This post from LHCF mentions that Triethanolamine can be drying. I don't know where she got this info from though:Jumping in here from the other thread I started.
So maybe if Aloe "is" moisture, maybe it's not the aloe itself that is giving me the dryness and frizz, maybe it's the other ingredients in the gel.
"Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA) — Often used in cosmetics as emulsifiers and/or foaming agents. They can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation and dryness of hair and skin. DEA and TEA are "amines" (ammonia compounds) and can form cancer-causing nitrosamines when they come in contact with nitrates. Toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time."