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Aubrey Organics

So, I just got the GPB Glycogen Protein Conditioner and used AOHR as a leave in and my hair is amaaaazing right now!
I'm falling in love with AO.
I was just wondering, has anyone tried the protein conditioner, and, also, I am considering buying the B5 design gel as I like to use more 'natural' things.
For those of you who have used the B5 gel, what level of hold does it have? And do you like it?
3b-med texture-med porosity
CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
Gel: Lavera Organic

My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

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  • heartofcurlsheartofcurls Posts: 215Registered Users
    So, I just got the GPB Glycogen Protein Conditioner and used AOHR as a leave in and my hair is amaaaazing right now!
    I'm falling in love with AO.
    I was just wondering, has anyone tried the protein conditioner, and, also, I am considering buying the B5 design gel as I like to use more 'natural' things.
    For those of you who have used the B5 gel, what level of hold does it have? And do you like it?

    I'm going to Whole Foods today to get the GPB. I think my hair needs protein.
    Co wash: GTTT Conditioner
    Rinse out: G 50:50 or GVPCB
    Leave In: GDLI
    Gel: KCCC and LA Looks Sport
    My HG is Pink Boots!
  • mollyav8mollyav8 Posts: 2Registered Users
    I started out hard core cg, no quats nothing now I don't use any beauty supplies with carcinogens. I use a lot of AO. I really like the B5 gel. It has pretty good hold. But the gell I sometimes use with it is KMF upper management gel. There is a really good website called skin deep that will tell you about all the ingredients in every product and how safe it is.
  • poppinspoppins Posts: 104Registered Users
    oh dear I hadn't managed to discover those yet and now I'm lusting over several of the things on the site!!:tongue3: May just have to try some when I next have any money to spare!!
    BTW has anyone tried the hair colour from there? I would love to find a more natural hair colour solution!
    2c coarse,very dense hair, average porousity.
    Currently using:
    Original Source conditioners
    Boots intensive Honey and Jojoba hair mask
    Boots pink curl creme
    Loreal InvisiGel mineral gel
    Also now experimenting with Anita Grant products Yay!
    Also mom to 6 little curlies of various types!:love4:
    Avi:My cute baby boy's super soft baby curls!
  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    GPB was the conditioner I bought on a recommendation from Struttswife. It saved my hair.

    My hair was protein-starved and this helped to fill the need. It was also tangling very badly in between showers and becoming a chore to untangle even when it was wet with conditioner in it. When I first started I used it every time I rinsed as a rinse out and I used about a nickel size as a leave-in. Now, I use it about 2-3 times a week. I'm a big fan.:wav:

    Just purchased more yesterday at WF. I was lucky enough to find 16 oz. size this time.
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Picasa:
    Link
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    KCCC
    Curl Junkie Stuff
    BRHG


    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I use the GPB in the winter, it's too heavy for me in the summer. I like the B-5, but picked up some Giovanni LA Natural this week. SBB talks about it. Said she traded in her AOMM for this--likes it better. (I'm pretty sure of this. Forgive me, SBB, if I'm misquoting you.) I've used this twice. It's very nice and very natural.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users
    I'm only just starting to play with the B5 Design gel, so I'm not an expert yet. But here's what I've found so far:

    1) I love it for touching up 2nd day hair (or frizzy, late-in-the-day hair). I spritz my hair with water and mix a teeny bit of the gel with a little more water in my hands, then smooth/scrunch it in. I've done this with other gels, but with this one, the texture of my hair comes out nicer. Some of the others can give me a coated, gunky look.

    2) The only other way I've used it is over a leave-in, when I just want "casual" hair. I'm not sure it provides enough hold for a "serious" hair day.... but I haven't tried it yet, nor have I tried it with a hard-hold gel over it.

    When I have used it this way, it may thicken my hair strands a little bit.... which I'm not looking for.

    Jury's still out. But it's not that expensive; I think it's worth a try. In general, it has not received great reviews around here -- but some people really like it!

    hth

    Wurly and proud!
    Modified CG since 2008.
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    Thanks for everyones' help! I usually use La Bella for curls gel and that's a level 8 hold, so I was wondering if I could get the same hold from the B5 design gel. I'm fed up of putting plastics in my hair and want something that will nourish my hair, you know?
    Poppins - AO is AMAZZZZING! I bought mine from a shop really close to me. I've decided to alternate between the protein condish and the AOHR, using the other one as a leave-in.
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    I like AOHR in the winter. I have tried AOMM and B5. AOMM has no hold. B5 has very, very little. But I need a hard hold gel like Got2b Spiked or BRHG
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    Residual wrote: »
    I like AOHR in the winter. I have tried AOMM and B5. AOMM has no hold. B5 has very, very little. But I need a hard hold gel like Got2b Spiked or BRHG

    Thanks, that's really helpful. I may get it and use a hard hold gel over it.
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • ResRes Posts: 2,911Registered Users
    Residual wrote: »
    I like AOHR in the winter. I have tried AOMM and B5. AOMM has no hold. B5 has very, very little. But I need a hard hold gel like Got2b Spiked or BRHG

    Thanks, that's really helpful. I may get it and use a hard hold gel over it.

