can anyone tell me what aloe vera is used for, can it be used as a gel for styling or is it used for conditioning.

Also the shea butter, I'm imagine this to look like a lump of butter ( I'm new to all this).

I 've started using a tiny amount of leave in ( 1 part honey /10 parts water ), this gives me the volume I've been after and a few more curls (not enough), and so far no build up.

I'm now looking for something that will add definition and shine.

Can anyone help