You can use just aloe vera to close the hair shaft, the other stuff is for extra conditioning.

Aloe juice and Rosewater (to a lesser degree) both help close the hair shaft.I've been using a moisture spritz:
distilled water
aloe juice
rosewater
msm
oil

for a while and its been the best thing since sliced bread for me, as far as keeping my hair moisturized. After I saw kimmay video, I had some KCNT I hated on its own, and "beefed" it up with her recipe and I like it better alot better.

I think the aloe vera juice and oils make up for what the product is lacking.
3c, fine, porous,MBL
Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix