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Trader Joe's Aloe Vera Gel.Awesome.

chicacanelachicacanela Posts: 184Registered Users
Ok ladies. I had no buisness in Trader Joe's bc i was on a date with my boyfriend. But i saw it, and i couldn't stop myself. I made a beeline for the personal care section, intending to buy some nourish spa condish, but instead i see they carried 99% Aloe Vera Gel. It was also 2.50 for 12.5oz. Not too bad. So I pick it up, and quickly leave before me bf's b****fest began.

Well i tried it today for a wash n' go, my very first one i've worn in public. It was the bomb!!!!:blob7:

I got really excellently defined curls that were, admittedly, a tad crunchy. But once my hair dried, i used a little monoi coconut oil to scrunch and it was totally soft and touchable! I usually only get like a few sections here and there that are defined when i try and wear a wash and go and the rest undefined and frizzy, but this was a real success and I wanted to share it wth you ladies. I even got tons of complements and it felt great!! So next time your at Trader Joe's, go on, pick up a bottle. You won't feel guilty at all!!
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  • anonymous_29030anonymous_29030 Posts: 619Registered Users
    Ok ladies. I had no buisness in Trader Joe's bc i was on a date with my boyfriend. But i saw it, and i couldn't stop myself. I made a beeline for the personal care section, intending to buy some nourish spa condish, but instead i see they carried 99% Aloe Vera Gel. It was also 2.50 for 12.5oz. Not too bad. So I pick it up, and quickly leave before me bf's b****fest began.

    Well i tried it today for a wash n' go, my very first one i've worn in public. It was the bomb!!!!:blob7:

    I got really excellently defined curls that were, admittedly, a tad crunchy. But once my hair dried, i used a little monoi coconut oil to scrunch and it was totally soft and touchable! I usually only get like a few sections here and there that are defined when i try and wear a wash and go and the rest undefined and frizzy, but this was a real success and I wanted to share it wth you ladies. I even got tons of complements and it felt great!! So next time your at Trader Joe's, go on, pick up a bottle. You won't feel guilty at all!!

    Will look into this brand as badly need some aloe vera gel and trying to find right one.
  • joycurljoycurl Posts: 162Registered Users
    Can you share your steps with us and all products used?
    Thanks :-)
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  • kejournerkejourner Posts: 180Registered Users
    this is my staple styler. i buy a bottle every time i go there so i won't run out.
    last perm 4/07, BC 3/08, currently trying to grow out hair.

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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    i'm going to have to check this out. i usually use lily of the valley.
    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
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    I actually love this stuff, but I recently got FOTE Aloe Vera b/c the TJ's one has parabens....but, I've found TJ's goes on more clear than other gels. So....I might have to take the L.
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  • P.P.P.P. Posts: 1,617Registered Users
    hippychic wrote: »
    i'm going to have to check this out. i usually use lily of the valley.

    I have both. I'd say it's a bit thinner than LOTF but less crunchy when it dries.

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  • hippychichippychic Posts: 4,673Registered Users
    hippychic wrote: »
    i'm going to have to check this out. i usually use lily of the valley.

    I have both. I'd say it's a bit thinner than LOTF but less crunchy when it dries.
    thanks pp :)
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    faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    aloe vera juice / jelly really helps with curls i'm seeing. it's in the top of the list of couple of products that make my hair curl more. i was reading about it being good for curl definition on curlynikki's site too. for me it works best when paired with a cream based moisture product too.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Thanks for posting this. I picked up a bottle last week but haven't used it yet. Did you use anything under the gel?
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