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 :)!

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Look at that Aloe Vera

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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.

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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.

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My hair was loving the Aloe Vera gel

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A closer look at my hair with the Aloe Vera gel

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My current length….isn’t my mirror cute!

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One side done! Ignore the Aloe Gel on my face lol

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.

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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!

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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

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One thought 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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