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sweetlidlred
March 10th, 2008, 03:44 PM
I read the post below about using fresh aloe. I was wondering how you use it. Do you use it as a leave in? Do you use it as a deep condtioner, I think I read somewhere that you could use it in a mister bottle? Thanks!;)

Stagecoach
March 10th, 2008, 08:25 PM
I use Aloe in place of jell and hair spray for keeping the flyaways down on my part. I find it works best if I put it on damp hair.

I also use it when I make braided updos to keep fly aways in on my braids! Plus, it's helps in the shine department!

MadPirateBippy
March 10th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Be careful with Aloe. When I had dreadlocks, all the dreadlock tightening things had aloe in it- for a lot of people it can lead to hideous tangles.

When I'm not locking my hair, I don't use aloe because of that, although I put it on a scrubby face cloth and use it to wash my face every day.

hrimfaxi
March 10th, 2008, 11:23 PM
I use it the same way Stagecoach does -- as gel/hairspray, and mostly on damp hair. I also smooth some over braids if I want them to stay looking tidy longer.

It's also used in a number of heavy conditioning sort of recipes, like SMTs.

ilovelonghair
March 10th, 2008, 11:33 PM
I use it as leave in, but I also heard some people mix it with condishener. I use fresh aloe.

wintersun99
March 11th, 2008, 08:29 PM
I decided to try this for the first time tonight, I used a tiny drop of aloe and mixed with some grapeseed oil and applied to hair as a leave-in. Hair is not dry yet, but it is feeling very soft, I suspect it may be weighed down though, but I probably used too much.

Mahars
March 11th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Does it help with frizz? If so, does anyone know if it works even in high humidity? My hair has been frizzing up a lot lately when it rains.

Stagecoach
March 12th, 2008, 06:52 AM
Does it help with frizz? If so, does anyone know if it works even in high humidity? My hair has been frizzing up a lot lately when it rains.

Humm, if your hair is loose, I'd suspect not. But if it's in an updo, smooth it over the finished style and it should help quite a bit!

jennraq
September 20th, 2014, 06:00 PM
I only use it for my facial routines. Once, I did use a recipe I found on here and my hair came out super silky.

meteor
September 20th, 2014, 07:23 PM
I prefer it on face and scalp due to its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing/humectant action.
On hair, I find it kind of unnecessary, but it's good in things like SMT, HALO rinses, gel, setting spritz.

AlexDig
September 23rd, 2014, 08:18 PM
I use it instead of gel and I love how smooth it makes my curls and how well it holds! I also put it in a mister bottle along with water, rose water, vegetable glycerin, and a little argan oil. Aaaand use it in an egg, aloe, tea tree oil, and argan oil DIY shampoo...I love the stuff! :-)