I think with okra gel, you HAVE to use a thickener, it just doesn't get as thick as FSG no matter how long you boil it. At least, that's what I've gathered from the posts I've read here. I'm not sure about MR @ whole foods- I don't have one here. Plus, I love online shopping, so if I can order it online I don't bother looking for it on the ground, lol.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip