Like I said yesterday, Aloe Vera should be in every surfer’s home somewhere. Bonus points if you grow it fresh, there’s no better remedy for salt dried skin.
And it’s supposed to be good for your hair, too. Figures. If it’s good for your skin, it should stand to reason it’s good for your hair. I read somewhere that Aloe Vera “stimulates” hair growth. Not sure if I buy that, but my bleached out blonde hair is always in need of some moisture, otherwise it just looks like straw.
I’m not a high maintenance surfer chick, so I came up with an easy recipe to use after surfing (or whateva!) to spritz on your hair to help it from getting too dried out. I’ve been using it on my face too throughout the day also, since my skin dries out so quickly anymore. Sucks getting older.
I harvested some fresh Aloe from my plants for this. I don’t like to take too much at a time since Aloe won’t keep well without refrigeration. I’m just going to make small batches of spritz at a time, so I can keep it in the bathroom. I’ll whip up more as needed.
I used an old 4 ounce spray bottle I saved from a fancy pants hair spritz I’ve tried before. But that had probably had some strange chemicals, so I made sure to wash it out well.
Post Surf Spray Recipe
Using my little bowl, I mixed together:
- 1/2 a heaping tablespoon of room temperature Coconut Oil
- 1/2 a heaping tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel, diced
- 3-6 drops of Lor-Ann Pineapple Flavoring (for aroma)
- 1/4 tablespoon of sea salt
- Almost 4 oz. Distilled water to fill up the rest of my bottle
This will last about three days, and then I’ll make another batch with the Aloe in the fridge. The stuff works great, and smells good too.
Jeff King was kind enough to take pics of us surfer chicks at the Pier today. I’ll call it Craptacular Wednesday. Here’s one of me doing one of my classic stall maneuvers. Because I can’t bear going fast like the young whippersnappers. I’m such a wuss.