Monday, 6 April 2015

Do Yo Own: Aloe Vera Gel

Don't have too much time to do your hair? I got you! With a quick and easy homemade gel for healthy, shiny dos.
This recipe is 100% aloe vera gel; however, though its obvious simplicity aloe has some knockout benefits. It holds a total of 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 phytonutrients. Reduces dandruff, balances ph., moisturizes, promotes regrowth and destroys dead cells and fungi. Aloe Vera has a alkaline state, as a result fungi are unable to survive for they thrive in acidic environments. Additionally, these same properties also promote ph balance and helps the hair to retain moisture. Proteolytic enzymes within aloe vera help to foster growth and/or regrowth. Moreover, these enzymes eradicate dead cells that clog the scalp and encourage the healing of scalps affected by psoriasis and seborrhea. Adding this to your regimen whether in shampoos, conditioners and leave-ins will completely change your hair health. Follow the recipe below if you’re looking for hold and/or defined curls.
You will need:
1 large aloe vera leaf

  •     Slice your aloe vera leaf into two halves.
  •  Lightly scrape the pulp with the knife going back and forth to retrieve the gel. You don’t want to cut and remove the pulp rather running the knife back and forth so that you can create that gel. (video reference below)
  •  Strain debris from your gel
  • Use has desired

Tip: This batch should be enough for an entire head if you intend to do a flexi rod set, flat twist out or whichever style you decide to use. Unless you plan to add preservatives to prevent molding; don’t leave any of your aloe vera gel. (Video reference below)

Happy Aloe vera gelling