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Aura

I just bought Aura flaxseed gel at a local beauty store. I had heard it mentioned here a few times and figured for $3 I couldnt go wrong.
Lately my hebe hasnt been giving me consistant results so i thought i would try the aura tomorrow morning. So, I was wondering, does anybody have any tips for using it?
Tia :)

2c/3a
Growing out hair to a little above bsl
pw: ringlets

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  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    Same exact situation here! Bought it Monday b/c BE has been quitting on me lately too. Did you use it this AM? I haven't used it yet, but I'm interested to see the replies.
    3a/b mix
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  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
    Yupp I did use it this morning...
    and I got TWO compliments on my hair in 20 minutes!
    It was slightly crunchy but super easy to scrunch out and gave me tons of volume. The only downside to it is that now that its 4 o clock and Ive been around all day, my hair has drooped a bit and its slightly frizzy. But, this probably has to do with my playing with my hair all day as well.
    Overall, this aura gel is worth it :D
    Post results if you try it!

    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    Yay! I'll try it tomorrow. Hopefully I get good results too. How much did you use in comparison to BE?

    BTW- Love your hair, it's so shiny & smooth! I'm jealous.
    3a/b mix
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  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Would anyone mind posting the ingredients list on this? I'm super curious about flax seed. This is available at Sally's, right? I'm probably making a trip there soon so I might have to check it out.
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  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
    tinabcurly wrote:
    Yay! I'll try it tomorrow. Hopefully I get good results too. How much did you use in comparison to BE?

    BTW- Love your hair, it's so shiny & smooth! I'm jealous.

    Aww thanks :] Your hair is looking good itself!
    I used about double my hebe amount of the aura, but only because its more runny and not as thick as the be.

    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users

    thats the brand, but i dont have the hypoallergenic gel, i have the flaxseed gel.

    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users

    This is the one. Got it for $3.50 at Harmon.

    These are the ingredients:
    Water, Polyquaternium 4, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Nonoxynol 15, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium 7, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis) Seed Extract, Flaxseed (Linum Usitatissimum) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Fragrance, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, DMDM Hydantoin
    3a/b mix
    pw:curlyqs
  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    unique1193 wrote:
    Aww thanks :] Your hair is looking good itself!

    Thanks! :oops:

    I tried it today. 1T of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] as leave in with 2 peas of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] with 2 palmfuls of AuraFSA scrunched over it. Medium hold & minimal crunch- I didn't really have to scrunch. My hair's really soft & shiny! Not much in the way of clumping but I don't think I used enough- probably used a little less than BE. I'll try double the amount tomorrow. I have some fluff in some spots but that could be from the monsoon we're having. :roll:

    I have to see how the day progresses for the final determination. It's only been a few hours & so far I like it alot! (please don't let that be the kiss of death... )
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    pw:curlyqs
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    oh I like the ingredients! Some of those are in the gel I'm loving right now and this one is way cheaper! I'm going to have to check this out. I've only tried the hypoallergenic one.

    How's your hair growing in from that cut?
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Yeah, I'm also wondering how it compares to the Aveda flax seed gel?
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  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
    tinabcurly wrote:
    unique1193 wrote:
    Aww thanks :] Your hair is looking good itself!

    Thanks! :oops:

    I tried it today. 1T of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] as leave in with 2 peas of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/AG-Recoil-p-24.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=ag-hair-cosmetics-recoil-curl-activator]re:coil[/buylink] with 2 palmfuls of AuraFSA scrunched over it. Medium hold & minimal crunch- I didn't really have to scrunch. My hair's really soft & shiny! Not much in the way of clumping but I don't think I used enough- probably used a little less than BE. I'll try double the amount tomorrow. I have some fluff in some spots but that could be from the monsoon we're having. :roll:

    I have to see how the day progresses for the final determination. It's only been a few hours & so far I like it alot! (please don't let that be the kiss of death... )

    Its raining alot here too. :roll:
    But yeahh i didnt get any super clumpage either, but the shininess and softness and volume make up for it :wink:
    Let us know how it holds up and how it is tomorrow.

    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • unique1193unique1193 Posts: 328Registered Users
    medusahair wrote:
    oh I like the ingredients! Some of those are in the gel I'm loving right now and this one is way cheaper! I'm going to have to check this out. I've only tried the hypoallergenic one.

    How's your hair growing in from that cut?

