the problem with HE Gels, is you never no which one too use lol!
    shanadair wrote: »
    I love this gel -- it's cheap and it does the trick every time. But suddenly I can't find it anywhere. In fact, all I see is HE mousses, not gels. Has anyone else had this experience, or know that's up?
  • JusduitJusduit Posts: 578Registered Users
    I've never had a problem finding this at Walmart. Their regular price is $3.24 and I usually buy two tubes everytime I get a coupon in the paper for $1.00 off if you buy two.
    3a (protein sensitive)
    Fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity

    Cleansers: Mop-C Hydrating Shampoo, JCGLS
    Conditioners: CJCR, TJTTT
    Leave-in: CJCR, CK Satin Roots
    Stylers: UFDCM, CJPP
    Standby items:GVP K-Pak
  • melaniesusanmelaniesusan Posts: 948Registered Users
    HEBE gel is available online at drugstore.com for $4. They also have HESMU spray gel, which I prefer.
    hair type: 2B/3A
    low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
    condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab
    winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    curls101 wrote: »
    the problem with HE Gels, is you never no which one too use lol!
    shanadair wrote: »
    I love this gel -- it's cheap and it does the trick every time. But suddenly I can't find it anywhere. In fact, all I see is HE mousses, not gels. Has anyone else had this experience, or know that's up?

    It depends on the type of hold you want. I've tried them all and in order from least to greatest hold I'd say it is HE TT, HE BE, HE SMU. Personally I got better curls from HE BE and I felt like it wasn't sticky whereas HE SMU did feel sticky.
    We are still manufacturing the Herbal Essences Body Envy Weightless Volumizing Gel.
    Yay! I'm glad this isn't being discontinued. :)
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    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms

  • baseballmamabaseballmama Posts: 33Registered Users
    I haven't been able to find it at Target, but I went to Wal-mart today and found some.
  • crazywavescrazywaves Posts: 582Registered Users
    Last weeks paper had coupons for $3.00 off any 2 HE shampoo,conditioner or stlyers. You can find these coupons on Ebay. Thats almost buy one get one free.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    My walmart still has hebe but I can't find anyt of the shampoos or condish's here.
    You'd think they'd just carry the whole line.

    SMU isn't sticky on me but it doesn't encourage curls as much. It's a nice smooth finish but not as much hold on me? Maybe it's all the humidity here

    TT is a nice soft hold for dry weather for me, really curl enhancing but not as much hold.I get big chunky spirals with this.

    And this post proves I spend entirely too much time and though on my hair lol
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • Chelley MaeChelley Mae Posts: 359Registered Users
    Thanks to this thread, I bought this product today at Walmart.....my PJ has come back strong.....:shock:
    2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
    Mod CG
    Currently Using:
    Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
    Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
    Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
    Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
    Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

  • a_cowens5a_cowens5 Posts: 45Registered Users
    I like hebe, set me up is also good. I can find both at grocery stores or target.
    3A,3B ish...
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