How to use Aloe Vera for Hair Growth (a Helpful guide + 7 DIY)

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Aloe vera hair masks: How to use Aloe vera gel for hair growth + 7 Natural DIY recipes

I have always loved Aloe vera since I was a child. I remember my mother using raw aloe vera gel to cure my skin burns after an accident.
And she was so right doing that. 

Because Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that has been historically used for centuries, since Roman times for many different medical reasons, the Egyptians called Aloe vera “the plant of immortality,” and nowadays, this plant is used for dermatologists, medical and cosmetologist reasons all over the world.

In case you don’t know, Aloe vera is a plant that has big leaves; by cutting out the skin of these leaves and getting the pulp from the inside, you can get natural aloe vera gel.

To use Aloe vera for hair, start with making Aloe vera gel from the plant’s raw pulp, apply it directly to your hair, and leave it for 15-45 minutes. Then, with your fingers, massages your scalp and brush your hair to distribute the gel. To finish, rinse with room temperature water and your regular shampoo. Repeat the process 2-3 times a week.



The Aloe vera has many benefits based on studies that said it has antimicrobial properties, helps with irritation on skin, inflammation, and the rich vitamins that it contains can help in Hair treatments and skin treatments.

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Aloe vera benefits for Hair

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Anti-inflammatory Properties



Based on a study, Aloe vera is effective in the therapy of patients with seborrheic dermatitis, which is why we know as dandruff.

Aloe vera and its properties calm the itchy on the scalp. I personally have been through dandruff and aloe vera gel, immediately calming my itchy scalp in like minutes after applying it directly to my head.

The best practice is using a natural raw aloe vera gel. Still, It is also super convenient having the commercial version, which is also natural like this natural aloe vera gel below.



Antiseptic Effect



Aloe vera contains 6 antiseptic effective agents: Salicylic acid, lupeol, urea nitrogen, phenols, sulfur, and cinnamic acid. All of these agents are effective against bacterias, fungi, and viruses.
So when you use Aloe vera your deep cleaning your scalp and this is excellent for oily scalps or with dandruff problems.



Moisturizing and anti-aging Effect



Aloe vera stimulates the collagen and elastin of the skin, on the scalp this plant deep moisturizes the skin of the scalp but without getting oily. Also, Because of the properties of this plant, it has anti-aging effects on the skin.


So when you are doing the below hair masks save some aloe gel for a face mask! It can blur wrinkles and improve skin and also has an anti-acne effect.
I know this plant is just amazing, isn’t it?



Promote Hair Growth



The aloe vera can promote hair growth, it contains Vitamin A, C, and E which are antioxidants.
This maintains the hair and scalp in a healthy way that can promote healthy growth as well!

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Contraindications of Aloe vera?

Like almost any other new product or ingredient that we use, we need to be careful and make an allergic test before using it.

Apply some aloe vera gel on a little part of your skin and leave it for 24 hours to see if you have any reaction because of it.

It is also not recommended to mix aloe vera gel with some steroid creams. Consult your skin specialist if it is your case. 



How to make Aloe Vera juice for Hair Growth

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Step 1.
Take the aloe vera leaf (you can plant it and grow it on your own or buy it in food stores) and peel it carefully with a knife.

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Step 2. With a spoon or the same knife, take all the aloe vera pulp into a separate bowl.

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Step 3.
You can cut the pulp into small little pieces and use it directly for the hair masks or Make Aloe vera gel and place the pulp on a blender.

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Step 4. With a small blender, mix all the aloe vera pieces well until getting a homogenic gel.

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How to use aloe vera for hair?


Aloe vera as leave-in conditioner



Take the Aloe gel directly to your hair and scalp like a leave-in conditioner to get the advantage of all the benefits and vitamins that it contains.
I recommend applying a small amount of gel because it has a strong smell that we don’t want to outstand and have it all day long.

But if you use a little bit of gel, use your regular daily fragrance; everything should be okay!



Aloe vera for dandruff 


Any hair mask recipe below will help with dandruff because of the anti-inflammatory effect and antiseborrheic dermatitis property. However, for itchy emergencies (and this has been proved by me) apply the aloe vera gel directly to your scalp and you will feel relief in minutes!
For better results be constant on the application of Aloe vera hairs masks.

