Without the Flax

GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
If a gel was made with only the Aloe Vera, not the flax,would the curl definition be the same and last as with the flax-aloe gel mixture?
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DT: various
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    My aloe vera gel contains a copolymer to give it hold. FSG has hold that AV gel alone does not.
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  • namom3namom3 Registered Users Posts: 40
    I did not feel the aloe vera gel had enough hold for my 3bs. It does not compare tothe definition and hold the HFSG mixed with aloe has in my opinion!
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    Want to try: adding different EO's to HFSG, growing out hair
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Registered Users Posts: 15,678 Curl Connoisseur
    Aloe Vera Gel on it's own has no hold for me. I am also always amazed at curlies who say they put plain AVG in their hair and get crunch and hold...I get nothing, nada, zip. If I use it on dry hair it gets stringy or frizzy or both.
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