If you haven't tried using natural ingredients on your hair, you may be missing out. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as a health and beauty aide and has proven, to curls and fragile hair, to be a real BFF.
Here are two easy recipes that you can make at home in either small, or larger batches, depending on your hair’s needs (and length). If you make extra you can even store it in your fridge for later.
Moisturizing Detangler Spray
You can add or remove ingredients to suit your hair's needs.
-1/2 cup distilled water
-1/2 cup aloe vera juice
-1/2 tsp silk amino acids (binds keratin and strengthens)
-1 tsp panthenol (vit B5) (moisturizer)
-1 tsp vegetable glycerin (humectant)
-1 tsp guar gum (emulsifier, adds slip)
-7 drops rosemary oil (stimulates hair folicles)
-7 drops lemongrass oil (anti bacterial and adds fragrance)
1. Add all items into a blender and mix well for 3-5 minutes.
2. Empty into a jar to be stored in the fridge.
3. Apply to hair as needed and notice the shine and definition of your curls!
Leave-In Aloe Treat
-3 oz aloe vera juice
-2 oz coconut oil
-5 oz distilled water
-8 oz light CG conditioner (Suave, Deva, etc.)
1. Mix all ingredients in a mister/spray bottle and apply to damp or wet hair.
2. Allow the product to air dry for best results.
This conditioning treatment will give your curls definition and bounce.