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Aloe Vera Hair Mask for Thick, Dense Hair Growth

Aloe vera for thick hair growth


What is easier, climbing Mount Everest or growing thicker hair?

It depends on who you ask…

I wouldn’t want to endure the cold icy winds and the intense acclimatization, whereas growing hair at the comfort and safety of home appears more doable.

But how to do it??

I was at my hairdresser’s place. And there comes a woman with really thick, dense, beautiful hair. Hair that you don’t see very often. And I was wowed!

I couldn’t resist, so I asked her the questions. What do you do for your hair? What’s the secret or is it genetics. You lucky gal with locks to die for and malfunction at my end. How come?

To my relief, her thick hair is not just the work of good genes. It’s also hard work of two amazing and powerful herbs: aloe vera and black seeds.

We have seen how to make black seed oil and black seed mask, and I have also talked about aloe vera for hair growth. But this time I will share with you how the lady with big, beautiful hair uses aloe vera for hair growth.

Before we see how to use aloe vera, let’s dig deeper on aloe’s hair benefits.

How does Aloe Vera Grow Hair?

Aloe vera leaf


Aloe contains over 75 active constituents, including antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids and essential vitamins. All these nutrients work as a team to nourish hair roots and enhance hair growth.

Aloe also makes each strand thicker and shiner. The amino acids in aloe penetrate inside the hair and pump up the hair to make them thicker and fuller looking. What about shine? That’s the job of enzymes in the aloe which help clear out the dead skin cells and build up from the hair, so your hair bounces and shines happily.

The other issue that aloe tackles is hair loss due to dandruff, eczema and psoriasis. All thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects. Aloe brings relief from scalp conditions and provides a strong foundation for the hair to grow and thrive well.

What’s more, aloe vera is recommended for hair loss and baldness by Ayurveda and De Materia Medica. Besides, women and men from the tropics have been using aloe for thousands of years to enhance the look of hair. 

You see, not only aloe has necessary nutrients to promote hair growth, it also has the support of ancient books and people. Now let’s see the using of aloe.

How to Make Aloe Vera Hair Mask Aloe vera for thick hair growth

The only thing you need to make aloe vera mask is aloe vera gel. That’s it. But there are other ingredients you can use along with it for an extra boost. 

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel/juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (conditions hair, use for dry hair)
  • 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil (stimulates grow and has a lovely floral fragrance)

Put the aloe vera juice in a bowl. Any extras you are using, place them too and mix well. You are ready to go. 

How to use

Apply the aloe vera mixture on your scalp and hair.  Massage with your fingers so that the gel penetrates deeper into the scalp. Let it sit for 30-60 minutes and wash out with water. Or if your hair was greasy before applying then use a natural shampoo to wash hair.

I recently applied aloe vera on my hair, and the results are fantastic. My hair definitely looked thicker, shinier and healthier. Whoever said natural hair care is complicated must try aloe vera and also read hair buddha 🙂

Aloe is a miracle tonic. But my love for this desert herb is not new. I use to use it quite regularly once upon a time until other herbs caught my fancy.  But now I am not going to overlook aloe vera for at least a few months. For sure, I am impressed again!

How often to use: you can apply aloe vera mask before every wash, so if you wash hair twice a week then twice a week it is. 

Aloe barbadensis miller

Aloe barbadensis miller

Make your own aloe vera gel

If you have aloe vera plant, then it’s best to make your own aloe vera gel. Cut one outer leaf from the aloe plant. Let the leaf rest for a few minutes – this will drain out the yellow sap. Wash well. Next, you slice off the prickly sides with a knife. Then peel the skin from the flat side of the leaf and scoop the gel out using a spoon. 

Blend the fresh aloe gel in a blender and use it for the mask. Also, you don’t need an entire leaf for the mask. Use 2-4 inches piece and store the remaining leaf for next use. 

Before making aloe vera gel at home, make sure you have the right aloe vera plant. There are hundreds of aloe vera species and the right one for good health and hair is Aloe barbadensis miller. 

Buying Aloe Vera Gel/Juice

You will find it in most health food stores, or many supermarkets stock aloe vera juice these days, or you can also easily buy it from amazon online

When buying from the market, I prefer aloe vera juice to aloe vera gel as it has fewer additives. So go for aloe vera juice such as this

That’s it on aloe vera gals and boys. Hope aloe vera helps you grow hair of your dreams.

How do you use aloe vera for hair? Please share in the comment box below!

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Aloe vera for thick hair growth

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Elly Ardon says

I have also used aloe vera to get rid of scars. I have took the leaf of the plant and opened it and applied straight to my hair and scalp. Works the same way on skin if you want to get rid of scars. I have also used rice water to grow my hair so I am wondering can the aloe vera gel be added to rice water? There’s no explanation on how to use the black seed. Where do I buy the black seed?

