Homemade Aloe Vera Leave-In Conditioner recipe + 6 Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair Growth

by - November 14, 2012



Aloe Vera is the superman of beauty products. Even if you’re not an expert in comics heroes, everybody knows superman! Aloe is the same way, even if you’re not a beauty expect you know that aloe Vera is the jam!
Whether it’s in hair or skin product almost every beauty product is proud to list Aloe Vera in their product and for good reason.  Beauty creams, shampoo and conditioner to healthy juices and diet supplements
Aloe Vera contains antiviral and antibacterial properties, and the ability to help treat everything from constipation to diabetes. My dad used to cut the aloe Vera gel into cube and swallow it for his diabetes. I thought it was disgusting since this thing is ridiculously bitter.


Over time, aloe Vera has integrated itself into everything we use. But, what makes this plant so awesome? 
Aloe Vera is said to have over 18 of the 20 amino acids, it is loaded in vitamin A, B, C and E. Which makes sense since we all know vitamin A & E are the king and queen of beauty products.


Aloe Vera  is a great hair conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.


Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory actions that may help reduce scalp irritation, moisturizing effect, enzyme and fatty acid content that may help reduce inflammation, vitamins C, E, B-12, folic acid, and choline content. that may help 
Aloe Vera does so much for our hair, especially natural curly hair like mine.  


  1. Nourish and strengthen hair
  2. Promote hair growth
  3. Smooth natural curls 
  4. Lock in moisture 
  5. Reduce frizziness 
  6. Detangle hair.


That detangling property is gold for my thick curly hair, the slip from the gel is like no other product you’d ever use. Best part is it’s cheap and you can make it yourself.


After I tweeted about my homemade aloe Vera leave in conditioner, a lot of you have been asking how I make it. Well it is a pretty simple 3 steps process. 

  • Cut
  • Peel
  • Blend











Where to find aloe Vera

I have my own bush in a pot and my friend's mom has a forest of them. However,  if you don't have a friend's mom with an aloe forest, you can plant one they are pretty easy to propagate and you can always check the Publix, Walmart, or your local green market.


To make my Aloe Vera gel, first I peel the aloe and place the gel gooey part in a plate, I throw it in a blender until it's juiced up
I added some castor oil, jojoba oil, and olive oil to make the best leave-in conditioner you ever had. I Apply the mixture to my hair right after wash and watch the curls sing hallelujah in harmony!





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