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Qhemet: Honeybush tea soft hold gel

ecobellaecobella Posts: 91Registered Users
Has anyone used the honeybush tea soft hold gel for a wash and go? If so, how was your experiences?

I am new to wash and go's; I have never done one before. I hate having hard hair.. thats why ?I dont use my [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] that often.

3c/4a hair (with random straight hairs)
BC 9/4/07 cut off 1.5 feet 5/14/11
3c/4a with3b pieces everywhere. Denise, full,course and low porosity.

My hair loves hemp, amla, honey, marshmallow ,aloe vera, olive oil, msn and agave.

Cowash: Nature's Gate: Hemp Nourishing; Pomegranate Sunflower; GF: Color Shield
DC: AOHR w/ Olive oil &honey.
Leave-in: Oyin HH, Giovanni Direct Leave-in & Qhemet BRBC
Moisturizers Summer: Qhemet BRBC and OHHB,
Styler: Lily of Desert AV Gelly, GF Pure Clean Gel, As I Am Twist Defining Cream.

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  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    if your hair is thick and requires something with more heft and hold, you'd have to use the gel and something else. i use the gel and the AOHC together.
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  • ecobellaecobella Posts: 91Registered Users
    oh ok. Thank you.

    I just posted a profile picture. Its from like April 5th. So its fairly recent..my hair changes per month lol.

    I haven't ordered the HB gel yet because I was gaging its usefulness since 2 oz would not be enough to try it on my thick hair more than once.
    BC 9/4/07 cut off 1.5 feet 5/14/11
    3c/4a with3b pieces everywhere. Denise, full,course and low porosity.

    My hair loves hemp, amla, honey, marshmallow ,aloe vera, olive oil, msn and agave.

    Cowash: Nature's Gate: Hemp Nourishing; Pomegranate Sunflower; GF: Color Shield
    DC: AOHR w/ Olive oil &honey.
    Leave-in: Oyin HH, Giovanni Direct Leave-in & Qhemet BRBC
    Moisturizers Summer: Qhemet BRBC and OHHB,
    Styler: Lily of Desert AV Gelly, GF Pure Clean Gel, As I Am Twist Defining Cream.
  • preciousjewel76preciousjewel76 Posts: 679Registered Users
    ecobella wrote: »
    oh ok. Thank you.

    I just posted a profile picture. Its from like April 5th. So its fairly recent..my hair changes per month lol.

    I haven't ordered the HB gel yet because I was gaging its usefulness since 2 oz would not be enough to try it on my thick hair more than once.

    I don't think HB Hair Tea would work too well on thick hair, like Empress said. It can be good for providing softness, but if your hair is super thick, it won't do much to define or provide "hold". You might want something heavier for that. Fantasia IC gel is a pretty heavy (and readily available) gel that is good for thick hair. You said you have [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] - that's good, too. You could also try pure aloe vera gel (which you can get from a health food store).
    4A - dense, medium strands - APL/BSL - 3+ years natural!

    :love7:YAY!: GF Triple Nutrition Conditioner, YTCu Color Care Conditioner, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, LOTD AV Gel, EVCO, JCN&S, KCCC, buns and updos!
  • ecobellaecobella Posts: 91Registered Users
    I tried the dietary aloe vera gel... bad idea. I know Lily of the desert makes a thicker verison thats is made for hair.


    My hair isnt really thick but its just highly populated. I can feel my scalp with ease, actually you can see my scalp if my hair isn't frizzy. In this TN humity it gets frizzy. I doesnt even stand up on its own.
    BC 9/4/07 cut off 1.5 feet 5/14/11
    3c/4a with3b pieces everywhere. Denise, full,course and low porosity.

    My hair loves hemp, amla, honey, marshmallow ,aloe vera, olive oil, msn and agave.

