Thread: Aloe Vera???
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:24 PM   #7
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My hair loves this stuff. I buy it pre-bottled. I use it sometimes mixed with other things (oil, avocado, etc) for DT. I use it instead of gel for not so humid days, it gives a nice definition but not a strong hold. But the way I use it the most is in my homemade lotion, which I use after every co-wash (every other day). I mix it with coconut oil, v glycerin, honey, and a very tiny bit of olive oil (someone posted the exact amounts for this combination a while ago). My hair has been acting much much better since I started using aloe vera (and the homemade lotion) regularly.
When you use aloe vera juice or aloe ver gel in your lotion, do you use a preservative ? How long does it last ?

TIA
Most commercial aloe gels and juices have a preservative (usually citric acid) in it which is probably why generosityt can use her products for a few weeks without it going bad.
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