As you go about your hair journey there are bound to be times that you think back to your childhood hair care practices.
You might think about what your mom or grandmother did to maintain your hair on a weekly basis and do some comparisons to what you are doing now.
For me, the fondest memory I have is a ritual that I hated as a child but appreciate now every time I think about it.
The home that I was raised in had a ton of plants all around it, we could practically pick our breakfast off of a variety of trees and be fully satisfied.
I remember that my mom had some aloe vera plants in the front of our yard and every other Saturday morning she would pick a couple of them, cut them open and scrape the gel out for my weekly deep conditioning* sessions.
I hated it! The smell, the way the gel felt, not to mention it made wash day much longer than I would have liked. I mean it was Saturday and a girl had things to do! (Really I just did not like wash day).
Fast forward to today, I would love to have the aloe plant growing in my front yard because I fully understand the benefits of it for my hair then and how beneficial it is for my hair now.
I even love the way the gel smells and feels because I know how much healthier it makes my hair overall which is why I owe my mom a ton of thanks for putting up with my complaints on wash day.
In this post, I wanted to give you 8 ways you can incorporate aloe vera gel* in your own regimen so that you can have the best hair ever. Let’s go!
1. Aloe Vera Hair Conditioner
Aloe Vera gel* can be used to naturally condition your hair at home using just the gel. All you have to do is cut the plant in half length wise, scrape out the gel and spoon it into a bowl. You can add your favorite oil to the gel and apply it to your hair root to tip.
Cover with a plastic cap and use a warm towel or heat cap to keep the mix warm and your cuticles raised as you condition. This is the ultimate moisture treatment and your hair will thank you afterward.
2. Aloe morning spritz
This is probably one of my favorite ways to use aloe gel and it is also super easy to make. Again scrape the gel out of the plant, add it to a blender* with a few table-spoons of enough water to make a liquid spray, add some essential oils* or regular oils* for smell and intensity. Blend everything together and put it in your spray bottle to use as a curl refresher spray every morning. Keep your mix in the fridge!