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Old 12-14-2008, 04:16 PM   #1
 
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Default Anyone still using AVG?

My hair just hasn't been itself so tonight I used AVG under my mousse and gel. It fixed my issues. However, I have noticed that not many girls seem to be mentioning it in their routines anymore. Has it been put away for the winter?
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
 
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I've been using it for 2nd day hair because our dewpoint has been abnormally high for winter (32 right now but it was in the 50s earlier this week)
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For me, it has. It started drying me out in September. Which is sad, because it gave me the best clumps!
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
 
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*Sigh* This makes me sad to hear. I live in Maine, so obviously its not really warm here.

I wonder if it would be ok if I was only using it a few times a week, while doing a deep conditioning once a week?
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I'm not sure why anyone would put it away due to low dew point? It's my understanding that aloe vera is the ingredient in KCCC that makes it such a moisturizing gel-like product. My hair is dryer when I don't use my FOTE.
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I'm not sure why anyone would put it away due to low dew point? It's my understanding that aloe vera is the ingredient in KCCC that makes it such a moisturizing gel-like product. My hair is dryer when I don't use my FOTE.
I can't remember where, but I know I read somewhere that aloe vera gel is a humectant
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I'm still using my AVG. I tend to rely on it more when the dew point dips -- it means that I won't be getting enough moisture in the air, so I need to give it to my hair via aloe vera gel.

Aloe vera is not a humectant. It is pure moisture. Agave, which is a prominent ingredient in KCCC, is a humectant.

Aloe vera doesn't dry hair out, but it can make hair feel dry if the hair is trying to absorb too much of it. Here's what happens: if your hair is especially porous, it drinks up aloe vera. And that's great -- until you give the hair too much. Then what happens is that the individual hairs plump up, forcing the cuticle to stick out. So, the hair feels rougher, which can be mistaken for dryness.

In this cooler weather, with heaters sucking moisture out of the air, I am adding AVG to my stylers more than ever.
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I'm still using my AVG. I tend to rely on it more when the dew point dips -- it means that I won't be getting enough moisture in the air, so I need to give it to my hair via aloe vera gel.

Aloe vera is not a humectant. It is pure moisture. Agave, which is a prominent ingredient in KCCC, is a humectant.

Aloe vera doesn't dry hair out, but it can make hair feel dry if the hair is trying to absorb too much of it. Here's what happens: if your hair is especially porous, it drinks up aloe vera. And that's great -- until you give the hair too much. Then what happens is that the individual hairs plump up, forcing the cuticle to stick out. So, the hair feels rougher, which can be mistaken for dryness.

In this cooler weather, with heaters sucking moisture out of the air, I am adding AVG to my stylers more than ever.
Thanks for clearing up my misunderstanding. Good to know I can keep using it because it's been working really well for me
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:21 AM   #9
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I just started using AVG and so far so good. I like that it's something natural I can put in my hair.
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Old 12-15-2008, 05:18 AM   #10
 
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Thanks for clearing that up Jillipoo! My hair isn't very porous so I am thinking I should be ok. I think the heater in my mom is making my hair gross.
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I'm still using my AVG. I tend to rely on it more when the dew point dips -- it means that I won't be getting enough moisture in the air, so I need to give it to my hair via aloe vera gel.

Aloe vera is not a humectant. It is pure moisture. Agave, which is a prominent ingredient in KCCC, is a humectant.

Aloe vera doesn't dry hair out, but it can make hair feel dry if the hair is trying to absorb too much of it. Here's what happens: if your hair is especially porous, it drinks up aloe vera. And that's great -- until you give the hair too much. Then what happens is that the individual hairs plump up, forcing the cuticle to stick out. So, the hair feels rougher, which can be mistaken for dryness.

In this cooler weather, with heaters sucking moisture out of the air, I am adding AVG to my stylers more than ever.
Jillipoo, you just solved a huge mystery for me. :P I couldn't FOR THE LIFE OF ME figure out why my hair seems to hate AVG on wet hair, but LOVES it on dry hair. That makes a LOT of sense now!
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