Aloe Vera for Hair

By BlackGirlLongHair

Hair issues, such as hair loss or thinning, excessive frizz, dryness, or oiliness, as well as scalp conditions, including dandruff, scaly, or itchy skin plague, millions of Americans each day. Aloe vera shampoos and conditioners have been around for years and serves as an ideal alternative to commercial hair products. For gorgeous, healthy looking hair, try natural aloe vera.

Promoting Hair Growth

Aloe vera can be used as a safe and natural treatment to prevent hair loss. It is great for both men and women to promote new hair growth in places that have experienced hair loss or significant thinning. Aloe vera stimulates the production of new hair and may even lessen the effects of Alopecia.

Nourishing Shampoo

The aloe vera plant is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that aid in restoring hair’s strength and beauty. When combined with coconut milk and oils, such as wheat germ oil or jojoba, aloe vera gel can make a revitalizing shampoo that not only works to prevent hair loss but also promotes new hair growth. Aloe vera gel can be added to favorite shampoos to deliver nourishing benefits. When combined with herbs, essential oils, and plant extracts, the nutritive benefits of aloe vera are multiplied exponentially.

Reducing Dandruff

The natural enzymes found in aloe vera can soothe and moisturize the scalp, helping to eliminate the scaly dryness that causes dandruff. It also helps to increase blood circulation in the scalp, which works to stimulate the production of moisturizing oils. Aloe vera reduces the dry, itchy feeling that accompanies dryness or oiliness. It keeps the hair’s natural oils in balance to prevent excessively oily or dry scalp. Aloe vera also brings a refreshing and cooling sensation to the scalp.

Natural Conditioner

Aloe vera acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the hair’s sheen, luster, and shine. It not only makes the hair soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness. It naturally combats frizz but does not have the greasy buildup that many hair care products leave behind.

Regardless of the scalp or hair’s condition, whether too oily or too dry, aloe vera can restore the proper balance. It has amazing results for promoting hair growth as well as staving off hair loss. Say goodbye to expensive and often ineffective hair treatments. Try aloe vera, nature’s own remedy for restoring health and beauty to hair.

Ladies, do you use aloe vera in your regimen? How does it work for you?

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001620724381 Kandis Richardson

    I LOVE aloe vera juice/gel! It’s a staple in my home and has transformed the condition of my hair!!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful


  • jdblount1515

    Sadly, aloe vera makes my hair VERY dry. I’ve even tired it straight (100%).

    • Kandy O.

      Don’t feel bad, I’ve had a similar experience with some forms of aloe vera. I’ve tried it many different ways. I have some products with it in there and my hair likes it, and some where it doesn’t. The best use of it for me is when I do a wash n go with Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel. Its a weird relationship lol:o)

  • http://www.facebook.com/withlovekatrina Katrina McFarland Moore

    recently bought some hoping to grow my stress spot…I sure hope it helps because nothing else has :-(

    • Kandy O.

      Have you tried Jamaican Black Castor Oil? I have a similar “stress spot” at the top/middle part of my head and JBCO has really helped in the growth of my hair in that area, and it also keeps the tingling/itching down. You may want to just include a little JBCO in another oil that you like until your scalp gets adjusted to the JBCO (cuz its some strong stuff lol). Also, massaging the area helps me too.

      • Leigh Walters

        Took the words out of my mouth. I was going to suggest JBCO. I’ve read success stories about it working for stress spots.

  • onyinyechi uwakwemdike

    I love aloe vera juice as a refresher for my hair. great stuff!

  • Jenn

    No, but I think I’m gonna try.. My question is can it be used daily as the liquid(if using the juice) in the loc method? Or is it best to use as a shampoo or conditioner?

    • onyinyechi uwakwemdike

      absolutely! you can use in the LOC method. Try it to see if it works for your hair. enjoy!

      • Jenn

        Thank u!!! And I will be purchasing tomorrow when I restock my castor oil

        • onyinyechi uwakwemdike

          cool! keep me posted.

      • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

        You’re so helpful!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MissBanks Miss Banks

    I use aloe vera juice ALLLLLLL the time. I love how soft it makes my hair. I used to use the gel when my hair was alot shorter. Made my tiny curls so happy and soft and moisturized!

    • ronnie

      Girl me too I love my aloe juice. I buy a big one from walmart (actually I buy two lol)

    • Leigh Walters

      Really? Interesting. I have to try!

