If you’ve been dying to find out whether aloe vera is just as good for your hair as it is for your skin, a DIY aloe vera gel hair mask might be just what you need to become a believer.
Whether you have oily hair, or dry strands, frizzy hair, or major dandruff issues, there’s probably an aloe vera hair mask recipe for you. I’ve compiled 7 DIY aloe vera hair mask recipes that blend aloe vera gel with safe, natural ingredients. You’re bound to fall in love with at least 1!
Let’s get cooking!
1. Aloe vera hair mask for hair growth
One of the best aloe vera hair growth recipes is an aloe vera and castor oil hair mask/serum. Castor oil is a mega hair growth stimulator, so mixing it with the power of aloe vera gel makes it a super agent in slowing hair fall and promoting new growth.
To make this mask you’ll need 2 tablespoons of castor oil, 1 cup of aloe vera gel, 1 cup of basil powder, and 2 tablespoons Fenugreek powder. Mix the first two ingredients well and then add the second two. Blend everything together until you have an even paste.
Apply it to your scalp and your hair, and wrap your hair in a towel or cover with a shower cap. This works best overnight, so once you wake up you can wash it out and style as usual!
2. Aloe vera hair mask for dry scalp
Another great beauty do is making an aloe vera hair mask for dry scalp. Making an aloe vera and coconut oil hair mask is the perfect way to ease the discomfort of a dry scalp while pumping up the moisture from roots to tips.
For this Dry Scalp Remedy from Color Your Health, you’ll need: 4 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil, 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel, 10 drops tea tree essential oil, 6 drops vitamin E oil, and a 4 oz. Glass Dropper Bottle.
Combine your ingredients in to your dropper bottle and shake it well to combine them. Part your hair in to several sections. Drop the mixture along the part line of each section and massage it into your scalp at each part. Once you’ve distributed the entire mixture into your scalp, you may want to wrap your hair in a head wrap or band to keep the oil off your face.
Leave this mask in from 2 hours to overnight to get major benefits. Wash and style your hair as usual, and notice a fresher feeling, less irritated scalp.
3. Aloe vera hair mask for frizzy hair
For those battling the dreaded frizz, you’ll be happy to know that you can even make an aloe vera hair mask for frizzy hair! Whip up an aloe vera and olive oil hair mask to de-fuzz and tame your frizzy locks. The oil will work to moisturize your hair and give it volume and shine.
Check out this video for an aloe vera and olive oil hair mask how to!
4. Aloe vera hair mask for dandruff
How about an aloe vera hair mask for dandruff? Making an aloe vera and honey hair mask is a great way to reduce those annoying white flakes that come from dry scalp, too much oil, and product build up in your hair.
For this mask, you will need to mix 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 2 or 3 tablespoons of aloe vera together in a small bowl. Work the mixture in to your entire scalp, and spend 15 minutes massaging it in to your head and hair. After 15 minutes, leave the mask for another half an hour. Rinse it out with water, and enjoy the results!
5. Aloe vera hair mask for shiny hair
Now lets look at an aloe vera hair mask for shiny hair. That’s right, you don’t have to suffer through dull, lackluster looks any longer. Whipping up an aloe vera and egg hair mask will make you and your hair shine all day. Best news? Two ingredients!
Mix 1 whole egg in to 1 cup of aloe vera gel, and that’s it! Apply the mask to your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Once your timer goes off, use cool water to rinse out the mask. The properties of the egg work together with aloe vera to deep condition your hair and make it glow!
6. Aloe vera hair mask for oily hair
We can’t leave out an aloe vera hair mask for oily hair! Make an aloe vera and lemon hair mask to tame your oil production right at the scalp, while maintaining softness and shine!
Grab 4 tbsp aloe vera gel (fresh is best!), 4 tbsp coconut oil, and the juice of one full lemon. Mix up your ingredients in a small bowl. Using a small brush, distribute the mask at your roots, working on one section at a time.
Once you’ve applied your mask, you’ll want to leave it on for one hour. Wash, rinse, and repeat once a week!
7. Aloe vera hair mask for damaged hair
Do you need an aloe vera hair mask for damaged hair? Since you’re eating avocado everything anyway, why not add it to a hair mask? The healthy fats and oils in the avocado will work with aloe vera to heal your hair at the cuticle, sealing them up and fortifying your sad, abused strands. Try an aloe vera and avocado hair mask to treat your damaged hair.
How you’ll do it: Blend together 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel, the meat of 1 avocado, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. You’ll end up with a smooth paste to coat your hair with. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and then wash it out!
As you can tell, there are a million ways that aloe vera is good for your hair, and a million more ways to use it!
Creating DIY aloe vera hair masks is budget friendly, fast, and you probably already have most ingredients in your pantry!
These masks are an awesome alternative to stinky, dangerous chemicals and keep your hair clean and free of product build up. You can also tweak these recipes to create your own DIY aloe vera shampoo. If you want to try an aloe shampoo but would rather not make your own from scratch, I made a guide on best aloe vera shampoo here.
Add these to a girls night in, your weekly self care routine, or try one out on a random Tuesday afternoon! You’re sure to find a recipe you love.
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