Aloe vera is too “easy” plant for beauty care and preparation of DIY-cosmetics. Why? It does not necessarily require any refining to create complex products but it suits to hair care as it is. Aloe Vera contains several compounds which are very useful in hair care. It is also amazing that Aloe Vera is suitable both dry and greasy hair types. Also, normal hair type gets benefits from Aloe Vera.
- How to use Aloe Vera in hair care
- You can prepare a hair mask using Aloe Vera
- You can use Aloe Vera as a gentle shampoo
- You can try to use Aloe Vera as a setting lotion to give more volume to your hair
Aloe Vera is a very versatile plant in hair care. Its gel-like structure makes it perfect, natural setting lotion. You do not need any additives. Someone maybe would like to add a little bit essential oil into Aloe Vera. You can do that, if you like. I am not a big user of essential oils myself, that is why I do not remember to recommend them. It does not mean no-one else should not use them either, it is up to everyone if you like them or not. There is no actual reason not to use them.
You can use Aloe Vera shampoo for both preventing hair to getting greasy and moisturizing the dry scalp and hair. Slimy Aloe Vera gel is one of the best moisturizers. Also, it is very natural because it contains only liquid from natural plant. Even it is said Aloe Vera is losing many good characters in preparing and storing process there are still plenty of them left.
Aloe Vera is best as hair mask. It makes your hair soft and flexible. You can clearly notice the difference. Climate in Finland in wintertime is very dry and central heating makes inside air also extremely dry. Our hair needs moisturizing.
Easy to prepare -Aloe Vera hair mask
- 1 dl Aloe Vera gel. You can prepare it from powder or you can buy bottled Aloe Vera juice.
- 2 teaspoons of honey to give extra moisture
- 0,5 – 1 teaspoon of almond oil or argan oil. Sunflower oil will do as well. If your hair type is greasy do not use oil at all.
- In case you want some nice odor, just add few drops essential oil into bottle, your choice.
How to do
Add all ingredients to a bottle and shake well.
Pour Aloe Vera mask on your clean, moisturized hair (not dropping) and let it affect under a cap about 30 minutes. You can let it affect longer but it is better to be careful, especially when trying first time. I do not use sour hair masks too long myself.
Flush the mask away using lukewarm water. If you are using Aloe Vera juice there may be particles of the plant as well. They are visible as small white spots in your hair. The best way to get rid of them is to brush your hair when it is dry.
This mask is very nutritious and moisturizing. Your hair will be very soft and flexible after the treatment. They are also easier to control. Aloe Vera also eliminates the electricity of your hair.
Clear Aloe Vera hair mask
I have often prepared a spoonful of Aloe Vera and simply spread it on hair and sculp. You do not have to flush this mask away at all. Just brush your hair once they are dry. This treatment gives additional structure to your hair, it makes your hair unbelievable flexible and shiny.
Hopefully you will try to use Aloe Vera in hair care.
I am interested in knowing how Aloe Vera works with curly hair – mine are natural straight so please share your experience. Thank you.