    Minaz says

    Yes you can add aloe vera to rice water. And with black seeds you can make oil or use it in a hair mask, see here    

JuliAna says

Hi Minaz, can you use this mixture as a leave in recipe or do you have to wash it out

Kind Regards

By the way I love love love your website, I just make the Black Seed Oil im infusing it until May 24th it works perfect as it is right in line with Ramadan Thank you so much for sharing

    Minaz says

    Hi JuliAna, you don’t have to wash it out.
    I am so glad to know you love my website 🙂

Bharti Verma says

Hey minaz dii, this aloe vera hair mask is awsm I have been using it n it gives me so much soft n shiny hair….. Thnx for ur all posts.

Martha says

Hello can I put Aloe Vera in my shampoo and how much will I add thank you

Izabel Sequeira says

I used this aloe Vera mask, and it turned to out to be a saving grace for my brittle dry burnt ends. I could back track my life with your story exactly. Thank goodness for your website, I can’t wait now to try the ultimate hair mask. I have to colour roots every 15 days at home, and this mask has done wonders to my hair. I had bleached my hair at a beauty palour to which I been looking like a clown with my dry hair all over. Atleast slowly but surely my hairs feels & looks much better by the week as I care for it. Even with the natural shampoo at first my hair wouldn’t give in until I came across your conditioner which has made such a difference from day one. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your wisdom and inspiration. God bless you to greater heights in life.

Annette Clay says

How long is it before you see your growing?

    Minaz says

    You should see a noticeable difference in a months time.

neha jakhotia says

Hey I was reading about the aloe vera gel mask. I am plannig ot use aloe vera juice as the suggested alternative. However, can I use flaxseed oil instead of olive oil??

    Gloria Wright says

    I am 72 years old and once upon time I had the most beautiful thick head of hair you’ve ever seen. I went thru menopause and everything changed for the
    worst (at the time had perm) my hair went from thick and gorgeous to a dead looking mushy horror. Then it started coming out oh how I have cried
    I have a ugly large bald spot in the top of my head bald I’ve gone thru hundreds and hundreds of videos , testimonials where people calm this or that grew their hair so far none have worked I have tried aloe vera gel maybe I didn’t do it right gonna try one more time will let you know the results.

Karen says

Hi Minaz I have been trying different things from your website and just tried aloe. I used organic gel from health shop with olive oil and 2 drops Clary sage oil. Left on for hour, lots of hair seemed to come out but after shampoo with Odilique and little conditioner my goodness a great result. Hair looks thicker softer happier!!! Will definitely do regularly and hope my hair gets thicker and healthier. Thank you so much. Love to you xxx

    Minaz says

    Hi Karen, that’s so wonderful to hear. I am happy that your hair likes aloe vera.

Gowthaman Ganesh says

My hair is reduced by day by day and even I think there is a problem in water how can I get a hair in a hair fall area so please suggest the few things

    Minaz says

    There are many amazing hair growth remedies on this site, do give them a try. Check out section on hair loss and hopefully you will find an answer to your problem.

Susan Ray says

Can I purchase the Aloe Vera gel instead? I can not seem to find the correct plant in my area. Thank you P.S. Will that help with hair growth?

    Minaz says

    Yes, you can use gel as well, if you can’t find the right aloe plant. Let me know how it works for you.

anu says

aloe vera really works to grow new hair. i have tried it on my hair and new hair appeared.

    Minaz says


Eunii says

I LOVE using aloe in my hair!!! I have fine wavy textured hair that was never thick or dense. I wanted to stop using store bought hair gels so God told me to start using aloe in my hair…and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. It defines my waves so beautifully and actually makes my hair wavier! It also makes my hair really shiny and so easy to manage and detangle after washing. My hair instantly feels moisturized. The way I use it is as a leave in treatment and gel. I grate the aloe gel with a cheese grater so that I extract the gel, then I apply it directly to my hair and comb through. I use it as my hair gel and it allows me to use way less styling gel. It defines my hair texture and makes it look absolutely beautiful. I love aloe so much! My hair has also grown a lot longer and thicker as well.

    Minaz says

    Amazing!! I am so happy to hear this, Eunii. Thrilled that aloe has worked out so well for you.

Sonia says

Good old Aloe vera, I love it. I generally eat the gel from the leaf by scooping it with spoon. I have applied it on skin as well never tried on hair. Will certainly do that next time. Thanks for sharing! Peace and Happiness

    Minaz says

    You must try aloe on hair and let us know how it works!!

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