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Brylcreem Original Gel

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Brand: Brylcreem / Texture: Gel / Type: Hair Gel

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      18.05.2006 12:04
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      A good product that I would recommed to potential users.

      This product from the well known brand Brylcreen is described on the packaging as 'Next Generation'. It claims that next generation gels are better because they are- long lasting faster drying easy to apply and wash out non flaky Right, I will tackle each of these claims one at a time. Is it long lasting? Yes it is, having applied the product at around 8 in the morning it was still effective at 10.30 in the evening. Even if exposed to rain, the gel keeps its structure. So far so good. Is it faster drying? Again yes it seems to dry faster than other similar brands of hair gel, and is dry to the touch in a couple of minutes, depenting on how much of the product you choose to apply. Is it easy to apply and wash out? This product comes is a squeezy tube which is an innovation that many producers of similar products seem to be picking up on. Much easier to judge an amount out of a tube than having to scoop it out of a pot. When it comes to washing, I found that there is no noticable difference from washing my hair without the product in, other gels sometimes return to a gel form when exposed to warm water but this product does not do that. Is it non-flaky? In the past the problem with many gels was the formation of flakes where a globule of gel had settled and there was the problem of being afraid to touch your hair all day incase you released an avalanche of flaky bits. This Brylcreem gel seemed to stop this and I even once managed to wear a wooly hat with out causing flaky bits to form, although the structure of the hair was somewhat damaged by this!!! The product gives good hold and does not give a greasy look like some other gels and doesn't make the hair feel stiff.

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      27.01.2004 11:07
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      I tried Brylcreem gel - YUK! I hate helmet hair - hard, stiff, and if you need to re-comb, you loose the wet look completely. My dad used classic brylcreem years ago when I was a kid. I really never would have thought about trying it if I weren't for my dad - he suggested trying it. I was looking for something that would give me a slick cool look - my dad said that Brylcreem would be just the ticket. I was skeptical, but gave it a try. Man, this stuff works great. Yes, it makes hair greasy, but hey - if you're wanting a cool slick look, there's nothing like it. Besides, it does wash out easy. Using brylcreem gives you versatility - for instance, you can: finger comb to get a casual, but slick look: use a comb and arrange it into a very cool off-to-side retro, though cool, DA-style; comb in a super straight side part for a professional business look; or comb it straight back for a "Don't worry 'bout it look". TOTALLY AWESOME!

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        14.02.2003 08:12
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        Brylcreem UV glow gel is an extremely popular product, and one which I want to review, although I cannot understand why it is not already listed under the Brylcreem category of health and beauty. Thus please consider this as a review of Brylcreem UV glow gel and ignore the fact that it may not be in exactly the right place - the two products are almost exactly the same were it not for the glow!! Ok so here we go: I first tried Brylcreem UV glow gel over at a mates house before going out clubbing back home in Brighton. Although id noticed the product many times before whilst out shopping in town, id never considered purchasing it. The gel behaves almost exactly the same to Brylcreem wet-look gel, in fact the look is exactly the same until you go anywhere near UV light! However, as the aforementioned fried has a UV light in his bedroom, I could examine the effect straightaway. And oh boy, Brylcreem UV glow gel really does make you stand out from the crowd! The gel glows a very bright white under UV light so id recommend applying it carefully before you go out as: a) you'll look very silly if parts of your hair arent covered, b) if you're having a bad hair day then this will make it ten times worse. However if applied carefully, Brylcreem UV glow gel looks great, and combined with a funky style really makes you stand out in clubs. If you're out to meet ladies then this a great product for you, they'll see you coming from a mile off! However although this may sound obvious, don't bother using this product unless you are going out clubbing as its just the same as Brylcreem wet-look gel, just far more expensive. As a gel, Brylcreem UV glow gel is great. Its really quick and easy to use, you just put some on your hands, and massage through your hair until you achieve the desired style. Brylcreem UV glow gel also smells great - quite fruity in fact. A further thing ive noticed about Brylcreem UV glow gel is the fact that the look lasts longer than many other gels which tend to go dry and messy after a while. Brylcreem UV glow gel is available in tubes of 50ml, and last time I check, it was £1.99 a pack in Boots. However, it is worth checking if there are any 2 for 1 offers going as this product can often be seen on a promotion stand. Brylcreem UV glow gel is an excellent product for clubbers, and one which gives you an original, and funky look. However if subtlety is your thing then stay well clear! An excellent product, although its really only of any use if you go clubbing on a regular basis.