    Cowash: Nature's Gate: Hemp Nourishing; Pomegranate Sunflower; GF: Color Shield
    DC: AOHR w/ Olive oil &honey.
    Leave-in: Oyin HH, Giovanni Direct Leave-in & Qhemet BRBC
    Moisturizers Summer: Qhemet BRBC and OHHB,
    Styler: Lily of Desert AV Gelly, GF Pure Clean Gel, As I Am Twist Defining Cream.
  • preciousjewel76preciousjewel76 Posts: 679Registered Users
    ecobella wrote: »
    I tried the dietary aloe vera gel... bad idea. I know Lily of the desert makes a thicker verison thats is made for hair.


    My hair isnt really thick but its just highly populated. I can feel my scalp with ease, actually you can see my scalp if my hair isn't frizzy. In this TN humity it gets frizzy. I doesnt even stand up on its own.

    Sounds similar to my hair! My strands aren't thick, but I have a *lot* of them. If I'm using gel, I use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink], jojoba jelly (AV gel, jojoba oil, glycerin), or Fantasia Olive Gel (green jar). Curl activator gel and Ecostyler gel were no-no's for my hair, but work for many others. I'm actually experimenting with gel-free hair these days...so far, so good.
    4A - dense, medium strands - APL/BSL - 3+ years natural!

    :love7:YAY!: GF Triple Nutrition Conditioner, YTCu Color Care Conditioner, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, LOTD AV Gel, EVCO, JCN&S, KCCC, buns and updos!
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    yep. my hair is thick, BUT ive found that the gel works VERY well in refreshing styles! like if you had something with hold in it and you want to refresh your hair a bit you can scrunch some of the gel into it. i actually retwist my twist outs with the honeybush tea gel, it works sooooooo perfectly for that.
    Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
    "Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
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  • ecobellaecobella Posts: 91Registered Users
    ecobella wrote: »
    I tried the dietary aloe vera gel... bad idea. I know Lily of the desert makes a thicker verison thats is made for hair.


    My hair isnt really thick but its just highly populated. I can feel my scalp with ease, actually you can see my scalp if my hair isn't frizzy. In this TN humity it gets frizzy. I doesnt even stand up on its own.

    Sounds similar to my hair! My strands aren't thick, but I have a *lot* of them. If I'm using gel, I use [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink], jojoba jelly (AV gel, jojoba oil, glycerin), or Fantasia Olive Gel (green jar). Curl activator gel and Ecostyler gel were no-no's for my hair, but work for many others. I'm actually experimenting with gel-free hair these days...so far, so good.
    YAY!! IM NOT ALONE! lol
    Ive never tried gels get... im scarred. I made the jojoba jelly it was nice but i refuse to at xanthem gum to stuff. soo it yep its thin. I dont want to try the IC Fantasia anything b/c my hair has to get sprayed every morning.
    BC 9/4/07 cut off 1.5 feet 5/14/11
    3c/4a with3b pieces everywhere. Denise, full,course and low porosity.

    My hair loves hemp, amla, honey, marshmallow ,aloe vera, olive oil, msn and agave.

    Cowash: Nature's Gate: Hemp Nourishing; Pomegranate Sunflower; GF: Color Shield
    DC: AOHR w/ Olive oil &honey.
    Leave-in: Oyin HH, Giovanni Direct Leave-in & Qhemet BRBC
    Moisturizers Summer: Qhemet BRBC and OHHB,
    Styler: Lily of Desert AV Gelly, GF Pure Clean Gel, As I Am Twist Defining Cream.
  • ecobellaecobella Posts: 91Registered Users
    empressri wrote: »
    yep. my hair is thick, BUT ive found that the gel works VERY well in refreshing styles! like if you had something with hold in it and you want to refresh your hair a bit you can scrunch some of the gel into it. i actually retwist my twist outs with the honeybush tea gel, it works sooooooo perfectly for that.
    Thanks. Ill have to try that when my hair gets longer. When its strecthed the back is to my colar bones, sides mid neck and top alittle past my nose.

    I think ive only done twist a whole head of twist twice. it took 6 hours b/c I soo much hair.
    BC 9/4/07 cut off 1.5 feet 5/14/11
    3c/4a with3b pieces everywhere. Denise, full,course and low porosity.

