Trader Joe's Aloe Vera Gel.Awesome.

Ok ladies. I had no buisness in Trader Joe's bc i was on a date with my boyfriend. But i saw it, and i couldn't stop myself. I made a beeline for the personal care section, intending to buy some nourish spa condish, but instead i see they carried 99% Aloe Vera Gel. It was also 2.50 for 12.5oz. Not too bad. So I pick it up, and quickly leave before me bf's b****fest began.

Well i tried it today for a wash n' go, my very first one i've worn in public. It was the bomb!!!!

I got really excellently defined curls that were, admittedly, a tad crunchy. But once my hair dried, i used a little monoi coconut oil to scrunch and it was totally soft and touchable! I usually only get like a few sections here and there that are defined when i try and wear a wash and go and the rest undefined and frizzy, but this was a real success and I wanted to share it wth you ladies. I even got tons of complements and it felt great!! So next time your at Trader Joe's, go on, pick up a bottle. You won't feel guilty at all!!
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Ok ladies. I had no buisness in Trader Joe's bc i was on a date with my boyfriend. But i saw it, and i couldn't stop myself. I made a beeline for the personal care section, intending to buy some nourish spa condish, but instead i see they carried 99% Aloe Vera Gel. It was also 2.50 for 12.5oz. Not too bad. So I pick it up, and quickly leave before me bf's b****fest began.

Well i tried it today for a wash n' go, my very first one i've worn in public. It was the bomb!!!!

I got really excellently defined curls that were, admittedly, a tad crunchy. But once my hair dried, i used a little monoi coconut oil to scrunch and it was totally soft and touchable! I usually only get like a few sections here and there that are defined when i try and wear a wash and go and the rest undefined and frizzy, but this was a real success and I wanted to share it wth you ladies. I even got tons of complements and it felt great!! So next time your at Trader Joe's, go on, pick up a bottle. You won't feel guilty at all!!
Originally Posted by chicacanela
Will look into this brand as badly need some aloe vera gel and trying to find right one.
Can you share your steps with us and all products used?
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i'm going to have to check this out. i usually use lily of the valley.
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I actually love this stuff, but I recently got FOTE Aloe Vera b/c the TJ's one has parabens....but, I've found TJ's goes on more clear than other gels. So....I might have to take the L.
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i'm going to have to check this out. i usually use lily of the valley.
Originally Posted by hippychic
I have both. I'd say it's a bit thinner than LOTF but less crunchy when it dries.

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i'm going to have to check this out. i usually use lily of the valley.
Originally Posted by hippychic
I have both. I'd say it's a bit thinner than LOTF but less crunchy when it dries.
Originally Posted by PrincessPresto
thanks pp
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faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
aloe vera juice / jelly really helps with curls i'm seeing. it's in the top of the list of couple of products that make my hair curl more. i was reading about it being good for curl definition on curlynikki's site too. for me it works best when paired with a cream based moisture product too.
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Thanks for posting this. I picked up a bottle last week but haven't used it yet. Did you use anything under the gel?
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