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AVG - Lily of the Desert

beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users Curl Neophyte
So I've been on the hunt for some aloe vera gel. I finally picked some up at my health food store, though it's not the FOTE brand. The brand on this one is Lily of the Desert. Is this still ok to use on the hair? Mixing with FSG? Making your own hail gel (non-FSG)?
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.

Comments

  • raindearraindear Posts: 356Registered Users
    I would say check the ingredients. If it is pure AVG then it is ok for all the above uses. If it has other ingredients, then it depends on what the other ingredients are.
    Be Happy!

    Type:2b/3ab?
    Texture:Medium/fine
    Porosity:Normal
    Elasticity:Normal

    Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning. :happy6:
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's mostly thickeners and preservatives. The front of it says 99% aloe Vera gel.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • raindearraindear Posts: 356Registered Users
    It should be fine. I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
    Be Happy!

    Type:2b/3ab?
    Texture:Medium/fine
    Porosity:Normal
    Elasticity:Normal

    Experimenting with too many products to name here. All this great info keeps my head spinning. :happy6:
  • Touch.of.inkTouch.of.ink Posts: 297Registered Users
    Lily of the Desert (LOTD) is a very popular brand of AVG. Some people recommend it over FOTE :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Hair: Very fine, normal porous (Finally! Yay!), normal elasticity, loves high dew points.
    Daily: Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo, GVP CB, Cure Care conditioner, aloe vera gel, Jessicurls products, Spiral Solutions products.
    Monthly: Henna
    As needed: John Masters Organics Sea Mist
    HG Product: BioSilk Rock Hard Gelee (aka BRHG. It even has HG in the name!)
    Last perm: 12/10/10
    CG since: 3/9/12
    Last haircut: 4/17/12
    Gossamer Fringe (my blog)
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lily of the Desert (LOTD) is a very popular brand of AVG. Some people recommend it over FOTE :)

    Thanks! Glad to know I chose well.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • curlyserfcurlyserf Posts: 858Registered Users
    Lily of the Desert (LOTD) is a very popular brand of AVG. Some people recommend it over FOTE :)

    FOTE is inexpensive and easy to find at Walmart, but I found that it didn't give me the same results as a more expensive brand I found at Whole Foods (can't remember the name off the top of my head). LOTD has been mentioned many times here and people seem to have great results with it. As TOI said, many prefer it over FOTE.

    Kerri
    2?/3a ??? ; fine; high density; normal porosity and elasticity
    color treated

    CURRENTLY USING:
    cleanse:Organix Vanilla Silk, Use Me Cleansing Cream
    rinse out/li:Ion Effective Care, Tresseme Naturals Radiant Volume (both with NPF added)
    stylers:Curl Keeper, UFD Curly Magic, & Alba Botanicals Strong Hold Gel
    PT:CJ Repair Me

    mod CG since August 2010
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Walmart carries FOTE?
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.

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