is agave nectar a good sub for honey ?

CoaCoaBean08CoaCoaBean08 Posts: 734Registered Users
in deep conditions i mean. im a vegan so i dont use honey and im curious
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  • Maria JoséMaria José Posts: 4Registered Users
    I have used it to substitute honey in my FSG and it works just as great, I used Light Agave Nectar and reduced the amount I put in just in case my hair rebelled against it ... next time I will try adding a little more.

    Because Agave Nectar comes from a succulent plant I'm guessing it has the same moisturising and humidity control as honey ... if you are hesitant try adding less then you would normally have in your DT.
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  • kathrinrichkathrinrich Posts: 10Registered Users
    I haven't tried to substitute but it is equal amounts of honey for agave.
  • organiclocorganicloc Posts: 38Registered Users
    Yes. Agave is good as well as coconut sugar

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  • silkspunsilkspun Posts: 3Registered Users
    I'm also vegan and i've found that agave works well but brown rice syrup or maple syrup (the real kind... pricey, i know) works very very well for me.
  • fihefihe Posts: 101Registered Users
    organicloc wrote: »
    Yes. Agave is good as well as coconut sugar

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    Well, that's good news for me! My mom has a ton of coconut sugar that she doesn't use. In fact, she buys a ton of oils, flours, and sweeteners, most of which she ends up rarely, if ever, using, but they make good raw materials for my hair and skin products :)

    I can't say whether agave nectar works just as well as honey for hair products, but I've tried using it once as a binder for an aspirin face mask and did not like it for that purpose. It was not as viscous and did not moisturize my skin as well. Yesterday, I did make my own shampoo with 0.5 castile soap, 0.25 water, ~0.25 agave nectar, and several drops of argan oil. It dried out my scalp, and my scalp in fact tends to get oily! Probably too much castile soap and not enough oil. I would think that oils or butters should be the main ingredients of your deep conditioner, with agave nectar or honey as a secondary ingredient.
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  • chloespeakschloespeaks Posts: 8Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Maybe I'm missing something here, but isn't honey used for it's Humectant (attracting water, therefore moisturizing) qualities, which agave and coconut sugar lack? Or are you using it for some other purpose?
    I'm sympathetic to the vegan issue; don't know off-hand what can substitute that's not vegan.
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  • bomegabomega Posts: 1,355Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I heard that it is, providing more hold, and is also humectant.
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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    fihe said:
    organicloc wrote: »
    Yes. Agave is good as well as coconut sugar

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    Well, that's good news for me! My mom has a ton of coconut sugar that she doesn't use. In fact, she buys a ton of oils, flours, and sweeteners, most of which she ends up rarely, if ever, using, but they make good raw materials for my hair and skin products :)
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