how do you use avg?

silveropessilveropes Registered Users Posts: 33
just a poll wondering how you use avg aloe vera gel?

I am a newbie just wondering about it and i am guessing this is not the sunburn kind? lol

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  • CaliforniaWavyCaliforniaWavy Registered Users Posts: 158
    The brand of aloe vera gel that most people seem to use is called Fruit of the Earth (FOTE). It's in a clear container and the gel is also clear. It is like 98% pure aloe. Some other brands out there aren't pure aloe and are meant more for sunburn/skin care, etc. I love FOTE. First, I usually rake a leave-in conditioner into soaking wet hair. Then, I scrunch in a curl cream ([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], Innersense QCCC, LOOB, etc.) then I scrunch in the FOTE avg. I usually scrunch quite a bit in - maybe around 2-3 good size blobs. I then plop with a flour sack towel for anywhere between 5-20 minutes. I then unplop, diffuse for a couple minutes, clip the roots, and then let air dry the rest of the way. I then bend upside down and scrunch the crunch out. The gel dries with a mild crunch, but it scrunches out VERY easily. The best thing about it is that it is like $3-4 dollars at the drugstore. You should give it a try!

    Good luck.
    Mod CG since 9/08
    2b/2c Thick Hair
    Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/CaliforniaWavy/

    pw: wavy

    Currently using:
    Wash/Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, Giovanni TTT, Elucence MB
    Conditioner: Kenra Moisturizing, Generic Biolage Balm
    Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT or GVP mixed with olive oil
    Styling faves: Giovanni DLI, KBB products, Boots, MOP Curl Cream, KCCC, HEBE
    Current Color: Salon highlights



  • SariaSaria Registered Users Posts: 15,963
    The FOTE people use actually is the sunburn kind. It's sold with other aloe vera gels for that purpose. You won't find it with the hair products.
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  • CaliforniaWavyCaliforniaWavy Registered Users Posts: 158
    You're right, Sairis! I wasn't totally clear in my earlier post. It is used for sunburn and skincare, it's just pure aloe vera whereas some of the others have other ingredients (lidocaine, etc.). I found mine at Rite Aid drugstore and it was in the body section of the store. Thanks for clarifying!
    Mod CG since 9/08
    2b/2c Thick Hair
    Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/CaliforniaWavy/

    pw: wavy

    Currently using:
    Wash/Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, Giovanni TTT, Elucence MB
    Conditioner: Kenra Moisturizing, Generic Biolage Balm
    Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT or GVP mixed with olive oil
    Styling faves: Giovanni DLI, KBB products, Boots, MOP Curl Cream, KCCC, HEBE
    Current Color: Salon highlights



  • onethousandcurlsonethousandcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,118
    I agree with the others! I just scrunch mine in, and like CaliforniaWavy, I use a generous helping. Whatever I feel like my hair needs that day. Always after my Giovanni leave-in.

    Currently working on incorporating [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] into the mix, we'll see how that goes.
    3b/c, CG 9/18/08
    Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
    Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    I use Theraneem Leaf and Aloe Vera Gel. It has neem in it (a hair friendly herb). Aside from the carbomer, it's pure AV. I tytpically apply it after plopping, over conditioner or whatever styling thing is in my hair.
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
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  • silveropessilveropes Registered Users Posts: 33
    Thank you all for posting what kind of leave in do you use still looking for a cone free leave in. Right now I just add a blob of coco condish to my gel.
  • CaliforniaWavyCaliforniaWavy Registered Users Posts: 158
    I use Giovanni Direct Leave-in. I use about a pea sized amount, which I find is plenty. I found mine at Ulta, I believe. I've also seen it at some drugstores as well.
    Mod CG since 9/08
    2b/2c Thick Hair
    Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/CaliforniaWavy/

    pw: wavy

    Currently using:
    Wash/Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, Giovanni TTT, Elucence MB
    Conditioner: Kenra Moisturizing, Generic Biolage Balm
    Deep Treatment: Jessicurl WDT or GVP mixed with olive oil
    Styling faves: Giovanni DLI, KBB products, Boots, MOP Curl Cream, KCCC, HEBE
    Current Color: Salon highlights



  • TillyMunchyWavesTillyMunchyWaves Registered Users Posts: 671
    I blend organic AVG gel w/a base condish like Earth Science.
    Wavy, curly on the ends, 2C.
    Coarse to medium textured, porous, dry, and lots of it.
    Shampoo--HSH Pumpkin, Abba Pure Moisture
    LVPNG, HSH Pumpkin, Walgreen's Knockoffs--Condish/Cowash
    AOHR, Nexxus, EO--LI
    CK & ReCoil--Activator
    Suave Max Hold, Alagio Curl-Gel
    For inquiring minds who want to know:
    http://www.public.fotki.com/TillyErnissee
  • teshonteshon Registered Users Posts: 1,127
    I usually mix in the palm of my hand an equal portion of FOTE to a moisturizing leave-in and apply directly to soaking wet hair.
    3c-4a; Protein Sensitive(forms of wheat, keratin, soy and anything "hydrolyzed"). My hair hates coconut oil and jojoba oil(sometimes).
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  • eweniqueewenique Registered Users Posts: 1,502 Curl Neophyte
    Some add FOTE to dry hair as a pick me up for 2nd day hair. Just smooth and scrunch into the ends. Let dry, then uncrunch. It seems to work well in drier climates.
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

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  • TaraVictoriaTaraVictoria Registered Users Posts: 374
    I use a little of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-One-Condition-p-55.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-one-condition]Deva One condition[/buylink]er as a leave in - they do the same in the salon. I also love the Suave conditioner - coconut or waterlilly aloe - a great change for the $$$$ !! thanks for the info !!!
    Tara - have a curly day!!!

    LA Looks Curl Gel, Sauve Naturals conditioners Waterlily, CK, Deva Archangel , LOOB (has its days)...
    Deva One - LOVE it!!!!!!!

    Botticelli's Flax Seed Hair Gel (a DIY!!!) THANKS Botticelli!!!!!!
    Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Creme (LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!)
    Shea Moisture Smoothie - GREAT stuff!

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