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It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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Rating: Excellent -- WOW! (10/10)

Product Name: Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera Gel
Price Range: $5.49-$6.99 (24 oz)
Company: Fruit of the Earth (
Catch Phrase: Made with the most concentrated amount fresh Aloe Vera leaves on the market, this cooling gel forms a protective barrier that helps retain moisture and promote healing.

I LOVE this gel. I didn't think it would be as wonderful as people suggested, but it's pretty awesome. I've been using it daily for a few weeks now for my wash n' go's. It leaves my hair super soft for hours. I highly recommend you give this gel a try. The only downfall is that this product isn't technically "natural." Has anybody tried it? Share your experiences!

Ingredients: Aloe Vera Gel, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer 940, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea.

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12 comments says
October 21, 2009 at 1:29 AM

I have been wanting to try this product too and i was reluctant as well. Ironically, I use it to make my Shealoe mix, but I've never used it straight. I will definitely give it a try!

laughing808 says
October 21, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I orginally purchased this product to aid in lighting scars as recommended by someone. But then I started using it on my hair just by chance one day when I needed to smooth down my edges and have been hooked ever since. Unlike other gels, this one does not make your hair hard and it moisturizes as well. It's a household staple for me.

Jennifer says
October 21, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I used to use these to twist my two-stranded twists before I got locs. It moisturized and left a really nice sheen. There are so many other ways you can use it too.

Anonymous says
October 22, 2009 at 9:16 AM

okay where have i been... i only use it as a topical aid burns, scars etc.. never ever considered it for hair.. thanks ladies i have to give it a try!

privledgednotspoiled says
October 22, 2009 at 9:18 PM

i bought some of this last week, and it is AMAZING, try putting mixing it with lotion and putting it on your skin, or putting it on you face....i love it sooooo much


Anonymous says
October 22, 2009 at 10:05 PM

This is interesting . . . I tried this gel in the summer and it made my hair feel very sticky. Maybe I got a hold of an old batch.

ASJ227 says
October 25, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I just bought some last night, and could not wait to try! But, I'm not sure how much of the product i should be using. Can you give us some insight as to how much you use?


Belle Cheveux says
October 25, 2009 at 7:53 PM

@ASJ227: I have the bottle with the pump and I use about eight pumps.

Javonnia says
November 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM

I love this product also really keeps my hair soft, moist, and for extra definition I use mousse with it.

Vera says
November 27, 2009 at 9:28 PM

No and I can pass on this one. If you notice, this product contains DMDM Hydantoin...a formaldehyde releasing chemical/preservative.

I guess I'll just have to propagate my Aloe Vera plant and keep a steady supply growing :)

chubbi44 says
November 29, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Unfortunately, I tried this product it didn't work for my left my hair feeling really dried out once the actual product dried.

Anonymous says
February 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

i use it and it's great....i've used it mixes that i've made for my hair and i've used it by itself.

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