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Old 03-09-2012, 07:31 AM   #21
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Kimmi, Whole Foods has lots of the natural stuff, including the kcc line, KMF, Aubrey, etc. It's rather addictive to go in there... The one I go to is lacking in stylers though, has more poos and conditioners, but does have kccc
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I used to make my own FSG but got tired of making it. Then I discovered Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Jelly. I LOVE it. It's my HG of hair gel. I use it every day. It's never made me itch and it seems to like my hair winter and summer.

What does AO mandarin magic jelly smell like? I don't really like a lot of the really "organicy" smell. Does it actually smell like mandarins?
It must not smell bad to me because I can't even tell you. The smell dissipates so quickly that I guess I don't even notice it. Frankly it works so well for me that I'd use it regardless of the smell (well unless it smelled like coconut or bathroom freshner )
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Kimmi, Whole Foods has lots of the natural stuff, including the kcc line, KMF, Aubrey, etc. It's rather addictive to go in there... The one I go to is lacking in stylers though, has more poos and conditioners, but does have kccc
I may have to check that out I've been wanting to check out more stuff like KMF and check out stuff with Aubrey other than the GPB conditioner (which I love). I've been trying to save money in part to get a tattoo (which will probably cost a few hundred), but sometimes I can't say no to my PJ. Honestly, it's probably good I don't own a car and live in a dorm, because I can't just leave and run to Whole Foods whenever I want.
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Newbie question...Is "gelly" different than gel?
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Newbie question...Is "gelly" different than gel?
I want to say its a different consistency, but that's honestly a guess. Like I think a gelly is more loose and less sticky and tacky than a gel.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #26
 
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I used to make my own FSG but got tired of making it. Then I discovered Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Jelly. I LOVE it. It's my HG of hair gel. I use it every day. It's never made me itch and it seems to like my hair winter and summer.

What does AO mandarin magic jelly smell like? I don't really like a lot of the really "organicy" smell. Does it actually smell like mandarins?
It must not smell bad to me because I can't even tell you. The smell dissipates so quickly that I guess I don't even notice it. Frankly it works so well for me that I'd use it regardless of the smell (well unless it smelled like coconut or bathroom freshner )

I love most things fruity. It sounds interesting. I didn't see this though at my local health food store, they mainly had poos and conditioners, and mainly from nature's gate. I don't really like that strong "organic-y" smell though.
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Newbie question...Is "gelly" different than gel?
The manufacturers call their products whatever they want to. I distinguish between a "gel" and a "jelly" product by the ingredients. To me, gels have chemicals, jelly products are more natural. My hair prefers the more natural products, I have to stay away from polyquats (especially 4 and 10 which are in a lot of gels) because they build up on me.
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You guys know not to tempt me with expensive products!! I have always really wanted to try KCCC -- but I never did. $17 for an 8 oz. tub?!?! It's crazy! Even with the great return policy, I'd have to keep buying and returning if I liked it, LOL!! I dunno...the UFD looks tempting, too....

On the bright side, I tried my KMFUM with a teeny little bit of GFTN smoothed onto my sopping wet hair as a LI, and it actually worked very well!! Maybe I won't have to switch gellies around after all. Thank you for all the suggestions, though!! Sadly, I'd really like to keep it under $12 or so.
Would you be open to expensive products if they would last 3-6 months or even then would it still be hard for you to justify it? Because KCCC has lasted me at least 3 months (that includes rotating products of course) and I have a little over 25% left.
Well, that's always the one thing that tempts me to buy expensive products -- they seem to last a long time. I still think $17 might be hard to swallow, though. It doesn't help that I am a heavy-handed, compulsive product-applier, and I have a lot of hair. But, I guess it MIGHT be worth it... I don't know.

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