Moisturizing Aloe Honey No Poo Recipe
Easy DIY Aloe Honey Moisture "Shampoo"
Mix up a batch of this ultra healing aloe honey shampoo for shiny, soft hair and a healthy, clean scalp. Helps to shorten your transition phase when used in-between No Poo washes. No vinegar rinse needed.
1. If you make a big batch, it will only keep in the fridge for up to 3 days - so only make what you need.
2. Can be used in between No Poo's.
3. I have never used store bought aloe gel since I grow my own, but Forever Aloe Vera Gel is supposed to be the closest to fresh as you can get).
Feels kinda like real shampoo (kinda)
Is really good for adding moisture to your hair
Makes hair shiny
Can help shorten your transition phase if you are dealing with cotton/strawlike hair
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1/4 cup of homemade aloe gel or store bought
- like Forever Aloe Vera Gel
- 2 TBS Honey
- 1. Combine all in your mini-food processor or blender. Make as smooth as possible. You don't want any aloe chunks left in your hair.
- 2. Take straight to the shower and shampoo. Leave on for a few minutes (the longer the better) than rinse out completely with water. That's it.
Supply Round Up
SUPPLY ROUND UP
Grow your own aloe vera for a free, never ending supply of aloe gel.
This is the closest thing I've found to fresh aloe gel.
***No matter what aloe gel you use, make sure it does not have alcohol or oils in it.
Any honey will work for this application.
What Makes This A Great Recipe for a No Poo Shampoo
Let's Break It Down
If I'm going to go to the effort to make something I want to know why it's good for my hair. That way I can adjust the ingredients and understand the reason for the results I get after I wash. Knowledge is power - that's what momma always said.
Why Aloe Vera Is Good For Your Hair and Scalp
The Green Goodness Explained
- Relieves Itchy Scalp
- Reduces Redness & Imflammation
- Adds luster, shine and strength
- Promotes new hair growth
- pH balacing
- Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
- Natural humectant
- Help with dandruff, psoriasis and seborrhea
Aloe Vera Promotes Hair Growth
Aloe contains enzymes that are able to slough off dead skin cells and sebum (the oil your scalp naturally produces) on the scalp that could be clogging your hair follicles. By clearing the follicle of this debris your new hair is free to grow! Aloe is also alkaline and helps to bring your scalp into a more balanced pH - which also creates a happy environment for new hair growth.
Aloe Relieves Itchy, Dry Scalp, Dandruff and Scalp Psoriasis
There Is Science To Back This Up
Aloe vera gel helps retain moisture and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, in addition to the exfoliating abilities mentioned above. This makes it a great weapon against the very things that cause itchy, dry scalp, dandruff and psoriasis. Simply put, it helps to exfoliate the dead skin and sebum build-up that bacteria and fungus like to feed on it. Any "beasties" left on your scalp are then usually destroyed by aloe's anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. In a study reported in Archives of Dermatology more than 80 percent of the patients treated with aloe vera showed improvement in their scalp psoriasis. If you are suffering from itchy, dry, no poo scalp aloe will help!
Aloe Vera Nourishes and Conditions Hair
Aloe Vera Nourishes and Conditions Hair
Aloe gel has a similar chemical composition to keratin (that's the protein in hair cells) which enables it to penetrate the hair shaft (root to tip) more easily, according to Diane Gage, author of Aloe Vera: Nature's Soothing Healer .
Aloe's essential amino acids give your hair luster and strength.
It only stands to reason that the longer you leave the Aloe Honey shampoo on your head, the more time it will have to work it's natural magic on your scalp and hair.
Learn all about the healing properties of this easy to grow plant.
Why Honey Is Good For Your Hair
Honey Promotes Hair Growth
Honey promotes hair growth in much the same way aloe vera gel does. It creates an anti-bacterial environment where the beasties that feast off of your dead scalp cells and sebum cannot thrive. Excess buildup of skin cells and oil can clog the follicle and prevent new growth from reaching the surface.
Honey Is Hydrating
A natural humectant, honey provides great hydrating effects for your scalp. This helps relieve dry, itchy, flaky scalp. A 2001 study held at the Dubai Specialized Medical Centre had patients who were experiencing hair loss, scaling and itchy scalp rub honey onto their scalps for 2 - 3 minutes per day. The results were the same for every patient; they all experienced relief from the itching and less hair fall-out.
The Power of Aloe and Honey Combined
The one-two punch of aloe and honey provide help to create a happy scalp for happy hair (not to mention all the great things aloe does for your hair as well). What is noteworthy is that the exfoliating abilities of the aloe gel became evident during my personal No Poo journey. It wasn't until after I started using my Aloe Honey No Poo Shampoo that I noticed white, waxy, cylindrical shaped "flakes" in my hair. I can only assume it was the aloe breaking down the years of build-up from long term product use and commercial shampoos. This lasted about a week. Once all the gunk had "broken free" from my hair - my days in the transition phase were numbered. No Poo nirvana was right around the corner.
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