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I smell like a green pine tree air freshener

xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
Why does AO GPB have to smell like this? It does such amazing things for my hair when I need a protein hit but man - the smell annoys me!:pukel:
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~

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  • Future WaveFuture Wave Posts: 154Registered Users
    I can't quite figure out what AO GPB is (Avalon Organics? Aubrey Organics? Something something Balm?), but does it by any chance have Tea Tree Oil in it? If it does, that stuff smells sort of like pine.
    co-wash - Suave Naturals Coconut
    condish - Trader Joe's TTT and Refresh
    styling - FOTE, shea butter, jojoba oil, LA Looks

    Kryptonite: Stearalkonium Chloride, quats
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I can't quite figure out what AO GPB is (Avalon Organics? Aubrey Organics? Something something Balm?), but does it by any chance have Tea Tree Oil in it? If it does, that stuff smells sort of like pine.

    Sorry - it's Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner. It has balsam oil in it.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • Future WaveFuture Wave Posts: 154Registered Users
    Ah-ha! It's most likely the balsam oil that smells like pine. Balsam is a type of evergreen tree.

    There are different types of plants considered to be balsams - some are flowering and fruiting bushes, but I think all the balsam oils are derived from the evergreen tree.
    co-wash - Suave Naturals Coconut
    condish - Trader Joe's TTT and Refresh
    styling - FOTE, shea butter, jojoba oil, LA Looks

    Kryptonite: Stearalkonium Chloride, quats
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I can't quite figure out what AO GPB is (Avalon Organics? Aubrey Organics? Something something Balm?), but does it by any chance have Tea Tree Oil in it? If it does, that stuff smells sort of like pine.

    Sorry - it's Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner. It has balsam oil in it.

    xcptnl - is this conditioner heavy like the honeysuckle rose? The HR always left my hair feeling coated (& I couldn't STAND the smell)! I want to try this one but not if it's heavy like the HR.
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    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    It's definitely too perfumey, yes, but I don't think it smells at all evergreen-y :dontknow:.

    I just have the basic formula - are you talking about it or one of those alternative Whole Foods fragrances you mentioned a while back?
    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
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    auntnett wrote: »
    It's definitely too perfumey, yes, but I don't think it smells at all evergreen-y :dontknow:.

    I just have the basic formula - are you talking about it or one of those alternative Whole Foods fragrances you mentioned a while back?

    No-I used the basic one today. Does yours have the balsam oil in it? Maybe my batch got too much. :happy3:
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    kjwavy wrote: »
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I can't quite figure out what AO GPB is (Avalon Organics? Aubrey Organics? Something something Balm?), but does it by any chance have Tea Tree Oil in it? If it does, that stuff smells sort of like pine.

    Sorry - it's Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner. It has balsam oil in it.

    xcptnl - is this conditioner heavy like the honeysuckle rose? The HR always left my hair feeling coated (& I couldn't STAND the smell)! I want to try this one but not if it's heavy like the HR.

    It is a thick conditioner but I can get it all rinsed out without any feeling of my hair being coated. If you have any protein intolerance be careful because that is why I use it - to get a hit of protein for my fine hair.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • ellageorginaellageorgina Posts: 1,511Registered Users
    I feel as though I smell like a hippy whenever I use it.
    I also think it's a bit gross that it contains oyster lol.
    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.

  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    I don't know who the consultant might be for Aubrey's fragrances, but WOW, they certainly have a unique sense of smell. All of Aubrey's conditioners have an overpowering aroma, don't they? It always makes me less inclined to reach for them, although ultimately I do because they perform so well for me.

    I'm sorry you smell like pine air freshener, xcptnl.

    I used GPB this morning, too, but I'm not aware of the scent after my hair dries. Maybe I've become immune!
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjillipoo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • wavycurly40+wavycurly40+ Posts: 2,017Registered Users
    I agree with Jillipoo -- the folks at Aubrey seriously need to dial down their fragrances.

    Wurly and proud!
    Modified CG since 2008.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I agree with Jillipoo -- the folks at Aubrey seriously need to dial down their fragrances.

    And I agree with both of you. Like Jillipoo said - I hesitate to use them and I find myself not using them often because of that. But the GPB works wonders on my hair so I make myself use it once or month or so.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    kjwavy wrote: »
    xcptnl wrote: »

    Sorry - it's Aubrey Organics Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner. It has balsam oil in it.

    xcptnl - is this conditioner heavy like the honeysuckle rose? The HR always left my hair feeling coated (& I couldn't STAND the smell)! I want to try this one but not if it's heavy like the HR.

    It is a thick conditioner but I can get it all rinsed out without any feeling of my hair being coated. If you have any protein intolerance be careful because that is why I use it - to get a hit of protein for my fine hair.

    I don't know if mine has balsam oil - I'll look and see, if I can remember, LOL. I think I do remember seeing it on the list. Fortunately, the smell doesn't linger once rinsed out, on my hair anyway. Be sure to shake it well (hard to do when the bottle is new and full) according to the instructions - maybe if you don't, you're getting a stronger hit of the stinky honeysuckle or, in your case, the balsam oils. Its strong fragrance supposedly comes from the former and does seem to be mostly what I smell.

    It is thick but not as heavy/rich/oily as AOHR, which I can mainly use only as a DT. GPB doesn't leave any film or coating on my hair at all. I've been using it at least once a week for the past 2-3 months and have done the 45 minute treatment a couple of times, too. My hair seems to enjoy the proteins in it more than those in GVP Reconstructing Conditioner (fake Joico K-Pak) or Nexxus Emergencee.

    Ellageorgina, the protein comes from oyster shells, not oysters themselves - if that was the case, it might need the strong perfume to cover the smell, LOL!
    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
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I so didn't know about shaking it!! Thanks for that tip. Maybe the oils are rising to the top and because I had no clue I was getting more oils than the other. I will definitely do that next time. It did fade around mid-day but up until then - blech.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    Auntnett, that is a great point, and one that Aubrey frequently fails to emphasize. It's *really* important to shake their conditioners, even though when you first buy them and the bottle is full to the brim, shaking it requires that you lift weights first to build up your muscles.
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
    CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
    CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


    Fotki password: chuckle
    Blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fjillipoo.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup
    Twitter: nopoojillipoo
  • kjwavykjwavy Posts: 362Registered Users
    Thanks, y'all, so much!! I've been needing a good protein conditioner, & as long as it rinses out really well, I'm going to give it a try.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Discovered nc.com in 09/2003

    2b~~fine texture~~normal porosity (except for highlights, which are high)~~normal elasticity~~medium density


    Shampoo: Still use sulfates, but only on roots
    Rinse out: Deva One C, JC Too Shea, Original Sprouts Deep Conditioner
    Curl Enhancers: KCCC; JC Rocking Ringlets, JC Spiralicious, & Confident Coils
    Styler: BRHG (over any and all curl enhancers) - this is the one product that I never change - absolute HG!!


    I




  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I'm always the lone defender of AO GPB's scent, but I love it and feel I need to chime in -- it reminds me of a Christmas candle from my childhood. :) And it does wonderful things for my hair. :love7:
    Loose botticelli curls and waves
    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008