Unless there's a return policy you might want to see if you can get a sample from the swap boards. The stuff didn't work for me at all. My hair hates aloe and I didn't realize it was in it until I tried it and it didn't work.
It's pretty different from a gel although I haven't used the Giovanni one specifically.
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D
Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs
Sulphate and cone free since July 2007
wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density
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