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In love with Mandarin Magic Jelly!

curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
This jelly is amazing!! I am now combining it with Biolage Gelée and it leaves my hair shiny and well defined. I couldn't seem to find it in the city so I got it off iherb.com and used someone's code for $5 off. Great price and cheap shipping!! Feel free to use my code if you like: DEY827

Anyone else using this? How do you combine it?
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    *A*Curly wrote: »
    I love anything from Aubrey Organics and used this in my rotation but when I ran out I never replaced it again since I like to try out newer products.

    Thanks so much for reminding me about it :headbang:(Vitamin Shoppe usually has them buy one get one free) because I love the ingredient list:

    INGREDIENTS: Water, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Aloe Vera Gel, Tragacanth and Gum Arabic Blend, Ginkgo Leaf, Ginseng Root, Chinese Magnolia Blossoms, Chinese Angelica, Chrysanthemum, Earth Smoke, Morus Root, Mandarin Orange Peel, Aubrey's Preservative (Citrus Seed Extract, Vitamins A, C and E).

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this stuff!!! Helps distribute all my stylers & its a great curl enhancer! Helps with frizz as well!!:headbang:
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

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  • NakivaaNakivaa Posts: 29Registered Users
    What the heck is "earth smoke"?

  • NakivaaNakivaa Posts: 29Registered Users
    I've been wanting to try this but haven't yet as my hair has a love/hate relationship with aloe vera gel. Aloe is OK in some things but my hair gets all crazy dry and frizzy with other products including pure aloe. But I may just take the plunge and try it as lately I've been in love Aubrey's Swimmer's Conditioner and Calaguala Fern shampoo!

  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    *A*Curly wrote: »
    I love anything from Aubrey Organics and used this in my rotation but when I ran out I never replaced it again since I like to try out newer products.

    Thanks so much for reminding me about it :headbang:(Vitamin Shoppe usually has them buy one get one free) because I love the ingredient list:

    INGREDIENTS: Water, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Aloe Vera Gel, Tragacanth and Gum Arabic Blend, Ginkgo Leaf, Ginseng Root, Chinese Magnolia Blossoms, Chinese Angelica, Chrysanthemum, Earth Smoke, Morus Root, Mandarin Orange Peel, Aubrey's Preservative (Citrus Seed Extract, Vitamins A, C and E).

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this stuff!!! Helps distribute all my stylers & its a great curl enhancer! Helps with frizz as well!!:headbang:

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    LOVE the stuff!!!

    Earthsmoke:
    Other Name: Fumitory
    Active Compounds:
    Isoquinoline alkaloids, including bulbocapnine, canadine, coptisine, corydaline, dicentrine, cryptopine, fumaricine, fumariline, fumaritine, N-methylhydrastine, protopine, sanguinarine, sinactine.
    Remedies For:
    Diuretic, laxative, alterative, hepatic.

    Fumitory has long been used in the treatment of skin problems such as eczema and acne. Its action is probably due to a general cleansing mediated via the kidneys and liver. Fumitory may also be used as an eyewash to ease conjunctivitis.


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  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    Nakivaa wrote: »
    What the heck is "earth smoke"?

    It's a plant.
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  • FairlyCurlyFairlyCurly Posts: 839Registered Users
    Can you tell me more about AO Mandarin Magic Jelly? What is the consistency? Does it work as a gel? Does it have good hold on its own? What other product is it similar to?

    I'm interested in giving it a try, but I want to know more about it before I purchase.

    Thanks!
    3a/3b, Fine, low porosity.
  • tonsofcurlztonsofcurlz Posts: 323Registered Users
    AOMM is a clear jelly. I don't really know how else to describe its consistency. It's not as thick as a gel. It doesn't have much hold, although it has enough hold for my hair. I primarily need frizz control rather than hold for my curl pattern.

    I don't know of another product like it. When I first bought AOMM, I had no idea what to do with it and it sat it my closet for awhile. I began to use it by mixing it with thicker stylers to make them easier to distribute and to soften the hold a bit - BRHG, CJ Aloe Fix, KCCC. I love using it that way, but I've also had great success with it as a light hold styling product on its own. It seems to add moisture to my hair so that my curls form better.
    3b, fine texture, low to normal porosity
    Low Poos:
    MOP C Hydrating, JC HCC, Ion Swimmer's Poo
    Condish: GVP Balm, Kenra, Tigi Oatmeal/Honey, DE Coconut
    Leave-In: BWC, Abba Gentle, KBB Nectar, GFTN
    Stylers: CJ AF/CIAB, SS CEJ/FHG, QCCC, Komaza Puddings, EW SAJ or Alba Soft Curl w/KKSS, Kenra, Homemade FSG, AOMM, CK/QB HTSG

