Aloe can leave your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom, there’s no doubt about that! As a wonder face cream, aloe has proven its clarifying and healing abilities. So when I introduce aloe conditioner, it should not seem like too wild of an idea–and indeed it isn’t! The gel of an aloe leaf has a similar chemical composition of keratin, which is a protein found naturally in hair cells. Also containing lignins, found in the cellulose, aloe is easily absorbed into the skin, especially our more absorbent scalps. Aloe also contains about 20 amino acids (the building blocks of our hair), giving its gel-like substance even more power to strengthen your dry, wilting hair. Sleek and shiny locks are not far away if you start using aloe conditioner today!
How to Make Aloe Conditioner
Why buy an aloe conditioner from the store when you can make you own? Put that money back in your wallet! Making your own will also ensures that your aloe conditioner is all-natural. And when it comes to keeping your hair in tip-top shape, that’s important, isn’t it? So, let’s get start learning how you can make aloe conditioner at home. Now, there are two ways you can go about
Choice #1: The Long Route
You Will Need: (1) aloe vera gel (from the leaf or a health food store); (2) a knife; (3) a spoon; and (3) a towel.
Step One: Filet that aloe vera leaf like a fish! Unless you are using store-bought aloe-vera gel, your first step will be to extract the aloe gel from a leaf of your plant. You will slice your aloe vera straight down in the middle to get at that sticky, inner goodness! But make sure you avoid the yellow stuff near the edge of the leaf. Scoop out at least 2 tablespoons of the clear gel.
Step Two: Apply the aloe gel you removed from your plant directly to your hair. Start at the scalp, and work your way down, massaging it in from top to roots.
Step Three: Do not rinse right away. For best results, first wrap your hair in a towel that is warm and damp. Give your aloe conditioner about 15 minutes to work its magic.
Step Four: After you have waited your 15 minutes, wash your hair normally. Then, the process is complete. Aloe conditioner success!
Choice #2: The Lazy Man’s Alternative
You Will Need: (1) aloe vera gel (from the leaf or a health food store); (2) a spoon; (2) bottled conditioner
Step One: Scoop aloe gel out of an aloe plant leaf (or use the shortcut: 2 tablespoons of aloe gel from a health food store).
Step Two: Pour aloe vera gel into your favorite bottled conditioner.
Step Three: Mix aloe gel into conditioner until it is well-integrated throughout the bottle.
Step Four: Apply you new and improved conditioner to your hair as normal.
Give your aloe conditioner a week or two to take full effective. Soon you will look in the mirror, and be surprised at what your see. Can you say, Va-va voom?