I’ve recently switched to using aloe vera (no alcohol) in my hair. I was using castor oil grease and olive oil creme, but the stuff exacerbates my acne. I fight acne daily. It’s a battle between having clear skin and long hair.
Repeating myself: I wash my hair with conditioners mostly. I use Creme of Nature and / or Suave. I’m lazy. Like I do every time, I wash my hair while in twists. I treat my hair like it is dread locs.
I wrap my head in a towel to remove the wetness. While damp I take each twist, open, and apply a very generous amount of aloe vera. I comb my hair with my fingers to remove shed hair, unless it is the back of my neck and hairline. In those areas, I use a comb, sometimes a small tooth one. I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone. The hair in the back of my head is fine / smooth / soft enough for a small tooth comb.
I even put aloe vera on my face after doing my skin scrub / cleanse routine.
The picture above is the hair style I’ve been wearing since I washed my hair. I sleep with the comb in my hair.
My goal is to wash and wear my hair. I try to leave it alone until the next time I need to wash it. Since I work out daily, that’s about every 3-5 days.
My verdict: aloe vera is better than the greasy stuff. So far the hair is still soft and supple. As long as there is no breakage, I’ll continue to use it.