Natural Hair Care

Aloe Vera Gel for Natural Hair

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Aloe Vera gel for natural hair is a wonderful alternative for many products that are advertised in a local store for moisturizing your thirsty roots. It’s a GOD given miracle plant that produces juices which have some AMAZING qualities for natural black hair as well as skincare.

Aloe Vera Gel Hair Benefits:

Activates Fresh Growth
Heals and Soothes Damaged Scalp from Scratches, Burns, Dandruff, etc.
Reduces Dandruff, Itchy, Scaly Scalp and Seborrheic Dermatitis
Balances pH Level (Porosity) of Hair
Tames Oily Hair
Defines Curl
May Serve as a Holding Gel
Prevents Excessive Hair Loss
Enhances Cellular Rejuvenation
Contains Natural Building Enzyme for Proteins

4 Most Common Uses In Hair

Dandruff – It’s the enzymes in aloe vera that reduce dandruff by helping soothe and moisturize the scalp which helps to eliminate the scaly dryness that contributes to dandruff. It also helps promote blood circulation in the scalp, which works to stimulate the production of moisturizing oils. Your hair produces natural oils and aloe vera helps to balance them reducing an excess of dry or oily scalps. Similar to peppermint there is also a slight cooling sensation provided by the juices.

Shampoo – The restoration of strength to your hair is acquired by the essential vitamins and minerals aloe vera is naturally packed with. For women and men looking to prevent hair  loss and promote new hair growth aloe vera can be mixed with coconut milk and oils to produce a nourishing shampoo. The two most common of oils used in conjunction with this miracle plant is Jojoba and Wheat Germ. When combined with herbs, essential oils, and plant extracts, the nutritive benefits of aloe vera are multiplied exponentially.

Hair Growth – Alopecia and the thinning of hair can be prevented with aloe vera due to the stimulation it provides with it’s natural enzymes that stave off hair loss.

Conditioner – If your hair or scalp is too oily or too dry aloe vera will help restore the proper balance. Your hair’s shine and natural sheen is restored by aloe vera’s natural conditioning capabilities. Natural hair will be softer and experience the benefit of being stronger with more suppleness when using this product.

Let us know below if you use or plan to introduce aloe vera to your natural hair regimen!

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Our goal is to share the beauty of Afro-textured hair and to have a place where we can come together to get examples, advice, and information of black hair growth and hairstyles. Whether you have permed, pressed, or natural hair it's still black hair and it's beautiful.


  • I like to use aloe vera juice & water as a spritz to hydrate & refresh my twist outs. I usually make a 50/50 ratio mix, gently shake and then spritz my hair and scalp. My scalp really feels refreshed afterwards.

  • I love to use Aloe Vera on my hair. It not only give my hair a gentle hold but has luster as well.

  • i have been using natural aloe vera gel on my natural 4b hair for about six months now.I have noticed amongstothers mentioned,a decline in dandruff,defined coils and most importantly fast growth in bare patches i never thought will ever grow!

  • I have been using aloe vera gel on my natural 4a hair for a few months and I have noticed some very positive results. My temples are growing back in and my hair is thickening back up.

    I am a breast cancer survivor and am taking arimidex to suppress excessive estrogen (that was the cause of the cancer). A side-effect of the medication for me is hair loss. (Less than 2% of women experience this side-effect from this drug. I’m one of a very few.) I try to eat a healthy diet, take biotin and MSG, and treat my hair gently. Before the chemo, my hair was thick just past my shoulders….until recently it was thin and getting thinner with many bald patches and only about 1 1/2 inches, now it is thickening up and growing…(@3+ inches).

    I co-wash daily, then apply aloe vera gel, use 2 Shea Moisture leave-in creams, seal with argon oil and use Eco olive oil gel for curl definition….(I use a soft boar hair brush in a circular motion to accent my curls.) I adjust the style to my satisfaction with my hands and spritz with one of my sheen sprays.) Then I’m out the door. I’m love my natural haire! I’m getting completments. Infact a co-worker decided to do a BC and go natural as a result of my success.

  • I went natural about a month ago and Im thriled to find out the benefits of aloevera, a plant that is in my back yard. Im defenetly going to start using it on my hair. Thanks for the information

  • I have been using aloe-Vera in my leave in conditioner, along with essential oils and I love it, keeps my hair soft and hydrated.

  • Thank you for writing this article! A few months ago I chopped off my shoulder length, relaxed hair. Now, my hair is 100% natural (which I love!), but also super-duper dry not matter how much I moisturize and condition. I’m definitely going to try Aloe Vera Gel and your other suggestions, because it sounds like the answer to my problem.

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