How to Use Aloe Vera Gel on Relaxed Hair

By LeafTV Editor

Relaxed hair often needs special treatment due to its fragile condition. Products especially formulated for relaxed hair can be expensive, but there is no need to spend a lot of money to keep your relaxed hair looking great. Aloe vera gel, long used for its myriad skin benefits, is an all-natural, gentle product women with relaxed hair turn to for styling and treatment purposes.

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How To Use Aloe Vera Gel On Relaxed Hair


Massage a generous amount of aloe vera gel into scalp every night before bed. Aloe vera is especially beneficial and soothing to dry, flakey, sensitive scalps.

Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel to your shampoo and conditioner to boost the moisture quotient of the products.

Rub a dime-sized amount of aloe vera gel between your palms and smooth over hair after styling to add shine without the use of silicones.

Apply a drop of aloe vera gel to dry ends. This will moisturize and seal the ends, preventing damage that fragile, relaxed hair is prone to.

Make a deep conditioning treatment using equal parts olive oil and aloe vera gel. Apply to hair, comb through with wide-tooth comb, and let sit for up to 30 minutes before washing out.

Mix equal parts aloe vera and glycerin to make an after shampoo leave-in product that will not weigh your hair down or leave it greasy.


  • Choose aloe vera products that are alcohol-free. Alcohol dries-out hair, especially relaxed hair.