Shea Butter + Aloe from the plant

Hey I have a massive aloe plant growing in my yard and I wanted to know how I will be able to use it to benefit my hair.

I have also been reading up on shealoe butter and wanted to know if mixing the aloe with shea butter would work , with a touch of preservative like rosemary oil. Thanks in advance
Transitioning since Sep 17 2009
BC Due Date: Jam 30 2010
Oct 24 2009 - made henna and put in freezer for the day of my bc .. yes i know .. i prepare well in advance
noone ? well i guess I will try it and see for myself then
Transitioning since Sep 17 2009
BC Due Date: Jam 30 2010
Oct 24 2009 - made henna and put in freezer for the day of my bc .. yes i know .. i prepare well in advance
Cant say much about shealoe butter, but when u use aloe directly form the plant be sure to pass it through a fine strainer or you will be picking bits of plant material out of your hair for days.

Basically you split the leaf down the side and scoop out the "gel", which, depending of which species of aloe can be kind of solid. Then you put it in blender whith some water and blend it up. The resulting liquid is the aloe gel you can use to wash your hair, etc. Just be sure to strain it, maybe even pass it through a cheesecloth or a stocking scok to be sure you get all the white bits out.

Once u have that liquid then you can experiment mixing it with other stuff, but becasue of the water content you would need an emulsifier for the aloe and the oil of your choice to bind. I think they use powdered aloe vera with the shea. Just have to melt the shea, add the powder, mix until it disolves and you have shealoe

You can use fractioned coconut oil which has a 2 year shelf life and will preserve the other ingredeints too. If you have experince using rosamary EO as a presrevative then go ahead. Its a powerful EO to be used with caution. If you are not sure, add fractioned coconut oil to your mix and a few drops of lavender EO which is a much safer and milder persrvative, plus its good for our hair.

Hope this helps

Chenaj
(UK Curly)
hair type - definately 4a

wash - any baby shampoo

conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

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Well thank you chenaj. That was very helpful. I cannot get hold of powdered aloe. So i guess i will just mix the aloe juice with gel and a conditioner and see if it works for my curls.

But i will try the aloe juice with a bit of shea and coconut oil and see how that goes too
Transitioning since Sep 17 2009
BC Due Date: Jam 30 2010
Oct 24 2009 - made henna and put in freezer for the day of my bc .. yes i know .. i prepare well in advance
Your welcome! Let me know how it goes.


Well thank you chenaj. That was very helpful. I cannot get hold of powdered aloe. So i guess i will just mix the aloe juice with gel and a conditioner and see if it works for my curls.

But i will try the aloe juice with a bit of shea and coconut oil and see how that goes too
Originally Posted by bambii
hair type - definately 4a

wash - any baby shampoo

conditioning styler - homemade blend with shea, coconut, avocado mango, plam, castor, almond and essential oils

Hair pics http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ad.php?t=84285
Hey I have a massive aloe plant growing in my yard and I wanted to know how I will be able to use it to benefit my hair.

I have also been reading up on shealoe butter and wanted to know if mixing the aloe with shea butter would work , with a touch of preservative like rosemary oil. Thanks in advance
Originally Posted by bambii

Check out youtube I saw a video not so long ago where the woman took the plant from her yard and mixed it with her shea.

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