Aloe vera is a common moisturizer for the skin because it locks in moisture. Aloe vera is a plant with spiky, green leaves. The leaves contain moisturizing juices. Aloe vera juice can also be used as a hair conditioner. Aloe vera conditioner has been known to keep hair moisturized and can help treat dandruff. Making your own conditioner out of aloe vera gel or juice, a lemon and essential oils is a cheap, quick alternative to purchasing it.
Things You'll Need
Making Aloe Vera Conditioner
Squeeze the juice from half of a fresh lemon into a bowl.
Mix 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel or juice with the lemon. The aloe vera gel or juice can be purchased from most drugstores, pharmacies and grocery stores.
Add 3 to 5 drops of your favorite essential oils to the mix. These oils will give the conditioner your own personal fragrant touch.
To Use Aloe Vera Conditioner
Wash your hair with a natural or organic shampoo.
Apply the aloe vera conditioner to your hair, focusing on the ends and the scalp the most.
Allow the conditioner to sit on your hair for three to five minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Make a deep-cleaning conditioner by combining equal parts of olive oil and aloe vera gel, combing it through your hair, letting it sit for 30 minutes, then rinsing.
Apply aloe vera gel directly to the scalp for 30 minutes to help with dandruff and to stimulate hair growth.
Applying the gel directly to the hair and letting it sit overnight also works as a leave-in conditioner.
Add aloe vera gel to your favorite shampoo. Add 1 tbsp. of aloe vera gel for every 8 oz. of shampoo.
References and ResourcesBeauty Bunny: 15 Uses for Aloe Vera
Livestrong: How to Use Aloe Vera Gel on Hair