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Old 08-28-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
 
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Default Could I replace my usual hair gel with Aloe Vera Gel?

I usually use Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel, but I was wondering if I could use Aloe Vera Gel to replace that. I put my gel in right after the leave-in conditioner. What is the difference between AVG and other hair gels, and which one should I continue using?
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
 
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It depends on how much hold you need. I know some people are able to use it without a problem, but it doesn't have enough hold for me. Try and see!
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
 
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Alright I will tomorrow morning thanks!
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:26 PM   #4
 
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I love using aloe gel on my hair. I don't use it when I want perfect, uniform curls that last a long time; more so when I'm looking for natural curl that is soft and touchable (and shiny ). Plus, washing it post-aloe feels sooo nice.

I like to mix 2 parts cheap-thin-yummy-smelling-'cone-free conditioner with 1 part 100% Aloe Gel (I like Fruit of the Earth... the no fragrance/color added kind). I can use as much as I want without feeling guilty or like I'm creating build up.

Also, aloe is really good during low humidity. It's a true moisturizer. I like it for dry, pick-me-up scrunching, too.
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~L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss for medium to long hair that's curly/wavy
......wow that is a mouthful.
~Garnier Fructis curl-shaping spray gel
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~Pantene curl defining mousse
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