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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Aloe Vera To Activate Fresh Growth

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Aloe Vera Gel To Activate Fresh Growth

I have always used Aloe Vera some kind of way in my hair regimen ever since I began to care for my hair in a healthy way. I have use it in my Flaxseed Gel Mist, Rhassoul Clay/Mud Wash, or just used the Aloe Vera Juice straight-up in a spray bottle. For me, Aloe Vera is one of my favorite natural ingredients that help fight countless hair issues and keep my hair healthy without breaking the wallet.

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera is a stem-less or very short-stemmed succulent plant that grows in tropical climates. This plant contains enzymes to repair dead skin cells. Although, Aloe Vera is great for skin care, it is equally beneficial for hair care as well.
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The Benefits Of Using Aloe Vera For Skin Care And More 

What are the benefits?

Detangles And Moisturizes
Activates Hair Growth And Soothes Damaged
Reduces Dandruff And Itchy Scalp
Balances pH Level (Porosity) of Hair
Holding Gel To Define Curls
Cellular Rejuvenation

How can I use Aloe Vera?

Pre-poo and Detangler
Before your Washing Regimen, either spray or massage gel on your scalp and run the ingredient along your hair. This will allow your hair to be conditioned and soften. Take each section to run your fingers through your hair to detangle. Continue to massage your scalp to soothe any itchiness or loosen any dandruff.

If you would like to amp your Pre-poo, add essential oils like Lemongrass for added benefits. Let the pre-poo sit for 30 minutes with a plastic bag before you continue with your washing regimen.

After washing and conditioning your hair, spray Aloe Vera Juice along the length of your hair to condition and bring your hair back to normal pH balance. You may either dilute with distilled water or use Aloe Vera Juice fully, depending on your hair needs.

If you would like a more fragrant leave in, add an essential oil of your choice. Use Aloe Vera Juice daily or as often as needed to restore the moisture in your hair.

If you are seeking more curl definition in your wash n go, use Aloe Vera Gel. Your curls will be beautifully definitely and moisturized! Add a quarter size of Aloe Vera Gel to a section of your WET hair and run your fingers through to ensure coverage. Scrunch that section of hair and continue to style. 

Which is better: Juice or Gel?

As long as your Juice and Gel are completely organic and natural, neither is better than the other. It is based on personal preference. For example, I love using Aloe Vera Juice in my Kimmaytube LI and using as a leave in after washing my hair and sealing with Indian Oil. For styling, I would use Aloe Vera Gel along with Sweet Almond Oil for my curls.

Where can I purchase Aloe Vera Gel?

Fruit of the Earth (WalMart)

Let me just say that Fruit of the Earth (WalMart) is NOT a natural product to use for your hair. Sorry to say, but this product sucks for haircare. This brand supposedly is 100% aloe vera gel, but just be aware that it will contain additives and preservatives that are not natural. I used this on my hair in the beginning of my hair journey and it jacked up my mane!!!!

Purchase Lily of the Desert: Aloe Vera Gel
I would suggest purchasing your Aloe Vera Juice and Gel from a natural food store or vitamin store, like: VitaminShoppe, Whole Foods, or GNC. Be sure to get the unflavored version. I believe that if my Aloe Vera product says "place in refrigerator after opening" then you got the right one.

Commercial products containing Aloe Vera:

Product Review: Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Shampoo
Product Review: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
Product Review: Alikay Naturals Crème Brulee Curling Delight
Product Review: Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave In Conditioner
Product Review: Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner

Natural hair says: aloe vera is one of the best ingredients to use on your hair for continued hair health!

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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