Aloe is a highly versatile plant. Superb for our skin, hair and general health. I want to talk for a moment about its benefits for our hair. Aloe has proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells at the scalp. This makes aloe great for healthy, dandruff-free hair while also leaving it strong and conditioned. Diane Gage, author of  Aloe Vera: Nature’s Soothing Healer says, “Keratin, the primary protein of hair, consists of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulphur. Aloe vera has a chemical make up similar to that of keratin and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage.”

So, naturally, we had to make a hair mask out of it! This is what you are going to need:

🔹Aloe          5 tbsp

🔹Olive Oil   4 tbsp

🔹Egg Yolk   1

Now, that we have all the ingredients; let’s make a mask!

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Step 1: Heat the olive oil for about 10 seconds. 

Step 2: Mix the Olive Oil, Aloe and Egg Yolk in a bowl together. 

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Step 3: Brush this strange mixture into your tired locks. 

Step 4: Leave on your hair anywhere from 4 hours to all night.

Step 5: Wash hair with a mild shampoo.

Step 6: Smile and (once your hair is dry) do one of those swishy hair flips like you’re in a commercial, while patting yourself on the back for doing such a great thing for the health of your hair. 

You are visualizing the awkwardness of those two actions together, aren’t ya.. are you trying it?!? Good. BTW, your hair looks great! = )

I put this interesting concoction on my hair and curled up for the evening. (I also made a face mask to make it more of a beautifying evening) When i washed it out, I could feel that my long, fine, wavy hair was softer and healthier. It also vamped up the shine! I will be trying this one again. 

enjoy!

         -ash –

References:

http://food.ndtv.com/beauty/6-amazing-benefits-aloe-vera-hair-skin-weight-loss-1221869

http://www.thefitindian.com/6-best-natural-homemade-hair-masks-for-dull-and-damaged-hair/

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