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Aloe question

So... I've tried aloe in my morning water mist two times and two times I've had icky results - frizzy, dull hair.

Does this mean that my hair "hates" aloe?? I've heard people say that here and haven't really understood it.

Or, does this mean that I shouldn't use aloe yet? Will it do better when the dewpoints are higher?

Any advice would be great, thanks.
CG since 3/31/09... going curly is honoring God's creation! :angel10:
2c /3a/3b, med. porosity, LOTS of fine hair
low-poo: Giovanni TTT, Whispering Windz
conditioners: suave / Vo5 naturals, Giovanni 50/50, GVPCB
DT: Korres hair mask
stylers: LASG, KY, Pink Boots!
Wishlist for winter: CJ, KBB and a diffuser

Comments

  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    what kind of aloe have you used? cut from an actual plant? aloe gel such as FOTE AVG or LOTD AVG? please share :toothy7:
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    I assume you meant you used a mist on day 2 hair. If so, the products you used the previous day can make a difference in how well it works for you. I'd experiment a little more before you put it away altogether. How much aloe are you using? I use about a 50/50 mix of AVG/water. Too much water, and I just frizz up. Too much AVG, and it can make the previous day's products sticky and crunchy. Also, I mist it on, scrunch to reactivate the curls then let it TOTALLY dry before SOTC.

    Also, I don't find dewpoint makes any difference - I like it year round, but especially in the summer time.
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  • lasaritalasarita Posts: 32Registered Users
    Thanks guys, it was AVG from the bathroom, NOT LOTD or FOTE. Something else, and it was nothing close to 50/50, just a squirt in the spray bottle. I think I am going to put this bottle of AVG away until I can score some more natural stuff and then use your tips auntnett.

    Thanks!
    CG since 3/31/09... going curly is honoring God's creation! :angel10:
    2c /3a/3b, med. porosity, LOTS of fine hair
    low-poo: Giovanni TTT, Whispering Windz
    conditioners: suave / Vo5 naturals, Giovanni 50/50, GVPCB
    DT: Korres hair mask
    stylers: LASG, KY, Pink Boots!
    Wishlist for winter: CJ, KBB and a diffuser