I've used fresh okra twice. I think it's a little better than frozen. I really like using the okra gel. The one with the gelatin added a little shine. Otherwise, I didn't notice much difference.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix