Wash Day Routine Using Aloe Vera

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How to Condition Your Hair With Aloe Vera

Three Methods:

Aloe vera is an ingredient in many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, including hair care products. You can use aloe vera gel you buy from a drug or department store. However, you can also extract the gel directly from an aloe vera plant. Aloe vera gel can be used in place of your regular conditioner, as a leave-in conditioner, or as a deep conditioner.


Using Aloe Vera Gel from a Plant

  1. Slice an aloe vera leaf.You can buy aloe vera plants online or at a local greenhouse. To extract the gel, slice the plant straight down the middle of the leaf. Move the knife slowly to avoid slipping up and accidentally cutting yourself.
    • Make sure to use a sharp knife, as it can be difficult to make a clean cut with a dull blade.
  2. Remove the gel.Use a tablespoon to extract two tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Aim for the clear gel inside the leaf. There will be some yellowish gel near either end of the leaf. Do not gather this gel as you should only use clear aloe vera gel on your hair. Place the gel in a small container you can set in the shower, like a Tupperware container.
    • Depending on the size of your plant, you may be able to get enough aloe vera gel from one leaf. However, if your plant is smaller, you may have to collect gel from another leaf until you have two tablespoons.
  3. Apply the gel in the shower.When you shower, you can apply the gel when you would normally apply your conditioner. Work it into your hair, moving from the roots to the tips.
    • Use it exactly how you would use your normal conditioner. For example, if you normally let conditioner sit in for a few minutes in the shower, do so.
  4. Rinse out the gel.After apply the gel to your hair, rinse it out. Make sure to get all the gel out of your, especially the sticky bits. If you have a hair type that responds to aloe vera gel, your hair should be noticeably softer.

Using a Leave-In Conditioner

  1. Mix aloe vera gel and water.Add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of water to a bowl. Use a spoon to mix the gel and water together. Keep mixing until you have a liquid that's smooth and even throughout.
    • You can buy aloe vera gel at any drug store. If you prefer, you can also extract it directly from an aloe vera plant.
  2. Add essential oils.You do not have to add essential oils if you do not want to or if you don't have them. However, essential oils can give the conditioner the added benefit of a pleasant scent. If you want, use an essential oil with a smell you like, such as lavender. Add a few drops to your aloe vera gel and water.
  3. Mix your ingredients in a spray bottle.Pour your water mixture into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle vigorously to mix all the ingredients together. Keep shaking until everything is mixed uniformly.
  4. Use the gel in place of your regular hairspray.After showering and washing your hair, use the gel in place of regular hairspray. Spritz it on when you would normally spritz on your hairspray in the morning. If your hair responds well to aloe vera gel, this should leave it slightly softer.

