Wash day: Aloe Vera gel for my hair

Aloe vera is a common name when we talk about our hair, skin and over all health. It’s said to be a super plant with loads of benefits…In the hair world, many have sworn in the name of Aloe vera and its effectiveness in their regimen. So I tried using the Forever living aloe vera gel for my hair treatment. Forever living Aloe Vera Gel

After my last protective style, my hair became hard and brittle, so painful to comb and I had no time to take good care of it. I knew I needed to use a relaxer but ………… fast forward to one week later, I decided to wash and steam my hair so I could manage it.

This is what I did:

1. ‘Prepooed‘  with Olive oil.

2. Shampooed with Vitale neutralizing shampoo. I had it from my last relaxer touch up kit. Afterwards, I squeezed out the excess water with a towel.

3. Mixed ORS replenishing conditioner, Venus Conditioner, Forever Living Aloe vera gel and  Sweet Almond Oil.

4. Wore a shower cap and another plastic bag… then I used my blow dryer to add heat  for few minutes before going to bed.

5. Rinsed the conditioner mix out in the morning. Next, I towel dried and then used my Silk Elements leave in detangling spray …. went on to detangle and remove the tiny lumps of aloe vera gel in my hair. My hair was not completely dried but not wet.

I had soft hair for few hours but when it was completely dry it became hard as stone.

This is my first encounter with aloe vera gel and the result was not good… nevertheless I will still give it another try maybe after my relaxer then I can give my verdict. But for my new growth, it did no justice to my hair.

How do you use aloe vera gel in your regimen?? What brand do you use? Is it a keep for you or loss?? Have a fabulous week.

Kisses 🙂

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  1. I have natural hair and Aloe Vera gel/juice is a great moisturizer. I mix it with my shampoo and conditioner and it makes detangling a breeze! The brand I use is Lily of the Desert! I’m shocked it made your hair dry. Did you add anything to it?!:/

  2. Oh dear! That doesn’t sound good at all. Sorry oh.
    I use the fruit of the earth aloe vera gel for moisture sometimes when I run our of my regular leave in moisturiser. It hasn’t been fantastic but I don’t have anything bad to say about it either. My new growth seems to like it but my relaxed hair is somewhat indifferent.I generally use it to slick down my edges also.

  3. I’ve never used aloe vera gel on my hair but I use Now Foods aloe vera concentrate and it doesn’t make my hair hard. I just got the Lily of the Desert aloe vera juice for myself for adding to my deep conditioner and leave-in. I have used Forever living aloe vera gel in the past and I didn’t like it for my hair. I also didn’t like the particles it left behind in my hair.

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