FOTE haters. A quick question.

When I used FOTE my hair felt drier. I didn't use it consistently enough to find out if it was actually drying out my hair, but I suspect it would. I've been eyeing some products that are aloe based.

If my hair doesn't like FOTE, will it hate all aloe based products?
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Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
For me - my hair hated the FOTE, but I use plenty of products with aloe in it and my hair loves them.
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I have used the ew simple aloe jelly with no problems. The simple aloe jelly is nothing like fote or any aloe gel I have ever used before. I like it best with Jasmines babassu butter conditioner under it. I contribute alot to the conditioner working with the jelly because my results are different with any other leave in under it.

I just get better defined curls using Jasmines. I havent experienced any dryness at all.
Same here. I don't care for FOTE but love a lot of aloe-based products.
Hair type: 3a/2c, fine/medium texture, medium porosity(?), normal elasticity, medium density

Cleansers: CJ Daily Fix
Conditioners: KCKT, CJ Curl Rehab
Stylers: AOMM, AG Re:Coil, Donna Marie MCG, KCCC,
FSG, BRHG, Biotera Styling Gel, ACV & honey
I agree with what others have posted on here...

Additionally...

my hair HAAAAATES FOTE on soaking wet hair. Loathes with a passion. it has that dry feeling you're talking about, I end up with poofy, spiderweb frizz... it's awful.

That being said though, it's perfectly fine if I use it on damp or dry hair. lol, who knows why that is, but I just go with it.
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CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
Wow! Thanks for the super quick responses. Now all I have to do is wait for the weather to warm up so I can order products without having them arrive frozen solid. I might take a chance and get in on the simple aloe jelly in the coop. Hmmmm...
my hair HAAAAATES FOTE on soaking wet hair. Loathes with a passion. it has that dry feeling you're talking about, I end up with poofy, spiderweb frizz... it's awful.
That being said though, it's perfectly fine if I use it on damp or dry hair. lol, who knows why that is, but I just go with it.
My hair had a similar reaction to coconut oil and shea butter. My hair hated them on dry hair, but loves them on wet hair. Strange but true.
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
For me - my hair hated the FOTE, but I use plenty of products with aloe in it and my hair loves them.
Originally Posted by BeachCurlGurl
+1.

Except AloeFix, my hair hated that.
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Not that you need another vote but me too. FOTE is *meh* ..use lots of other products with aloe though.
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Personally, what I think some people hate in FOTE are the additives that make aloe gel -- well the gel. They sell different aloe gels at the health food store with alternative thickeners. I wonder if those of us who hate FOTE would like the alternative recipe so to speak.
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Personally, what I think some people hate in FOTE are the additives that make aloe gel -- well the gel. They sell different aloe gels at the health food store with alternative thickeners. I wonder if those of us who hate FOTE would like the alternative recipe so to speak.
Originally Posted by goobernut
That's interesting, goober. It never occurred to me there'd be preservatives but of course there would have to be or there would be zero shelf-life.
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pedeheh, I was very reluctant to try aloe products because of my hair freaking out after using FOTE. I so appreciate whatsercurl and kathymack letting me know that they've used other aloe products without a problem, namely CJ. I've tried them and absolutely love them even with very low to negative dews that we are having here. So, I'd say try it IMHO.
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CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!
Well I don't think its just the preservatives, but in Aloe Vera Gel's case -- its the thickeners. FOTE has carbomer added to make it jelly like. For me this leaves a sticky film on things -- I figured all this out by using some aloe vera gel in a body butter blend. I wanted it lighter, and it gave it a neat texture, but it leaves this weird sticky film behind.
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Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

I have used the ew simple aloe jelly with no problems. The simple aloe jelly is nothing like fote or any aloe gel I have ever used before. I like it best with Jasmines babassu butter conditioner under it. I contribute alot to the conditioner working with the jelly because my results are different with any other leave in under it.

I just get better defined curls using Jasmines. I havent experienced any dryness at all.
Originally Posted by crazywaves
+1, this is a great combo for me, too. As others have said, my hair didn't find FOTE anything special--but loves other aloe based products. It's pretty hard to find non aloe based products.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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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, Aloe Fix and CCCC
When I used FOTE my hair felt drier. I didn't use it consistently enough to find out if it was actually drying out my hair, but I suspect it would. I've been eyeing some products that are aloe based.

If my hair doesn't like FOTE, will it hate all aloe based products?
Originally Posted by pedaheh
FOTE makes my hair feel really dry too
I bought the lily of the desert brand before I found FOTE and the difference in the texture is apparent. It never occurred to me that there would be a difference when I purchased.

I use LOD mixed with my liquid foundation for a light over-all coverage. I also use LOD as moisturizer, day and night. My FOTE just sits there like a bump on a log

O well....Summer's coming and swim team will begin soon, the kids will use up the FOTE

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