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        06.11.2001 22:44
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        In my teenage years, I decided for an image change as part of growing up. One of the most obvious changes was my hair, the way I began to gel and style it. You know the stuff, teenagers, long, greasy hair and so on. Brylcream was one of the brands I first tried, mostly because of the recognizable name, but over time it has become an essential part of my bathroom and just is a normal part of my morning routine. I first tried Brylcream, and then looked for other alternatives. I tried my local village shop, cheap but messy, and shockwaves, another big brand more expensive but I have gone back to Brylcream time and time again. My hair is a total mess in the morning, if not in general. It is thick, grows rapidly and stands on end if it gets cut too short. Getting it down, and staying down for the whole day is a task, and Brylcream dose the job. To use the gel is the same as most others, there is no trick to it and it all says how to do it on the side of the container. It suggests to apply to towel dried hair, and massage into scalp with the hands. Easy enough, it works well. In my youth I would apply to soaking wet hair and as a result I would come out with wet hair and all the gel out by mid-morning. Over time I have perfected the application, and it is easy to do when you are half asleep. Price wise Brylcream will set you back a bit more than other hair gels. At around £1 to £2 you can find cheaper around. I paid £1.59 for my 150mlg tube. Personally I am happy paying that little extra, it is worth it. For that little extra you get a bit more quality and I find it longer lasting than cheaper alternatives. Though you are paying mostly for the brand, the product behind the name is quality. The gel comes in three different forms. The wet look is good for some people, especially short hair. The main problem I had with it was it did not last very long and was not too practical, but it did look good for a night out. Normal hold is good for people with easily manageable hair, again I had the problem with my hair that is was not strong enough to last, extra hold is more my stuff. It lasts the whole time; it is strong enough to hold down even my locks and works well. It comes down to what sort of hair you have, and how you want to style it. Wet look can give you some nice looks, as well as actually looking wet, but the strong hold is better for some more extreme styles. The gel also claims to improve your hair and scalp. I am personally a bit doubtful over this, it is a pretty strong claim for a simple hair gel, and I have never noticed any major differences. Still on the up side, the gel does not harm my hair in any way, and the new Brylcream Shampoo looks a nice addition to the range. Overall Brylcream does the job I want, with or without the publicity of David Beckham. I find the strong hold gel keeps my hair in place all day long, while the wet look style looks good. I like to keep my hair short, but it does tend to be a bit wild in the mornings, and with Brylcream I am able to sort it out with no problems.

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          21.02.2001 05:03
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          Brylcreem is a very good gel and as it's invisible, you'll never have any coloured patches on your hair. I've been using this brand for a long time now because it's the cheapest good brand that there is. I do recommend it for everyone who want to have less dull hair. I didn't start using gel until august 2000 when a friend of a friend of mine thought that my hair was dull, and that she wanted to cut it and change the style. I don't know how she got me convinced, but she did. My hair was in her hands when she started cutting. Basically, she just cut the hair, then put gel in it and gave it more volume. I was expecting something really ugly and totally not my style, but when she was done I was really amazed by what gel can do to your hair and how it holds it in place. Now I don't think that I can live without gel. If I go on vacation, I'll have to take some with me, or make sure I can get some wherever it is I go. One thing not good about it is that there is no smell! The gel should smell of bloke smell, or something good. I've tryed other brands and they smell good. There are gels for men and women, with each their different smells. I think that gels should be more menly or womenly by having different smells and different tube shape, colour, etc.

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          04.11.2000 18:41
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          I've been using Brylcreem since I was a wee young thing (we're talking a few years ago here, I was best pals with Noah!) and I wouldn't use anything else. The product is a cream which you apply lightly to damp hair either for a simple condition treatment and to add glossiness, or apply more for the 'wet look' which seems to be so fashionable with my son. Although why he wants to walk around looking like he's dipped his head in a bucket of lard is beyond me! My wife is a huge fan too, she loves the fact that she spends hours washing greasy stains from chair covers after I've nodded off with head lolling but she does say she enjoys running her fingers through my hair if only for a freebie handcream treatment!! It's good stuff, it's been around for years and as a gentleman of some advanced years, I'm loathe to change...it holds my hair, adds shine, disguises the grey and makes me 'in' with my son...so what more can I say??

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            01.11.2000 02:20
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            I have used Brylcream for a couple of years now. I’ve been satisfyed with the effectiveness of the product for that long aswell. The original Brylcreem is not a gel, it is a cream, a bit like a moisturiser which you massage into your hair which will keep your hair full of all the goodness it needs, I have found anyway. Since I have been using it, all the hairdressers have said that my hair is really healthy, shiny and thick, which can only be a good thing! It will also leave you with that ‘wet look’. It makes my hair a darker colour when used instead of the lighter, just washed colour that I seem to get! The cream itself leaves your hair feeling greasy quite quickly, say after 2 uses, but it easily washes out. There is a gel available, but I have never used this, so can’t pass comment. You can get a variety of sizes aswell. Its not cheap, but its also not really all that expensive for the amount of uses you can get out of it. A good product that I will continue to buy. Give it a try if you want a hair conditioning cream aswell as a styler. You never know, you might even like it!

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              09.08.2000 06:23
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              As someone who started to get that distinguished look (Grey hair) soon after I got married (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) I was then introduced to Brylcreem hairdressing cream. After your hair has been washed and while it is still damp you just put apply a small amount in the palm of your hands and then apply to your hair, this I have found, not only adds shine but also helps disguise the majority of the grey hair without the 50’s slick back look, if for any reason you have gone a little heavy handed with the application, you can just wash it out and start again. As you do not need a great deal of this hairdressing cream I have found it seems to last forever.

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