Calling Agave Nectar Users!

Okay, so from what I've read this boosts the hold of a product, much like honey does for a lot of curlies here. My question is: Does it also impart shine like honey? I was wondering if maybe mixing it in with something like, say, L'Oreal's Out of Bed product that doesn't impart shine, would fix the no-shine problem.
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well, to keep you from going insane.

I used agave nectar. I think I used too much because my hair was a bit "firm", but it looked nice. I liked it better than honey. Oh...I also had somewhat of a second day. It looked better than usual, but still not as nice as rewetting and reapplying products.

Shine, not sure because I used with a product that helps with shine.

On flip side, if you do buy agave nectar and it doesn't work for your hair, you can use it in your food!

Not sure, if I helped or not...:P

Don't know if you have read this link:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/...ighlight=agave
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well, to keep you from going insane.

I used agave nectar. I think I used too much because my hair was a bit "firm", but it looked nice. I liked it better than honey. Oh...I also had somewhat of a second day. It looked better than usual, but still not as nice as rewetting and reapplying products.

Shine, not sure because I used with a product that helps with shine.

On flip side, if you do buy agave nectar and it doesn't work for your hair, you can use it in your food!

Not sure, if I helped or not...:P

Don't know if you have read this link:

http://www.naturallycurly.com/phpBB/...ighlight=agave
Originally Posted by wntrbloom
Yay for wintrbloom!!!!!! Thanks very much! You certainly have helped, if only to know I'm not getting the cold shoulder anymore!
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I tried it, after I found that honey was changing the color of my hair (not lightening, as many people say, but just blending in the natural highlights and lowlights) and I didn't like it. It didn't help with shine, and it didn't help with softness, which were the two things I liked most about using honey.

Then again, I didn't use it or honey as a product enhancer - just combined with conditioner as a rinse-out.

It is, however, great in coffee.

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I tried it, after I found that honey was changing the color of my hair (not lightening, as many people say, but just blending in the natural highlights and lowlights) and I didn't like it. It didn't help with shine, and it didn't help with softness, which were the two things I liked most about using honey.

Then again, I didn't use it or honey as a product enhancer - just combined with conditioner as a rinse-out.

It is, however, great in coffee.

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Originally Posted by one_red_cent
Whew - now I have less of an urge to go out and buy, buy, buy - unless someone else comments that as a product enhancer it's the best thing ever. Then I'm doomed.
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well I have been using the Curling Custard from Kinky-Curly and agave nectar is a main ingredient in it and it gives me fabulous shine and hold.
Try it and see. You can buy agave at Whole Foods
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Aw, I don't think the agave users were ignoring your post, I think we've all just been tied up with holiday stuff and have hardly had two minutes to get online in the last week or so. I've never tried adding it to my conditioner in the shower, so I can't comment on that, but I love adding it to whatever gel I'm using. I do think it helps with shine, hold, etc.

But if shine is your main issue, the thing that's helped me most is shampooing with a mild coco-betaine shampoo -- I only use a tiny bit on the scalp area, enough to barely make any suds, and rinse it out pretty quickly. Strict CG hasn't worked for me, my hair just gets duller and duller over time. I only use CG-friendly products, but I have to use that little bit of shampoo to keep my hair shiny and bouncy.
Aw, I don't think the agave users were ignoring your post, I think we've all just been tied up with holiday stuff and have hardly had two minutes to get online in the last week or so. I've never tried adding it to my conditioner in the shower, so I can't comment on that, but I love adding it to whatever gel I'm using. I do think it helps with shine, hold, etc.

But if shine is your main issue, the thing that's helped me most is shampooing with a mild coco-betaine shampoo -- I only use a tiny bit on the scalp area, enough to barely make any suds, and rinse it out pretty quickly. Strict CG hasn't worked for me, my hair just gets duller and duller over time. I only use CG-friendly products, but I have to use that little bit of shampoo to keep my hair shiny and bouncy.
Originally Posted by B-wavy
Ooh, even better than agave advice - shine advice! That's interesting, shampoo would remove any possible build-up and give you shine. I'm just wary of going anything close to CG because I know the shine will be nothing close to what I get now with my sulfate shampoo and coney condish. (Suave Healthy Curls)
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