This treatment took my DIY status to the next level. The truffles look like little heart-shaped candies that you get for Valentine’s Day. The truffles may be mixed with a liquid of your choice. I chose to mix them with aloe vera juice. For this treatment I opted to put the truffles and the aloe vera juice into the microwave and melt them together.
There is also the option of using boiling water if you’re against using the microwave. After mixing my aloe vera juice and truffles together I had a nice creamy mixture that I applied to my freshly washed hair. I decided to leave it in for 45 minutes with a plastic cap. After rinsing, I was shocked at how soft my hair was. It left my hair feeling like butter. One of my fears was of the mixture hardening in my hair, but that didn’t happen at all. Even days later I still had soft, moisturized, and light curls.
This treatment is geared for the afro, curly, and kinky girl who needs repair and deep hydration. This treatment did just that. It softens, increases moisture retention, and provides excellent slip. I had no problem detangling my hair and was able to style it with ease. For days I didn’t have to apply moisturizer because this treatment provided just that. Once again, the list of ingredients are good for you and your hair.
If you’re looking for a treatment that puts moisture back into your hair then this is the one for you. Also, if you need a mental pick me up, indulging in the hair mask treatment restores your hair while giving you the feeling of creating an at home spa experience. What I loved about this overall treatment is that you feel like you’re really putting in the effort and time to ensure your tresses are healthy.
Out of the 400 species of the Aloe family, Aloe Vera (meaning True Aloe) has been used for thousands of years and is still present in varieties of medicines today. It is used predominantly as an herbal remedy for the skin, digestion, the reproductive system and detox. A gel or pulp can be extracted from the plants for many benefits, both externally and internally.
It is most commonly used to treat skin conditions by soothing the skin and easing pain and inflammation. It can even speed up the healing process of burns, eczema and other conditions. The plant’s gel can be rubbed to reduce redness after a couple of days. Rubbing the leaf over cuts in the skin can prevent infection and speed up the healing process by acting like a bandage. Because of its healing and moisturising benefits to the skin, it has been adopted by cosmetic companies and added in many products.
The juice of Aloe Vera can be extracted by cutting the leaf, collecting the juice and then evaporating it. The juice has many benefits when drunk. This is partially due to the fact that it contains twelve vitamins (including A, B1, B6, B12, C and E), nineteen amino acids and over 20 minerals, which most of these are essential to the body. In Ayurveda, the Indian health practice, Aloe Vera is known as Kumari (‘the princess’) because of its positive effect on the menstrual cycle and female reproductive system. It is also known for its ability to clean the liver and protect the digestive system by reducing intestinal inflammation.
Overall, Aloe Vera can be used for cosmetics and healing the skin, or when consumed, as a potent cleansing and rejuvenating tonic that is very nutrient rich and beneficial to the body. You can buy Aloe Vera juice at my store, http://www.vigovitamins.com . It is made only from the unfiltered inner gel of the whole plant, not the outer rind, which means less processing and more active ingredients are retained.