Saturday, October 29, 2011

How to Get The Best Braidouts Using Aloe Vera Gel & Castor Oil!

I don't know what it is about Aloe Vera Gel and Castor Oil when they get together, but let me just share with you my personal experience. When I use this mixture for my braidouts on my all natural hair, the definition maximum, and the softness is supreme! My hair feels so soft and pliable, that these two products are my natural hair staples for styling and moisture. Known to balance the scalp and hair's ph, Aloe Vera Gel has many other healthy uses. Some folks drink Aloe Vera Gel to benefit their digestive system, others use it in their shampoo, on their skin--there are just so many benefits to this wonderfully natural source. 

But lets get back to the hair uses. For my Braid Outs or Twist Outs

  1. After I wash my hair (usually with a moisturizing shampoo, unless it was so dirty that it needed clarifying), I have my spray bottle with Aloe Vera Gel mixed with some Castor oil ready to go. 
  2.  I typically de tangle in the shower during my condition or after my deep conditioner. So by the time I get ready to style, I can just take a section of hair, spray with the mix, and brush through with my paddle brush or detangling tool of choice. Ideally, the tool used will smooth out the hair while distributing the Aloe Vera Gel mixture throughout.
  3. Then I will twist or braid. That's IT.

Besides definition, shine, moisture, softness, pliability, and stretch, the Aloe Vera Gel is said to balance the ph of my hair and scalp, which in turn will help lay down the cuticles of my hair. 


  1. Hai,
    You and ur daughters have beautiful hair. So u don't use a leave in only gel and castor oil. How do u maintain the style and which aloe vera gel do u use?

    1. Thanks Doll ;o) When I want to keep it simple with the product/product buildup, I just spray the aloe vera gel and castor oil mix. Sometimes instead, I'll use the Jane Carter Nourish & Shine. That's it so far, I try to limit my products. I use some aloe vera gel I got from GNC. I will post which specific one on the blog. Basically any one will work. I maintain the style by spritzing the ends sometimes, or putting a little butter, and doing a low ponytail at night. HTH

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for ur answer. I will definitely try this. I bought the fruit of the Earth gel. My hair alread loves castor oil so I hope it will like this mix too. My hair is so dry, not hard, never hard but dry. I will try ur techniques. I'm glad I found ur site. Love ur hair.

  3. Do u mix the gel/oil with water or is itjust gel and castor oil?

  4. I tried this mixture but my hair doesn't feel moisturized when it's wet. When it's dry I does feel soft though. So i don't know did I do something wrong?

  5. That's exactly what happens to me. Yeah, when it's wet--it doesn't feel moisturized. When it's dry it feels soft and is moisturized. When you get a chance, let me know how yours turned out when it dried.

  6. Yes, when the hair dries it feels soft and is moisturized. So I think I will continue to use it. Thank you.