After my post on natural healing solutions for hair using aloe vera, I decided to dig a little deeper and find these natural healing Aloe Vera shampoo and conditioner recipes. There are tons of different recipes out there, but this is a great place to start. Though these recipes doesn’t say so, I’d also recommend adding some coconut milk to the mix.
Natural Healing Aloe Vera and Honey Shampoo Recipe
What you’ll need
1. The gel of half or a whole leaf of Aloe Vera
2. Drops of Jojoba Oil or other essential oils
3. 1/4 to 1/2 cups of water
4. A blender
5. A container
Our result was a very thin, diluted mixture that was far different from commercial products. What we created was an all-natural, chemical-free shampoo that could cleanse your hair and scalp with the same effects of other products. The great thing about making your own shampoo is that you know what ingredients you’re using – what you are putting on your head. Many products you buy from the drugstore have ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, which is not only used to degrease car engines but also considered one of the most commonly used poisons in the world! Our recipe is mainly made up of Aloe Vera, which is a source of many vitamins and nutrients. It is especially great for hair because of its ability to detoxify your hair and promote hair growth. Additionally, Aloe Vera’s pH is natural and helps moisturize dry, itchy scalps without making them oily. Although it is very different from a bottle of Pantene, Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders, or etc., this natural shampoo works amazingly well. Not only does it benefit you, it protects the environment as well. It is a very easy, quick recipe that’s worth a try!
Natural Healing Aloe Vera Conditioner Recipe
Things You’ll Need
- 1 lemon
- Mixing bowl
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
- Essential oils
Slice a lemon in half, and squeeze out the juice into a mixing bowl.
Add aloe vera gel to the bowl, and mix the two ingredients together.
Select a number of essential oils to add with the conditioner. The website Care2 suggests selecting oils based on your hair type. Chamomile works well for fine to normal hair, basil will promote hair growth and myrrh is good for dry hair and scalp. Add three to five drops of the selected essential oils, and mix the ingredients.
Shampoo hair, and apply the conditioning mixture from the bowl. Dip your fingers into the conditioner, and work it through hair, beginning at the scalp and moving over the hair strands.
Leave the conditioner on for five minutes, and then rinse out with warm water. For an added touch, give your hair one final rinse with cool water to enhance shine.