How to use aloe vera for hair

Updated at: Jun 03, 2015
How to use aloe vera for hair

Aloe vera is a natural ingredient that can be used as a safe treatment to prevent hair loss. Its nourishing property makes it suitable for hair care products.

Deepika Majumdar
Fashion & BeautyWritten by: Deepika MajumdarPublished at: May 10, 2013

Hair problems like hair loss or thinning, frizziness, dryness or oiliness; scalp conditions, such as dandruff or scaly, are very common these days. To deal with all these hair related issues, you can rely on a natural ingredient, which is known for its 75 known nutrients, called aloe vera.


aloe vera uses for hair



Aloe vera is known for its hair care properties and has been used as an ingredient in many hair care products like shampoos and conditioners. It is considered as the perfect alternative to commercial hair products as it is known to work wonders in promoting shine and moisture in hair, and preventing hair loss.


Promotes hair growth

Aloe vera contains natural enzymes called proteolitic that help in removing dead skin present on the scalp, which clog the hair follicle and prevent penetration of nutrients in the hair. University of Hawaii researchers stated that we can trace the use of aloe vera for hair loss back to the ancient Egyptians. These enzymes also promote healthy hair growth.

Aloe vera is also used to cure other hair problems as well such as seborrhea, which occurs from the accumulation of sebum on the scalp that may also result in partial baldness. Aloe vera’s keratolic action helps in breaking down the sebum and removing dead scalp cells, allowing for further hair growth. It also lessens the effects of Alopecia and the alkalizing properties of aloe vera bring the scalp’s pH to a desirable level helping the hair retain water and moisture.


How to use aloe vera for hair


Anti-dandruff properties

The natural enzymes (proteolitic) present in aloe vera help in treating dandruff by breaking down of dead skin cells present on the scalp.  Aloe vera also helps to boost blood circulation in the scalp, which stimulates the production of moisturizing oils, eliminating the dryness and itchy feeling that causes dandruff. It also keeps hair’s natural oils in balance to prevent excessively oily or dry scalp.


Nourishing shampoo

Aloe vera is loaded with all the essential vitamins and minerals that promote hair growth. To deliver its nourishing properties, you may add aloe vera gel to your regular shampoo and make a revitalizing shampoo to restore hair’s strength & beauty. For experiencing best results, you can also combine aloe vera gel with coconut milk and essential oils. It will prevent hair loss and promote new hair growth.


uses of aloe vera for hair


Natural conditioner

Aloe vera is considered as a natural conditioning agent for hair. It helps in restoring hair’s shine and softness. The conditioning properties of aloe vera improve strength and suppleness of your hair. Aloe vera gel has a similar chemical composition of keratin, the naturally occurring protein in hair cells, which allows for easier penetration in the hair and combats frizziness.


Aloe vera can restore the proper balance on your scalp. Now, you can say goodbye to expensive commercial products and ineffective hair treatments. So, now that you know how to use aloe vera for hair, go and try it yourself.



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