"Gelly" recs, please!

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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
FIA: 2b-c/f/i, normal porosity/elasticity I think?

Current favs:
lo-poo: Giovanni
Co-Wash: V05 Kiwi Lime
RO: CJ Beauticurls,
LI: Ouidad Botanical Boost
PT/DT: Emergencee, Biolage Condish Balm
Stylers: LALSG, Aussome Volume Gel
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.
Originally Posted by eche428

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?
Originally Posted by beeduh
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
Originally Posted by msg
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.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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Newbie question...Is "gelly" different than gel?
Newbie question...Is "gelly" different than gel?
Originally Posted by Carpool Curly
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.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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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.
Originally Posted by eche428

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?
Originally Posted by beeduh
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 )
Originally Posted by eche428

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.
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
Newbie question...Is "gelly" different than gel?
Originally Posted by Carpool Curly
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.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
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.
Originally Posted by wavynwild16
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.
Originally Posted by kimmidawn
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.

Asianrunner -- I knew it!! Ha ha!
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

Favorite...
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!

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