Aloe vera gel

threegracesthreegraces Posts: 17Registered Users
Where does it fit in? I bought some because I have seen it around here, but haven't tried it yet. Is it for hold? moisture?

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  • wookiemousewookiemouse Posts: 295Registered Users
    I've seen it used for a little bit of everything, mixed in with harder gels for moisture, for a light hold, etc. I use it to SOTC, and mix it 50:50 with water to spritz on second day hair.

    Stacy
    3a/some b, med/high porosity, med texture

    My current HGs:
    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, VO5 Strawberries & Cream
    Conditioner: Deva OneC
    Leave-in: Shea M, Deva B'Leave In
    Cremes: CIAB, pink Boots
    Gels: BRHG

    CG since 2/07 and loving it!
  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    mix it 50:50 with water to spritz on second day hair.
    Thats a fantastic idea - Im going to try that - Ive just been rewetting with plain water, but that sounds like a great way to add a bit of moisture, thanks!
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • CurlyCowgirlyCurlyCowgirly Posts: 299Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You have beautiful hair wookie!!!
    Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
    AKA hard to work with hair!


    Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
    CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
    Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
    Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
    Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mix it 50:50 with water to spritz on second day hair.
    Thats a fantastic idea - Im going to try that - Ive just been rewetting with plain water, but that sounds like a great way to add a bit of moisture, thanks!

    I use it this way but I also use it on first day hair, first thing right out of the shower for additional moisture, frizz control, and aids in curl formation/clumping.

    I don't use it or anything else wet to SOTC, though - just undoes everything, for me.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • lauroon212lauroon212 Posts: 5Registered Users
    I use aloe vera gel as my only gel. I LOVE the results. Before I went CG it wasn't enough though. I used to have to use that with a leave-in. Now my hair just needs the aloe. I use Fruit of the Earth, clear, alcohol free gel and nothing else.
    Products: DevaCurl No-Poo, DevaCurl OneC, FOTE Aloe Vera Gel

    Tricks: Plopping, finger curling, NO RAKE AND SHAKE FOR ME!!
  • CheesyToastCheesyToast Posts: 153Registered Users
    would you use the gel labled "inner fillet"? I saw it at henry's and I think all the oils I am using are heavy for the weather right now so I'm thinking my hair will apprweciate aloe gel but I'm not sure what to buy.
    OS
    Fine/Medium
    High sheen
    Spongy
    Normal porousity
    Healthy CBL unstretched Dec 2009
    And APL unstretched August 2010
    Fotki updated June 14th 09
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    auntnett wrote: »
    mix it 50:50 with water to spritz on second day hair.
    Thats a fantastic idea - Im going to try that - Ive just been rewetting with plain water, but that sounds like a great way to add a bit of moisture, thanks!

    I use it this way but I also use it on first day hair, first thing right out of the shower for additional moisture, frizz control, and aids in curl formation/clumping.

    I don't use it or anything else wet to SOTC, though - just undoes everything, for me.

    the bold is exactly what i do :). it works wonders for me :). this along with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]kccc[/buylink] and a bit of brhg.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    How much do you use straight out of the shower on first day hair? Aloe is so versatile, but I never thought to use it on my hair!
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i use about 2 medium/ big globs and comb it thru (with a denman- not that it really makes a difference- havent seen any real result). i just use enough where i have fully distributed it in my hair.
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    auntnett wrote: »
    Thats a fantastic idea - Im going to try that - Ive just been rewetting with plain water, but that sounds like a great way to add a bit of moisture, thanks!

    I use it this way but I also use it on first day hair, first thing right out of the shower for additional moisture, frizz control, and aids in curl formation/clumping.

    I don't use it or anything else wet to SOTC, though - just undoes everything, for me.

    the bold is exactly what i do :). it works wonders for me :). this along with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]kccc[/buylink] and a bit of brhg.

    Yep, that's my best go-to combo for any time of the year - closest thing I have to a HG. Wonder if it's a Georgia thing?!

    I use 2-3 good pumps of it, work it thru well then follow with anything else I'm using.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    So would this replace a leave in? I got some FOTE aloe gel at Target today (that only had the travel sizes though - boo!!)
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For me it just depends on how my hair feels that day and how it was behaving before washing. If I feel I need it, I use a little KBB hair milk or GDLI after the AVG. Many days the AVG is all I use before styling product(s), though.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • threegracesthreegraces Posts: 17Registered Users
    I tried mixing it with my gel and all I got was frizz. Not what I need on second day hair either.

    Any other non-hair uses because it doesn't seem to work fir my hair at all!
  • Lil'curlsLil'curls Posts: 275Registered Users
    I rake through through two quarter size amounts, and then put a commercial gel for some additional hold. Recently I've been putting a leave in over that and it's been working quite well.

    threegraces- I did a google search of "uses for aloe vera gel" and there seem to be many uses for it other than hair.
    Teenage curly with 3a-3b course curls
    Shampoo: DCLP
    Rinse Out: GVP conditioning balm in winter. Devacurl One Condition in Summer
    Co Wash: Suave
    Styler: LA Looks Curl Gel
    Leave in: Devacurl One Condition

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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I tried mixing it with my gel and all I got was frizz. Not what I need on second day hair either.

    Any other non-hair uses because it doesn't seem to work fir my hair at all!

    I put it on alone first, undiluted by any other products - I don't do well mixing products in general. Layering works much better for me.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett

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