By Chin­we of Hair and Health

All you need to pur­chase are extra vir­gin coconut oil, extra vir­gin olive oil, unre­fined shea but­ter, and aloe vera gel to cre­ate these hair prod­ucts.  Let us get start­ed:

1. Detan­gler

4 tbsp coconut oil
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp melt­ed shea but­ter (option­al)

All you need for this detan­gler are coconut oil, olive oil, and melt­ed shea but­ter.  Apply this mix­ture to dry or damp hair, allow it to set, and then pro­ceed to fin­ger detan­gle.  (Leav­ing coconut oil on dry hair overnight has been demon­strat­ed to reduce comb­ing dam­age.) (Source)

2. Pre-poo

1 part coconut oil
1 part olive oil (option­al)

Apply this to dry hair and allow it to pen­e­trate overnight the day before you sham­poo. Research has shown that coconut oil can help to reduce hygral fatigue of the hair when used in this man­ner. (Source)

3. Deep con­di­tion­er and 4. Leave-in Con­di­tion­er

1 part coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 part aloe vera gel

Mix the aloe vera gel and coconut oil togeth­er then apply to damp (not soak­ing wet) hair after sham­poo­ing.  You can leave in the con­di­tion­er or rinse it out after 20 min­utes, depend­ing on which you pre­fer.

5. Mois­tur­iz­ing Spritz

1 part aloe vera gel
1 part water

Put the aloe vera gel and water into a spray bot­tle.  Shake the bot­tle to mix the ingre­di­ents thor­ough­ly, and you’re done!  Spray the mois­tur­iz­er onto dry hair when need­ed.  Be sure to store the bot­tle in the refrig­er­a­tor to pro­long the shelf life.

6. Whipped but­ter

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup aloe vera gel
½ cup shea but­ter

Mix the ingre­di­ents togeth­er using a hand mix­er on low speed. Apply this whipped but­ter to fresh­ly washed damp hair for lock­ing in mois­ture or use it for twist­ing.

7. Oil sealant

Only ingre­di­ent:
olive oil

If you pre­fer seal­ing with oils, then go straight for it.  Apply olive oil to damp hair to seal in mois­ture.

8. Curly pud­ding

2 tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil)
3 tbsp shea but­ter
5 tbsp aloe vera gel

Mix the ingre­di­ents togeth­er and apply to wet hair for curl def­i­n­i­tion or to set twists for a twist out.

Which of these recipes would you try?


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onion, aloe and shampoo.…..for growth!! 1 saw the dif­fer­ence in first month


Please share the recipe! How did you use the onion aloe and sham­poo?

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The Mane Captain

fun­ny enough, i’ve tried them all!


I’m def­i­nite­ly going to try the Coconut oil the night bf wash­ing and seal­ing with olive oil. I usu­al­ly seal with shea but­ter but it’s so heavy for the sum­mer. It works great but man my face looks like a spot­light from all the shea but­ter shine my hair rubs on it :).


I love to try new recipes, so I will try them all.

Bebe H.

wow, these recipes are must tries for me in the near future.

Lily ajula

Curly pud­ding is a must try for me.


Can you use aloe Vera juice in place of gel for these recipes?


Can you use man­go but­ter instead of shea?


What is the alter­na­tive to coconut oil, when you are aller­gic? I would love to try some of these, but I have weird sen­si­tives. If know of any­thing equiv­a­lent, that would be help­ful. Thanks, ladies!


A good alter­na­tive is babas­su oil, but it can only be found online from sites like Bulk Apothe­cary, Cam­den Grey, and From Nature With Love.


You can find babas­su oil on ebay too for a rea­son­able price.


Try olive oil.

Uh, Aloe ‘hel­la dries out my type 4 hair. It defines fine when it’s wet, but once it dries, my hair becomes a dry and flaky mess. Thus, I have to say no to any home­made con­coc­tion with aloe. The only aloe based prod­uct I buy is my detangler–but because it’s chock full with oth­er soft­en­ers and but­ters it doesn’t leave my hair dry. I only use pure Aloe or aloe gel on my skin–I mix it with a teen­sy bit of olive oil and it soothes any rash. I like glyc­erin, but in small amounts–because it can dry out… Read more »


Re: white honey/coconut milk, is this some­thing you make your­self?

And how are you using the cas­tor oil?

I have 2 lit­tle girls with crazy amounts of curly hair and I’m try­ing to use more nat­ur­al prod­ucts.

Thanks :)


i think you can use hon­ey instead it has the same prop­er­ties as aloe vera


*rais­es hand*
what if your hair hates aloe vera any­thing? any rec­om­men­da­tions for sub­sti­tutes?


Flax seed gel??