  • Tricia

    After considering using it for several months, I bought my first Aloe Vera juice this week. I’m using it as the liquid in my LOC mix and I hope to reap the benefits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominga-Changingthegame-Joseph/100000125506808 Dominga Changingthegame Joseph

    I just mixed aloe vera juice, grapeseed oil, and tea tree oil in a spray bottle to mist my hair. I am now in the wait mode to see what happens

  • Sweet

    It’s indicated that aloe Vera is good for alopecia, has anyone used it with any degree of success? Comment on other natural aids used for successful hair growth with alopecia as well

  • SamanthaNOLA

    Are you all using Fruit of the Earth aloe vera juice?

  • naturallyKurlie

    I have the Aloe Vera Gel that i have used for a Wash&Go along with the Eco Styler Gel..I find the Aloe Vera Gel makes my hair REALLY REALLY DRY…I dont know why that is or if it is normal but it does. I love the way it holds my curls but i cant deal with the drying effect it has on my hair

    • Kyra

      It is more than likely the eco styler gel causing dryness and/or flaking

  • Leigh Walters

    My mom has a huge aloe vera plant! I would use it when I burned myself. Works like magic.

  • nisha

    how do we use the aloe vera for hair? just right out of the leaf?

    • Lyndsay Toliver

      I know some stores like Whole Foods sell the Aloe Vera Juice- you can use it that way

  • Lyndsay Toliver

    I just started using Aloe vera juice while making the Kimmaytube leave in conditioner. When I found the ingredients every said to use “whole leaf” aloe vera juice- and the only one I could find was the inner fillet juice. Is there a big difference between the two?

    • TaSchema Hopkins

      They are the same whole leaf is used to signify pure aloe and not the aloe with added properties like aloe vera hair gel that has extra stuff in it.

      • Alyssa

        Actually whole leaf means they used the entire leaf to make the juice or gel. Inner fillet is better and healthier because it’s only the actual gel or inner portion of the leaf that was used to make the product

  • Marrisa

    I use aloe vera on my hair. It makes your hair feel really good. i make sure i rob it on my scalp. http://www.hairobicsallnatural.com

  • Nola Bee

    I’ve been using Aubrey Organics Aloe Vera Juice. I put it in a small spray bottle and use it to re-moisturize my scalp & my hair when in a protective style. I love the way it makes my hair feel. Give it a try!

  • TaSchema Hopkins

    I use my AVJ cold to close my hair cuticle after washing makes my hair super soft. I am currently using Fruit of the Earth you get a gallon for like 6 or 7 dollars at Wal-Mart. I also drink it and rub it on my face cold to close my pores and keep skin soft.

  • Shelley

    I mix 1/2 FOTE pure aloe vera gel mixed with 1/4 lemongrass infusion and 1/4 purified water in a spray bottle. I put a small amount of argan oil on the lower 1/3 of towel blotted hair then mist with the aloe mixture until all hair is damp. Then I scrunch and let air dry. My hair has never been so soft and the ends are so moisturized, not dry and frazzled as they had been. I am 52, white with VERY coarse, curly (3 a-b) frizzy, unruly hair. I shampoo about every 3rd day, and CO wash in between. I use VO5 Moisture Milks. I also color my hair about every 6 weeks. This aloe/lemongrass spray has been a wonderfully restoring daily treatment for my hair. I locks in moisture, reduces frizz and adds tons of shine. Lemongrass us super-easy to grow in a pot on your patio, and has many wonderful health benefits for hair and skin!

  • Rhonda Brown Neal

    I’m gonna make my aloe Vera gel my staple . I mix it with echo styler gel and my curls are defined, has great Sheen, and great hold. I love it. I also used in the kimmaytube conditioner and mt hair is so soft.

  • http://www.stargels.com/ mikal

    This is best Aloe Vera…

  • SistaWithCurls

    I’m have to get me some and give it a try…

  • Tanya Webber

    Just did my third big chop on Tuesday, and I put Aloe Vera Juice in my shampoo. Oh my goodness! The shampoo had a great slip and my hair was throughly clean. I also use in my leave in and my hair is soft. I love it!

  • Teresa Woody

    I use aloe vera juice and grapeseed oil mixed with my co-wash conditioner. My hair really loves it.

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  • Dee-Vah’s Dee-Lites

    Yes!! I use an aloe Vera spritz in my hair weekly!!! I love it!!

  • Twiggy Bass

    I use aloe vera juice as my moisturizer daily, and I use aloe vera gel on my face and scalp.

  • Marquita Keedah Boo Jones

    I use aloe vera gel on my hair about twice a week and it’s wonderful!

  • Rogena Nicasia

    Hi, how do you use it?? .. just cut it open and put it in your hair ??