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Long Aid Activator Gel

lorrnaelorrnae Posts: 134Registered Users
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  • HoneycombHoneycomb Posts: 400Registered Users
    Hi Lornae, I love Long Aid, I don't use the leave-in anymore because it's loaded with cones and I'm leaving them alone. I am surprised that not many naturals use it. It's cheap, very moisturizing, and it comes in a really big jar that lasts me for a couple of month at the least.
  • HoneycombHoneycomb Posts: 400Registered Users
    lorrnae wrote: »


    I just read the Walgreens reviews and I see that it received 5 stars and I agree with just about everything that was said in the reviews. You can also get it at Walmart.
  • TLMMMTLMMM Posts: 457Registered Users
    I use this stuff too. Its great. Buy the big tub.
  • KitathenaKitathena Posts: 1,666Registered Users
    I just posted the other day how much I love this stuff. After seeing honeycomb post about it, I tried it out and it is my new love.
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  • HoneycombHoneycomb Posts: 400Registered Users
    Kitathena wrote: »
    I just posted the other day how much I love this stuff. After seeing honeycomb post about it, I tried it out and it is my new love.

    I'm glad your hair loves this Kitathena!
  • HoneycombHoneycomb Posts: 400Registered Users
    TLMMM wrote: »
    I use this stuff too. Its great. Buy the big tub.

    That's another great thing about this gel is that the tub is hugh, so you're getting your money's worth, and it does great things for your hair.
  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Posts: 4,162Registered Users
    i've always wanted to try the long-aid. I've been a FAITHFUL user of the Smooth and Shine Curl Activator gel. maybe the next time I'm in wal-mart i'll pick up a tub and give it the ole college try
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  • TLMMMTLMMM Posts: 457Registered Users
    ^^ncc I crossed over from smooth n shine. it works pretty much the same, I find you get more of a "producty" feel from the smooth n shine. I'm heavy handed though, so ymmv.
  • foxycus02foxycus02 Posts: 918Registered Users
    Kitathena wrote: »
    I just posted the other day how much I love this stuff. After seeing honeycomb post about it, I tried it out and it is my new love.

    Kit,

    I like your blog! It was a great read.

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  • Candy72Candy72 Posts: 83Registered Users
    Honeycomb,

    Just curious, but what do you use this product for (i.e., fingerstyling, coils, twists, etc.)? Further, when your hair is fully dried, how does this product feel? My apologies for all of the questions, but I'm curious as to how this 'jheri curl' product will act in my natural 4a hair.
  • HoneycombHoneycomb Posts: 400Registered Users
    Candy72 wrote: »
    Honeycomb,

    Just curious, but what do you use this product for (i.e., fingerstyling, coils, twists, etc.)? Further, when your hair is fully dried, how does this product feel? My apologies for all of the questions, but I'm curious as to how this 'jheri curl' product will act in my natural 4a hair.

    Hi Candy, I use it for everything that you mentioned. When your hair is fully dry, it leaves your hair soft to the touch, never hard. You do have to be careful and not use too much or you'll get a greasy feel. But it will not give you a drippy "jheri curl" feel that some activator give. HTH.
  • Candy72Candy72 Posts: 83Registered Users
    Honeycomb,

    Thanks again for the feedback here. Quick Question: Are you using anything underneath this activator gel when styling your hair? I noticed that you had mentioned that you are no longer using your leave-in...so just curious how I should work this, because I plan on getting some this gel tonight.:wink::wink:
  • TLMMMTLMMM Posts: 457Registered Users
    Candy I've gotten good results without a leave in and GREAT results using a leave in underneath.
  • Candy72Candy72 Posts: 83Registered Users
    Nice...thanks for the feedback, TLMMM.
  • HoneycombHoneycomb Posts: 400Registered Users
    Candy72 wrote: »
    Honeycomb,

    Thanks again for the feedback here. Quick Question: Are you using anything underneath this activator gel when styling your hair? I noticed that you had mentioned that you are no longer using your leave-in...so just curious how I should work this, because I plan on getting some this gel tonight.:wink::wink:

    No, I use nothing underneath as of now. I am looking for a liquidy leave-in, cone-free, that I can use with it. But since I left my Biotera leave-in alone, I use the long aid solo.
  • Candy72Candy72 Posts: 83Registered Users
    Honeycomb,

    Okay...thanks again for the info here.
  • lorrnaelorrnae Posts: 134Registered Users
    Do you still use it with fantaisia Ic gel?
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  • kiarobkiarob Posts: 59Registered Users
    I am a fan of long aid, too. However, you can not use much and if I use it with certain conditioners I get white balls, so I use it alone and spritz with water when needed.
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  • RMichelleMRMichelleM Posts: 301Registered Users
    Honeycomb wrote: »
    Hi Lornae, I love Long Aid, I don't use the leave-in anymore because it's loaded with cones and I'm leaving them alone. I am surprised that not many naturals use it. It's cheap, very moisturizing, and it comes in a really big jar that lasts me for a couple of month at the least.


    hey i just started using Long Aid Activator Gel and it has no cones listed in the ingredients. i love it, im not using cones either so you may want to try it again some time.

    Ingredients:
    Water (Aqua)
    Glycerin
    Triethanolamine
    Carbomer 940
    Oleth-20
    Methylparaben
    DMDM Hydantoin
    Disodium EDTA
    Hydrolyzed Collagen
    Panthenol
    Aloe Vera Powder (Aloe Barbadensis)
    Fragrance (Parfum)
    Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730)

    **these are the ingredients for the extra dry hair formula (its the only one i ever see)**
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  • AlYubbiAlYubbi Posts: 41Registered Users
    hmmm, looks good. I was looking for gel thats not hard drying. I might buy this.
  • Dovie.BeyDovie.Bey Posts: 1Registered Users
    Hi natural sistars...I'm proud to say I've been using Long Aid gel activator since 2005 or sooner...even though I had a curl back in 2003 or 2004 I never could get used to the idea of going without my staple for my hair...it always keeps my hair soft moistened like water but if you use too much it become greasy and heavy...my hair is all natural now nd it has really helped my hair to grow without chemicals or leave ins(even though now I use Karen's Body Beautiful I tried Cantu but ddnt like the residue) but for me I will continue with Long Aid..another one of my faves is also Lustrasilk activator lotion with Argan oil...its superb!!!