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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.

What does Aloe Vera Have for Hair?

Aloe vera for thick hair growth


Aloe vera has the support of ancient texts of Ayurveda and De Materia Medica that recommend it for hair loss and baldness. Besides, women and men from the tropics have been using aloe for thousands of years to enhance and boost hair growth. 

But how does aloe grow hair?

Aloe contains over 75 active constituents, including antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, micronutrients. All these work – as a team – to nourish hair follicles and promote healthy 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.

Besides, aloe vera is very healing, and it can solve hair loss associated with dandruff, eczema and psoriasis (1, 2). All thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects. Aloe does another favor on the scalp by clearing all impurities and helping regenerate the scalp tissue. So the hair has a strong foundation to grow and thrive well.

You see, aloe puts in a lot of hard work to beautify and stimulate hair growth. Now let’s see the using of aloe.

How to Use Aloe Vera for Thick Hair GrowthAloe vera for thick hair growth

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil 
  • 3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut water (optional, conditions and adds shine)

Place the aloe vera juice, olive oil and ylang ylang essential oil in a bowl and mix well. You mask is ready to use. 

How to use

Apply the aloe vera mask 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 tried this, 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. 

Bonus ingredients:

  • To make the aloe mask more nourishing, you can add oils such as coconut or castor oil
  • You can also blend in herb powders of lavender, neem, tulsi, chamomile or brahmi. All these herbs are great for overall condition and health of hair. 

Aloe barbadensis miller

Make your own aloe vera juice

If you have aloe vera plant, then you can make your own aloe vera juice. Cut one outer leaf from the aloe plant. Let the leaf rest for a few minutes – this will drain out the yellow resin. 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 juice 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 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 aloe vera juice, make sure there is no added water, and it has minimal possible additives.   

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

Leave a Comment:

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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