You need a MOISTURE-DRENCHED Pre-Poo?!!

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  1. outspokenwallflower

    outspokenwallflower Well-Known Member

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    I can get any ole AVJ from the market or something? I desperately want to try this pre-poo this weekend.
     
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    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    I really used to love this one. . My hair enjoyed it
     
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    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    Yes, although you may want to use aloe Vera gel. I liked the thicker product. Aloe Vera juice is very watery.
     
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    outspokenwallflower Well-Known Member

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    Best place to get Aloe Vera Gel? I'm assuming that's not at the market, lol.
     
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    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    Honestly, you can get it anywhere -CVS, WALGREENS, Whole Food, Vitamin Shoppe, Trader Joe's (huge bottle of AVJ is like $8). You do not need to go out of your way for a special bottle of product. Also, you can definitely use the juice if you can't find gel - it really just changes how you apply it to your hair.

    I bought my bottle from Whole Food because their prices are similar to Vitamin Shoppe and their product have the least amount of preservatives. But that's a personal preference.
     
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    The main thing is to make sure it's whole leaf because that is where most of the nutrients are
     
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    Have this on my hair right now and will leave it on for 30-45 minutes before washing it out. My hair feels good and detangled with ease after not combing it for over 2 weeks. I used aloe vera liquid/juice not the gel and it still worked swimmingly. However, I do like the aloe vera gel better.
     
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    Why the gel over the liquid?

    I added glycerin as mentioned earlier in the thread. It went on better and didn't sit on my hair. I have some aloe vera gel in my fridge. I was going to add some of it to some flaxseed gel but I may change my mind.
     
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    I like the gel more because I found it to be less messy and the thickness of the gel made it feel a lot more moisturizing on my hair than the liquid. The liquid still did it's job but I would have preferred the gel. I only have the liquid on hand at the moment but will be getting some gel in January with my other scheduled vitamin purchases.
     
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    @Aggie Ok, better application and moisturized feeling. I understand and it makes sense. Do you use less with the gel? I believe the original recipe yielded 3 applications for me before I made another batch yesterday.
     
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    @traceedeebee, I never use 1/2 cup of aloe, just maybe 2.5-3 oz and 3-4 tablespoons of oil. I have customized it slightly to suit my hair but the concept is still intact.

    I have just a little left over which I liberally pour over my entire head and after coconut oil application, cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
     
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    I remember my hair liking this!!!!! Thanks for the bump...trying it again right now and hoping for good results. A sista need a breakthrough!
     
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    You're welcome! I got my fingers crossed. I can't wait to get these twists out this weekend so I can use it.
     
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    I LOVED this tx earlier on in my journey. I'm doing a henna tx right now and will use this treatment after to help combat any potential dryness before doing a DC.
     
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    Prepooed today with a hot castor oil and aloe vera gel mix. It was pretty moisturizing.
     
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    Bumping as I read :)
     
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    Just used this prepoo treatment this morning and it did not disappoint.
     
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    I will try this tomorrow after I chelate. Are you ladies still using this treatment?
     
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    I am still using it. It has been a Godsend for my hair on those especially difficult hair days.
     
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    I'm glad I saw this thread, my hair has been SUPER parched lately and nothing seems to be working. I'll probably use avocado oil with the juice.
     
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    Commenting to save lol
     
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    Where is the aloe vera juice/gel located in the store? I looked for some regular castor oil once for 10 minutes and it didn't even occur to me to look in the laxative aisle....:look: lol
     
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    I usually find it with lotions, creams, sunburn treatments. One store had it with first aid.
     
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    I have the treatment on my hair right now. I'll add some heat in a little bit.
     
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    So I followed the directions using aloe leaf juice and avocado oil, then coconut oil. My hair definitely stayed soft through out the wash process but I wasn't too impressed until after I had T-shirt dried for about an hour. Usually my high porosity is dry, brittle, and scraggly but I was surprised that it was softer, noticeably shinier and less frizzy!

    I also sprayed some of the aloe juice on my wet hair right after the shower and I think that truly helped seal my cuticles.

    These will definitely become staples in my wash routine:yep:
     
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    I did it today with coconut oil and grape seed oil. I can see the different aready!!!
     
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    Using on my daughters today! I will use wheatgerm oil.
     
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    Did this yesterday....Here's what I used:
    AVJ (Whole Leaf Inner Filet)
    EVOO
    EVCO (warmed)
    A squirt of AVG
    Left it on about 45-1 hour while doing stuff around the house and chattin' on LHCF.

    Worked Great! Will incorporate this into my Summer Regi
     
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    Love this prepoo aslnd should use it more often. It makes a huge difference in my DD's hair.
     
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