Lately, I've read so many great things about the benefits of Aloe Vera Gel, on various blogs and forums, that I had to try it. So, a couple weeks ago, I ordered some AVG from MotherNature.com.
When my package arrived, I was thrilled, yet perplexed on how to incorporate AVG into my hair regimen. I thought pure AVG would be thick and gelatinous, but to my dismay, it's watery with a slight congealed texture. Using AVG alone, didn't enhance my curls much, but I got decent frizz reduction and curl elongation.
I thought this stuff was destined for my PJ graveyard (***cough*** Curly Pudding ***cough***), but then it dawned on me...why not mix AVG with something from my PJ graveyard and Frankenstein a new product?! And that's exactly what I did...
Curlisto Control II gel, alone, never worked for me. It made my hair very stiff and left a slimy/gritty coating. However, a bottle of this stuff is $30, so I was determined to make it work. I took my Curlisto Control II Gel and mixed it with AVG to concoct the best twist out gel on the planet! I put this mix in an old jar, shake it up and apply to 2-3 inch sections of hair. I usually end up with 15-20 twists. After that, I apply a generous amount of shea butter to each twist.
My mix ratio is 2:1 (AVG:Curlisto Gel). This equates to approx 1/4 cup of AVG to 1 tablespoon of Curlisto gel. And this is what I get...
definition, hold, elongation, virtually frizz free, no-buildup...Can it get any better?! :))
(what I purchased...Photo courtesy of MotherNature.com)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Aloe Vera Gel = LOVE!