10 June 2015

Aloe Vera for Hair - 3 Easy Recipes

You probably buy aloe vera every summer because it's so wonderful for your skin, but aloe vera for hair can help your hair look and feel amazing too. It's a natural astringent, so it helps remove excess dirt and oil from your hair. It can also help repair and restore damaged hair. If you have dry scalp or dandruff, it can soothe your scalp and help stop itching. Here are three easy recipes to help you get started using this wonderful product on your hair.

Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner

This wonderful homemade hair conditioner helps repair damage from heat styling.  Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, so it helps restore your hair and also helps moisturize your hair.

  1. Combine both ingredients in a glass bowl.
  2. Microwave at 30 second intervals until the oil is melted.  
  3. Process in a food processor to mix well.  
  4. Apply to clean hair and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.  Wash hair to remove the oil.

Aloe Spray

This helps keep hair moisturized during the day to prevent frizzy hair.  It is important to use distilled water because this recipe does not have a preservative.  

  • 1/2 cup aloe vera
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  1. Combine both ingredients in a spray bottle.  Shake well.
  2. Spray hair as needed to prevent frizzy, dry hair.

Heat Protection
To protect your hair from the hair dryer or a flat iron, use this aloe vera for hair recipe just before using the appliance.  Grape seed oil has a high smoking point, so do not substitute another oil in this recipe.  

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  You can use a food processor or blender to get them blended together better, but it is not necessary.
  2. Apply to the ends of your hair just before using a hair dryer or flat iron.

Have you used any aloe vera for hair recipes?

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.