These 5 aloe vera hair mask recipes for hair growth are super simple to make and will encourage fast and healthy hair growth. Aloe vera is an all powerful plant that has a multitude of healing powers from helping you get better skin and nails to helping you grow out your hair. Aloe vera gel is loaded with 75 nutrients which cures a number of hair problems from split ends, dry scalp, dandruff, and hair loss.
Aloe Vera Hair Mask Recipes for Hair Growth
Benefits of Aloe Vera:
- Aloe vera is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E, which makes it a super powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants encourage healthy hair, detoxify the scalp, and protects the scalp from harmful free radicals and environmental pollutants.
- A rich source of vitamin B12, aloe vera helps with the formation of red blood cells which in turn helps boost hair growth.
- Rich in folic acid, aloe vera facilitates tissue growth and boosts healthy cell regeneration which promotes hair growth and stops hair loss.
- Contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties which protects the scalp.
- Nourishes and conditions the scalp and hair.
- The anti inflammatory properties of aloe vera ensures a healthy scalp, which, in turn, ensures healthier and faster hair growth.
- Aloe vera can help stimulate hair growth thanks to proteolytic enzymes which help repair dead skin cells on the scalp.
- Helps regulate hair pH levels.
- Strengths the hair follicle by targeting damaged hair.
- Reduces frizzy hair and adds shine and smoothness.
All of these aloe vera hair mask recipes for hair growth can be made with store bought aloe vera gel or you can make your own aloe vera gel. These aloe vera hair masks are easy to make, and can be used by anyone to prevent hair fall, strengthen hair, or just give hair a boost of health!
#1. Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask for Hair Growth
- 3 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 2 tbsp castor oil
- 1 egg
Break the egg into a small bowl, and mix in 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and castor oil. Stir well until completely combined and massage into the scalp. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off. Wash your hair as you normally would and condition. The combination of egg, oil and aloe vera will leave hair super soft and hydrated and also encourage hair growth.
#2. Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask for Dandruff
Mix all of the ingredients together and massage gently into the scalp. Be sure to saturate all of the hair, including the ends. Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off.
#3. Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask for Split Ends
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
Mix all of the ingredients together and massage the mixture gently into scalp. Saturate the entire head with the mixture and let sit for about 30 minutes. Be sure to put a shower cap on to avoid stains. Rinse off and follow up with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
#4. Aloe Vera Gel Hair Mask for Deep Conditioning
- 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey
Mix all of the ingredients together and apply the mixture by massaging it into scalp. Saturate entire head and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off and follow up with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
#5. Aloe Vera Gel Detangling Mask
- 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup distilled water
To a spray bottle, add the distilled water, aloe vera gel, and coconut oil. Shake well and spray onto damp hair before combing through. Always start combing from the bottom to the top. Can be used on dry hair as well to give shine and seal in moisture!
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
To give hair an added boost of shine, rinse hair with apple cider vinegar. ACV helps de-gunk hair of build up, leaving it super soft, shiny, and clean. To do this, after shampooing out the aloe vera gel mask, rinse hair with a combination of half water and half apple cider vinegar. You can also make a mixture and add it to a spray bottle. Any time you need an extra shine boost, spray onto damp hair and rinse out!
How to Harvest Aloe Vera Gel
Alternatively, you can also just apply pure aloe vera gel directly to your hair every time before you hop in the shower. No need for any other added ingredients! According to scientific research, aloe vera has the capability to improve blood circulation which in turn promotes hair growth!
We highly recommend you grow your own aloe vera plant as it can be so immensely useful! Not only does it encourage hair growth, but can also help with a slew of other problems such as:
- Acne and oily skin
- Aging skin
- Eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis
- Nail fungus
- Helps with digestion
- Improves overall health
#1. Select Your Leaves
Start by cutting off 2 (or more) large aloe leaves. This is usually sufficient to make 1/2-1 cup of aloe vera gel which is plenty. Because there are no preservatives added, it will go bad much quicker than commercial ones, so just make smaller batches when you need them!
Cut off two bottom leaves – the leaves all the way at the bottom of the aloe plant are the most mature and will contain more pulp.
#2. Drain the Resin
Once cut, place them in a bowl with the cut side down so that the resin will drain. This resin can stain the skin and also irritate it, so leave it to dry for about 10 minutes.
#3. Peel the Leaves
Once the resin has drained, go ahead and peel the leaves using a vegetable peeler of a knife. If using a knife, make sure to be careful not to cut yourself, and always slice away from your body. Peel off both sides of the leaves, which will leave you with only the gel part of the aloe.
Using a small spoon, scoop out all of the gel from the leaf. The gel should easily come off with a spoon. Place the gel into a bowl.
#4. Scoop Out The Aloe Gel
Using a small spoon, scoop out all of the fresh aloe vera gel from the leaf. The gel should easily come off with a spoon. Place the gel into a bowl.
If you intend to make a bigger batch, consider adding a natural preservative. This will ensure that your aloe vera gel will keep for a month or two. Mix in 500mg of powdered vitamin C or 400iu vitamin E for every 1/4 cup of gel. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
If you’re not using a preservative, the gel will keep for a week or two. In either case, the aloe vera gel should be kept in a clean, airtight jar or container in the refrigerator.
Your new aloe vera gel can now be used on your skin to soothe burns, get rid of acne, prevent cellulite, prevent wrinkles, and also reduces the appearance of dark circles, dark spots, and acne scars. Aloe vera can also be used as a hair mask to promote healthy, shiny hair as well as hair growth.