    Aww thanks for asking! Its going well, my hair is much longer than its ever been, and has changed alot since the cut. I plan on posting new pics on my fotki asap.
    But about the gel, definitley try it, its wayy awesome. :)

    2c/3a
    Growing out hair to a little above bsl
    pw: ringlets
  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    This stuff held up pretty well yesterday-- I ended up puffy by 8pm but I figured that would happen- not enough gel goes that way for me. It rinsed out super easy this morning.

    Today I used 4 puddles & my hair has less ringlets & volume than usual. But.....the good new is I don't have ANY frizz (a day for the record books) & it's so shiny, I'm truly amazed.

    I used Giovanni Direct Leave-in for the first time today too so, I don't know which is causing what. I know it's stupid to try two new products on one day but, I ran out of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Jessicurl-Aloeba-Daily-Conditioner-p-104.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=jessicurl-aloeba-daily-conditioner]Aloeba[/buylink] & had to use something so there it is.

    I'm going to continue to experiment with this-- maybe mixing with BE to get the best of both. It has the potential to be an HG so i'm not giving up. Tomorrow I'll try using a bit less to see how it goes.
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  • meriellynmeriellyn Posts: 1,135Registered Users
    Hmmm... the nonoxynol 15 concerns me a bit. I know I'm sensitive to nonoxynol 9 so I wonder if I'd have a problem w/ the 15.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Glad to hear it unique, I'll watch for the new pics!

    Tina it might be the Giovanni Direct. It's lovely stuff for soft hair but it elongates my curls and pulls some curl out. I get more spirals on the hair that doesn't usually spiral but my hair that always spirals only have them on the ends. Something in there is too much for my hair on the whole. It sure makes it soft and shiny though.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • tinabcurlytinabcurly Posts: 545Registered Users
    Thanks MH- I'll use less Giovanni next time too. It smells so good I think i got a little carried away.

    meriellyn wrote:
    Hmmm... the nonoxynol 15 concerns me a bit. I know I'm sensitive to nonoxynol 9 so I wonder if I'd have a problem w/ the 15.

    Ya know, when i posted the ingredients I was like what the heck?? A spermicide?! So I Google searched it-- results say it's a nonionic surfactant.
    I'm sensitive to nonoxynol 9 too, but haven't had any reactions the two times I used it. I'm also not using Aura in the same sensitive place as products with nonoxynol 9 so that might be why.

    ETA---I think I may cry.... www.zotos.com (the site on the bottle) doesn't have this product line listed any more. So I checked the Sally website & the flaxseed aloe sculpting gel is listed in the discontinued section.

    I got 2nd day hair for the first time in months today too. Once it's dry, my hair can't be touched up with water, condish or product without turning into a major frizz ball so 2nd day routine for me is un-pineapple & go.

    :evil: :evil: Why is it everytime I find something that works, they discontinue it!?!?! Zero Frizz did the same thing to me which is how I wound up finding NC.com & decided to go CG. :evil:

    Sorry, my rant is done.
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    pw:curlyqs
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    oooh man that's MY kinda luck!
    Well it's more expensive but I get fabulous hair with the Aveda Flax seed gel. It's given me my only good hair days lately
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • heavengirl410heavengirl410 Posts: 821Registered Users
    Ok I am gonna go look for it at my local Sallys, and stock up, it seems to have great reviews, and I don't want to mess out on it. Wish me luck.
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    So I checked the Sally website & the flaxseed aloe sculpting gel is listed in the discontinued section.

    I went to Sally's this weekend and couldn't find this. Guess this explains why. :twisted:
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  • orangeserendipity32orangeserendipity32 Posts: 312Registered Users
    medusahair wrote:
    oh I like the ingredients! Some of those are in the gel I'm loving right now and this one is way cheaper! I'm going to have to check this out. I've only tried the hypoallergenic one.

    How's your hair growing in from that cut?

    Aura, typically is just the generic version of Aveda. I used to use this brand a lot to save on money, but kind of forgot about it. Does anyone know if Aveda is discontinuing the Aveda Flax Seed too?
    2c?/low-med porosity/medium texture
    Summer Routine
    Co-wash: TJ's TTT condish
    Low-Po: SheaMoisture marine complex
    Condish: SheaMoisture marine complex
    LI: Giovanni Direct
    Stylers: Mop Top curling Custard, Curls Gel-Les'C & Biotera gel, BWC spray gel as finisher
    Refresh w/: LUSH R&B
    DT: Shea Moisture Superfruit 10-in-1 masque, Giovanni Nutrafix reconstuctor, jojoba & argan oils

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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    I ordered my Aveda flax seed gel directly from Aveda on their website, so it wasn't discontinued as of 3-4 weeks ago.
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    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders :occasion5:

    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

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