Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY Simple & Easy Hair moisturizer

Hi guys,

I thought that it would be helpful to share this simple hair moisturizer that I've been using for almost a year now. I enjoy this moisturizer or styler, simply because it allows me to achieve great twists for my fabulous up-dos and it adds a level of moisturize to my hair that is always needed.
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All you need: two ingredients:
1. aloe vera gel
2. oil of your choice (in this tutorial I use coconut oil)

When using this moisturizer for my hair, I always use 1 of 3 oils: jojoba oil or coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. More information on those oils can be found here.

 Why do I use coconut oil you might ask. Well the benefits of coconut oil are vast. Let's take a look, while focusing on hair shall we:
  • Conditions the hair very well, because it is able to penetrate the hair shaft.
  • Works well to combat an itchy, dry scalp
  • Works well to prevent dryness and breakage. Afro-textured hair is prone to breakage and dryness and we all know that dryness+breakage = minimal hair retention
  • Helps to lock in moisturizer that you've put into the hair with water
  • Strengthens the hair from the inside
  • Promotes hair growth
The Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel:
  • Balances the pH of the hair and scalp
  • Conditions and moisturizes the hair
  • Prevents hair loss
  • Provides a slight hold for hair styles (like my twist)
  • Helps to detangle the hair
  • Defines curls
Now the tutorial ... So simple!
Just combine your two ingredients by mixing well. Mix Mix Mix. Until you achieve a consistency featured in the video below.

If you choose coconut oil, make sure that it is melted first, as coconut oil is usually a solid at room temperature (pictured above). 
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Take care,