Ok I just read the thread about the "Afroveda" gate thing. That was almost 3yrs ago., I'm not a mixtress so knowing about bases and stuff is foreign to me because Im not good at mixing stufff. As long as it doesn't have drying alcohols, cones, parabens, mineral oil. petrolatum, or any other harmful rogue ingredients, I don't have an issue with it. If it works for my hair then I'm good. It's kinda like naturals who do use those things, to each is their own. I like Afroveda so far. If that changes Ill let you all know.