Aloe Vera, which is it?

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Hi ladies, I have a question. I have searched and searched, but I seem to get different answers concerning Aloe Vera. Is something that acts as protein OR is it a humectant? I have read a lot of protein sensitive women react badly to using products that contain Aloe Vera, and some don't. I know it depends on the person. I guess I'm just wondering if it acts more as a humectant, perhaps it was used in the wrong dew point/humidity and drew moisture away from the hair (winter)...causing some people to think it was a protein problem. Any ideas?
This is a great question and I hope someone who knows comes through!
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As far as I know, aloe doesnt contain protein. It does act as a humectant but its not as strong as say honey, propylene glycol, or glycerin. Aloe is also acidic so it tends to lay the cuticle flat. If I don't use aloe vera gel or juice mixed with something it makes my low porosity hair hard like I've had too much protein for instance.

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As far as I know, aloe doesnt contain protein. It does act as a humectant but its not as strong as say honey, propylene glycol, or glycerin. Aloe is also acidic so it tends to lay the cuticle flat. If I don't use aloe vera gel or juice mixed with something it makes my low porosity hair hard like I've had too much protein for instance.

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Originally Posted by lolo918
Thanks for your reply! I actually liked to use Aloe Vera to lower the PH of some hair products, but I stopped using it. I had to switch up products recently due to protein issues, but the conflicting information made my search confusing. Ah well... Guess I just have to try it out and see what happens.

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