Jealous of those beautiful models flaunting their long and shiny hair? Well, be jealous no longer. It can soon be you with this miracle ingredient. Yes, you heard it right, the miracle ingredient right there in your garden you had no idea about – aloe vera!

Known to Americans as ‘the wand of heaven’ and to Egyptians as ‘the plant of immortality’, aloe vera has been used for ages for its incredible healing properties. Be it your skin, your hair or internal health issues, aloe vera works on it all!


While you are aware of the benefits on health and skin, the benefits it renders to your hair are yet to blossom in full swing.

With a pH of around 6 (the same as your hair), aloe vera works wonders for your hair. High in water content and packed with minerals and vitamins, aloe vera acts as an excellent moisturizer and hydrator to render your hair soft, smooth and shiny.

aloe vera gel hair conditioner

Here are various ways in which you can condition your hair with aloe vera to get soft and shiny hair.


Method 1: Leave-On Conditioner

Aloe vera works great as a leave-on conditioner for your hair. It helps close your hair cuticles, leaving your hair smooth and less frizzy.

Things you’ll need:

aloe vera leave-on hair conditioner things need

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Essential oil
  • Water
  • Spray bottle

Mix the ingredients and use

mix aloe vera gel, water and essential oil to mak ehair conditioner

Combine 2 tablespoons each of aloe vera gel and water in a bowl. Fuse in a few drops of your favorite essential oil for added aroma.

Whisk the ingredients together and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake well before use. Use this in place of your commercial hair spray.


Use it every day, or at least 3 times a week, for softer and smoother hair.

aloe vera gel spray for hair

Method 2: Deep Conditioning

Deep conditioning with aloe vera provides you with long, thick and lustrous hair. Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera also helps maintain the health of your scalp and control problems like dandruff and an itchy scalp.

Things you’ll need:


homemade hair conditioner things we need

  • Aloe vera gel
  • Coconut oil

Step 1. Warm coconut oil

warm coconut oil to conditioner hair

Put a small amount of coconut oil in a bowl and warm it up a little in a microwave.

Step 2. Fuse aloe vera gel and coconut oil together

add aloe vera gel in coconut oil to make hair conditioner

Mix  1 tablespoon each of aloe vera gel and coconut oil together in a bowl.

Step 3. Whisk and use instead of your regular conditioner

store homeemade aloe vera conditioner


Whisk the ingredients together to mix them thoroughly.

Use it as you would normally use a conditioner after shampooing your hair. Put a small amount on your palm and apply it on your hair. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it off.

You can store this homemade conditioner in an airtight container in the fridge up to 10 days.

aloe vera gel hair conditioner

Method 3: DIY Hair Gel

A homemade aloe vera hair gel helps lock moisture into your hair shafts, thus preventing hair loss and promoting growth.

Homemade hair gel is preferred over commercial gels, as it is free of harmful chemicals and preservatives.

Things you’ll need:

DIY aloe vera hair gel things need

  • Aloe vera gel – 2 tablespoons
  • Gelatin – 1 teaspoon
  • Vitamin E capsules – 2
  • Essential oil – 5 to 7 drops
  • Warm water

Step 1. Dissolve gelatin in water

dissolve gelatin in water to make aloe vera hair conditioner

Pour ½ cup of water into a bowl.

Add 1 teaspoon of gelatin to the water.

Mix thoroughly until the gelatin is completely dissolved in the water.

Step 2. Mix in the other ingredients

mix in the other ingredients for aloe vera hair conditioner


Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to the dissolved gelatin solution.

Puncture 2 vitamin E capsules and add the oil to the mixture.

Add 5 to 7 drops of essential oil to the solution and mix thoroughly.

Step 3. Apply after shampooing your hair

apply aloe vera conditioner after shampooing

Shampoo your hair normally. Skip the conditioning.

While your hair is still wet, apply the gel to your hair from the roots to the tips.

Let the gel sit in your hair for 30 minutes, then rinse it off using lukewarm water.

Repeat once a week for 4 weeks to observe softer, smoother and shinier hair.

If you have leftover gel, you can store it in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator for not more than a week.

aloe vera hair conditioner

Additional Tips

  • If your hair is oily, do not use aloe vera treatments more than 3 times a week.
  • Aloe vera does not smell pleasant, so add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the conditioner or hair gel.
  • It is always best to use only organic aloe vera gel, extracted fresh from the leaves.

Summary of How to Condition your Hair With Aloe Vera:

condition your hair with aloe vera

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