Wash Day Routine Using Aloe Vera
How to Condition Your Hair With Aloe Vera
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
QuestionCan you use Aloe Vera from a bottle?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou 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.Thanks!
QuestionIs it good for dry and frizzy hair?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, this is a great conditioner for dry and frizzy hair.Thanks!
QuestionWhere can I buy Aloe Vera for my hair?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAny 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.Thanks!
QuestionIs aloe vera suitable for use on my face?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, 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.Thanks!
QuestionCan I use aloe vera if I have alopecia areata?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou can use aloe vera juice along with Kreyol Haitian Black Castor oil. Peppermint can stimulate hair growth.Thanks!
QuestionIs fresh aloe good for a baby's hair?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerA baby's skin is too sensitive, so its better that you don't take a risk by applying it to a baby's hair.Thanks!
QuestionCan I use Aloe Vera on dyed hair?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes, it's fine to use Aloe Vera on dyed hair.Thanks!
QuestionHow long should I leave aloe vera on my face?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAloe vera dries rather quickly on your face. Wait about 10-15 minutes before washing it off.Thanks!
QuestionCan I use aloe vera in the hair of a 3-year-old child?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYes. It helps with hair loss, cradle cap, or and generally with hair health.Thanks!
QuestionCan this be left in like leave-in conditioner?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerNo, 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.Thanks!
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?
- 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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