Vit E is not a preservative, it's an antioxidant and will extend the life of your product, but not a lot. GSE is controversial as to whether or not it's a preservative. If you search, you'll find that the "chemists" around here don't think so.
My hair likes the more natural products, but preservation is something I take seriously. I'll will use a synthetic preservative. Tinosan or potassium sorbate are newer on the market and considered natural preservatives.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me