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Posted June 18, 2012 by Kendra Turnquest in Hair Care
 
 

Best Homemade Hair Moisturizer in Five Minutes!

aloe-vera-benefits

Having natural hair, I have struggled with numerous products promising to add moisture to my dry and crunchy hair.   In one year, I practically ran through eight different product lines, but nothing seemed to help me with my dilemma.   I could have opted for those pricey products I saw on TV but what if they did not work?   I would pretty much be in the exact same predicament as before only this time with an empty wallet.

Being a wife and a mother of two girls, having the insight to stretch a buck is far more important than ever.   This is when you learn to be inventive and creative!   I did a little research online and discovered a few ingredients found in my kitchen that brought my dry hair to a screeching halt.   I am going to share it with you because there is no coincidence that you are reading this.   You, like me, one time ago was just as frustrated with your dry hair as I used to be with mine and, like me, you just do not have the cash to splurge on expensive products.   My favorite thing about this concoction is that you can leave it on all night if you choose to and it will make your hair even softer with time.   Not only does it soften, it also creates unmatched shine.   I should caution you though that you should not use with heat because the ingredients will cook and you do not want that!   I promise you!

As an active moisturizing ingredient, aloe vera has multiple healing properties and found often in most hair and skin products.   Aloe vera is an antioxidant that replenishes cells and restores life and luster to the hair shaft.   Eggs are protein enriched and contain high sulfur content that are great for the healthy growth of hair and fingernails. Incorporated in everyday uses vinegar has a wide array of healing properties.   It is also great on windows!   However, in reference to hair health, apple cider vinegar in particular has a chock-full of probiotics.   Additionally, it soothes, softens, and creates shine.   These simple household products do wonder in restoring your hair to its natural luster and shine when used regularly.   The best part is you can use as frequently a necessary without over processing your hair.

You will need:

  1. 1 aloe vera leafegg
  2. 1 egg
  3. ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  4. blender

Instructions:

Peel all of the skin off the aloe vera leaf and chop into smaller pieces.   In a blender, add aloe, egg, and apple cider vinegar.   Puree ingredients until the mixture is liquid and free of chunks. Apply to clean, wet hair and distribute evenly from root to tip by finger combing.   Cover with plastic cap and allow sitting no less than one hour.   Rinse thoroughly and style as normal.

PROS

  • Restores moisture and shine
  • Ingredients found in your home
  • Use as often as necessary
  • Some may find the smell offensive

CONS

  • None

Resources:

About Aloe Vera

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Benefits

Excellent Uses of Eggs


Kendra Turnquest

 
I am a freelance writer, photographer and graphic artist hailing from the fabulous islands of The Bahamas. I love all things beauty and mostly I love having the opportunity to share my wealth of knowledge and convey it to my readers in a fun way that they enjoy reading while being informed. I am also a makeup artist and I do plan to share a few of my video tutorials on Black Hair Media as well. I do thank you for reading and please do come back soon.