That's interesting. I've been using aloe vera as a styling gel for about 6-7 months and I've noticed a lot of new growth and new little hairs on my hairline in front. Maybe it's the aloe vera? Hard to tell since that's the same time I gave up my hairdryer and started using coconut oil, too, but it does make a great styling gel! I've never thought to use it as a conditioner, but it does make my hair nice and soft and helps to hold my curl.