DIY Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Hair Growth With Coconut Milk, Moringa Powder
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How to make a DIY aloe vera hair mask for hair growth.  This dry mask recipe also has coconut milk and moringa powder, so it can help with dry or damaged hair as well.  Use tea to make the mask for even more benefits for your hair and scalp.

Necessity if the mother of invention.  Right now with hair salons closed, my hair needs some serious love and attention.



I was looking at my supplies, wishing I hadn't used all of my aloe vera gel to make hand sanitizer.  Then I saw my aloe vera powder.

Score!

So I reconstituted it and made a mask.  But then I thought, how can I make it better?  So back to my stash I went.

I made a moringa infused hot oil treatment several years ago and loved it.  It was definitely one of my favorite DIY hair care recipes to date.  So I decided to add some moringa powder to my aloe vera powder.

Moringa powder is amazing for your hair, but it doesn't smell that great.  A powdered aloe vera and moringa powder hair mask did make my hair feel amazing, but I smelled awful while I was using it.

So back to my stash I went.  I found coconut milk powder, which is also amazing for hair.  It has a light coconut scent, which worked great to cover the smell of the moringa.

And thus this DIY aloe vera hair mask for hair growth was born.

DIY Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Hair Growth


When I want to use a hair mask, I want to use it right away.  I don't want to have to hunt for ingredients and mix them together before I use the mask.



I love this DIY aloe vera hair mask for hair growth because it makes a dry powder that is shelf stable.  When you want to use it, simply some of the dry ingredients with water or tea to make a liquid hair mask.

Since you add the water when you use it, it doesn't need a preservative.  If you mix this and wait to use it, it will only last for a few days in the fridge before you have the risk of growing mold, fungus, or bacteria.

Normally, I would add essential oils to a hair mask recipe.  However, this recipe uses water soluble ingredients and a water (or tea) to reconstitute it.  Therefore, essential oils won't mix with the water.

So for this time, my beloved essential oils will have to sit one out.

Aloe Vera Powder


Aloe vera powder is a highly concentrated powder made from aloe vera.  It's water soluble, so it reconstitutes with a water based liquid.

Aloe vera powder does not have a preservative in it, so it will not be shelf stable if you add water to it.  It also doesn't have an emulsifier, so won't blend with oils or butters.

Aloe vera powder has the same benefits for your hair as aloe vera gel.  It's an excellent natural moisturizer for dry or damaged hair and promote hair growth.

Aloe vera has vitamins A, C, and E.  These promote cellular turnover, so it can promote hair growth and shiny hair.  It is also said to boost circulation in the scalp, which can promote hair growth.

If you have an itchy scalp, aloe vera can soothe your scalp and reduce itchiness and scales or flakes.

Aloe can also cleanse the hair.  It helps dissolve excess oil for better looking hair.

Aloe vera is moisturizing for your hair.  It helps smooth hair and make it shiny and tame flyaways.  It works like a hot oil treatment, but it won't weigh down your hair or make it oily.

Keratin, which is the protein found in your hair, has a similar chemical makeup to aloe.  When you apply aloe topically, it can boost elasticity in your hair and fill in small holes in the shaft of the hair to temporarily fix damage and make the hair smooth and shiny.


Moringa Powder


Moringa is an herb that is also made into a carrier oil.  The plant has nutrient dense leaves that are ground into a fine powder that is used a nutrition supplement.  It also has benefits for your hair and skin.

Like aloe, moringa powder is excellent for dry or damaged hair and for hair growth.  It has vitamins A and B to nourish the hair and promote hair growth.  Vitamin A promotes healthy cells, and it can help reduce dandruff and dry scalp.

The iron in moringa boosts blood circulation.  It helps your hair follicles grow better, which can promote hair growth.

Moringa powder has zinc, which helps stimulate hair growth.  It unclogs the sebaceous glands and supports damaged hair follicles to encourage hair growth.