7 DIY Aloe vera Hair Masks Recipes

Coconut oil and Aloe vera hair mask

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Ingredients: 

4 tablespoons of Coconut oil 

1 cup of aloe vera

Benefits of this coconut oil hair masks:

  • Prevents protein loss
  • Mousturize your hair
  • Prevent breakage
  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Pretection from enviromental damaged like smoke and sun. 

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel direct from the plant, liquefy the pulp of the aloe vera to obtain gel. 
  2. Mix the cup of aloe vera gel with the 4 spoons coconut oil in a bowl
  3. With your hands apply the mixture directly to your hair
  4. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  5. massage your hair for 1 minute.
  6. brush your hair to distribute the product
  7. leave it on your hair for a minimum of 45 minutes. 

NOTE: You can leave this mask on overnight if you prefer for better results. 

Aloe vera with vitamin E Hair Mask

Ingredients: 

3/4 cup of aloe vera gel 

1 Vitamin E capsule 

Benefits of this Vitamin E with Aloe hair masks:

  • Prevents Hair loss
  • Moisturize your hair
  • Improve Scalp blood circulation
  • Prevent excess Oil production
  • Promote a healthier Scalp

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel directly from the plant, place the pulp of the aloe vera into a blender to obtain gel. 
  2. Pinch the Vitamin E capsule with a disinfected knife to obtain the liquid inside the capsule. 
  3. Mix the 3/4 cup of aloe vera gel with the Vitamin E capsule in a bowl
  4. With your hands with gloves apply the mix directly to your hair
  5. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  6. massage your hair for 1 minute or more.
  7. brush your hair to distribute the product
  8. leave it on your hair for 15-45 minutes. 
  9. Rinse well with your shampoo and room temperature water

Onion and Aloe vera Hair Mask 

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Ingredients: 

 ½ cup of aloe vera

2 tablespoons of olive Oil

½ cup of onion juice 

Benefits of this Onion juice with aloe hair mask:

  • Antiseptic and antibacterial properties
  • Helps with dandruff
  • Minimize breakage and thinning of hair
  • Improve blood circulation on scalp which leads to promote hair growth
  • Moisturize and add shine to your hair

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel direct from the plant, liquefy the pulp of the aloe vera to obtain gel. 
  2. Take a piece of onion and cu it on small pieces
  3. Make onion juice with a blender, food processor or juicer.
  4. Mix the ½ cup of aloe vera gel with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl
  5. With your hands with gloves, apply the mixture directly to your hair
  6. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  7. massage your hair for 1 minute or more.
  8. Brush your hair to distribute the product
  9. leave it on your hair for a minimum of 45 minutes. 
  10. Rinse well with your shampoo!

    Note: You can add lemon juice or rosemary water to reduce the strong onion odor.

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Castor oil and Aloe vera 

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Ingredients: 

1-2 tablespoons of Castor Oil

½ cup of aloe vera

1 tablespoon of ginger juice

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Benefits of this Castor Oil with Aloe hair mask:

  • Nourishing the scalp and Straightening the roots
  • Unclog blocked pores to promote hair growth
  • Moisturize your hair
  • Prevent dry scalp
  • Antimicrobial and antifungal properties
  • Natural shine and healthier hair

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel direct from the plant, liquefy the pulp of the aloe vera to obtain the gel. 
  2. Cut a small piece of ginger into small pieces and place it into a blender, food processor, or juicer to make ginger juice.
  3. Mix the cup of aloe vera gel with the castor oil and ginger juice in a bowl
  1. With your hands with gloves, apply the mixture directly to your hair
  2. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  3. massage your hair for 1 minute or more.
  4. brush your hair to distribute the product
  5. leave it on your hair for a minimum of 45 minutes. 

NOTE: For better results you can leave the mask overnight but I recommend to use a shower cap.

