This has come up a couple of times now, and my inner nerd wants to get to the bottom of it!!!
Afrosheenqueen recently provided this link: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/cosmetic...ictionary.aspx
which is from the Paula's Choice website. It lists aloe vera as a "water-binding agent," which, according to the same source, is synonymous with "humectant."
We just had another conversation about this very thing, and Jillipoo says aloe vera is not a humectant... http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...19962#poststop
I'm not sure what her source is, but I'm hoping she can provide it!
Nowhere does the CurlChemist list aloe vera as a humectant. (See http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlre...tants-and-hair
So, I'm confused. If it IS a humectant, this blows several of my theories, which is fine, but it means I need to reassess some other things I'm doing, LOL!
Anyone have additional input?