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    Default I Need A Good Shealoe Recipe

    So I finally motivated myself to get some Aloe Vera Gel, and I want to try using it with my shea butter to create a good moisturizer/sealant for the upcoming winter months (I figure if I figure something out NOW I won't be assed out come winter ~lol~).

    So if you have a shealoe recipe that works great for you, please describe your hair and post your recipe!

    Thanks!

    ETA: Also, if you have any other great recipes with Aloe Vera Gel (I have 32oz to play around with) please feel free to share that too!
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    Do you know about Moe's Shealoe recipe? (Moeshealoe) She's the one with the Moe's Growth Oil recipe, her fotki is here: http://public.fotki.com/newmoe1/ She has a main recipe up for Moeshealoe (just scroll down) with pics and how-tos.


    Also, don't sleep on youtube; there's a lot of shealoe tutorials out there it seems.


    Me, i've never been able to get this recipe right without having to refrigerate it (or make it in small batches), because the aloe vera's water content makes it susceptible to mold. But basically i just take shea and hand blend with REAL aloe gel, then hand-blender or upright blender it with more aloe gel and in a very thin stream add some type of oil. But to each their own with this recipe.
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    Yeah, I looked on YouTube, and you're right there are a LOT of recipes out there, so I figured I'd see if anyone found a good one as opposed to trying to wade through all of that. LOL.

    Thanks for the tip!
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    I made an awesome shealoe using Moe's recipe. But instead of jojoba oil I used castor oil, shea butter and whipped in pure aloe vera gel. It came out like cake batter but it has since solidified; it melts very easily in my hands. I apply it to my damp hair and so far I like the results.
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    @ muzikal lol, my bad.

    @ clover
    - oooooh using castor oil! i didn't try that! i think i will (seeing as how castor oil is my new found love ). It's thickness may help with the emulsification.
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    Has anyone tried using black seed oil? I just bought a small bottle and would like to put it in with the sheabutter

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    That Moeshealoe recipe isn't very precise. LOL
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    sorry I can't help
    I finally used the aloe in a mixture to assist with my itchy scalp...
    Not anything else...
    Gd luck...
    and if it helps I have been doing the same thing that have finding mosturizers for the winter months so far I am...SEALED!!! lol took 3 weeks...yeah!!
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    This is the mix that works best for my hair.
    1 pound shea butter, 3/4 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup aloe vera gel. This is enough to last me about 9 months.

    Whatever recipe you do use, don't be afraid to make changes. You will need to find what works best for your hair. I'd also make a really small batch to test it out.
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    Thanks for your help ladies! I made a mix last night:



    I didn't really measure, but I think I had about 6 oz of shea butter, 1/3 cup of AVG, 1 TBSP of Castor Oil, and 1 TBSP of EVOO. Put the Shea butter in the mircrowave for 30 seconds to soften a little then whipped it up with the blender, then I added the Gel and Oils whipping thoroughly after each new addition, finally I put in a little peppermint oil mostly for fragrance, but it didn't really work. LOL I did some twists with them last night they aren't quite AS soft as when I do my usual Shea Butter mix, but it's not hard either, so I'm excited to see what the twist-out looks like when I take these out later this week (or Monday, depends on what I have going on).



    These twists were on dry hair, so I'll probably try the mix on wet hair some other time.
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