For some reason my hair is always dry!!! I’m not sure if its because I have a permanent color,
or because I’m not producing enough sebum to moisturize my hair?!?.. Whatever it may be
I need to find a solution and I mean real quick !!!! , because moisture is a key factor in the growth and
health of the hair. After reading the section in The Science of Black Hair on
” Healthy Hair Management”, I discovered that leave- in conditioners are good for providing
extra moisture to dry hair. I’ve noticed that Aloe- Vera is the new wave in the natural
community,so I decided to look into its benefits, and I discovered a homemade leave-in
conditioner that may be the answer to my problem.
With a pH range of around 4.5, the acidity of aloe vera is what works to our advantage. It aids in closing the hair cuticle. This causes your hair to be smoother, minimizes frizz, and gives your strands more definition and shine. Some find that aloe vera is a humectant, or something that draws in any humidity from the air that surrounds it. However, by sealing my hair with aloe vera after I style it, I’ve noticed less frizz and swelling. Pure aloe vera is light enough to keep my hair moisturized without feeling greasy or weighed down. It also gives great control without making it stiff or crunchy.
Aloe Vera Gel Leave-in Conditioner
4oz aloe vera gel
10 drops of essential oil (pick your favorite!)
Directions: Add water and aloe vera gel to a small bowl and stir lightly with a spoon. Pour the contents into a spray bottle and shake. Add an essential oil of your choice and shake lightly again. Use daily or as often as needed to restore softness.
- Gives hair moisture
- Defines curly hair
- Reduces itchy, scaly scalp
- Tames oily Hair
- Balances PH Level of hair
I will be trying this recipe this weekend when I do my daily wash-and-twist.. so I’ll do a
review on it then. If you ladies have tried this recipe I would love to hear your feedback.