Aloe Vera gel?

Same for me - if I use an aloe product nowadays (other than on my dry pineapple), it's usually AO Mandarin Magic, which is primarily AVG. So is SS Curl Enhancing Jelly, but my hair doesn't like something about it as well.

My scalp was happier when I was using AVG or AOMM regularly, so I may need to start back up because of that.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, 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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FOTE AVG is my HG for SDH (how's that for acronyms! ). I do a 50:50 mix in a spray bottle with water and spritz it and scrunch lightly once I take my hair out of the sleep cap. Perfect results every time!

Stacy
3a/some b, med/high porosity, med texture

My current HGs:
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, VO5 Strawberries & Cream
Conditioner: Darcy Botanicals pumpkin, LVPNG, Deva OneC
Leave-in: KCKT, Deva B'Leave In
Cremes: CIAB, pink Boots, Komaza coconut, FSG, CJ CCCC
Gels: BRHG, AO B5, LALSG
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This isn't what I use on my hair of course, but I happen to have a bottle of "fractionally distilled aloe vera liquid". It's considered to be an edible substance, so it has a nutrition label on it.

Anyhow, to get to the point, the nutrition label says an 8 oz serving of this stuff has <0.24g (less than 1/4 gram) of protein.

I have no idea how much of the raw gel it takes to produce 8 oz of this liquid, but one would assume it takes at least 8 oz of the raw gel. So even if you're using 2 Tbsp of aloe gel, that would be the equivalent protein amount of maybe 1/8 of that 8 oz serving, or <0.06g (less than 6/100 gram) at the very most.

So yes, the aloe gel does have protein in it, but for the amounts we use on our hair, unless your hair is super extremely sensitive to protein, the amount of protein in the gel would be inconsequentially small.
co-wash - Suave Naturals Coconut
condish - Trader Joe's TTT and Refresh
styling - FOTE, shea butter, jojoba oil, LA Looks

Kryptonite: Stearalkonium Chloride, quats
Can you use this stuff to control frizz on a cloudy and damp day? My hair is a complete frizzy mess today.
Curl Type: 2b/2c
Porosity: Normal
Elasticity: Normal (I get breakage when I pre-poo and then when I shampoo it all out and then some more over the course of the next 24 hours.)
Texture: Medium
Went to Walgreens, CVS and Target, none had the FOTE AVG. Funny thing is I went to the FOTE company home page and all 3 were listed as carrying it. They had other AVG's but I was afraid to try and buy. Most of them had alcohol in it and I don't think the FOTE does. I will keep looking. I'll hit Rite Aid, Bed Bath, and Kmart tomorrow. Someones gotta have it. I must try this!
3A - Medium Texture - Normal Porosity - Modified CG since 3/2010
Devacurl NoPoo - Devacurl OneC - Devacurl B'Leave In
KCCC - LALCG - Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz
Went to Walgreens, CVS and Target, none had the FOTE AVG. Funny thing is I went to the FOTE company home page and all 3 were listed as carrying it. They had other AVG's but I was afraid to try and buy. Most of them had alcohol in it and I don't think the FOTE does. I will keep looking. I'll hit Rite Aid, Bed Bath, and Kmart tomorrow. Someones gotta have it. I must try this!
Originally Posted by Gina729

Ulta has it too Gina.....

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Went to Walgreens, CVS and Target, none had the FOTE AVG. Funny thing is I went to the FOTE company home page and all 3 were listed as carrying it. They had other AVG's but I was afraid to try and buy. Most of them had alcohol in it and I don't think the FOTE does. I will keep looking. I'll hit Rite Aid, Bed Bath, and Kmart tomorrow. Someones gotta have it. I must try this!
Originally Posted by Gina729
The only place I've found it around me is at Walmart.
3a, medium texture, low porosity(?)
Poo: KC Come Clean
Rinse-out Condish: Jessicurl Too Shea
Leave-in: KCKT
Styling Products: KCCC, HETT/HESMU, Joiwhip
Weekly Treatment: Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioner
Monthly Treatment: Henna

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Every Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and most grocery stores around me has it. I don't think I've ever looked at Target. If you don't find it on the tanning/sunscreen aisle, look with lotions. It's often on the bottom shelf.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

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

www.fotki.com/auntnett
Every Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and most grocery stores around me has it. I don't think I've ever looked at Target. If you don't find it on the tanning/sunscreen aisle, look with lotions. It's often on the bottom shelf.
Originally Posted by auntnett
That is where I found it at our WalMart...bottom shelf with the lotions.
3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
I got some Aloe gel, not the FOTE though. I went to Whole Foods because I wanted to finally break down and try out some KCCC that everyone raves about. So while I was there I bought the Jason Organics brand AVG. It is certified organic and there was no alcohol on the ingredients list. I'll give it a try in a few days or so, but right now I'm trying the KCCC and don't want to mix anything else in yet.
3A - Medium Texture - Normal Porosity - Modified CG since 3/2010
Devacurl NoPoo - Devacurl OneC - Devacurl B'Leave In
KCCC - LALCG - Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz
I've seen some people say they make a spray with AVG and water (it sounds mostly like that method is used for reactivating products for second day hair) but am I correct that other people actually apply it full strength to wet hair (just like you would a gel or something?) If you're going to also use gel, do you mix the two products together, or layer the application?
Just fyi for anyone looking for FOTE (or any kind of) aloe vera gel, CVS carries this which has the exact same ingredients as FOTE. (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea.)




I don't know if it's cheaper or not, as I have never purchased or looked for FOTE AVG, but I would bet it is, generics usually are. Coincidentally, I've noticed that almost all AVG's are exactly the same ingredients.

I haven't tried this yet on my (fine/medium strads, high porosity wavy) hair, but I'm thinking of getting some. Since it's so cheap it shouldn't be too much of a waste if my hair hates it. Plus I can use it on my skin too!
2a/b, high porosity, fine strands, average density, just about shoulder blade length

My hair loves moisture!

currently mod-cg , using low-poo and not totally cone-free yet. I'll get there though!

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