i just tried pure aloe vera gel. natural hair women have been raving about the stuff. it's usually used for sun-burned folks, but my melanin and lack of extreme sun exposure protects me from that. i was looking for the Fruit of the Earth brand that people tend to specify but could only get ahold of the CVS brand. my review is below.
product: 100% pure aloe vera gel
description: an alcohol-free alternative to hair products that leave hair hard and brittle. natural girls like it because they say it maintains their curl without sacrificing movability and softness.
verdict: i JUST put it on. i like that it is not sticky and it is light-weight. it's completely scentless which i consider a plus. i dont like the way products containing aloe vera smell. plus, i dont have to walk around smelling like whatever i put in my hair (as with most of my other favorite products). i'd rather have a deliberate scent. the softness of my hair was maintained and my curls look great. i LOVE it. i may be speaking too soon since its only been on for like 5 minutes...