Additionally, moringa powder has amino acids to boost hair growth.  These amino acids can help protect the hair from damage while strengthening the hair shaft.


Coconut Milk Powder


I added coconut milk powder for it's delightful scent, but it also has many benefits for your hair.  Coconut milk, like coconut oil, is amazing for your hair.

It is high in B vitamins and Vitamins C and E to promote hair health.  It can help make the hair shaft stronger to prevent breakage.

Coconut milk is moisturizing for your hair and scalp.  It's also naturally anti-inflammatory, so it can help soothe an irritated scalp.

Liquid


This makes a powdered hair mask recipe for hair growth, so you'll have to add a water based liquid to reconstitute it.  You can use apple cider vinegar, water, or cooled brewed tea.

Water


Water is the simplest liquid to use.  It won't have any additional benefits, but it will still make an effective hair mask.

Apple Cider Vinegar


You can also use apple cider vinegar to make this DIY aloe vera hair mask for hair growth.  It does have a strong odor, but you can dilute it 1:1 with water if you want to.

I recommend using raw apple cider vinegar with the mother.

Apple cider vinegar can balance the pH balance of your scalp.  If your scalp's pH is alkaline from using a high alkaline shampoo, it can cause frizzy hair from cuticle damage.  It can also irritate your scalp.

Apple cider vinegar can also help dissolve product buildup from shampoo, conditioner, and hair products.  If your hair is dull or lifeless from using products, consider using ACV to make this mask.

Tea


I prefer to use a cooled brewed tea to make my DIY aloe vera mask for hair growth.  Tea is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it helps soothe an irritate scalp.

The caffeine in tea can stimulate hair follicles, which encourages blood flow and hair growth.

Tea has many nutririents can can make hair shiny.  It's great for dry or damaged hair and for hair growth.  It can also remove buildup, although not as well as apple cider vinegar can,  and helps protect your hair from UV damage from the sun.

I make it easy and cold brew my tea.  I put a tea bag in tap water and let it brew for 15 minutes.  Then I don't have to wait for it to cool.

Use green tea for hair growth and for dandruff.  It's high in antioxidants and nutrients for softer hair.

Chamomile tea is great for enhancing blonde hair.  It also brightens highlights.  It softens hair and soothes the scalp.

I used white tea to make my DIY aloe vera hair mask for hair growth.  It is said to strengthen hair and is high in antioxidants.  It can protect the hair from UV damage and add shine.

DIY Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Hair Growth Ingredients




Tools and Supplies



Directions


Step #1


Combine the aloe vera powder, moringa powder, and coconut milk powder in a 4 ounce jar.



Step #2


Combine 1 to 2 tablespoons of powder mixture with enough water, ACV, or cooled tea to make a paste.  It should be thick enough to coat the hair and not drop.  

How much you use depends on your hair thickness and length.

Step #3


Coat all of your hair, starting at the ends and working to the roots.  Massage the mask into the scalp.

Step #4


Let sit for 15 to 30 minutes.  Rinse well and wash as usual.

Leftover powder will be shelf stable for several months.  Feel free to double this recipe to make an 8-ounce jar.



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DIY Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Hair Growth

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make a dry hair mask with aloe vera powder, moringa powder, and coconut milk powder.

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  1. Combine the aloe vera powder, moringa powder, and coconut milk powder in a 4 ounce jar.
  2. Combine 1 to 2 tablespoons of powder mixture with enough water, ACV, or cooled tea to make a paste. It should be thick enough to coat the hair and not drop.
  3. How much you use depends on your hair thickness and length.
  4. Coat all of your hair, starting at the ends and working to the roots. Massage the mask into the scalp.
  5. Let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse well and wash as usual.

NOTES:

Use water, apple cider vinegar, or cooled brewed tea to make the mask.  

Leftover powder will be shelf stable for several months.  Feel free to double this recipe to make an 8-ounce jar.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.