Aloe vera gel experiences

Good morning all!

I have seen that some have posted that they use aloe vera gel for moisture. Just wondering, is it a specific aloe gel just used for hair or is it the 100% aloe vera gel you'd use on your skin? I know, may sound like a silly question. Also, I am growing my own aloe plant...has anyone ever sliced one open and just use that on their hair?
Thanks!
I just use the pure gel you'd use on your skin! Some people prefer the juice - I haven't tried that yet. I use it as a leave-in, an additive to conditioner or gel, and as a curl refresher.

I read a thread on here not long ago about someone using aloe straight from the plant! I think they said the only downside was that it didn't keep for very long.

I have found it very helpful! It's HG for me, for sure!
I think I read a thread somewhere on the 4a board about this, and I think the conclusion was that 100% aloe would offer barely any/no hold, whereas aloe that has thickening agents and such in it offers more hold. You can use whichever one you feel more comfortable with. I use Lily of the Desert aloe gelly, and it is 99% pure aloe. I really like it, though, despite the additives and preservatives they put in it. It gives me nice crunch when I add it to almost dry hair, but it scrunches out SO soft and gives me really shiny hair. It's also awesome as a hair wash occasionally.

HTH!
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I use this:

Skin Gel 4OZ - AloeLife.com

I tend to use it similar to a leave-in. I wash and condition my hair, then put this on to soaking wet hair before any stylers. It keeps my hair from frizzing.

HTH!

Kerri

2?/3a ??? ; fine; high density; normal porosity and elasticity
color treated

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cleanse:Organix Vanilla Silk, Use Me Cleansing Cream
rinse out/li:Ion Effective Care, Tresseme Naturals Radiant Volume (both with NPF added)
stylers:Curl Keeper, UFD Curly Magic, & Alba Botanicals Strong Hold Gel
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i love aloe vera gel! i use it as a detangler, to add moisture, i add it to hair masks, i use it to define my curls...... not just good for the hair, when you have a bad sun burn, cut a leaf off and put it in the fridge for an hour n put it all on the sunburn its great stuff. i love your hair btw

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Thank you for your responses! Will give it a try.....still experimenting with things (I just found this website!) Fmasuhr, thank you for your compliment If anyone knows how to post pics on this thread, I'd love to know how. I'm not sure if I'm 3b or 3c so it would be great to post pics and ask you all I think I'm somewhere in between.
Have a good week!
n worries, i my hairs red as well so it always puts a nice big smile on my face when i see another red curly! yea i think im 3b/c as well though i think my colour is abit darker then yours though

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
... I use Lily of the Desert aloe gelly, and it is 99% pure aloe. I really like it, though, despite the additives and preservatives they put in it. It gives me nice crunch when I add it to almost dry hair, but it scrunches out SO soft and gives me really shiny hair. It's also awesome as a hair wash occasionally. HTH!
Originally Posted by wavynwild16
I love this gel too, despite the additives. I use it mostly on dry hair when I need to tame canopy frizz. Gives nice shine and good control.
Location: Texas
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Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!

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