When you wash your hair, it’s recommended to do with very warm (not hot) water. This allows the cuticles to open up so that you can cleanse your hair and deep condition it more effectively. When you are done washing and conditioning your hair, you need to close those cuticles back up so that moisture won’t escape. This is often done with a blast of cold water during the final rinse.
Cold water rinses are very effective at closing your hair’s cuticle but they are also a shock to your scalp!
Enter Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice…
How I Use Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera juice is one of those all natural products you will always find in my refrigerator. No longer do I have to suffer with cold water freezing my scalp. I use this pH balanced goodness to close my cuticles without putting my scalp in shock. I keep the my Aloe Vera juice refrigerated in a spray bottle and spritzed throughout my hair after my final tepid water rinse.
Aloe Vera juice is also great for when I’m in the mood to bring out my inner mixtress 🙂 It can be used in many homemade hair recipes.
Often times, I’ll substitute the brand of Aloe Vera gel photographed (Lily of the Desert) in my DIY hair product recipes. That’s because the gel is really more like a jelly. The second it comes in contact with your fingers, it liquefies. It works great for smoothing my edges too!
What I like best about Aloe Vera juice/gel is that it helps to pH balance your hair. It doesn’t leave your hair feeling sticky either. I personally prefer the Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice for use in my hair vs the Inner Fillet. The inner fillet only contains the inner gel like substance of the aloe leaf. If I were consuming this product internally, I’d go for the juice with the inner fillet since it’s not carbon-filtered, which could potentially remove some of the benefits of the aloe plant. The Lily of the Desert brand is also Kosher.
Lily of the Desert Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice Ingredients:
99% certified organic Aloe Vera Juice, Citric acid (pH stabilizer)