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We have tried all of the recipes below, and as with all home­made mix­es we’ve altered the ratio of items to suit our own needs. Please feel free to exper­i­ment with ratios, as well as swap out items with your favourite oils, to get them to serve you best. The aloe base for all of the­se recipes is the home­made ver­sion that we pre­vi­ous­ly wrote about (not the store bought brand). Because the home­made aloe already con­tains Vit­a­m­in C, adding addi­tion­al preser­v­a­tives could alter the acid­i­ty con­tent of the mix. Just some­thing to keep in mind. In addi­tion, the con­sis­ten­cy of the home­made ver­sion is much thin­ner than a store-bought brand. Again, some­thing else to keep in mind when try­ing the recipes below, as the con­sis­ten­cy of you mix­ture may vary based on your source of aloe.

1. ALOE AND HONEY SHAMPOO

About the Recipe

This recipe does not pro­duce the typ­i­cal suds of reg­u­lar sham­poos, but don’t be fooled. It works. Hon­ey and aloe are both great humec­tants, so they draw mois­ture into the hair. The ACV is great for break­ing up oils and build-up on the hair as well as for clos­ing cuti­cles. Not to men­tion the numer­ous anti­fun­gal and andibac­te­ri­al ben­e­fits of aloe, which makes it great for thos who are suf­fer­ing for minor scalp irri­ta­tions and/or dan­druff.

Ingre­di­ents

1/4 cup aloe gel

2 T hon­ey

2 T apple cider vine­gar (ACV)

Method

I blend ingre­di­ents togeth­er in a small 1-cup chop­per that I have. You can use a blender or hand-held mix­er if you like, or do it by hand. It will be frothy and sor­ta slimy (much like the aloe gel was after whip­ping).

Our Notes

With­out any essen­tial oils, this recipe doesn’t smell the great­est, but remem­ber it’s just for sham­poo and will be rinsed out entire­ly. A few drops of your favourite essen­tial oil can be added to help with smell if absolute­ly nec­es­sary. I do not pre-make this ahead of time, but actu­al­ly blend ingre­di­ents right before using. When used in mix­es, hon­ey can go bad quick­ly so any­thing I mix with it gets used imme­di­ate­ly. I have used this both on my hair and on Boo’s hair. When using on my hair, I actu­al­ly add more ACV because my hair gets pret­ty oily.

2. ALOE DETANGLER

About the Recipe

I had to play with this recipe a while to get the amount of slip need­ed for good detan­gling. I’m still not as hap­py with it as I am with our store-bought detan­gler, but it does work real­ly well. And if you’re look­ing for a way to save mon­ey on hair prod­ucts, this is def­i­nite­ly worth it. As men­tioned above, if smell is an issue you can add an essen­tial oil. I don’t usu­al­ly add any because I use a mois­tur­iz­ing pro­duct on top of this and I don’t want too much smell and/or for the smells to com­pete with one anoth­er.

Ingre­di­ents

1 cup dis­tilled water

2 T aloe gel

4 drops glyc­er­in

Method

I actu­al­ly put all items into an old sham­poo or con­di­tion­er bot­tle and shake until every­thing is well-blend­ed. You can also use a spray bot­tle, too. How­ev­er, I like my mix­ture a lit­tle thick and I’ve found that the con­di­tion­er bot­tle works bet­ter when squeez­ing it out. I squeeze it onto my hands and then work it through the hair with my fin­ger­tips. Then I detan­gle as nor­mal. I do not rin­se it out.

Our Notes

The amount of glyc­er­in is what real­ly helps with the slip; the aloe gel does provide good slip, as well, but as it thins out it gets sort of sticky which doesn’t help with detan­gling. Glyc­er­in is actu­al­ly the oppo­site; it’s sticky at full-strength, but actu­al­ly becomes very slip­pery as it’s extreme­ly sol­uble in water. If you find that you don’t get enough slip for detan­gling, more glyc­er­in should help. Or you can even add a bit of a your favourite oil (olive oil or melt­ed coconut oil).

3. ALOE DEEP CONDITIONER (MOISTURIZING)

About the Recipe

Pret­ty much the eas­i­est recipe we have. This is the one that we often use for Boo’s hair, as her DC’s are mois­ture-based.

Ingre­di­ents

1/4 cup aloe gel

1/4 cup coconut oil, warmed in the microwave for mix­ing

Method

Blend both ingre­di­ents togeth­er using method of your choice. I get a creamier mix­ture if I use my hand-held blender than my per­son­al chop­per. Apply to hair accord­ing to our instruc­tions for deep con­di­tion­ing.

Our Notes

We use coconut oil because it works bet­ter in Boo’s hair than olive oil does. If you child’s hair does bet­ter with olive oil, then swap that out in the mix for deep con­di­tion­ing. Do note that the coconut oil makes this mix­ture smell fine, but olive oil and aloe gel don’t smell the great­est in my opin­ion. Con­sid­er­ing the fact that you’ll be expect­ing your child to wear it for at least 10–15 min­utes, you might want to con­sid­er adding few drops of their favourite essen­tial oil might make it eas­ier on their lit­tle noses.

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Saroeun

Ingre­di­ents

1 cup dis­tilled water

2 T aloe gel (what does it mean, 2 T here?)

4 drops glyc­er­in

J.

Upper­case “T” means Table­spoon
Low­er­case “t” means tea­spoon

onome avae

Hi BGLH,this is my first time on your web­site! Amaz­ing things i have learnt about my hair!Thanks for the knowl­edge!
Now to my ques­tion! can i use some­thing oth­er than Avo­ca­dos?

onome avae

Hi BGLH,do i have to use ACV?

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[…] About the Recipe I’ve only ever used this par­tic­u­lar recipe on my own hair, for no oth­er rea­son than the fact that Boo has nev­er had her hair blown out before. I’ve also used it before flat-iron­ing my hair. Don’t tell Boo. She hasn’t seen me do either of those two things. Ever. Ingre­di­ents 1/2 cup dis­tilled water 1/2 cup aloe gel 2 tea­spoons grape­seed oil 4 drops of your favourite essen­tial oil, for smell Method Mix ingre­di­ents togeth­er. Blend­ing will ensure good com­bin­ing, but is not nec­es­sary. I use my 1-cup chop­per for it and it blends all the ingre­di­ents just fine… Read more »
Niecka

I use my mix­er to soft­en my shea but­ter so none of the nutri­ents are lost. Thanks for the info I will def­i­nite­ly try the­se recipes.

Nay

the pic­ture is aloe juice but the recipes say aloe gel. Which is to be used for the hair?

Kitcat

Well, it says aloe vera gel in the ingre­di­ent list so…

shehla

Hell .i have nor­mal skin in rainy and sum­mer sea­son but in win­ter its got too much dry does i use aloe pro­duct on my hair and skin and how i use please sug­gest me

stephers

Can you use all of the­se or would it be too much aloe at that point?

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Mel Stevens

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Shameeka

Can you use and leave just the aloe on your hair please explain pros and cons also I have very corse hair that sucks up oil and my hair then feels dry and brit­tle what can I do to keep it mois­tured. I have very lit­tle perm in it now because I had a short style before I decid­ed to go nat­u­ral because I lost hair around my edges in my preg­nan­cy with my now 11mo. Daugh­ter

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Nombuso

Can you add aloe vera juice to your apple cider vine­gar hair rin­se?

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