    My hair loves hemp, amla, honey, marshmallow ,aloe vera, olive oil, msn and agave.

    Cowash: Nature's Gate: Hemp Nourishing; Pomegranate Sunflower; GF: Color Shield
    DC: AOHR w/ Olive oil &honey.
    Leave-in: Oyin HH, Giovanni Direct Leave-in & Qhemet BRBC
    Moisturizers Summer: Qhemet BRBC and OHHB,
    Styler: Lily of Desert AV Gelly, GF Pure Clean Gel, As I Am Twist Defining Cream.
  • ecobellaecobella Posts: 91Registered Users
    BC 9/4/07 cut off 1.5 feet 5/14/11
    3c/4a with3b pieces everywhere. Denise, full,course and low porosity.

    My hair loves hemp, amla, honey, marshmallow ,aloe vera, olive oil, msn and agave.

    Cowash: Nature's Gate: Hemp Nourishing; Pomegranate Sunflower; GF: Color Shield
    DC: AOHR w/ Olive oil &honey.
    Leave-in: Oyin HH, Giovanni Direct Leave-in & Qhemet BRBC
    Moisturizers Summer: Qhemet BRBC and OHHB,
    Styler: Lily of Desert AV Gelly, GF Pure Clean Gel, As I Am Twist Defining Cream.
  • preciousjewel76preciousjewel76 Posts: 679Registered Users
    ecobella wrote: »
    I dont want to try the IC Fantasia anything b/c my hair has to get sprayed every morning.

    You mean you wash your hair every day or you just dampen it? I only use gel on shampoo or cowash days (2-3 times per week). On the other days, I just take a shower without a shower cap - the steam/spray from the shower fluffs up my curls. I don't have to add more gel. I've done this with both [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] and Fantasia, with great results.
    4A - dense, medium strands - APL/BSL - 3+ years natural!

    :love7:YAY!: GF Triple Nutrition Conditioner, YTCu Color Care Conditioner, Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque, LOTD AV Gel, EVCO, JCN&S, KCCC, buns and updos!
  • ecobellaecobella Posts: 91Registered Users
    I use my veg glycerin spritz or juicies and berries. I have to deep condition my hair everytime i wash or nothing works. I has to reach a a saturation level.
    BC 9/4/07 cut off 1.5 feet 5/14/11
    3c/4a with3b pieces everywhere. Denise, full,course and low porosity.

    My hair loves hemp, amla, honey, marshmallow ,aloe vera, olive oil, msn and agave.

    Cowash: Nature's Gate: Hemp Nourishing; Pomegranate Sunflower; GF: Color Shield
    DC: AOHR w/ Olive oil &honey.
    Leave-in: Oyin HH, Giovanni Direct Leave-in & Qhemet BRBC
    Moisturizers Summer: Qhemet BRBC and OHHB,
    Styler: Lily of Desert AV Gelly, GF Pure Clean Gel, As I Am Twist Defining Cream.
  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    I should have bumped this thread rather than the other one. :sign5:
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • h2wQueenh2wQueen Posts: 551Registered Users
    i bought it and i did not get any results from it. At all. Nothing. It was for me a waste of money. I'll stick to other styling products although i am a huge fan of qhemets moisturizers
    "We Live From the Head Down and Not the Feet Up" ~Donnie
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I like it in the summer. Used up my jar this summer in fact. Worked well in the extreme humidity and rain in June.

    My April-July album has some photos - check the captions for Honeybush combos.
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  • ZinniaZinnia Posts: 7,339Registered Users
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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    windflower, I think I will try your combo suggestion & see where it takes me. altho i had basically given up on [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]kccc[/buylink], i still have some left.
    LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity:?, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
    I use the Honeybush Gel under Ecostyler. On its own, it didn't given me any hold but combined with Ecostyler it was great.
    Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
    BC: 01/30/09
    Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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