Easy Summer Hair Repair

Summer can be murder on our hair: increased exposure to seaside salt, chlorinated water, and sun can cause damage and dryness, leaving us with tresses that lack body, bounce, and shine.

But there is soothing help at hand. Try this easy one-ingredient technique from healthy-living expert Annie Bond to restore vitality to your hair. It balances the pH, repairs split ends, and leaves hair stronger, softer, and more manageable.

All you need is aloe vera gel (available at your local natural food store).

Massage a generous amount into your hair and allow it to remain in for 30 minutes, then shampoo and rinse as usual.

Inspired by Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).


Aud Nordby
Aud nordby4 years ago


Carole R.
Carole R6 years ago

Good post. Thank you.

Robyn L.
Robyn P6 years ago

want to bump up the moisture?
make a mix of one part aloe vera gel, one part conditioner (any thin one will do, including cheap grocery store brands and mix.
If you live in a moist area (meaning desert dwellers skip this) a few drizzles of honey add humectant power.
You'll want to warm the mixture up a bit to liquefy the honey.
Apply, leave for 45-60 min than wash hair as usual.

Santanita G.
Santanita G6 years ago


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Roxy H.
Roxy H.6 years ago

Can you make your own aloe vera gel at home? I have several plants and would like to try making my own with natural products.
If so can you give me the recipe please and thank you!

Monica M.
Past Member 7 years ago

I haven't found fresh enough aloe to use (need to get a plant), but have found honey to be a great conditioner.

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Zarka Mansuri
Zarka Mansuri7 years ago

thans :O)

gail d.
gail dair7 years ago