A few days ago, I read a tip about spraying aloe vera juice on dry hair to help make wash day uneventful. The tipster said that the aloe vera juice melted her new growth and allowed her to detangle her hair without any problems. After my setback with using Mane and Tail detangler, I all but gave up on the idea of using a detangler on dry hair. I have used aloe vera juice in my spray bottle mix for when I wear my wig and need to moisturize my real hair. So I know that my hair likes aloe vera juice. I just never thought to use it on my dry hair to detangle.
|Hair lost while detangling on wash day|
I washed my hair yesterday, and I decided to try the aloe vera juice as a detangler. In short – I loved it! I started out by spraying my roots with Sta Sof Fro and allowed it to soften my new growth for about an hour. I poured the aloe vera juice into a spray bottle and then sprayed it on my roots and along the length of my hair. Next, I followed my usual wash day routine of detangling and braiding my hair. While detangling, I did not feel any snags from my new growth or along the length of my hair. My new growth felts super soft, smooth, and silky. I also used it to help me gently detangle before I applied my conditioner.
|Hair lost (above) balled together|
Granted, the Sta Sof Fro helped to soften my new growth. But, it is not an ideal detanlger so I never used it to detangle my hair. The aloe vera juice worked well with the Sta Sof Fro, and I will continue to use them together. It is important to note, that a few days ago I thoroughly moisturized my roots with Sta Sof Fro and carefully detangled my hair. Therefore the small amount of hair lost yesterday is because I had already detangled a few days ago.
|Hair lost when I detangled a few days ago|
|Hair lost a few days ago balled together|
The aloe vera juice would also be great to use to smooth out my new growth during the week for a more polished look. I strongly suggest that you try it out especially if you are natural, transitioning or stretching. (Remember to do a test strand if you have never used aloe vera juice on your hair). If you try it, please let me know.