DIY: Coco-Aloe Leave In for very long hair

Hello Loevelies!
I am finally sharing my holy-grail in hair care recipe with you :) I know I promised to do so earlier, one of my lovely reader's reminded me again, thank you so much here we go now :) When I say holy grail I really mean it. I am using Coco-Aloe every morning on my hair and curls before I leave the house and whenever I am running out of Aloe Vera Gel I immediately see the lack of it in my very dry hair! This recipe will work well for any lengths and hair types because Aloe Vera will moisturise your hair while coconut oil will soften your locks. It is especially great for very dry and brittle hair and if you have curls or waves you will never use any other conventional product like a mousse or gel that is loaded with silicones and alcohol. 

The original recipe is by darl_in1 from the lhc and called cocaloe - creme and contains Aloe Vera Gel, Avocado Oil and Coconut Oil. I am using a modified version. The original recipe is whipped up as follows:

How to: 

  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Avocado Oil

Warm the Coconut Oil and stir with Aloe Vera Gel and Avocado Oil, whip it up during the cooling process until you have a buttery texture.

I have done this recipe quite a few times, but overtime it always went bad and mouldy. The lack of preservative and the Aloe Vera with a very high amount of water is good for bacterial growth! Even if stored in the fridge, the only way I would whip it up is if I know I am using high amounts and just storing the mix for no more than three days.

The solution:
I stopped whipping it up and I am now just mixing every morning equal drops of Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera Gel in my palms wait until they emulsify and work them through my ends and lengths. 

My hair gets an instant shine and the moisture is locked in by the Coconut Oil. It is a staple in my haircare routine and really an essential part of my hair care! I hope you find the simple recipe equally as great as I do and I would love to hear your results! 

Oh and of course I have a picture for you how the effect is on my curls, you know that my hair is normally brushed out and wavy and here is the version of Coco-Aloe Curls,

P.S. In case your hair does not like coconut oil feel free to use another oil xo, Zoey


Empties November

The body lotion was a good solid product that did a good job in moisturising my skin. My skin was very soft and the fragrance was very pleasant and slightly sweet like almonds. The only downside why I would not purchase the product is that the lotion contains silicones and you do feel the silicone on your skin! Repurchase? No.

2. Palmolive Sanft&Sensitive 1-2 Euro
The shower gel lathered up nicely and had a very clean unisex smell that I did like. However it dried my skin out and the incis are not at all wonderful. The good thing was no allergic reaction though! Repurchase? No. 

3. Toleriane - La Roche Posay Dermo Cleanser 400 ml 20 Euro
This is the third(!) bottle that I used up - cleans my skin without drying it out - no allergies no break outs and perfectly clean moisturised skin! It is very expensive in my opinion and I did not repurchase it simply because I am trying to switch my products up to better, organic ingredients! My next milk cleanser is this one fragrance free, parabene free, organic from Alterra and I will review it once I used it for some time. Repurchase? Not at the moment.

4. Glossy Braun Conditioner  1-2 Euro
The Glossy Brown Condi is one of my favourite conditioners - it gives your hair brown pigments, helps a lot in detangling and smells heavenly like chocolate and marzipan. It is silicone free though not an organic brand! Repurchase? Yes.

5. Lavera Eye -Cream with White Tea 13 Euro
I absolutely loved the Incis and the result of this eye cream. It moisturises and protects the eye area it does not burn or sting in your eyes and a little goes a long way! The only downside for me personally is the strong fragrance, don't get me wrong the fragrance is very pleasant and flowery. It is just that I prefer unscented products because of my multiple allergies. If you are looking for a good eye cream I can definitely recommend the Lavera Cream - an excellent cream! I however did purchase an unscented organic version from Alterra.  Repurchase? No.

As you can see I am trying to use up all conventional products that I have and switch them to organic products. The problem with organic products is that they are not always suitable for sensitive hypoallergenic skin but there are some new affordable lines by Alterra e.g. (linked up in the review) that are really good - have a look at them if you are looking for healthy alternatives to french pharmacy products! 


Flechtwerk: We are glowing!

Hello Lovelies! 
I wish you all blessed happy holidays! I am back into blogging and will start today to join my long hair girls with our new topic - glowing hair! Definitely a challenging topic for me and I ams very excited how the other girls Heike, Bobby, Nessa, Lenja and Wuscheline will work with this theme. 

I personally will show you my hair en-light-ened - in the sun! 

super long red henna hair in the sun!

Personal Update!

I am very happy to start blogging from today on regularly! The last months have been very hard on me, we had a loss in the family - my uncle passed away. It was very unexpectedly and I was sad for a long time because I did not have time to say goodbye to him. A personal loss will always be very hard and I needed to take my time in order to deal with it the right way. Hair and hair care lost their importance in the process of course. But I am back with many different topics, reviews and recipes for you now! I am so excited to share my knowledge!
New Topics will include:
- a more holistic approach! If you follow me on Pinterest you might have seen that I started to  researching and practicing astrology, crystal healing and yoga!
- More news on herbal indian haircare!
- Finally my favourite holy grail Coconut-Aloe recipe!
-Updated Henna Recipes for different hair colours.

Are you already in the Christmas Mood? I am not christian but very very happy to feel the festive mood and love how the city is lit up with all the lights during Christmas Markets! I wish you all happy holidays regardless of what beliefs and religion you belong to!

Don't forget to :
  • drink hot chocolate with your love/loved ones, 
  • watch a movie and 
  • cuddle under a blanket 
  • cook some traditional dishes just for yourself or your family 
  • and remember to love yourself 
  • and to take care of yourself - 
  • you are a wonderful special person and worth to pamper yourself! 

Christmas Lights & Christmas Market in Germany
I took some pictures for you the last days with all the lights up! 


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