I Gave Aloe Vera A Second Chance

When I first transitioned, I had not clue what I was doing so I relied heavily on blogs & YouTube videos for advice. I tried EVERY & ANY tutorial advice much to my disappointment. Once such experiment was an Aloe Vera & Water mixture which left my hair drier than chips.

Last Sunday, I felt idle so I decided to Google Aloe Vera and found that it can be used as a conditioner thanks to a Wikihow page.

So I got a knife, headed to my garden & got harvesting :)!

Look at that Aloe Vera

This was just for one side of my hair

The results I got were unbelievable! My hair began to coil the second I added the Aloe Vera gel.

The top half of the hair was after one week of exposure to the elements. The bottom section was coated with the Aloe Vera gel. Look at that curl pattern!

I used a few coats of the Aloe Vera gel on small sections of the hair. I ensured that I saturated the hair shaft completed.

My hair was loving the Aloe Vera gel
A closer look at my hair with the Aloe Vera gel

After coating the entire hair, I left the gel on for about 10 – 15 minutes before washing the hair out thoroughly.

I followed up with Shea Moisture’s SuperFruit Complex 10-IN-1 Renewal System Conditioner. My  hair was very soft and manageable.

My hair after rinsing out the conditioner

I finished the routine with the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner and did a two strand twist which I wore for a week.

When I took down the twist my hair was still super soft & light. My hair was literally blowing in the wind!

A week later

I will definitely be using Aloe Vera in my co-wash routine at least once a month.

Here is a mini vlog of my wash day routine:

Until next time


2 thoughts on “I Gave Aloe Vera A Second Chance

  1. This is my go-to, I absolutely love it. As my hair is currently loc’d (even before) I would blend the pulp with small amount of water and sieve out the chunks of pulp, cover, then rinse. Oh how my hair loved it.

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