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Miracle product no longer available.

nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
I am sooo bummed out. What do you do when your miracle product is no longer available? Bubble-up was that product for me and I can't get it anymore. Long story short, the company took my money and never made good on my product. I can't find anything to replace it, I'm seriously thinking about chopping off my hair. HELP!
Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
"You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
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  • lapushkalapushka Posts: 601Registered Users
    What do you do when your miracle product is no longer available?

    Try to find another product that works equally well if not better? Finding something that works is not easy but who says you might not find something better like a product from another company. Their loss.

    As far as the company taking your money, then discontinuing your product... I'd only feel like that if it was a product like a printer (and they do discontinue them so fast now!) or another big purchase.
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    I feel you when that happens. That happened back when I was newly natural in 1995. I used to love and swear by this gel called Let's Jam by Pro Jam. It was in a clear jar with a green top and the gel was clear. It had the best smell, hold, shine promoting power, and gave my curls instant definition, and zero frizz. I used it faithfully for 3 years. Then one day it began to get harder and harder to find. I found out that they had discontinued it. And I NEVER found anything to replace that gel to this day. But I have found products that work very well for my hair if not better. If it was around today, I doubt I would go back to it.

    So, hang in there! You will find something that works amazingly well for your hair. You will have to just give it time and go back to the basics of what makes a great product a great product for your hair....and concentrate on those things when product searching. That helped me to keep more of my money in my pocket and saved me from disappointment after disappointment.

    I hate product reformulations and discontinuances. Both are the debil. So, it pays not to get TOO hooked on one product. Companies are always changing, even when the consumers does not.
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  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    So, it pays not to get TOO hooked on one product.

    And I swore I never would and I that's exactly what happened and now I'm hurting. I hate starting over. It's so expensive and time consuming.
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
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  • mariag002mariag002 Posts: 3,557Registered Users
    Did you pay by credit card? Maybe you should call your credit card company and tell them what happened so you can at least get your money back.
    - Maria

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    Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    BTW....NBC, is that your hair in your signature? If so, it is beautiful!! You may have to search Fotki's and the threads and find what others are using that works well that resembles your hair and hair issues. That has really worked for me.

    I have been lucky enough to find two hair twins and a hair sister. And luckily what they use and their reviews has lead to great product success for me. Just a word of thought. Because starting over is way too hard to do. The process is way too long for a TEMPORARY problem/issue.
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  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    Thanks for the compliment Lovemylocks. That was a good hair day. Of course, I used the bubble up. I ordered this stuff through Paypal and put in a complaint with them. The company has gone under I believe. At this point, I don't even want my money back, I want the product. Oh, well. Back to the drawing board.
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    I heard about that product before on another hair board. You might be right about the company being gone! That is too bad, especially if you really liked their product. Too bad they don't give out their exact formulations.

    That is my payment of choice for online purchases. I have always gotten my money back each and every time. I have only had to put in about 3 complaints in the last 5 years.

    Good luck with your search. And I am sure that there is something out there that will give you another one of those gorgeous hair days!
    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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  • blackhoney112blackhoney112 Posts: 126Registered Users
    Sorry to hear that a product you loved is no longer available...it is so frustrating when that happens! I guess that is why I became a product junkie always on the search different products...have you ever shopped at sistaplace.biz they have a lot of different products and offer samples HTH and good luck with your search! :)
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  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    Blackhoney112....Thanks! I went on the website and I see a couple of things that look interesting. I'll let you know what I decide on. This is why I love NC.com....you guys are always so helpful.
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • InfraredheadInfraredhead Posts: 335Registered Users
    I know when that happens to me I try to figure out what is in the product that I liked so much then go to another site like drugstore.com and put those miracle ingredients in their search engine. Many times I can find something quite similar. Sometimes I can even find stuff that is even cheaper than the original that I loved which is a bonus!
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  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    That's what I usually try to do, but unfortunately this particular product didn't list the ingredients.
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • InfraredheadInfraredhead Posts: 335Registered Users
    Oh that stinks! Sorry I couldn't help. Fresh out of ideas here.:sad2: Hope a kind curly can help you find something similar.
    Mod CG since April of 2007.
  • JusticeDSTJusticeDST Posts: 96Registered Users
    Sorry to hear about your situation. But I was wondering, was bubble up a gel base, cream base, etc? I never heard of it. If I did, I would have bought it.
  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    JusticeDST wrote: »
    Sorry to hear about your situation. But I was wondering, was bubble up a gel base, cream base, etc? I never heard of it. If I did, I would have bought it.

