Agave Nectar

curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
I used this in place of honey to add hold to my Ohm Aloe Vera Gel and so far I like it. It's less crunch then honey and I'm hoping it won't make my hair turn red.

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  • rdayers04rdayers04 Posts: 8Registered Users
    I got some of that last week to sweeten my plain yogurt to eat. I thought about using it for my hair too, lol. Now I will try it. Thanks!
  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I loved it. It didn't dry as hard as honey but my curls sprung right up. I'm in love... only problem is that it more like water and runs right out of the bottle unlike honey, so it easy to use too much.
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I loved it. It didn't dry as hard as honey but my curls sprung right up. I'm in love... only problem is that it more like water and runs right out of the bottle unlike honey, so it easy to use too much.

    How about adding it to another product? I was thinking of putting it in my next batch of homemade FSG. Was waiting until our dewpoints got a little better.
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  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    kathymack wrote: »
    How about adding it to another product? I was thinking of putting it in my next batch of homemade FSG. Was waiting until our dewpoints got a little better.

    Botticelli Babe made some FSG for me with agave in it. Works like a charm. Better hold than plain FSG, but feels just as good in my hair.:toothy8:
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    I add a teaspoon to my FSG. Works beautifully and as previously mentioned not nearly as hard or crispy as honey.
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I mixed it with Ohm Aloe Vera Gel, the gel by itself is not enough hold so I thought I'd add Agave nectar just to see if it worked like honey.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I mixed it with Ohm Aloe Vera Gel, the gel by itself is not enough hold so I thought I'd add Agave nectar just to see if it worked like honey.
    What's your weather like? I wonder about Agave in low dews weather it would have the same effect as Honey? If it's lighter maybe it's not as bad? [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] has Agave and I haven't noticed the same "symptoms" of frizz etc. like I do with Honey?
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    It's pretty dry where I live. If it helps you at all we have a fire danger today b/c it's warm and pretty dry.
  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Has anyone here tried blackstrap molasses instead of honey in their hair? I heard its better than honey and doesn't lighten the hair like honey will over time.
    I remember trying raw agave nectar in my hair and I didn't notice anything different about my hair after I rinsed.
    I was looking for an alternative to honey because I am vegan.
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  • soulsalsasoulsalsa Posts: 119Registered Users
    Man I could rave about this stuff all day. I use it whenever I can on any food, drink, or just plain (u know when you get sore throats, lol). Recently tried it for a henna mix in place of honey since I'm slowly going the vegan route.

    I haven't tried on my hair directly, so maybe I'll experiment with that too. But really this stuff is yummy not as heavy as honey tastes too if you get the light version. :love10:
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Has anyone here tried blackstrap molasses instead of honey in their hair? I heard its better than honey and doesn't lighten the hair like honey will over time.
    I remember trying raw agave nectar in my hair and I didn't notice anything different about my hair after I rinsed.
    I was looking for an alternative to honey because I am vegan.


    I haven't personally tried molasses. But if you do a search a few people posted results from using it last summer.
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