Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

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Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by Cientxa » Mon May 22, 2017 12:45 pm

I bought a gallon container of Aloe Vera Juice at the blocked and decided I would make a gel shampoo with it since I love the PH of Aloe Vera. If you don't already know, Aloe Vera has a PH that is in your hair's PH range so it is a great smoother/softener during or after shampoo when you want to minimize shrinkage.
Two years ago I fell in love with Aloe Vera gel and used it like a "no poo" daily. Daily saturation was too much--it irritated my scalp. But I never found anything to hydrate my hair better, so I started back using it twice a week and am getting really good results. I add 1 tsp of guar gum or xanthan gum per 8oz of aloe vera juice and process in a juice blender. Add your favorite oil and/or glycerin and you have a better than store bought hydrating gel to apply whenever your hair needs it.

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Re: Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by Ariane Williams » Fri May 26, 2017 6:15 am

Thank you for this recipe! I have to try this :)
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Re: Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by Cientxa » Fri May 26, 2017 2:11 pm

Ariane Williams wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 6:15 am
Thank you for this recipe! I have to try this :)
You are very welcome. The good stuff will call you back however far you stray.

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Re: Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by COLCANGEE » Fri May 26, 2017 4:18 pm

This reminds me to use aloe gel for my flaking scalp. Thank you!

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Re: Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by Cientxa » Fri May 26, 2017 6:39 pm

Aloe vera must be God's gift to all naturalistas. I can't think of anything else completely natural, stand alone, that does so much for maintaining natural hair.

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Re: Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by COLCANGEE » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:01 pm

It should be good as a facial moisturiser too! God's gift indeed!!

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Re: Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by Cientxa » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:25 pm

Colcangee,
You are right about that. In fact, I mix aloe vera juice with bentonite clay to make a facial mask instead of ACV or water. I am going to experiment next time I do one and add a drop or two of glycerin. Can't say anything bad about aloe vera.

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Re: Best Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Post by Struma » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:52 am

Depending on where you live, it may be easier to grow your own aloe than buy it, where I live it is pretty much a snap some peices off when you need them then ignore it unless there is a drought sort of plant. My grandmother who lives where it is colder, gorws hers in the batroom and the lundry room where it stays warmer and more humid, and while this works very well, it is definitely a more time consuming process.I already have molasses, it will work, although it can darken hair. Molasses is generally the "burnt" sugar at the bottom of the barrel from processing sugar cane, and it does indeed contain sulphur (a lot of this occurs naturally in the sugar making process). Some Molassas is also the "leftover" from the Rum Making process.

Its a good substitute for honey if you do not like the lightening and peroxide effect of honey. Also, the sulphur content is fantastic for hair growth, as sulphur is one of the main components in many hair growth preperations.

It took me a while to find aloe vera gel in Walmart, as it wasn't where I would expect it to be. Again in the lotion aisle, on the bottom shelf a brand called "Fruit of the Earth" Clear bottle with blue writing. If your local store does not carry it for whatever reason, you can order it usually directly from Walmart's website.

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