This is one of the easiest recipes I make and it’s one I always make sure to have on hand. While I only used to use my favorite herbal conditioner, I’ve added this conditioner to the hair routine and I’m loving the results. It makes my hair shiny and smooth (which is hard for a super-fine-and-frizzy-haired gal like me) and breaks a lot less (even after one use, but even more so when I use it regularly). It takes a minute to whip up and stays good up to several weeks in the fridge.
The aloe vera in this recipe is uber-moisturizing for the scalp and hair and the raw honey further acts as a humectant to draw and keep moisture in each hair shaft. The grapefruit seed extract acts in two ways: its antibacterial and antifungal properties help keep your scalp in tip-top hair-growing shape but also helps extend the life of your product. If you’re not going to use the grapefruit seed extract, I’d suggest making smaller batches and making absolutely sure you store the conditioner in the fridge between uses.
-1 fresh aloe vera leaf
-2 tbsp raw honey
-10 drops grapefruit seed extract (optional)
-container for storage
1. Peel your aloe vera leaf. I start by cutting off the prickly sides. Then I slice off the covering off one of the flat sides. Then I take a spoon and scrape out the inside goop. (See picture below.)
2. Add the aloe vera to your blender.
3. Add 2 tbsp of raw honey to the blender as well.
4. Blend on low for a minute.
5. Add the 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract, if using.
6. Decant into storage container. Store in the fridge if not using right away and shake before using.
That’s it! Isn’t it great to have amazing, easy-to-make, and healthy hair options?
I don’t have a aloe vera plant, can I use the stuff I bought from the store?
Definitely but be extra careful reading the ingredient list. They tend to come with lots of additives. I like the Fruit of The Earth brand.
how much time do i keep it in my hair?
I like anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour 🙂