    It is very moisturizing for me. I haven't experimented much with it but I think it'd work nicely with BRHG. When I used it I did AOMM-AOB5-BRHG and I think it was too much moisture for the summer.
    3A/B - low-normal porosity - med to coarse texture

    Shampoo - GTTTT
    Co-Wash - As I Am Coconut Cowash
    RO - GVP Cond. Balm, Tresemme Naturals, Yes to Carrots Nourishing, AO Honeysuckle Rose
    LI - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cream Headdress
    DT - Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholestrol, SM Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment
    Stylers - BRHG (old formula is my HG, but the new one has silicones)

    Trying out - MGA Sculpting Gel, LA Sports Gel, Got2b Spiked Gel, Got2b Glued
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users

    I spritz my hair with water and mix a teeny bit of the gel with a little more water in my hands, then smooth/scrunch it in. I've done this with other gels, but with this one, the texture of my hair comes out nicer. Some of the others can give me a coated, gunky look.

    Just tried this--to see what it does for frizz. I wet my hands and smoothed them over canopy, wet hands again and added a little AO B-5 and smoothed it on. Was afraid to scrunch much--didn't want to stir things up as my hair wasn't too frizzy. Am waiting for it to dry. So far, it looks pretty good. You may be on to something--would be a great use for this product. I wonder how AOMM would be using it this way??
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I already use CJ AFG + hard hold gel
    So would it be pointless getting AO B5?
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Ella, many of us just like to have products around, LOL! This is very different then the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel-p-941.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel]Aloe Fix[/buylink]. However, if you want a more natural gel and can get the Giovanni products--I'd try the LA Natural. It's cheaper, or about the same price. It says hard hold on the bottle. It's not BRHG, but I don't like BRHG because it leaves my hair feeling producty. The LA Natural does not. It leaves it soft and bouncy. I used it over the Seamollient/Master Serum LI today with little frizz. Now that I did wavycurly40+'s little trick, I have no frizz--and the dewpoint was 63 this morning.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    LOL, EXACTLY. I just want more products around haha. Ah, I'm just gonna get it when it's in stock at my local health food shop (out of stock today!!) and try it!!!
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    Ella, many of us just like to have products around, LOL! This is very different then the [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel-p-941.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curl-Assurance-Aloe-Fix-Hair-Styling-Gel]Aloe Fix[/buylink]. However, if you want a more natural gel and can get the Giovanni products--I'd try the LA Natural. It's cheaper, or about the same price. It says hard hold on the bottle. It's not BRHG, but I don't like BRHG because it leaves my hair feeling producty. The LA Natural does not. It leaves it soft and bouncy. I used it over the Seamollient/Master Serum LI today with little frizz. Now that I did wavycurly40+'s little trick, I have no frizz--and the dewpoint was 63 this morning.

    Glad it worked for you! I'm sure it will stop working for me, now that I've posted about it, LOL! But as long as it works for somebody else.......

    Wurly and proud!
    Modified CG since 2008.
  • poppinspoppins Posts: 104Registered Users
    so I think I need to get me some AOHR and the protein condish....but also like the look of the jojoba and aloe desert hydrating conditioner....has anyone tried this? wondering if this would be good for my over dry coarse hair?? :happy7:
    2c coarse,very dense hair, average porousity.
    Currently using:
    Original Source conditioners
    Boots intensive Honey and Jojoba hair mask
    Boots pink curl creme
    Loreal InvisiGel mineral gel
    Also now experimenting with Anita Grant products Yay!
    Also mom to 6 little curlies of various types!:love4:
    Avi:My cute baby boy's super soft baby curls!
  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    poppins wrote: »
    so I think I need to get me some AOHR and the protein condish....but also like the look of the jojoba and aloe desert hydrating conditioner....has anyone tried this? wondering if this would be good for my over dry coarse hair?? :happy7:
    poppins - if your hair is coarse, do you really want to use GBP? :dontknow: I think the jojoba and aloe might do well for you though. JMO.
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
    Picasa:
    Link
    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    KCCC
    Curl Junkie Stuff
    BRHG


    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • DarinaDarina Posts: 71Registered Users
    poppins wrote: »
    so I think I need to get me some AOHR and the protein condish....but also like the look of the jojoba and aloe desert hydrating conditioner....has anyone tried this? wondering if this would be good for my over dry coarse hair?? :happy7:

    You might want to hold off on the really protein-heavy stuff since you have coarse hair. I have thick coarse 2c hair & it hates protein like you wouldn't believe :sad5:. Coarse hair often has more than enough protein already.

    My hair loves AOHR very occasionally but when I go crazy with it my hair turns into straw. Maybe it's all the oils in it, my hair seems to hate oils. It also has no slip on my hair for some reason so I'm thinking of trying it as a pre-co-wash. Anyway my husband loves the smell so I'm thinking of reasons to keep using it.

