Dry and damaged hair needs tender loving care, a reason this Aloe Vera gel based detangler can be an ideal choice for detangling. Ready for the recipe?
Aloe Vera – 1 Tbsp.
Distilled Water – 4 Tbsp.
Glycerin – 1 Tbsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 2 Drops
In a mixing bowl combine Glycerin, Aloe Vera Gel and Essential Oil.
Use a beater or a fork to beat the ingredients to combine them thoroughly.
When you are beating, slowly add the distilled water until you get the right consistency.
Transfer to a sterilizer spray container and use as needed.
Why Use Glycerin?
I have used Glycerin since it is a humectant and soothes your hair. It is a common ingredient in many cosmetics, skin care products and hair care products. Do you know soaps that have Glycerin are more moisturizing? Dry and damaged care hair needs TLC (tender loving care) and Glycerin is one way to do just that. It restores moisture and lost luster. You can also use vegetarian Glycerin, which is available in leading marts.
Why Use Aloe Vera?
It is known for its healing properties and is a natural ingredient that can work wonders for your hair. Yet, it is healing and very gentle on your hair. There are numerous ways to use Aloe Vera gel for hair and skin care and using it for detangling ensures safe and tear-free detangling, while also strengthening and nourishing your hair.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can substitute distilled water partially or completely with Apple Cider Vinegar. It is known for hair conditioning properties and can come in handy with detangling. Don’t worry about the pungent odor, it disappears after a few minutes and only the sweet apple fragrance remains.
I used Lavender Essential Oil in the recipe because I love the smell and most importantly – it is a very gentle yet effective essential oil.
You can add a few drops of Argan Oil to the oil along with essential oil for added benefits. Argan Oil also helps soften your hair and make detangling it easier. It is suitable for all hair types and isn’t greasy.
I usually prepare smaller batches and refrigerate, since I haven’t added preservatives for this recipe.
How to Use it?
I prefer spraying this to dry hair for detangling, though you can also spray it for partially wet hair if the tangles are tricky. Use a detangling comb to remove tangles gently.
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