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Old 11-06-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
 
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Default what does aloe vera do to your locks?

I've noticed a few products have changed their ingredients to add aloe vera..
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
 
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I've tried aloe vera gel on my hair, but my hair hates it. It felt like there was sand in my hair when I applied AVG to it.
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I love it, espectular for curl definition and softness.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:52 AM   #4
 
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Aloe vera juice/gel is supposed to be great for adding moisture and for clumping curls. My hair doesn't really want to clump on its own, but if I add AVG to my conditioner and leave it on my head for about 10 minutes--I get clumps.

AVG hasn't worked so well in my leave-ins, but I'm not ready to rule it out. I have to play around with the ratios a bit more.
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I love it, espectular for curl definition and softness.
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My hair LOVES AVG. I have only tried the ingestable whole leaf version though. I can't add it to other leave ins though or it will be a hot mess. It has to go on separately. I use it on top of KCKT.
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My hair LOVES AVG. I have only tried the ingestable whole leaf version though. I can't add it to other leave ins though or it will be a hot mess. It has to go on separately. I use it on top of KCKT.
Interesting. I haven't tried that; I kept trying to blend it with my other leave-ins, but the results were bleh. I'll try this with my KCKT.

Do you do this only for wash n gos or have you tried this with twistouts as well? Do you use any kind of oil to seal?
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:03 PM   #7
 
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I noticed Tresemme Naturals condish does not play well with AVG.

But I love AVG. It's my staple. I use it more in the summer because in colder weather it can get a little crunchy. It defines my hair without giving it that "super gelled" look, makes my hair soft, and I also use it slick back any frizzies.
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I might try mixing it with my eco styler and with conditioner...
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ive made a AVG gel, and its amazing, i mean amazing, my hair loves it, makes it so soft and defined, and fizz free, clumps nicely....... adds richness and tames it just everything i added quiet a few other oils to it so it moisturises as well
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How did you make the gel?
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ive made a AVG gel, and its amazing, i mean amazing, my hair loves it, makes it so soft and defined, and fizz free, clumps nicely....... adds richness and tames it just everything i added quiet a few other oils to it so it moisturises as well


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Hi all, I'm new to the curly world and I'm learning so much. Still don't know my hair type yet, but that's another story.

What exactly is clumping? Does it do better with thick hair or thin?

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ive made a AVG gel, and its amazing, i mean amazing, my hair loves it, makes it so soft and defined, and fizz free, clumps nicely....... adds richness and tames it just everything i added quiet a few other oils to it so it moisturises as well
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i use fresh aloe vera, i cut the green away so i just have the sticky gooy stuff, (which is the good stuff) then i add my oils: first a currier oil, i use almond or coconut oil, then i use my "goodies oils" thats argan, hemp or emu oil, then i add EO for smell, ive been using lavender, then i blend, untill there are no more chunks, cause it gets kinda thick, i add a bit of water, ooh and ive been adding a bit of shea butter as well, but im still playing with that so im not quiet sure on it. hope that helps
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I use aloe Vera juice a lot and it makes my hair soft. I think its a Ph balancer which my hair needs obviously. I put it on after I do my final rinse, right before I apply my leave in and my hair clumpy and soft.

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Hi all, I'm new to the curly world and I'm learning so much. Still don't know my hair type yet, but that's another story.

What exactly is clumping? Does it do better with thick hair or thin?

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Clumping is when the curls literally "clump" together to form a curl. and it just depends on your hair. Thick and thin hair can both clump. Usually the larger the curl, the easier the clumping. That's not to say small curls can't or don't clump. sometmes when your moisture and protein are in check, hair will clump together because it's healthy. Products can make hair clump.

I use Aloe Vera in my refreshing spritz and in my eco styler gel. It makes the gel go on better and it's a tad softer.
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #15
 
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I use oth aloe vera gel and aloe vera juice. The AVG I use in my Eco Styler custard mix (which contains AVG, Clear Eco Styler gel, and coconut oil) and the AVJ I use in my KimmayTube Leave-In recipe (which contains KCKT, AVJ, 1tbs. each jojoba and EVOO).
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #16
 
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My hair pretty much hates aloevera anything! My hair gets super dry even with a leave in and it's a mess to detangle. Ive tried in in different ways but it always makes my hair feel like a Brillo pad!
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My hair pretty much hates aloevera anything! My hair gets super dry even with a leave in and it's a mess to detangle. Ive tried in in different ways but it always makes my hair feel like a Brillo pad!
Glad I'm not alone.. I was starting to think I was the only one who couldn't use aloe. On my skin it's great.. on my hair, that's just me asking for megafrizz.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #18
 
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There's a fine line between using too much AVG and too little. When my hair was bra strap length, I was using approx. 2 tbsp on my hair. Now that my hair is chin length, I have no idea how much to use. Yesterday I used a tablespoon and it was a little too much.

The right amount of AVG will make my hair more defined, offer shine, control some frizz, and offer a little bit of hold. Too much AVG will make my hair feel crunchy/crispy.
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