    It was a pudding consistency. It had the hold of a gel and yet was quite moisturizing. I guess you could classify it as a leave-in and I would use it when I would blow-dry my hair. It was a great product.
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • CurlygoddessCurlygoddess Posts: 287Registered Users
    Did you check this site for Bubble Up
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hairforsale.com%2Fsite%2F790160%2Fproduct%2FBUP-PUD" class="Popup
    I also read that it is available at afroworld.com but you must call since it is not on their website

    here are the Bubble Up ingredients from another site

    Water, PVP/VA, Colpolymer, Carbomer, Hydroxproplmethycellulose, Triethanoiamine, DMDM Hydrantoin, Frangrance, Hydrolyzed Pland Protein, Herbal Extract, Vitamin Blend, Aloe Vera, May contain FD&C Yellow#5 or FD&C Red#33 or Carmel
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    JusticeDST wrote: »
    Sorry to hear about your situation. But I was wondering, was bubble up a gel base, cream base, etc? I never heard of it. If I did, I would have bought it.

    It was a pudding consistency. It had the hold of a gel and yet was quite moisturizing. I guess you could classify it as a leave-in and I would use it when I would blow-dry my hair. It was a great product.

    Hmmm...Have you tried Barry Fletcher's Thick N Slick Custard Creme Gel? It sounds similar in description and ingredients, but BF has more wholesome ingredients. I can get a 16 oz tub for less than 9 bucks.

    Here are the ingredients:

    Water, hydrolyzed protein, glycerin, avocado butter, propolene glycol, aloe vera, triethanolamine, carbopol, pvp, aqueous extracts of sage extract, nettle extract, chamomile extract, hops extract, rosemary extract, balm mint extract, yarrow extract, dmdm hydantoin, polysorbate 20, fragrance.
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    Curlygoddess:
    That's the website I was purchasing it from and I would not recommend anyone to buy anything from this company. I found out that I was not the only one that had issues with receiving products.

    Eccentric_kurlz:
    THANKS for the info. I think I will be making a purchase today.:toothy7:
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
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  • teshonteshon Posts: 1,127Registered Users
    I just wanted to say that really sucks! Unfortunately, I have never heard of this product but I wonder how companies justify discontinuing more popular products like Aveda Elixir. Why would do they do that? Now, some curlies are using Abba Nourishing as a replacement. It's almost like you have to have a back up for all your staples. Since I've already chopped off all my hair, I don't know what I would do if Jessicurl stopped making the WDT. I guess I would just go bald! lol. On a more serious note, I'm sure you'll find a replacement product. Good luck!
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Nappybychoice, your hair is gorgeous! I love the photo in your siggy :D

    That's all...sorry I have nothing else to contribute :wink:
  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    curlynikki wrote: »
    Nappybychoice, your hair is gorgeous! I love the photo in your siggy :D

    That's all...sorry I have nothing else to contribute :wink:

    Thank you ma'am, but look at your hair. Da bomb! (or am I showing my age) :tongue5:

    Here's a mini update....over the last week I've been using ORS twist and loc gel. It works pretty good, but I am concerned about the long-lasting effects e.g. dryness. So, I'm still searching. I haven't ordered the Thick and Slick custard yet, but I'm going to. I am so lucky to have NC.com and all of my sisters in the name of the curl. If I didn't have you all, I probably would have cut my hair. Or worse, relaxed it straight! :evil1:
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
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  • curlynikkicurlynikki Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Gracias chica! I'd love to see more pics of your hair...I'm assuming a journal is in order? :wink:

    By the looks of it, our hair is similar...lost between the realms of type 3c and 4a...
  • PottervillePotterville Posts: 137Registered Users
    JusticeDST wrote: »
    Sorry to hear about your situation. But I was wondering, was bubble up a gel base, cream base, etc? I never heard of it. If I did, I would have bought it.

    It was a pudding consistency. It had the hold of a gel and yet was quite moisturizing. I guess you could classify it as a leave-in and I would use it when I would blow-dry my hair. It was a great product.

    Hmmm...Have you tried Barry Fletcher's Thick N Slick Custard Creme Gel? It sounds similar in description and ingredients, but BF has more wholesome ingredients. I can get a 16 oz tub for less than 9 bucks.

    Here are the ingredients:

    Water, hydrolyzed protein, glycerin, avocado butter, propolene glycol, aloe vera, triethanolamine, carbopol, pvp, aqueous extracts of sage extract, nettle extract, chamomile extract, hops extract, rosemary extract, balm mint extract, yarrow extract, dmdm hydantoin, polysorbate 20, fragrance.

    EK - This is the one of the best products I have ever used! Thank you so much for the req because I had horrible HORRIBLE service when it came to Bubble Up and was really upset. However, this is BETTER and I can't thank you enough!!!!
    VERY THICK 3c/3b -Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap to Shampoo or Elucence Cond. daily/dt, Cantu Shea Butter Leave In to style.

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  • nappybychoicenappybychoice Posts: 28Registered Users
    This is the one of the best products I have ever used!

    Okay, it's a done deal. I was already sold when eccentric_kurlz recommended Barry Fletcher's Thick N Slick Custard Creme Gel, but if Potterville is endorsing it, I'm definitely on board.
    Tight curls...well maybe not so much anymore.
    "You have 'springy' hair." -- nappybychoice's husband.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • keepitmovin2.0keepitmovin2.0 Posts: 653Registered Users
    Nevermind...I see the distributor list on his website.
    Currently using:

    Poo: CON Sulfate Free poo
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave-in: CJAOO Daily Cond
    Styler: KCCC sparingly and Ampro Olive Oil Gel where needed
    DT: KBB Lucious Locks Mask + EVOO/Avocado
  • PottervillePotterville Posts: 137Registered Users
    Has anyone else used the Barry Fletcher product? I'm still lovin it :blob7:
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  • akilamoniqueakilamonique Posts: 302Registered Users
    I am sooo bummed out. What do you do when your miracle product is no longer available? Bubble-up was that product for me and I can't get it anymore. Long story short, the company took my money and never made good on my product. I can't find anything to replace it, I'm seriously thinking about chopping off my hair. HELP!

    I've never heard of this stuff before, but I did a quick google search and found these links:

    1.Hairforsale
    2. Bubbleup.com
    HTH
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  • eccentric_kurlzeccentric_kurlz Posts: 4,144Registered Users
    This is the one of the best products I have ever used!

    Okay, it's a done deal. I was already sold when eccentric_kurlz recommended Barry Fletcher's Thick N Slick Custard Creme Gel, but if Potterville is endorsing it, I'm definitely on board.

    LOL! Glad it's working for you, Potterville! And it's one of my favs. Works good for twists too.

    I'm always happy to enable the inner PJ in my fellow curlies. ;-)
    A wonderful mix of coils, curls, corkscrews, and kinks.

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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users

    It was a pudding consistency. It had the hold of a gel and yet was quite moisturizing. I guess you could classify it as a leave-in and I would use it when I would blow-dry my hair. It was a great product.

    Hmmm...Have you tried Barry Fletcher's Thick N Slick Custard Creme Gel? It sounds similar in description and ingredients, but BF has more wholesome ingredients. I can get a 16 oz tub for less than 9 bucks.

    Here are the ingredients:

    Water, hydrolyzed protein, glycerin, avocado butter, propolene glycol, aloe vera, triethanolamine, carbopol, pvp, aqueous extracts of sage extract, nettle extract, chamomile extract, hops extract, rosemary extract, balm mint extract, yarrow extract, dmdm hydantoin, polysorbate 20, fragrance.

    EK - This is the one of the best products I have ever used! Thank you so much for the req because I had horrible HORRIBLE service when it came to Bubble Up and was really upset. However, this is BETTER and I can't thank you enough!!!!

    I've seen this stuff in my local BSS all the time and I keep wanting to try it. Does this dry dull and what's the hold factor?
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  • PottervillePotterville Posts: 137Registered Users
    Nice firm hold, but still soft hair...hard to find.

    EDIT - When I say hard to find, I mean the combo of firm and still soft hair.
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  • Talisa3636Talisa3636 Posts: 310Registered Users

    Hmmm...Have you tried Barry Fletcher's Thick N Slick Custard Creme Gel? It sounds similar in description and ingredients, but BF has more wholesome ingredients. I can get a 16 oz tub for less than 9 bucks.

    Here are the ingredients:

    Water, hydrolyzed protein, glycerin, avocado butter, propolene glycol, aloe vera, triethanolamine, carbopol, pvp, aqueous extracts of sage extract, nettle extract, chamomile extract, hops extract, rosemary extract, balm mint extract, yarrow extract, dmdm hydantoin, polysorbate 20, fragrance.

    EK - This is the one of the best products I have ever used! Thank you so much for the req because I had horrible HORRIBLE service when it came to Bubble Up and was really upset. However, this is BETTER and I can't thank you enough!!!!

    I've seen this stuff in my local BSS all the time and I keep wanting to try it. Does this dry dull and what's the hold factor?

    Which BSS in the area is this found?
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