I admit it… my hair is just plain awful. Between coloring it on a regular basis, blow drying it, not cutting it as often as I should, not using the best conditioners, etc., it’s just been a complete, dry, mess. It wasn’t always like this. For awhile (when younger of course) I would get such nice compliments on my long hair. I’d say the last 8 years or so, not so much though. The winter months are especially annoying for me, since my hair is just dull with no life to it.
I’ve tried all kinds of things for my hair. Spending $50-$100+ on a bottle of conditioner just makes no sense to me, not to mention, who can afford that these days? So admittedly, I haven’t tried any of those. Maybe they work, maybe they don’t. I, personally, am not going to spend the money to find out. 😉
For the last 8 weeks or so, I’ve been trying a ridiculously simple recipe that a gal at work told me about, and she’s been doing it for several years now. Her hair is gorgeous, soft, manageable and full, plus she’s a couple of years older than I am. So simple, it only has two ingredients, and is affordable. Coconut milk and aloe vera. That’s it! Nothing more, nothing less!
She uses it once a week since it acts as a deep conditioning treatment, so I’ve been doing the same, but you can use it as often as you like. If I have a special occasion, then I’ll use the homemade aloe vera conditioner again just so my hair cooperates for the event.
Here is the homemade Aloe Vera conditioner recipe:
(note that this is for one use on long hair. Use ALL of it. You can lessen the ingredient amounts if you have shorter hair)
1 1/2 cups of coconut milk (using canned coconut milk is perfectly fine)
2-3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (if you are unable to harvest fresh aloe vera gel, you can buy stabilized aloe vera gel which is aloe gel containing as little preservatives as possible)
Combine the two ingredients in a blender. Pour the aloe vera conditioner onto your hair and spread evenly throughout, all the way to the ends. Leave on for up to 30 minutes for a deep conditioning before rinsing. Less time if your hair doesn’t need as deep a conditioning treatment.
And that’s it!
You should notice a difference after your first use of the aloe vera conditioner where your hair is definitely shinier and more manageable. I, personally, noticed more results with the second and third time I did it, where my hair was also fuller and bouncier. With the exception of leaving it in the full 30 minutes the first time, I leave it on for an average of 15-20 minutes before rinsing.
Definitely give this homemade aloe vera conditioner recipe a try, especially if you’ve tried pretty much everything there is out there and haven’t been happy with the results.