    Save $5 off your first order at /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iherb.com" class="Popup. Use discount code: SOF540.
  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
    It does have a bit of hold but is great to mix with other stylers. I even use it when straightening my hair and combine it with a smoothing product. Yes, gasp, straigthening my hair! :compress:
    2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
    loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

    yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
    For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
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  • mamacita1603mamacita1603 Posts: 316Registered Users
    Okay ladies that use AOMM, how in the world do you get past the smell? I don't mind herbal scents but there is a line........
    Type: 3b-healthy hair*medium texture* normal porosity?
    Shampoo: SC Optimum, Luster's Pink,Curliscious Cleansing Cream
    Conditioner: Coconut Sublime, Giovanni 50:50, CJ CASD
    Leave-In: CJ Beauticurls
    DT: Silicon Mix
    Styling: Eco Styler, KCCC/KCKT, BRHG, AOMM

    Holy Grail: Flour Sacking*modified method* AOMM, ECO Styler-Krystal
    Expiermenting with: Whatever i can get my hands on:twisted:
    Hair Hates: Vegetable glycerin/waxes:sad11:
    *Always going to be a Pj until i find all my HG's:love5:
  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
    I actually don't mind the smell but I did add some satsuma essential oil to make it better. (Body Shop, I believe)
    2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
    loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

    yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
    For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    It does have a bit of hold but is great to mix with other stylers. I even use it when straightening my hair and combine it with a smoothing product. Yes, gasp, straigthening my hair! :compress:

    Me too!
    I mix it with a litte coconut oil and my hair is flowing and shiney when straigtened!
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    I love this stuff, I reviewed it on my blog - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fquestfortheperfectcurl.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F03%2F23%2Faubrey-organics-mandarin-magic-another-one-of-my-loves%2F" class="Popup

    However...I'm not sure if I'm going to rebuy it now that I have found my love, pure aloe gel, and I can't stand the herbal smell of the AO products!
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  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    ellepixie wrote: »
    I love this stuff, I reviewed it on my blog - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fquestfortheperfectcurl.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F03%2F23%2Faubrey-organics-mandarin-magic-another-one-of-my-loves%2F" class="Popup

    However...I'm not sure if I'm going to rebuy it now that I have found my love, pure aloe gel, and I can't stand the herbal smell of the AO products!

    Pure Aloe gel you say? where do you get that?.. how do you use it? tell me more, i want to me in love too :D
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    Reeky wrote: »
    ellepixie wrote: »
    I love this stuff, I reviewed it on my blog - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fquestfortheperfectcurl.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F03%2F23%2Faubrey-organics-mandarin-magic-another-one-of-my-loves%2F" class="Popup

    However...I'm not sure if I'm going to rebuy it now that I have found my love, pure aloe gel, and I can't stand the herbal smell of the AO products!

    Pure Aloe gel you say? where do you get that?.. how do you use it? tell me more, i want to me in love too :D

    ;) You can get Fruit of the Earth, which is 100% Aloe Gel with a few preservatives...or 99% Aloe Gel (the best one I have tried is Trader Joe's - it has parabens but I like it better than Lily of the Desert, which smells kind of strong, like a pool). I got my FOTE from Rite Aid with the sunscreen and stuff. I loooove it over a moisturizer. Gives me soft curls and takes down the frizz.
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  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    ellepixie wrote: »
    Reeky wrote: »
    ellepixie wrote: »
    I love this stuff, I reviewed it on my blog - /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fquestfortheperfectcurl.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F03%2F23%2Faubrey-organics-mandarin-magic-another-one-of-my-loves%2F" class="Popup

    However...I'm not sure if I'm going to rebuy it now that I have found my love, pure aloe gel, and I can't stand the herbal smell of the AO products!

    Pure Aloe gel you say? where do you get that?.. how do you use it? tell me more, i want to me in love too :D

    ;) You can get Fruit of the Earth, which is 100% Aloe Gel with a few preservatives...or 99% Aloe Gel (the best one I have tried is Trader Joe's - it has parabens but I like it better than Lily of the Desert, which smells kind of strong, like a pool). I got my FOTE from Rite Aid with the sunscreen and stuff. I loooove it over a moisturizer. Gives me soft curls and takes down the frizz.


    thankies! im gonna try the fruit of the earth.. i know exactly what it looks like,i think i used to use it on my scars & cuts or something when i was a kid? Never thought to use it on my hair though.. yitadeee !
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • poemaXXpoemaXX Posts: 456Registered Users
    Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Jelly -- Where have you been all my life?!

    This is the perfect summer gel. It provides phenomenal frizz control and definition with a light hold and lots of shine! It dries relatively quickly too (1 hr vs 3 hours with my previous routine.) Not sure how many good hair days in a row I can get from it yet, since summer equals me cowashing my hair at least once every 2 days with all the humidity.

