Most use FOTE AVG - it's pretty readily available. I've never been able to find the Theraneem, but I'd like to try it.

AVG is more for curl enhancement and maybe a little additional light moisture than for hold - most find it gives very little actual hold on its own.

I used to always use a generous amount of it on my very wet hair before I applied any other product for frizz control and curl enhancement. I'm not needing it much nowadays with the products I'm using.

I do usually still apply it to my pineapple the first night after washing my hair to reinforce the curls - helps me get day 3-4 hair, sometimes longer.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, 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!

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