Secret Weapon for Soft Hair

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For a solid two years, I refrained from using any heat styling tools on my hair. Split ends were a thing of the past, but I missed styling my hair and playing around with different looks. There’s something about curling my hair that puts an oomph in my step and gives me a little boost of confidence, but I didn’t want to sacrifice having healthy, soft hair.

A few months ago, I was cleaning out my bathroom cabinets, checking for products that were about to expire. I found a bottle of Aloe Vera Gel that needed to be used, and since I was about to take a shower, I slathered it throughout my hair. I’m not sure what prompted me to do that, but I’m glad I did. Because to my surprise, after I got out of the shower, my hair was completely tangle-free. That never happens, no matter how careful I am. Once my hair was dry, I couldn’t stop running my fingers through it and immediately ordered another bottle of aloe.

At first, I thought it was a groundbreaking discovery, but a quick google search revealed that people have been using aloe for decades as a hair treatment. Aloe helps to naturally repair dead skin cells, reduces dandruff and relieves an itchy scalp. It’s also a natural conditioner and boosts hair growth.

I noticed a big difference after heat styling. My hair didn’t feel stripped of moisture and there was noticeably less frizz. All the praise hands. 🙌 I’ve used aloe for years as a sunburn repair, facial moisturizer, and acne remedy- and now it’s my holy grail product for soft hair.

The Routine:

Once or twice a week, I soak (as in, completely saturate) my hair with aloe vera gel from root to tips. It takes around 15-20 pumps to completely wet my hair. I swirl my hair into a clip for 15-30 minutes. Afterwards, I shampoo well and condition as normal. The result is silky smooth hair.

soft hair

soft hair

soft hair

soft hair

soft hair

soft hair

Normally, I let my hair air-dry but for this post, I used a blow-dryer with a wooden paddle brush.

Have you given aloe a try? What’s your favorite soft hair treatment? I’d love to hear what works for you in the comments below.

 

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3 thoughts on “Secret Weapon for Soft Hair”

  • That’s a cool idea! I remember that when I was a teen, I was using the gel of aloe vera leaves. I mean, I had been cutting out a leaf and I taking out the gel inside of it. Need to try it again or buy aloe vera gel, because the raw juice might be too harsh for my skin.

  • I have always let my hair air dry. Every time I get my ends trimmed, my beautician and all the other people there have always commented on how healthy my hair is. I have never dyed it and don’t think I intend to either, even as my greys are starting to come in. Nothing against anyone who does color their hair, I am just so low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I bought a bottle of this aloe gel to use in my hair to see how it works. I can’t wait to see for myself!

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