Speaking of aloe vera, the Biolage glaze was the only product I used for years. It was the only one that didn't leave my hair either crunchy on one extreme or too soft and fuzzy on the other. It also added shine. Not exaggerating, I have used dozens of products since this was discontinued and have nver been happy. Today I mixed some aloe vera gel with water and another brand of glaze (that is typically too thick and leaves me "crunchy") in my hand and tried that. Perfect! A few areas needed touch up so I used just the aloe with some water and they look the best. The biolage glaze was always kind of watery. Perhaps I have acheived the same consistency. Don't know but it worked! Yay!