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sweet&sourkiwi
April 19th, 2012, 06:44 PM
So I've tried to research this...but aloe barbedensis juice! I've noticed it's a main ingredient in some of the shampoos that are currently on sale at the coop. Wondering:
1) is it a humectant and
2) is it awesome?
I know aloe itself is humectant...but I'm not sure about the juice. In my dry climate, I try to avoid humectants as they suck the moisture right out.

Thanks for any help!

earthnut
April 19th, 2012, 10:20 PM
AFAIK, aloe juice is a humectant. That's how I'm hoping it'll act in my homemade conditioner.

Seeshami
April 19th, 2012, 10:47 PM
TASTES YUMMY!!!!

I am getting aloe juice for work tomorrow. The big jug. I love it, Middle Sister loves it, and Dad does too. Middle Sister could tell you why it's good for you.

Edit:
No I don't drink conditioner. But the Aloe Juice they make for drinking is good and I have a one track mind that focuses on my stomach and what makes it happy

marykatz
April 19th, 2012, 11:34 PM
So the giant jug of aloe vera juice they sell at the supermarket is for your hair too? I always wondered how that would taste. Is it sweet?

Seeshami
April 20th, 2012, 11:56 AM
It can be. It can be used for a lot of things if it's plain old aloe with nothing in it. You can put it on hair, on skin, on burns and cuts. When it's just plain aloe it's a little bland and not tangy really but it has a little bite to it, maybe a bitterness, I don't know how to describe it really. And I have no desire to bite a chunk off my aloe plant and see, he's still tiny and only has a few leaves. When he gets bigger I will.

I like this brand for drinking: http://www.amazon.com/Aloe-Vera-Mangosteen-Mango-Drink/dp/B007PIAO2Y it has little aloe chunks in it and I am not above telling my coworkers they are boogers to gross them out. Yeah I know I'm 5. :cheese:

WickedWurlys
April 21st, 2012, 03:52 AM
It can be. It can be used for a lot of things if it's plain old aloe with nothing in it. You can put it on hair, on skin, on burns and cuts. When it's just plain aloe it's a little bland and not tangy really but it has a little bite to it, maybe a bitterness, I don't know how to describe it really. And I have no desire to bite a chunk off my aloe plant and see, he's still tiny and only has a few leaves. When he gets bigger I will.

I like this brand for drinking: http://www.amazon.com/Aloe-Vera-Mangosteen-Mango-Drink/dp/B007PIAO2Y it has little aloe chunks in it and I am not above telling my coworkers they are boogers to gross them out. Yeah I know I'm 5. :cheese:

^^^bahahaha!! Thanx for the giggle :p

earthnut
April 25th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Be cautious taking aloe internally. It's not recommended for long-term use, only for constipation over the short term. (and even then, it's relatively harsh) Long-term use can cause irritation of the intestines and hepatitis.

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/aloe.html
http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/HerbsVitaminsandMinerals/aloe

marykatz
April 25th, 2012, 08:04 PM
oh thanks for the info. I just bought a small bottle at Trader Joe to drink.

Ninika
April 26th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Aloe Juice is great for misting. I use it on dry hair, whenever I feel like it. To lock the moisture in, I always use a few drops of oil or shea butter afterwards.

Littlewing13
April 26th, 2012, 07:39 AM
I like this brand for drinking: http://www.amazon.com/Aloe-Vera-Mangosteen-Mango-Drink/dp/B007PIAO2Y it has little aloe chunks in it and I am not above telling my coworkers they are boogers to gross them out. Yeah I know I'm 5. :cheese:

lol brilliant!

It works well in my hair. I use it in my concoctions for deep conditioning.