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