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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.