Using a Deep Conditioner

  1. Warm coconut oil in the microwave.Use as much coconut oil as you need. It depends on how much conditioner you want to make. Place the coconut oil in a small, microwave-safe bowl and microwave it.
    • You should microwave the oil until it's melted into a liquid form. Cooking time depends on your microwave and the amount of oil.
    • Cook the oil for short periods, like 10 seconds, and then check it. Continue to microwave the oil as necessary until it has melted.
  2. Mix in the aloe vera gel.Mix a tablespoon of aloe vera gel into the coconut oil. You can buy aloe vera gel at a drugstore or purchase it online. You can also extract it from an aloe vera plant.
  3. Whisk the ingredients together.Use a wire whisk or fork. Gently beat the ingredients together. Keep beating them until you have a uniform mixture. The oil may bubble slightly when being mixed, but this should not be a cause for concern.
  4. Apply the gel to your hair.After shampooing your hair, put a small amount of gel on your palm. Work it into your hair. Start at the roots and work the hair down to your tips. Keep working in the mixture until your hair is evenly coated in aloe vera gel.
    • You may want to cover your hair with a towel in case the mixture drips.
  5. Leave the gel in for 10 minutes.Set a time and wait 10 minutes. After 10 minutes have passed, hop back in the shower. Rinse all the aloe vera gel out of your hair. If the gel works for your hair, it should leave your hair silky and soft.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Can you use Aloe Vera from a bottle?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can, just try to find the most natural bottled option. Many of them contain alcohol and other drying agents and very little aloe vera. Choose the one with the fewest ingredients.
  • Question
    Is it good for dry and frizzy hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, this is a great conditioner for dry and frizzy hair.
  • Question
    Where can I buy Aloe Vera for my hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Any pure Aloe Vera gel will work for your hair. You can find Aloe Vera gel in drug stores, supermarkets, and beauty supply stores. They are typically found near the sunscreen.
  • Question
    Is aloe vera suitable for use on my face?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, aloe vera can be good for the complexion of your face and it gets rid of acne, sunburns, wounds, etc. Always to a patch test on your skin first, to check that it doesn't cause a reaction for you.
  • Question
    Can I use aloe vera if I have alopecia areata?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can use aloe vera juice along with Kreyol Haitian Black Castor oil. Peppermint can stimulate hair growth.
  • Question
    Is fresh aloe good for a baby's hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    A baby's skin is too sensitive, so its better that you don't take a risk by applying it to a baby's hair.
  • Question
    Can I use Aloe Vera on dyed hair?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, it's fine to use Aloe Vera on dyed hair.
  • Question
    How long should I leave aloe vera on my face?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Aloe vera dries rather quickly on your face. Wait about 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
  • Question
    Can I use aloe vera in the hair of a 3-year-old child?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. It helps with hair loss, cradle cap, or and generally with hair health.
  • Question
    Can this be left in like leave-in conditioner?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, it should not be used as a leave-in conditioner unless it is processed because aloe stains clothing and fabrics badly. It's best to rinse.
Unanswered Questions
  • Aloe vera gel is good for oily scalp in hair, i have too much oliy hair what I do for my hair?
  • If I can use it on my face as a serum, why can't I leave it in my hair?
  • When I applied the aloe Vera, it left white specks in my hair - how do I remove these?
  • When I use aloe vera it leaves tiny particles in my hair. How can I prevent this?
  • How long can I preserve fresh aloe vera leaf in the refrigerator?
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  • It is advisable to use a bowl when transporting the aloe leaves from outside to the inside of the house, because the jelly inside will begin to drip once the leaf is cut.

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Quick Summary

To condition your hair with aloe vera, work some aloe vera gel into yourhair in the shower and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, rinse your hair until you've gotten all of the aloe gel out. You can also use aloe vera as a leave-in conditioner. Just mix some aloe vera gel and water in a spray bottle and then spritz your hair with the mixture after you take a shower in the morning.

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May 7

"Aloe Vera is very helpful as a conditioner as well as for skin!"

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Jul 22, 2019

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Sep 10, 2019

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Jul 28, 2019

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Eda W.

Jun 29, 2019

"This article really helped me understand how to do the aloe treatment. Honestly, I was just gonna cut it and rub itinto my hair. Whoops."

Jo-Anne Mason

Jun 6, 2019

"I felt this article was an unbiased approach to using aloe, simply explaining how to use it without trying to sellme a product. Thanks."
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Aug 18, 2019

"I use aloe vera coconut lime gel in my baby's hair. She's 2 months old, and it seems to be growing in pretty well.I love it."

Rosie Santana

Sep 25, 2019

"I use it for all the things that are bad on the skin and hair. Aloe vera is really good on your hair and skin, andcheap."

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Apr 9, 2019

"Very good for hair. I have tried it and it's very helpful. Nice step-by-step explanation is given and superresults."


Apr 12, 2019

"I have a giant aloe plant, it fell over. Now I know what to do with those gigantic leaves, thank you."

Lordson Ghanney

Jul 19, 2019

"I heard of aloe vera, I put it to the test and it worked out perfectly on my hair. It was awesome."

Agnes Ebenezer

Apr 4, 2019

"It's a great tip and we deserve it. All females over 40, please use aloe vera and for face, too."

Linda Bed

Jul 3, 2019

"It's very good, it has really prevented my hair from breaking."

Olivia Williams

Feb 4, 2019

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