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How to properly use Aloe Vera gel on Type 4 hair

Hello mane embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Let’s talk natural hair maintenance cost and how to use Aloe Vera for a minute. One of my hair struggles is how fast my products get depleted, with more volume and length comes more product and cash usage. That’s why I try to come up with ways to lower my hair maintenance cost. I love my hair but not willing to spend most of my money on it when I can get creative and adventurous.

Everything DIY Aloe Vera gel

Did I say there is a blog post on how I cut down the cost? Catch up on it here.
Have been using Aloe Vera for the last two years or so and am loving it. First, because I save up on detangler/instant conditioner and oils and second, it strengthens and help grow my hair. What else could I ask for?

Aloe Vera is rich in nourishing nutrients like: vitamins, water, minerals and fatty acids. It has anti-inflammatory, antifungal/viral, antioxidant and moisturizing properties which help in nourishing the scalp, soothes itchy scalp, treat dandruffs, moisturizes, repairs and restores hair elasticity. Let’s get into the real deal here;

How to extract Aloe Vera gel

  • Cut the Aloe Vera leaf
  • Wash the leaf with running water and let the yellow latex/fluid drain off
  • Cut off the serrated/spiky ends
  • Cut the leaf into smaller pieces and divide the pieces vertically to extract the gel
  • Extract the whitish gel by scooping with a spoon

To detangle section your hair, put your gel in an applicator bottle or just apply directly with your hands a section a time from the scalp all through your length and detangle, wear your shower cap and let it sit for a while before shampooing.

Have you tried Aloe gel on your hair? How did it work for you? Catch up on a detailed post about pre poo here.

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