Saturday, March 18, 2017

Aloe Vera Pre-poo Treatment

Hey Naturalistas!!!

It's been awhile, but I have finally stumbled across a great way to restore moisture and remove those dead skin cells on the scalp! I was watching Naptural 85 YouTube channel and she did a tutorial on how to use aloe vera for your scalp. Once I saw that, I had to try it and my scalp felt amazing!! I regret not doing this a long time ago, but my scalp is going to love me now!! I know we focus on the ends of our hair a lot to retain length, but it's also important to focus on the scalp. The scalp is where everything starts, so we want to make sure we keep it clean and moisturized as well.

Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It leaves your hair so smooth and shiny. Aloe vera also promotes growth, prevents itching on the scalp, and reduces dandruff and of course conditions your hair. Aloe vera also has a chemical make up similar to that of keratin and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage.

I decided to do a prepoo treatment on my hair as well as my daughter's hair and our hair thanked us for it!! As soon as I applied the aloe vera to my scalp, you could tell immediately that it was doing it's job. I want to share you with you a step by step process on how to do a Aloe vera pre-poo treatment.

  • First, cut 2 or 4 slices of aloe vera and then wrap the rest up and store in the fridge. It can last in the fridge for 30 days. Make sure you cut the sides off. 
  • Mix 1/4 cup of castor oil and olive oil in a bowl.
  • Section hair into 4 to 6 sections, and apply the slice to the scalp. Make sure you rub it in and massage. Make sure the aloe vera touches each part in that section.
  • Next, take the hair and apply the oil as well as a leave in and detangle the section.
  • Once you're done, twist the section and start on the next section. If you notice the aloe vera is drying up, pierce with your finger and more gel will appear. Continue to massage your scalp with the aloe vera.
  • After your hair is all twisted up, you can place your bonnet on and wash your hair the next day or you can leave it in for about 30 minutes to an hour. I decided to leave it in over night, but for my daughter I left it in for about an hour before I washed her hair. You will notice how shiny and moisturized your hair is. It feels great!  

First things first and that is to get an Aloe vera plant! I picked this up from Sprouts!!

Cut maybe 2 or 3 slices and then wrap up what's left and store in the fridge.

Here's the good stuff!!! I'm so ready for another mask!