Aloe vera gel makes my hair hard and tangled?

OK, so here's an example of what aloe straight does to my hair:

I used 6 squirts of my The Body Shop Amlika leave-in conditioner. There was a good tbsp or more of the Darcy's left. My hair was blotted/squeezed dry with a towel so it was still quite damp or wet, but not dripping.

What should have been squishing sounds, as with the same amount of another product, started out as such, but immediately turned into nothing & feeling like I had dried my hair even more with the towel, or with the blow dryer, & needing more of something to get the squishing & thus clumping going.

Goober I read her blog post and even with my dislike for aloe I was soooooo tempted to buy some theraneem.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
*whispers -- get a sample from kathymack*

I have to tell you it was so weird. The theraneem seemed to absorb more. They were similar, but they act as different on my hair as AOMM does compared to regular Aloe.

My temptation was to go out and buy that texture line gel she's using.
Originally Posted by goobernut
*whispers -- send a PM about this, don't post it*

Last edited by lazy loops; 08-29-2009 at 11:51 AM.
OK, so here's an example of what aloe straight does to my hair:

I used 6 squirts of my The Body Shop Amlika leave-in conditioner. There was a good tbsp or more of the Darcy's left. My hair was blotted/squeezed dry with a towel so it was still quite damp or wet, but not dripping.

What should have been squishing sounds, as with the same amount of another product, started out as such, but immediately turned into nothing & feeling like I had dried my hair even more with the towel, or with the blow dryer, & needing more of something to get the squishing & thus clumping going.
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Originally Posted by lazy loops
What you are describing there is exactly what my hair does with FOTE, but not with AOMM. I just assumed that since both contain aloe vera gel, aloe vera could not be the ingredient causing that phenomenon. I assumed it was some other ingredient in the FOTE. But Del made a good point in her post -- formulations and ingredient interactions are complex, so it's hard to know.

Wurly and proud!
Modified CG since 2008.
Have any of you tried to put AOMM in dry hair? LOL, it was worse than Aloe on dry hair for me. Dude, the evil crunch from the netherworld.
Originally Posted by goobernut
No, but maybe I should. My hair loves this stuff! And KCCC too! This is how weird my hair is with the aloe love/hate relationship.
Originally Posted by lazy loops
I did. And my hair didn't mind it.
So I'm going to find out soon enough if the Donna Marie Mira Curl Curling Jelly makes my hair freak out like the Aloe Honey Curling Jelly, or whatever it was called. If it does, then the hyaluronic acid that was in the former isn't the perp.

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