    I haven't tried the jojoba & aloe but now I want to! Maybe I'll try it when I run out of AOHR :)

    Here's a good link for info on coarse hair: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Flivecurlylivefree.com%2Fcurly%2520hair%2520basics.htm" class="Popup (you might have to scroll down a little)
    2a/b, coarse, high density
    no idea on porosity
    protein & oil-sensitive
    giving CG another go as of July 2009
    (previously on modified CG)

    Current Experiment:
    Co-wash - Biolage Conditioning Balm, Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom
    Rinse-out - Biolage Conditioning Balm, AOHR
    Leave-in - Biolage Conditioning Balm, JCS Nourish & Shine
    Style - Deva Arc Angell, KCCC
    DT - condish/avg/honey mix, Ojon RHT


  • DarinaDarina Posts: 71Registered Users
    So, I just got the GPB Glycogen Protein Conditioner and used AOHR as a leave in and my hair is amaaaazing right now!
    I'm falling in love with AO.
    I was just wondering, has anyone tried the protein conditioner, and, also, I am considering buying the B5 design gel as I like to use more 'natural' things.
    For those of you who have used the B5 gel, what level of hold does it have? And do you like it?

    I like the B5 gel a lot. It has very soft hold for me but it doesn't weigh down my waves...
    2a/b, coarse, high density
    no idea on porosity
    protein & oil-sensitive
    giving CG another go as of July 2009
    (previously on modified CG)

    Current Experiment:
    Co-wash - Biolage Conditioning Balm, Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom
    Rinse-out - Biolage Conditioning Balm, AOHR
    Leave-in - Biolage Conditioning Balm, JCS Nourish & Shine
    Style - Deva Arc Angell, KCCC
    DT - condish/avg/honey mix, Ojon RHT


  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    yeah, Poppins - the J.A.Y condish might be better for your hair, cause if you have coarse hair protein might make it snap!!
    I really wanted the J.A.Y, but it's more expensive then the rest... Why is this???
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • poppinspoppins Posts: 104Registered Users
    yeah you're all right, I think the JAY would be better than the really protein heavy one. But yeah, why is that one more expensive? LOL
    I seem to have just got a bit obsessed about my poor damaged hair needing protein, but really it is so coarse that I know it wont be a good idea to over do it LOL:lol: (you would have thougt Id got the message after 2 disasterous attempts with eggs that left me with worse than straw LOL)
    2c coarse,very dense hair, average porousity.
    Currently using:
    Original Source conditioners
    Boots intensive Honey and Jojoba hair mask
    Boots pink curl creme
    Loreal InvisiGel mineral gel
    Also now experimenting with Anita Grant products Yay!
    Also mom to 6 little curlies of various types!:love4:
    Avi:My cute baby boy's super soft baby curls!
  • britney.britney. Posts: 292Registered Users
    I love AO! It's amazing, haha. I also use other AO products besides the shampoo & conditioner too. I tried the GPB shampoo before and it was quite nice! I switched to the AOHR shampoo though since I didn't really like the smell of the GPB. But the GPB made my hair very soft!
    2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
    Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!

    Current Routine:
    Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
    Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
    Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam



  • NalliaNallia Posts: 2,979Registered Users
    "...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

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  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I really want the b5 design gel... do you get good hold from it?
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I really want the b5 design gel... do you get good hold from it?

    Light to medium hold.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    How do you think it would behave ontop of CJ AFG? Stronger hold perhaps?
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • IzzyTheTerribleIzzyTheTerrible Posts: 194Registered Users
    Are you still using/loving this? Struttswife suggested I try it mixed with the Suave Tropical Coconut (to thin it out some). Trying to decide if I'm going to grab some. Still loving the whole my hair being in love with a $.98 condish.
    2a-2b/fine/LOTS of it/Florida Dews
    CG as of 7/29.


    Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO-Condish: Suave Tropical Coconut / Matrix Conditioning Balm
    Low-Poo: Daisy Fuentes

    Protein --> :love8: <-- My Hair
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    Do you mean CJ AFG?
    3b-med texture-med porosity
    CG from 21-05-09 2nd try!
    Conditioners: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose, Aubrey Organics GPB Protein
    Stylers: CJ CCCC, CJ AFG, KCCC
    Gel: Lavera Organic

    My hair LOVES CURL JUNKIE <3 :love10:
    www.fotki.com/loopyloops.

  • IzzyTheTerribleIzzyTheTerrible Posts: 194Registered Users
    Do you mean CJ AFG?

    Sorry, meant the Aubrey Organics
    2a-2b/fine/LOTS of it/Florida Dews
    CG as of 7/29.


    Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    RO-Condish: Suave Tropical Coconut / Matrix Conditioning Balm
    Low-Poo: Daisy Fuentes

    Protein --> :love8: <-- My Hair
  • dernhelmdernhelm Posts: 84Registered Users
    Seems my hair needs protein so I picked up the AO GPB in Lavender Ylang Ylang from Whole Foods. But the third ingredient is "alcohol denat. (38b, lavender)".
    What does that mean? Isn't alcohol denat a drying alcohol? What do you all think?
    very fine/dense/high porosity
    No heat styling

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