Aloe Vera Juice/Gel Lovers

Like Tree5Likes

walmart has a gal of fruit of the earth aloe vera juice for $7.44. i was paying $28.99 a gal for lily of the desert. whole foods has aloe vera juice $14.99/gal. it tastes just like lily of the desert. the best aloe vera juice i've had to drink was george's aloe.

i think i'm going to try spritzing my hair with more aloe vera juice to replace the water and see what results i get.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
I use George Aloe for everything


I like the Lily of the Desert aloe gel but George is the best imho for everything for making FSG to , Spritzs
My hair is fine, but dense.. porous & lovesss protein

for the past couple of months ive been using Aloe Juice straight up in a spritz on my hair after washing and applying my leave in..
basically, I rinse my conditioner with warm water.. apply my leave in, spritz with cold aloe juice, emulsify it all together then seal with an oil or butter. I love it, I dont know if my hair is healthier or its the aloe juice balancing the ph/"sealing".. but my hair retains moisture alot better than before AND, my results are more consistent[ly good].

funny you say it acts like a protein on your hair because on mine protein helps me retain moisture & so does the aloe.. I will have to further investigate this.
Either way im going to continue to use the aloe that way! & I surely did cop that $7 Gallon from Walmart HippyChic mentioned a cpl weeks ago LOL
hippychic likes this.
My hair like acvj - it pops those coils just as good as terressentials mid wash. I'm using protein but only once per month and trying to deep condish but I haven't found one that's great yet so a combo of protein condtr AO GPB and Himalaya Amla and Holy Basil condtr together. Working out pretty good

I also have CJ Beauticurls protein condtr. Difference with that and gpb, GPB lengthens my hair and it like disappears immediately into it 😨. Not really a great Detangler. The CJ flows real nice softens and easily Detangles hair goes in quick and gives bounce but shrinks hair just a tiny smidge.

But I def recommend acvj and yea my hair likes aloe too. Most products I have have aloe in them kbn Shealoe leave in is good but I just bought aloe Vera juice so...
"My hair is a reflection of my personality:
wild, free and beautiful."

Hair Type: S + Z = Crazy Beautiful
Hair Goal: Improve health!! Kill the knots!!!
BSL now
As of 6/24/12: Protective styles for summer
Achieving Curls: Terressentials Mud HAir Wash (the business! Terressentials.com) Giovanni 50/50 Cndtr (retired) KBN Shealoe LCndtr (on probation) Still perfecting the process.
Shoutout to FLAXSEEDS!!!! YOU ARE the MASTER on FRIZZ!!!

I use alot of AV based products and I'm somewhat PS. Now that I think about it, I have been using a lot more moisturizer/oils lately. I was thinking I was (with the heat and color damage) all gone that perhaps I was getting more porous. As you mentioned I haven't needed to do my protein treatments at all lately. Hmm...
Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
Routine: No rules, just happy hair

Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!

]
Facebook|Twitter
Is Aloe Vera bad for protein sensitive hair? Because I have no idea if I am protein sensitive or not but my conditioner does have Aloe Vera juice in it and it seems that my hair is reacting badly to it.
Is Aloe Vera bad for protein sensitive hair? Because I have no idea if I am protein sensitive or not but my conditioner does have Aloe Vera juice in it and it seems that my hair is reacting badly to it.
Originally Posted by AnnieRose
AVG does act like a protein. Some protein sensitive people cannot use it. My hair is very finicky with protein - type and amount - but it responds best to AVG. I use it occasionally for a boost of strength.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
When I first tried AVG, my hair didn't like it ... but it was also heat damaged at the time. Now, I layer AVG over a leave-in and seal with oil. I'm shocked by the definition and moisture. I think it worked this time because I'm using a leave-in and sealing ... plus my hair is healthier. Have you tried this combo (leave-in, 100% AVG, and oil)?
Visit http://mycurlymane.com for product reviews and tips - created to inspire other curlies and share stories about naturally curly hair, spirituality, and lifeís journey.
  • Conditioner: Herbal Essence Hydralicious
  • Leave-in: Beautiful Textures
  • Oils: Dabur Vatika, pure Coconut Oil, Almond, Jojoba, and JBCO
  • Reliable Stylers: Aloe Vera Gel and Eco Styler Gel
  • Go-to Curly Styles: Wash 'n Gos and Braid-outs
I tried it as a spritz, but don't think I got the right mixture down right, cause I didn't like it. Will try again..

