11 Benefits & Uses of Aloe Vera For Hair Health

Aloe Vera is a known to contain over 75 nutrients that can benefit your
hair. Here’s how you can use it to treat common hair problems.

Do you often envy models for their lustrous and beautiful tresses? Are
you frustrated with not having healthy hair? Well, you needn’t fret over
your locks anymore. Alo vera is here to save the day.

7 Ways In Which Aloe Vera Benefits Hair Health:

The natural goodness of aloe vera combined with a host of beneficial
properties give your hair the strength and sheen you’ve always wanted it
to have.

If hair loss is something you suffer from then using aloe for hair
growth is a great idea. It contains proteolytic enzymes which naturally
stimulate hair growth.

It forms a protective layer over your hair that keeps it safe from
environmental elements and also keeps it consistently hydrated.

It can also relieve scalp itchiness and irritation owing to the fact that it has potent anti-pruritic properties.

One of the truly amazing benefits of aloe vera for hair is that it can
reduce dandruff. This is owing to the fact that it has strong
anti-fungal properties.

It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce
redness and inflammation that could be caused by waxing and shaving.

It helps restore the pH balance of your hair because its own pH level is in the same range as your hair needs to be.

How to Use Aloe Vera to Treat Your Hair:

1. Standard Conditioner:

Keeping your hair damp, simply apply aloe vera gel using your fingers.
This also provides a soothing effect to the scalp & helps in setting
your hair in place.

2. Leave-in Conditioner:

Thoroughly mix the same amount of water and aloe and transfer the
solution into a spray bottle. Add a few drops of an essential oil and
you’re ready.

3. Deep-clean Conditioner:

Thoroughly mix the same amount of olive oil and aloe gel. Using a comb spread the resulting mixture evenly on your hair.

4. Aloe Vera for Hair Growth:

Aloe vera for hair loss is a quite unexplored area in our hair care
routine. However, these aloe vera hair packs are an effective way to
curb hair fall and also a completely natural way to address this issue!

a. Aloe Vera and Egg Hair Mask:
You need eggs yolks, aloe vera, and coconut oil or olive oil.
Mix all ingredients to make a smooth paste, without any lumps
Apply the aloe vera egg mask on your hair and scalp. Ensure that your roots are covered in this mask
Wash your hair with cold water and a mild shampoo and conditioner 

b. Onion and Aloe Vera Hair Mask:
You need onion juice and aloe vera gel for this hair mask. Both these
ingredients have well known medicinal properties that promote hair
Apply the mixture of onion juice and aloe vera gel on your hair and scalp
After an hour, wash it with a mild shampoo and conditioner

5. Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Greasy Hair:

Make a mixture of aloe vera gel, a mild shampoo and lemon juice
Apply this mixture on your greasy hair
Rinse it off after 10 minutes with cold water

6. Aloe vera for Dandruff:

 a.   Aloe Vera with Coconut Oil
Mix aloe vera gel with coconut oil and cook this mixture over a low flame for 30 minutes
Get this concoction to room temperature
Massage it gently on the scalp and hair and ensure it has spread evenly
Wash it with a mild shampoo and conditioner after 3 hours

b.  Aloe Vera and Honey, Yogurt Hair Mask for Dandruff:
Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of yogurt and olive oil
Massage this paste on your scalp for 15 minutes
Wash it with warm water after 30 minutes
You can use this hair mask once a week
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c.  Aloe Vera with Neem Oil:
Mix some drops of neem oil (around 12-15 drops) with aloe vera gel (around 2-3 tablespoons)
Massage this mixture all over your scalp
Leave it on for the entire night
Next morning wash it off with a gentle shampoo and conditioner
You can do this twice a week for effective dandruff removal

7. Aloe Vera for Grey Hair:

Keep fresh juice of amla in an iron bowl overnight
Mix fresh aloe vera gel to this stored amla juice
Store this mixture for a week and apply daily
You need to do this for at least 3 months for visible difference in hair colour

8. Aloe vera for Itchy Scalp:

Take fresh aloe vera gel and massage it on your scalp 20 minutes prior to your shower
Leave it on for a minimum of 20 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo and conditioner

9. Aloe Vera as Post Hairstyling Serum:

Rather than using store bought hair serums for shiny, lustrous hair, you can use aloe vera gel
Take a pea sized quantity of the gel and apply it over your hairstyle
You will get a lustrous hairstyle immediately

10. Aloe Vera for Split Ends:

Take Aloe vera gel, lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl
Mix the ingredients to get a runny paste
Apply the mixture on your hair for 30 minutes
Wash it off with a mild shampoo and conditioner

11. Aloe Vera for Curly Hair:

For defined curls, you can apply aloe vera gel on your just washed hair and scrunch it up
If you think, you want more definition for your curls, you can use curling products after the application of aloe vera

12. Aloe Vera Shampoo:

For rough and brittle hair, aloe and honey shampoo is ideal, as it adds
moisture and shine to your hair while strengthening your hair at the
same time
Take a few aloe leaves, 2 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
Mix aloe gel, honey and apple cider vinegar in a blender. The gel should be thoroughly mixed with the other ingredients
Use this shampoo for softer hair!

13. Aloe Vera for Dry Hair:

Take a little of aloe vera gel and almond oil
Mix both the ingredients and apply it on the scalp
Let it penetrate the roots for atleast 20 minutes

14. Aloe Vera for Frizzy Hair:

Take 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 6 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 4.5 tablespoons of curd
Mix the ingredients and apply the paste on your hair for 30 mins
Wash it off with a mild shampoo and conditioner
Now in a lot of the methods mentioned above, we have suggested using
fresh aloe gel. If you are wondering how to get your hands on fresh
aloe, read on!


How To Apply Fresh Aloe Vera on Hair:

Get a leaf of aloe vera (either a store or from your garden)
Cut the yellow bitter part and wash the leaf to remove all the residual yellow stuff
Cut the edges of the leaf
Thinly slice the top layer of the leaf. Ensure that you do not cut the gel within
Scoop out the gel from the leaf

Now use this gel in any of the above mentioned recipes and enjoy long, lustrous and glossy hair!
We understand that not everyone will want to completely ditch their
regular hair care regimen and switch to aloe vera completely. This is
why we recommend using aloe shampoos by brands like Pantene. They
contain all the properties of aloe in its natural state and give your
hair the nourishment it needs.

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