Friday, July 18, 2008
(you can click on the picture to take a closer look at this product)
I remember as a kid trying to slather as much aloe vera on my hair as possible once a dear family friend, whose hair is GORGEOUS, told me that she uses it on her hair. As the years passed by I moved on to other ingredients and products but recently I have been reminded of the many benefits of aloe vera from posts by Tracyee and Antithesis.
Tracyee created her own moisturizing spray out of aloe vera and other ingredients( you will find the recipie when you click the link). I wanted to try out her spray but my rose water did not arrive yet so I decided to play around with the aloe vera liquid. Indeed my hair was moisturized when I applied it to my hair. After putting some of the aloe vera in a spray bottle I added a tiny bit of water and sprayed it on my scalp and hair. On some days I mixed it with other moisturizers that I like, and my hair felt wonderful for days. I am thrilled that I am back to using this natural ingredient on my hair.
Aloe vera contains an enzyme that is necessary for the production of new hair. If you read Tracyee's post, you will find out many other benefits of using aloe vera.
I purchase George's Aloe Vera which is 100% fractionally distilled aloe vera. Adults can also drink their way to health by drinking 2 ounces twice daily. The particular brand that I selected is bitter free and has no preservatives or additives. Another positive note for George's aloe vera is that it does not have to be refrigerated.
Apparently all aloe vera is not the same and when the people behind George's aloe vera went to Mexico they noticed that the roadrunner bird would only drink from a certain type of aloe vera so that is what they used to make this bottled version.
I purchased my aloe vera from the health food store for $9.19
Are you using pure aloe vera for your hair ? Please share your recipes.
Have a great weekend everyone.