But used the juice,2 capfuls; along with some olive oil mixed with my conditioner as a deep conditioning treatment and it left my hair really soft.
Good to hear that the juice, condish, oil combo worked for you. It really does help with moisture. You can check out how I use it for braid outs at www.mycurlymane.com. Let me know if you have questions.
Visit http://mycurlymane.com for product reviews and tips - created to inspire other curlies and share stories about naturally curly hair, spirituality, and lifeís journey.
  • Conditioner: Herbal Essence Hydralicious
  • Leave-in: Beautiful Textures
  • Oils: Dabur Vatika, pure Coconut Oil, Almond, Jojoba, and JBCO
  • Reliable Stylers: Aloe Vera Gel and Eco Styler Gel
  • Go-to Curly Styles: Wash 'n Gos and Braid-outs
It seems my hair is now coarse, it never was in the past prior to using aloe vera straight up. It seems to have added protein to my hair shaft on the regular

I now dont require protein treatments monthly as I use too in the past. I'm not sure if I like the effect.

My hair isn't breaking, not that it was in the past but now its really only shed hair coming out.

I know I don't like the feel of my hair itself though,
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
i'm not really quite sure what is going on with my hair. i was in a protective style for 3mos. the only thing i did different was spritz straight aloe juice on my hair. my hair is looking all kinds of thick now. i'm so confused. i've never had thick hair in my life. my sister and coworker both said "your hair got thicker". does straight aloe vera contribute to thickness???? if so, i need to keep using it fo sho!
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice
It seems my hair is now coarse, it never was in the past prior to using aloe vera straight up. It seems to have added protein to my hair shaft on the regular

I now dont require protein treatments monthly as I use too in the past. I'm not sure if I like the effect.

My hair isn't breaking, not that it was in the past but now its really only shed hair coming out.

I know I don't like the feel of my hair itself though,
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
i'm not really quite sure what is going on with my hair. i was in a protective style for 3mos. the only thing i did different was spritz straight aloe juice on my hair. my hair is looking all kinds of thick now. i'm so confused. i've never had thick hair in my life. my sister and coworker both said "your hair got thicker". does straight aloe vera contribute to thickness???? if so, i need to keep using it fo sho!
Originally Posted by hippychic
I don't think it made my hair thicker but I can't use straight avj. I'm protein sensitive so I mix it in with my li.
I use it in my spritz, along with Rosewater, tresemme naturals moisturizing conditioner, rosemary, lavender, and peppermint oils.
Originally Posted by juanab
Me too.
AVG is an excellent curl enhancer for my 4a hair. As good as flax seed gel (but FSG gives more hold). I mix 3
Tbsp avg with 1 tbsp jojoba oil and (optional) 2 drops each of lemongrass, rosemary and tea tree essential oils. It defined my curls wonderful and with no
crunch.
It seems my hair is now coarse, it never was in the past prior to using aloe vera straight up. It seems to have added protein to my hair shaft on the regular

I now dont require protein treatments monthly as I use too in the past. I'm not sure if I like the effect.

My hair isn't breaking, not that it was in the past but now its really only shed hair coming out.

I know I don't like the feel of my hair itself though,
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
i'm not really quite sure what is going on with my hair. i was in a protective style for 3mos. the only thing i did different was spritz straight aloe juice on my hair. my hair is looking all kinds of thick now. i'm so confused. i've never had thick hair in my life. my sister and coworker both said "your hair got thicker". does straight aloe vera contribute to thickness???? if so, i need to keep using it fo sho!
Originally Posted by hippychic

some folks swear it does.
It seems my hair is now coarse, it never was in the past prior to using aloe vera straight up. It seems to have added protein to my hair shaft on the regular

I now dont require protein treatments monthly as I use too in the past. I'm not sure if I like the effect.

My hair isn't breaking, not that it was in the past but now its really only shed hair coming out.

I know I don't like the feel of my hair itself though,
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
i'm not really quite sure what is going on with my hair. i was in a protective style for 3mos. the only thing i did different was spritz straight aloe juice on my hair. my hair is looking all kinds of thick now. i'm so confused. i've never had thick hair in my life. my sister and coworker both said "your hair got thicker". does straight aloe vera contribute to thickness???? if so, i need to keep using it fo sho!
Originally Posted by hippychic

some folks swear it does.
Originally Posted by Cerendipity
lmao - i need to re-up. i have 2 gallons left
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com