Aloe vera with egg 

Ingredients: 

 ½ cup of aloe vera

1 egg

1 tablespoon of ginger juice (or lemon juice)

Benefits of this Egg with aloe vera hair mask:

  • Strengths the Hair
  • Promote Hair Growth
  • Minimize breakage and thinning of hair
  • Moisturize and add shine to your hair

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel direct from the plant, put the pulp on a blender to obtain Aloe vera gel. 
  2. In a bowl, add the egg, the ginger juice, and the aloe vera gel.
  3. Mix the ingredients until getting a homogenous mix.
  4. With your hands with gloves, apply the mixture directly to your hair
  5. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  6. massage your hair for 1 minute or more.
  7. Brush your hair to distribute the product
  8. leave it on your hair for a minimum of 45 minutes. 
  9. Rinse well with your shampoo!

    NOTE: Use cold water to rinse this hair mask. Hot water can cook the egg in your hair and create a mess! (I made this big mistake, haha)

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Aloe vera and Apple cider vinegar

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Ingredients: 

 ½ cup of aloe vera

2 tsp. of apple cider vinager

1 tsp of honey (optional, for extra hydratation)

Benefits of this Apple cider with aloe vera hair mask:

  • Super effective for itchy Scalp
  • Combat dandruff problems
  • Reduce frizzness
  • Moisturize and add shine to your hair (if honey was applied)

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel direct from the plant, use a blender to convert the pulp of the aloe vera into gel. 
  2. Mix the ½ cup of aloe vera gel with the rest of the ingredients in a bowl
  3. With your hands with gloves, apply the mixture directly to your hair
  4. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  5. massage your hair for 1 minute or more.
  6. Brush your hair to distribute the product
  7. leave it on your hair for a 15-25 minutes
  8. Rinse well with your regular shampoo!

Aloe vera and Yogurt 

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Ingredients: 

 ½ cup of aloe vera

2 tbsp of Greek Unsweetened Yogurt

Benefits of this Yogurt with aloe vera hair mask:

  • Cleanses the scalp
  • Helps with dandruff
  • Helps hair follicles grow
  • The protein in the yogurt promotes strong hair.

Instructions: 

  1. If you use aloe vera gel direct from the plant, use a blender to convert the pulp of the aloe vera into gel. 
  2. Mix the ½ cup of aloe vera gel with yogurt in a bowl
  3. With your hands with gloves, apply the mixture directly to your hair
  4. Concentrate the greatest amount of product on the scalp
  5. Massage your hair for 1 minute or more.
  6. Brush your hair to distribute the product
  7. leave it on your hair for a minimum of 45 minutes. 
  8. Rinse well with your shampoo!


Can I use aloe vera gel for hair every day?

Aloe vera is consider safe for hair, if you don’t have allergic reaction to the plant, is totally safe to use Aloe vera every day in your beauty and hair routine.

With all the benefits that this plant brings us for hair, skin, and even for nutrition. It is super recommendable include Aloe vera in the daily routine.

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Can you leave aloe vera in your hair overnight?

It is safe to leave an Aloe vera in your hair overnight, but you want to consider using a shower cap to protect your bed and pillow. Also, some people don’t tolerate well the strong aroma of the aloe vera plant. I recommend using a commercial natural aloe vera gel that usually smells better than the raw plant.


How often should I do an aloe vera hair mask?

You can start with 2 times per week and eventually increase to 3-4 times per week when you feel more confident with the plant and for faster results on your hair.


Final thoughts on Aloe Vera to Grow Hair

Aloe vera DIY hair masks homemade remedies to grow hair

I love the natural DIY hair masks with natural ingredients that the mother earth has given to us.

The best part is that this Homemade Aloe vera hair masks are different hair problems and can fix any type of damaged hair with consistency and pacience.

Personally, Aloe vera gel is a life-savier for my and my itchy dandruff! This gel has saved me a tons of times from suffering a super annoying itchy scalp to get the calming sansation that this plant does on skin.

I hope you found this article helpful if so, please leave a comment below telling me what was your favorite hair masks and your experience with aloe vera? I’d love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to check the Ultimate guide to use Coconut Oil for hair! That includes 7 homemade recipes with coconut oil for the best deep moisturizer for healthy hair at home.

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How to use Aloe Vera for Hair Growth (a Helpful guide + 7 DIY)

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