Aloe vera gel

sorry if this is a repeat thread but i was wondering how to use aloe vera gel or if i even should and why?

Last edited by thickcurlygurly; 08-24-2009 at 11:16 AM. Reason: typo
I almost always use it first thing out of the shower on sopping wet hair before any leave-in or styling products. It adds some weightless moisture, cuts down on frizz, and helps with definition and clumping - it's just generally curl enhancing. I usually use at least 2-3 pumps of Fruit of the Earth clear AVG.

It's also good in a 50% aloe:50% water spray to refresh curls and reactivate product on day 2 and beyond - mist it on (I do it upside down first to get under layers then flip over and do the top) scrunch it in, adding a bit of other product if you think it's needed, allow to totally dry then SOTC.
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
AVG, did someone call my name? lol. i use it just like Auntnett and i LOVE IT! it is my only "leave in" this summer. every now and again, i'll try another leave in, but this with KCCC is so awesome. i dont have the pump version, but i squeeze about 4 medium size dollops. i use enough that i know its gotten all in my hair. then i scrunch scrunch scrunch.
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
I have Banana Boat soothing aloe aftersun gel, its green not clear will this be ok?

ingredients are: water, SD alcohol 40, glycerine, polysorbate 20, carbomer, triethanolamine, imidazolidinyl urea, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, fragrance, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, benzophenone-4, yellow 4, blue 1.
I would think that with alcohol as the 2nd ingredient and aloe down lower on the list, there is too much alcohol in that one and it would be too drying?
Hair type: 2b, wavy/curly, color treated, fine texture but high density
Modified CG since 6/14/09
Products currently rotating: Organic soap bars, ACV rinse, KBB milk, Fuzzy duck gel, BB Gelee, KCCC, Komaza curl pudding, Goddess Glaze, Mop Top shampoo and condish, Gelatine Goo, Burt's Bees More Moisture condish.
I think my hair likes protein!!
I have Banana Boat soothing aloe aftersun gel, its green not clear will this be ok?

ingredients are: water, SD alcohol 40, glycerine, polysorbate 20, carbomer, triethanolamine, imidazolidinyl urea, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, fragrance, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, benzophenone-4, yellow 4, blue 1.
Originally Posted by thickcurlygurly
No, the alcohol will dry out your hair.
2 b/c :: slight protein sensitivity :: med/coarse texture :: normal porosity

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ok thanks i guess ill just reserve that bottle for sun burn, recommendations on any brands that are easy to find and safe for my hair? i really want to try this so any suggestions on brands would be super helpful

Last edited by thickcurlygurly; 08-24-2009 at 02:52 PM.
ok thanks i guess ill just reserve that bottle for sun burn, recommendations on any brands that are easy to find and safe for my hair? i really want to try this so any suggestions on brands would be super helpful
Originally Posted by thickcurlygurly
And with alcohol so high up on the list, maybe it's not so good for sunburn, either!

Most people seem to use Fruit of the Earth (easiest to find, I guess). I also use Trader Joe's aloe vera gel -- it's great.
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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i use FOTE like a lot of the other curlies. i get no crunch at all... its not strong enough for my hair to leave any crunch. but if ur concerned about the crunch, you can plop a little after the u apply the AVG, or just scrunch out any crunch.
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
I know I have a thread on avg, but do you guys think it is a good styling gel? I've asked some other ppl and I got mixed answers so what do you think? thanks!
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Conditioner/Co-wash/Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Nutri Repair/Organic Instinct
Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
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I couldn't find FOTE so i got solar radiance, has anyone tried using that brand? If so how has it worked for you? I need to know soon incase i need to take it back.
I couldn't find FOTE so i got solar radiance, has anyone tried using that brand? If so how has it worked for you? I need to know soon incase i need to take it back.
Originally Posted by thickcurlygurly
As long is it is 100% pure aloe vera gel, you should be fine. If it has any additional ingredients, I wouldn't use it.

Oh and aloe gel should be clear, not green.
I know I have a thread on avg, but do you guys think it is a good styling gel? I've asked some other ppl and I got mixed answers so what do you think? thanks!
Originally Posted by AlannahAngel

It doesn't have enough hold alone for most folks, although I've seen a few who say it's all they use. Just give it a try and see if it works for you.
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
I couldn't find FOTE so i got solar radiance, has anyone tried using that brand? If so how has it worked for you? I need to know soon incase i need to take it back.
Originally Posted by thickcurlygurly
I did a Dogpile search (includes Google, Bing, Ask, Yahoo, others) and couldn't even find anything on Solar Radiance Aloe Vera Gel . . . .
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
ok so i have my FOTE AVG can i apply it to dry hair?

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