Today I did the best thing I have done to my hair yet.
I have long tangly dry hair and every time the weather changes my head gets so itchy I can’t stand it! This year has been the worst so far.
So, today I made this awesome leave in treatment and its so easy I wanted to share!
In this bottle is one part coconut oil and two parts aloe. Seriously.
First, over very low heat and in a simple metal measuring cup I melted my coconut oil. Let it melt slowly, and stir occasionally.
(Though it may seem neat to put it in the microwave, I don’t recommend it. I prefer to keep it as pure as I can. It’s a habit I picked up from my mother, apparently.)
While my coconut oil was heating up, I added the aloe to the bottle. Next time I make this I’m going to use the plant we have in our living room, but I had a little bit of ‘pure aloe’ left in a bottle from our beach vacation this year. Don’t use a funnel with your aloe, just put it in the bottle. I learned that it clogs up the hole and your oil will have a hard time getting through, later. (facepalm)
You can take your oil off of the heat when you see only a little bit of the solid white of the coconut oil left. When its ready to pour it will be clear.
Shake to mix up all together, and apply to your scalp and let sit for 30 minutes. After that you can hop in shower and use a natural shampoo and conditioner, or one that doesn’t have a lot of fake perfume in it.
The cool thing about this is while you are massaging your scalp, your hands are also getting a massage and will be extra soft when you’re all done!