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Default Anyone else find aloe vera and coconut oil somehwat drying?

I find both of these quite drying.

Glycerine works for me though. So do most oils
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I have used coconut oil in the past, and I agree that it is drying. I do not find that aloe is drying,my hair eats this stuff up like its nobodys business and it aids in defining my curls.
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How do you use glycerin? do you mix it with anything or use it alone?
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yep i find those 2 drying. my hair doesnt like glycerin. ive tried using it alone or mixed with rosewater and other stuff but it still didnt work
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I like aloe vera and I use it on its own. I mix up coconut oil with my butters or I'll use it as a pre-poo or DT. I don't find coconut oil highly drying.
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that's funny because i've never found the 2 drying and these are my staple products. i know for me that olive oil just doesn't act right in my hair. i can't say it's drying but my hair just doesn't react well to it.
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that's funny because i've never found the 2 drying and these are my staple products. i know for me that olive oil just doesn't act right in my hair. i can't say it's drying but my hair just doesn't react well to it.
it's interesting how everyone's hair reacts so differently to different substances..
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How do you use glycerin? do you mix it with anything or use it alone?
I like to use products that contain it. Sometimes I make my own leave-in mixing vegetable glycerine with vegetable oils and essential oils.
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that's funny because i've never found the 2 drying and these are my staple products. i know for me that olive oil just doesn't act right in my hair. i can't say it's drying but my hair just doesn't react well to it.
Same for me.
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My hair hates oils with a passion. Even jojoba, and my relaxed hair used to love that stuff! It likes butters okay, so I mix jojoba with shea butter. I use glycerin and rosewater, and carrot oil mixed with water as a spritz. trying to get away from co washign everyday. Just cut off about another 1 1/2 inches by mistake. Blasted cliiper guards... :x
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Coconut oil, is my staple along with africas best organics shea and pure aloe vera. I use them but sparingly...I used to use a whole wack of natural products but I eliminated them when I found out what worked best on my hair. I use these products for my twists and leave them in for about 4 days...take them out for a couple days then wash. I repeat and my hair is growing fast. I find coconut oil to be a bit drying but I notice it keeps my hair stronger and aloe adds a bit of bounce. I get minumal buildup and best of all no dandruff I wash once or twice a week as needed.
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My hair loves veg. glycerin. I mix with my gel before applying it to my hair.
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that's funny because i've never found the 2 drying and these are my staple products. i know for me that olive oil just doesn't act right in my hair. i can't say it's drying but my hair just doesn't react well to it.

Same here, it makes my hair feel rough when i use it, but not dry...My hair loves aloe though, but im not sure yet about the coconut yet.
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I am a glycerin hater. It is a deceiver. I find that my hair feels very moisturized initially, then Oh so dry over time.
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Sorry to butt in, but the title of this thread kind of alarmed me! Aloe and glycerin are in a ton of my favorite products... And I just did a coconut oil DT tonight that was so excellent! But maybe I will watch the coconut oil over time to see if there are any bad effects... I tend to doubt it, but you never know..
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The coconut oil was still being tested for me. I have decided that I agree with the OP. I was using a coco oil and water (w/lavender eo) spritz for a little more than 2 weeks. My scalp has been sooo dry. I added about a tablespoon of EVOO to my mix last night......CAN YOU SAY HEAVEN? I realize that coco oil is not moisturizing enough for my scalp (in a spritz that is). Now I want to try grapeseed oil and avocado oil. Anybody use those?
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The coconut oil was still being tested for me. I have decided that I agree with the OP. I was using a coco oil and water (w/lavender eo) spritz for a little more than 2 weeks. My scalp has been sooo dry. I added about a tablespoon of EVOO to my mix last night......CAN YOU SAY HEAVEN? I realize that coco oil is not moisturizing enough for my scalp (in a spritz that is). Now I want to try grapeseed oil and avocado oil. Anybody use those?
I just bought avocado oil...I haven't used it yet because now I'm not sure if my hair needs any oil right now...other than a pomade for my ends, I haven't used oil in weeks...but, I just bought jojoba oil to make some jojoba jelly, and then got the avocado. So, guess I'll know soon enough...

It doesn't seem that coconut oil does much of anything for my hair. Aloe vera juice (liquid) seems to work very well in my moisture spritz, but I really use the aloe gel as a styling aid more than for moisture.
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Cheleigh:

ITA. I use aloe for styling also, but never found it moisturizing. Water alone is more drying than moisturizing for me too. That is why I am using oil in my spritz for refreshing (between washes). I add oils to my CO too (if needed). I can't just rinse - I need CO and/or oil.
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Yep, coconut oil made my dd's hair rough and feel dry. Aloe Vera provided little curl definition.
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