4 DIY Hair Masks with Aloe Vera


4 DIY Hair Masks with Aloe VeraAloe vera leaf juice is one of the best natural emollients. It helps lock in moisture, combats pathogenic microbes on the skin surface, and has a pleasant soothing effect. DIY hair masks with aloe gel intensively moisturize the hair, repair dull and brittle hair, promote hair growth, and restore the hair’s natural elasticity and shine. Here are several recipes for you to try.

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species originating from the Arabian Peninsula. It is widely cultivated around the world for agricultural, cosmetic and medicinal purposes. Due to its emollient and soothing properties, aloe vera is found in many consumer products including skin moisturizers, ointments for sunburns and minor burns, and hair care products. Besides, some manufacturers offer pure aloe vera gel that can be applied as a moisturizer or used in DIY skin and hair care products, including hair masks.

Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil & Honey Hair Mask

Coconut oil is widely used in hair care because of its conditioning properties. It is perfect for taking care of dry, dull and brittle hair. Honey is a rich source of nutrients. Besides, it has antiseptic properties and thus helps eliminate bacteria and fungi that cause dandruff.

Mix some aloe vera gel (the amount depends on the length and density of your hair), 2–3 tbsp virgin coconut oil and 2 tbsp honey. If your coconut oil and honey are semi-solid, you should melt them separately in a microwave or double boiler. Whisk the ingredients together until you get a smooth mixture.

Apply the mask to your clean scalp and hair using a brush. Once all your hair is covered, put on a shower cap and leave the mask for at least 40-45 minutes (the longer, the better), then rinse it off with a mild shampoo. Use at least once a week for deep conditioning and healthy hair.

Aloe Vera & Castor Oil Mask for Hair Growth

Castor oil is an effective ingredient that boosts hair growth and adds volume. Aloe vera also contributes to hair growth by stimulating the dormant hair follicles in your scalp. This mask also has a conditioning, nourishing, and strengthening effect.

In a bowl, mix 1 cup aloe vera gel, 2 tbsp castor oil and 2 tbsp fenugreek powder until you get a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair, paying special attention to your roots and tips. Once your hair is fully covered, put on a shower cap and go to bed. In the morning, rinse the mask off with shampoo and cool water. Use 1–2 times a week to reduce hair loss and boost hair growth.

Aloe Vera & Egg Mask for Hair Growth

If you don’t want to leave your hair mask overnight, here’s an alternative recipe. This mask contains egg yolk that is rich in fatty acids, which makes it an effective conditioning ingredient. In combination with aloe vera gel and olive oil, it provides hair follicles with essential nutrients, which helps boost hair growth.

In a bowl, mix 4 tbsp aloe vera gel, 3 tbsp olive oil (preferably extra virgin) and 1 egg yolk until you get a smooth paste. Apply to your scalp and hair, focusing most on your roots and tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let the mask sit for about 20–25 minutes. Rinse the mixture off with cool water and shampoo. Don’t use warm water because it will cook the egg yolk and make it harder to rinse off.

Aloe Vera & Banana Egg Mask

This is a deeply nourishing mask perfect for dry and weak hair. It moisturizes the scalp, helps to lock in moisture, and adds shine. Banana is rich in potassium and other minerals that improve hair texture and make it more manageable, while aloe vera is a great emollient.

Mash 1 ripe banana with a fork and add 2 tbsp aloe vera gel. Mix well until you get a smooth, creamy paste. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp and leave for 1 hour. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and shampoo.


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