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Old 06-12-2013, 09:28 AM   #41
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Help me out here. Are honey and agave considered humectants?? If yes what are my alternatives to increase hold? I am in Colorado and we are lucky to get dews above 40 it is so dry and I think I should avoid humectants. I have already cut glycerin. Any ideas??
Agave and honey are humectants, but not as powerful as glycerin. I am VERY sensitive to glycerin, but can use all other humectants without a problem.

A lot of people add aloe vera gel to their FSG/okra gel- (not sure why I didn't, but will add it to my list of to-do experiments, lol!) It's a humectant too, but has hold as well. I've also read that the thickeners themselves have some holding powers.
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