Make a Hair Conditioner with Aloe Vera

Last Updated on June 6, 2023 by Ellen Christian

This hair conditioner with aloe vera is the answer to dry hair. In the summer, my hair tends to be even more dry than normal. Make it today.

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How to Make a Hair Conditioner with Aloe Vera


Hair Conditioner with Aloe Vera

I have my hair highlighted year-round which can damage my hair and make it look lifeless. When you add to that more time in the sun, the occasional exposure to chlorine in the pool, etc., it means my hair needs some serious moisture. g

I’ve been doing a little bit of experimenting with natural beauty products like coconut oil, lemon juice, and essential oils and I’ve found quite a few natural ways to improve how I look and feel. 

Benefits of Aloe Vera

There are many benefits of using aloe vera on your skin as well as on your hair. It’s also possible to drink aloe vera gel which is something that I want to look into more this summer.

I had no idea that it was edible, but I have heard that it’s easy to add to healthy detox drinks and infused water. I love both of these types of drinks especially in the summer when it’s so hot.

pressing the juice from an aloe vera stalk

Hair growth

Aloe vera has been used to promote hair growth as far back as early Egyptian days. It contains enzymes that promote healthy hair growth by eliminating dead skin cells on the top of your scalp.

This dead skin could clog the hair follicles and prevent your hair from growing well. Having a healthy scalp will help your hair be healthier.

Moisturize your scalp

Aloe vera helps eliminate scalp dryness and itchiness which often occur with people who have dry hair. Aloe vera is also beneficial for those who have psoriasis.

a woman sitting in a salon chair with a black cape


Aloe vera helps eliminate inflammation and irritation which is one of the reasons it is often used in wound care. If you have these issues on your scalp, using a hair conditioner with aloe vera is something you should explore.


Aloe vera helps with dandruff. Not only does it help remove dead skin cells as mentioned above, but it also has anti-fungal properties. Apple cider vinegar also helps with dandruff if you haven’t tried that for relief.


Aloe vera is very conditioning because it has many similar properties to keratin which occurs naturally in your hair cells.

How to Make a Hair Conditioner with Aloe Vera

Hair Conditioner With Aloe Vera:

You can use aloe vera alone on your hair after you’ve shampooed it. Just smooth it on your damp hair and leave it in as you would a leave-in conditioner.

If you’re looking for something that’s even more conditioning, you can mix a small amount of coconut oil with the aloe vera gel.

Just warm the coconut oil between your hands until it turns into a liquid, then add a bit of aloe vera and run your fingers through your hair. Leave it in your hair for 10 to 30 minutes and rinse out with warm water. Be careful with the coconut oil as a little bit goes a long way.

pressing the juice from an aloe vera stalk

While you can extract the aloe juice from your aloe plant, if you plan on doing this frequently, you may want to purchase a bottle of organic aloe vera gel and use that instead. Otherwise, you’ll need to keep buying new plants as you cut off the spikes.

12 thoughts on “Make a Hair Conditioner with Aloe Vera”

  1. I actually had no idea that you could make hair conditioner from aloe vera! I suppose I should have known though because you can do pretty much anything with fresh and natural things like coconut oil, aloe vera, etc. So neat! I’m going to have to give this a try since my hair could use a natural boost. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I’m certainly going to try this. I have dry baby fine hair, that also gets highlighted year round.

    I even think that I might have all the ingredients. If not, I’ll be sure to use the links in the post. Love DIY beauty and cleaning “recipes”.

  3. This fact: Aloe vera has been used to promote hair growth as far back as early Egyptian days. That’s important to me. I have been having issues with hair loss and this is something I could try.

  4. Using aloe vera for scalp dryness and itchiness works for me and I use both a liquid and a gel. I do try some samples I receive but always go back to aloe vera (so far).

  5. I have never made my own conditioner before but I think this will be my first attempt! Thank you for the recipe!


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