Aloe Vera for Hair: Benefits and Homemade Hair Masks

If you’ve been out in the sun for too long, aloe vera has surely been one of the first products you’ve turned to in order to soothe your skin. However, did you know that aloe vera for hair has incredible benefits?

The properties of aloe vera go beyond being a remedy against burns or an excellent skin moisturizer.

I’m sure you’ve thought, how could something that is so good for your skin not be good for your hair? Well, you weren’t wrong, since aloe vera contains minerals and vitamins that help improve hair health.

If you are eager to know how to take advantage of all the qualities of this complete plant to enjoy great hair, don’t stop reading.

Benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair

Before explaining any recipe or home treatment, you need to realize what the multiple benefits are that you will have if you start including this product in your hair care routine.

  • Moisturizes thanks to its high natural water content
  • Retains moisture to maintain hydration
  • Stimulates natural hair growth
  • Relieves itching of dry or irritated scalp
  • Balances pH balance of the hair
  • Protects hair from the environment
  • Reduces inflammation and redness of the scalp
  • Repairs dead skin cells on the scalp with proteolytic enzymes
  • Helps reduce and/or eliminate dandruff with its antifungal properties
  • Relieves an itchy scalp
  • Adds strength and luster to hair
  • Acts as a conditioner, leaving your hair smooth and shiny
  • Combats hair frizz with a composition similar to keratin
  • Helps to nourish and rejuvenate the hair

There is no doubt that this plant, loaded with vitamins A, C, and E that make it a magnificent antioxidant, is also an excellent natural ally to improve the health of your hair from the inside out.

To do so, in the following section, you will find several home treatments where you can take advantage of their different benefits.

Aloe vera hair masks recipes.
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Aloe Vera for Hair: Homemade Hair Masks

If you have not yet been encouraged to start preparing your own homemade cosmetics, this can be a good starting point.

All the recipes you will see are very easy to prepare and use 100% natural ingredients.

You will see how in no time, you will become a real expert, and your natural handmade products will find a place on your shelf.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Hair Growth

Aloe vera contains many vitamins that protect your hair from free radicals, as well as enzymes that help heal and repair damaged cells. All this helps hair grow faster and stronger.

Add natural castor and rosemary oils, which contain omega-6 essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and you have a perfect combination of the best properties.

Can’t wait another minute to try it?

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon castor oil
  • 7 drops of rosemary essential oil

Instructions

1. Combine the aloe vera gel with castor oil and rosemary oil in a bowl. Keep the mixture in a container to use when you go to wash your head.

2. With damp hair, massage the mask all over the scalp.

3. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, and after rinsing it out, you can start your hair routine and shampoo.

4. Use this mask once a week.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask for dandruff

Sometimes caused by stress, sometimes caused by an oily or dry hair type, it is difficult to get rid of dandruff at any given time.

For this, the following natural remedy is an excellent solution.

It takes no time at all to prepare, and, being of natural ingredients, it takes advantage of all its properties to relieve itching, irritation, and dandruff.

Ingredients

  • 3 – 5 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 – 5 drops of tea tree essential oil

Instructions

1. Mix the aloe vera gel, lemon juice and the tea tree essential oil in a bowl. Store in a glass container with a lid.

2. After using the shampoo and conditioner, apply the treatment by gently massaging it into the scalp for 5 – 10 minutes.

3. Let it act for about 20 minutes, and then rinse your hair.

4. You can use this treatment up to twice a week if you see that the dandruff does not disappear.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Damaged Hair

I don’t have the magic formula to repair your hair overnight.

However, with the help of this recipe and a good routine, you will not only have a healthy and strong mane, but you can also prevent it from getting damaged again.

The trick is that the three ingredients in this treatment have regenerative properties, helping to moisturize and nourish your hair to make it stronger.

With each application, you will notice how your hair improves.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil

Instructions

1. In a bowl, mix the aloe vera gel, honey and sweet almond oil. Continue until you have a homogeneous mixture that is a little dense. Store in a container to use when you are going to wash your hair.

2. Once or twice a week, depending on how your hair looks, after using your shampoo and conditioner, apply the homemade mask you made from mid-lengths to ends.

3. Cover your hair with a towel or shower cap, leaving it to act for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Wash your hair properly.

You can now enjoy a hydrated and full of vitality mane!

Final Words

After all the benefits of aloe vera you’ve discovered for your hair, you’ll be eager to check it out.

I encourage you to get down to work and start preparing some masks you just read about. You will love them, and your hair will thank you for it.

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