I love using handmade soap as shampoo. If you’ve never tried or even considered it, you might be interested in reading my Shampoo Bar 101. I’m running low on my preferred Shiner Bock Beer soap, so I decided to try my new Jasmine Incense soap instead. It left my hair just as soft and fluffy as the beer soap. I did use some conditioner on the ends because my hair is about to the middle of my back and I’m hoping to let it grow even longer.
Sorry guys, I’m totally drawing a blank for today’s “What do you want to know?” topic. So, ask me anything you want today. I would also love it if you would help me brainstorm for future topics for the What do you want to know? Wednesdays.
After Thursday’s aloe blog, I decided to try a few of the uses that I hadn’t tried yet to see how well it did.
First, I’ve used it a few times as a regular wash-out conditioner. Normally I don’t use conditioner because it makes my hair get oily much faster and my hair usually feels healthy enough with just my Beer Soap and an occasional ACV rinse. I’m spending much more time out in the sun lately, though, so I figured my hair could use a treat.
The results are amazing! My hair is incredibly soft without being too slippery. It looks very shiny, and it doesn’t look oily by the end of the day. In fact, it seems to help extend the time between shampoos. Usually I shampoo every other day. Occasionally I can wait until the third day. With the aloe, my hair still looks good on day 3.
I’ve also dried using it as a makeup remover. It did do a decent job of getting my eye makeup off, but overall, I don’t know if it did much better than soap and water. I do like the way it makes my face feel when I put a little on after washing. It’s like a moisturizer and toner in one step.
I did see an ad for a 100% aloe gel produced by Vaseline in a magazine. I haven’t had a chance to look for it in stores yet, but that might be another easy to find option for anyone wanting to try it out. If you do find it and try it, let me know what you think. I’d especially like to hear from people who have used the Fruit of the Earth aloe to see how the Vaseline aloe compares.
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