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Homemade leave-in-conditioner - Curly bola's version

Hi there,
    Leave-in conditioners are the bomb.com for natural hair because our hair is usually very dry. My fave (you should know that by now) leave-in is Cantu Shea butter leave-in conditioning repair cream but since I ran out I have been trying to improvise till I can get my hands on some more. You tube is full of recipes of homemade leave-ins and you trust me to have tried a few of them. I did Kimmaytube's version some months ago, was meaning to blog about it but I never got around to. I found this new one from Bola Cooper on YouTube and I decided to try it out. 

Recipe
3 Tablespoons of Aloe vera  gel
1 Tablespoon of  glycerine
1 Teaspoon of olive oil
1/2 Teaspoon of honey.




Mix it all up and voila: a moisturising leave-in!





My opinion
I found it a little sticky at first but I guess it might be as a result of the brand of Aloe Vera gel I used. It was absorbed fairly quickly and I felt the softness almost immediately. I sealed with my whipped Shea butter and my hair stayed moisturised for 4 days. On the third day my roots were still soft  and well moisturised. I think its a keeper ;-)

Take note
Do not use too much honey or it will leave your strands sticky and icky. You can use whatever oil you choose, she used Jojoba but I used olive oil.
Try it and see if you like it.


KimB

Comments

  1. I have been looking for a leave in conditioner for my short hair i guess i will do this, this weekend.Thanks
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  2. My pleasure as always. I only hope your hair likes it as much as mine does.

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  3. i think both glycerin and honey together is too much humectant and I doubt that the Aloe vera gel is what is causing it to be sticky. Most likely the honey or glycerin

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    1. Hi Grace it would seem that way, but I found the Aloe Vera Gel a bit sticky when I used it alone and that's why I came to that conclusion. Thanks for your comment ;-)

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  4. Thanks for this amazing article. I loved it check haute her.

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