i use aloe vera juice and aloe vera gel. i've used them for as long as i can remember. i don't use straight aloe on my hair. i use it in a spritz or mixed with a butter. i also drink aloe vera juice (straight or in a smoothie).

i am not protein sensitive.
LOIS (OS); cottony, TYPE 4 hair, fine/med strands; no cones bcz my hair hates them; last relaxer '98; now low porosity, ignores most natural hair rules; BC #8

faves: suave, v05 shampoo, conditioner (my own), raw shea butter, castor oil, peanut oil, aloe juice