Here we go, a FAB idea from blackhair101.com to try. Tell me this doesn’t look amazing!
From the original author: “If you are used to suds and bubbles in your hair when using commercial preparations then this shampoo recipe will disappoint you, but it will do wonders for your hair. Since, I became aware of the chemicals that are placed in commercial preparations and how detrimental they are to hair I’ve vowed to go as chemical free as possible (since I am currently relaxed, I have to say as far as possible). Here is one of my homemade shampoo hair recipes that is a great alternative to the commercial ones.”
Aloe Vera and Honey Shampoo Recipe
1 Aloe Vera leaf
2 tbsp honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Remove the aloe vera skin and cut the gel into pieces. Place these into a blender with the honey and cider vinegar. Blend until the gel is dissolved, it should be frothy, pale green and gel like in texture. Wet hair with water and apply mixture to scalp, slowly massaging the entire scalp to loosen dirt. Make sure that the entire head is thoroughly massaged. Leave on hair for 15 minutes and then rinse out with warm or room temperature water. Do a final rinse with cold water to close the hair cuticles.
Benefits Your Hair will Derive from the Ingredients
Aloe Vera Leaf – The gelatinous extract from aloe vera leaves contain enzymes that stimulate hair growth. This makes the plant an especially good solution for those who are suffering from hair loss; it is safe to use whatever the gender or age of a person. The aloe vera gel is also good for dandruff and other scalp irritations.
Honey – is a humectant which means it traps water molecules from the air into your hair thus making it a great hair moisturizer; the key to using it in shampoos is to mix it with other liquid ingredients because honey is sticky by itself. Honey coats hair cuticles and makes them easier to comb and also adds volume to hair. It is also a good alternative to hair care products that contain silicones; best of all, it gives hair a very nice shine.
Apple Cider Vinegar – this vinegar has a pH range that is close to that of human hair. The acidity is close enough for it to be a great shampoo ingredient to clean hair and scalp better than any store bought shampoo can. It also has the added benefit of being a germ killer. Apple cider vinegar helps to balance the pH of your hair and removes build-up on the hair shaft. Apple Cider Vinegar will make hair shinier, softer and very easy to comb.
By: Brenda Barrett, blackhair101.com.
Well I am thrilled about this site. The author has recipes for hair dye using tea and henna, hair restoration recipes using everything from coconut milk to baking soda, and detailed information on every ingredient and its benefits. FAB. So as soon as I try this shampoo out I will post the results and any changes I made. And then it’s on to the next recipe!