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Aloe Vera Hair Mask
Prep Time 10 mins
Leave in for 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Makes 1 mask


  • might need a blender (for fresh aloe vera gel only)


  • 1-3 tablespoon aloe vera gel fresh or pure, organic
  • 1-2 tablespoon coconut oil optional, see notes
  • 1-2 drops essential oils optional, see notes


  • Use store-bought aloe vera gel or fresh from a leaf (if you don't know how to extract it, here's a helpful guide).
  • This mask may be applied every time before you wash your hair or 1-2 times per week.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask (pure)

  • Apply little amounts of fresh aloe vera gel, part for part, onto the scalp and massage it in. It’s important to get it to the roots of your hair!
  • Carefully rub about a tablespoon of the gel into the tips of your hair (leave this out, if you’re only looking for faster hair growth or regrowing your hair. A simple scalp treatment should do the trick for that)
  • I like spraying lavender and/ or rosemary tea on to my hair to wet it and prevent the gel from drying up too fast. You could also wet your hair completely before applying the gel.
  • Leave the aloe vera gel in for about 1-30min. Then, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and style as usual.

Aloe Vera Hair Mask with Coconut oil

  • Mix aloe vera gel with melted coconut oil and essential oils, if using.
  • Apply to your hair, starting at the roots and massaging it down all the way to the tips. The aloe vera gel and oils seperate easily as you see on the picture. Just stir it every time before applying it.
  • Leave it in for 15-30min or up to an hour. Don't leave it in for too long though. Wash your hair as usual. You may need more shampoo to get the oil out of your hair.


  • It's best to use fresh aloe vera gel extracted from its leaves. You can buy the leaves in some whole food and organic shops or online.
    Store-bought gels (in bottles) often contain harmful chemicals and additives (preservatives). Just read through the ingredients list before buying! Your best choice are organic brands which use very little additives.
  • I prefer coconut oil, but sweet almond, jojoba, argan, grapeseed or olive oil will work as well (as mentioned in this post).
  • I love using lavender and rosemary essential oils. But there are many more you can use (as mentioned in this post).