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Old 05-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
 
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Default my hair hates aloe

anyone else with this problem? its soft but no definition and alot of frizz. tried to use aloe fix over CJ honey butta leave in (LOVE this stuff!) but it felt weird going on then it started to feel better then it dried soft and frizzy.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
 
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Me. I can't use anything with aloe, ever. High or low dew points, just doesn't matter. I get frizz that's like cotton candy. I wish I knew the chemistry behind it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
 
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Nib, I'm almost positive I have this problem also. I definitely have it when I use aloe fix and I'm starting to think that everything with aloe high up in the ingredients list does exactly to my hair what you describe. Dries into a cloud of soft frizz.

ETA: Bighairlala - yes! cotton candy frizz.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:43 PM   #4
 
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thats a perfect way to describe it-cotton candy frizz. not sure what the chemistry of it would be. must be something about hair properties because lots of people love aloe fix.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
 
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I keep trying aloe gel and get poofy and frizzy every time. And I also get that flash drying feeling even on top of leave in. I know so many people love this gel, but I just can't get it to work for me. aloe in some products seems ok though. Just not straight up
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:39 PM   #6
 
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I tried aloe juice in a daily spritz and my hair dried out after a while. Then I noticed a little breakage. Needless to say, that was the end of that. Interestingly, I don't have trouble with it when included in Aubrey Organics. I guess there are enough oils/conditioning agents to blunt its effects.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #7
 
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Yes. I get cotton-candy frizz, producty frizz, and flash drying.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:35 AM   #8
 
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My hair doesn't like it either which is a pity as it's in so many products.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:47 PM   #9
 
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Count me as another aloe hater.. it makes it feel like I just poured sand on my hair. It's great on my skin though, but my hair severely hates it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #10
 
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I don't think my hair likes aloe, either. I was really liking it at first, but after a few times, my hair dried into this massive ball of undefined frizz. (I was trying straight up aloe gelly, BTW.) I might have to try it again, just to see if that was really the cause of my problems. I doubt I'm super aloe sensitive, though, because there is a little bit of aloe in my TN Moisture conditioner, and it doesn't bother me.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #11
 
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Porducty frizz here. I describe it as finger in a light socket or rubbed my head with a balloon.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:51 AM   #12
 
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i noticed it with aloe fix and SS curl enhancing jelly. if the product is primarily aloe then it hates it but if theres aloe in it but lower on the ingredients list, then my hair is ok. my hair is weird.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #13
 
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My hair doesn't like it either!!

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