    Can't wait to test it throughout the year. :)
    || 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

    Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
    Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ – Kept for troubleshooting.
    Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
    It is amazing, isn't it? I love to combine it with my Biolage Gelée for the perfect curls. I will soon have to buy some more from iherb.com (feel free to use my $5 off coupon code below). It is so nice and shiny with this gelly!:angel8:
    2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
    loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

    yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
    For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
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  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    Love this too - I can use it alone or I combine it with a dollop of SS FHG when the humidity kicks in. I always top it with BRHG.
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    Will you ladies please add your review here? :)

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  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    Love it!!! Use it everytime I do my hair.
  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    I might revisit this again...:happy3:
    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • *Angela**Angela* Posts: 251Registered Users
    Add me to the list of AOMM lovers. I have been using this every day, for the past couple of weeks, with great results...frizz-free and shiny curls.

    I start with Shea Moisture Shea Butter leave-in conditioner, followed by a pea-sized dollop of AOMM mixed into whatever gel I am styling with that day.

    In total I use about 3-4 half-dollar sized blobs of gel with a pea-sized dollop of AOMM mixed into each blob. Except for when using [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 use about 3-4 nickle-sized blobs of [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] with a pea-sized dollop of AOMM.

    I've used it mixed into Biotera, Ecostyler Krystal, [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 LA Looks Sports gel...all with good results. The smell bothered me at first but now I hardly notice it.

    This was yesterday using AOMM mixed with Biotera. Excuse the look...I am horrible at self-portraits.

    Angela - Hair Shock.jpg
    3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

    CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

    LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

    STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
    I am continuing to love it! I still can't believe how reasonable it is on iherb.com (see my discount below). It was really hard for me to find it in stores here in my city so was pleased to find it online and with a low shipping cost. I actually put a few drops of satsuma essential oil in the bottle and shook it up and it added a fabulous scent. Today, I used my pumpkin potion leave in, then mixed AOMM with Biolage Gelée. Gorgeous clumps, nice springy curls and almost no frizz. Thank you, AOMM! I love mixing it with other gels/styling products to distribute better. What other products do people mix it with?
    2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
    loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

    yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
    For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    I am continuing to love it! I still can't believe how reasonable it is on iherb.com (see my discount below). It was really hard for me to find it in stores here in my city so was pleased to find it online and with a low shipping cost. I actually put a few drops of satsuma essential oil in the bottle and shook it up and it added a fabulous scent. Today, I used my pumpkin potion leave in, then mixed AOMM with Biolage Gelée. Gorgeous clumps, nice springy curls and almost no frizz. Thank you, AOMM! I love mixing it with other gels/styling products to distribute better. What other products do people mix it with?
    I mix it with all my firm holding gels....used it alone too, in colder temps.
  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    I just recently purchased some AOMM and can't wait to try it out again :D. I'm going to try it first over CJ CCCC and top with either CIAB or Gel-les'C first. I'm also going to try it mixed with BRHG. Any other favorite combos using AOMM?
    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
    curlykey wrote: »
    I just recently purchased some AOMM and can't wait to try it out again :D. I'm going to try it first over CJ CCCC and top with either CIAB or Gel-les'C first. I'm also going to try it mixed with BRHG. Any other favorite combos using AOMM?

    I really like it with Biolage Gelée ... and just tried it with Aveda Be Curly style prep as the leave in.
    2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
    loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

    yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
    For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • curlykeycurlykey Posts: 1,540Registered Users
    curlykey wrote: »
    I just recently purchased some AOMM and can't wait to try it out again :D. I'm going to try it first over CJ CCCC and top with either CIAB or Gel-les'C first. I'm also going to try it mixed with BRHG. Any other favorite combos using AOMM?

    I really like it with Biolage Gelée ...
    I have some Shique gelee (generic of Matrix Biolage gelee) and I will have to try this out. Do you mix equal amounts?
    $5 off first order at iherb use code KEY066
  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
    curlykey wrote: »
    curlykey wrote: »
    I just recently purchased some AOMM and can't wait to try it out again :D. I'm going to try it first over CJ CCCC and top with either CIAB or Gel-les'C first. I'm also going to try it mixed with BRHG. Any other favorite combos using AOMM?

    I really like it with Biolage Gelée ...
    I have some Shique gelee (generic of Matrix Biolage gelee) and I will have to try this out. Do you mix equal amounts?

    Yup, equal amounts mixed in my palms. It works great.
    2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
    loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée

    yup, I'm an unabashed PJ! :confused2:
    For up to $10 off at iherb.com, use this linked code: DEY827
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    This has been the only thing I have been able to use and get consistently good hair days. I need to find something similar to it just because I want to, haha.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
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