I am here again with my amazing natural haircare tips for you. Let me introduce you to a plant that works like magic and has multipurpose uses! A plant that is used for agricultural and medicinal purposes and possesses amazing benefits. Yeah, you guessed right ! It is Aloe Vera also known as Aloe Barbadensis.
Aloe vera is an evergreen perennial plant, originating from the Arabian Peninsula, but grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world.
It can be found in various forms such as juice, gel, powder, oil and even in capsules. Aloe Vera can be used in many ways as a:
Aloe vera juice helps to detoxify the body, helps in weight loss, reducing inflammation, blood sugar level, improve digestion and your overall health.
I sometimes drink my Aloe Vera juice with a glass of juice in the morning to cleanse my system and give it a good start. I purchase my Aloe Vera juice on Amazon or you can also purchase the Forever living Aloe Vera juice at
However, it is not recommended to drink Aloe Vera juice regularly as doctors have found out that it can lead to kidney damage and increased cancer risk.
Treatment for skin conditions
It has a cooling and rebuilding effect on the skin and relieves from sunburn, insect bites, rashes, sunburn and other skin irritations and so much more.
When I have a painful pimple, I apply a little bit of Aloe Vera gel on it, leave it overnight and when I wake up in the morning, the pimple is dry and less painful.
As a face mask: I apply Aloe Vera gel on my face, after I remove my make up and let it dry for 10 minutes and then rinse it with warm water. My skin feels smooth and moisturized. It also prevents fine line and wrinkles. I use the Avivir Aloe Vera gel which I purchase here. Avivir Aloe Vera gel is organic, 98% pure and suitable for vegans. If you are not a fun of scraping aloe vera from the fresh plant, I highly recommend this one for you.
Hair conditioner & moisturizer
Aloe Vera is a natural conditioner for the hair that prevents dandruff and promotes hair growth. You can mix Aloe Vera with your favorite conditioner and apply it on your hair as a deep conditioner or you can create your own moisturizing deep conditioner.
Aloe vera is a good moisturizer for hair that is constantly dry. It improves elasticity and adds shine to your hair. You can use it in your LOC or LCO method (L for Liquid, O for Oil and C from Cream). I use Aloe Vera juice to moisturize my hair during the week before sealing it with an oil and a cream or my whipped shea butter. For my hair, I purchase the Aloe Vera juice from Opella.
How to make Aloe vera hair spritz/ leave-in conditioner
1 cup of Aloe Vera juice
2 tablespoons of almond oil
Few drops of your favorite essential oils (I use rosemary, peppermint oil and tea tree oil)
I combine all the ingredients in my spray bottle, shake it well and apply it to my dry hair in sections from roots to tip.
This spritz can be stored in the fridge for up to 10 days.
You can make your own Aloe Vera juice from the plant.
You can use Aloe Vera gel to style your hair and define your curls in replacement of store-bought gels that sometimes leave your hair dry and flaky. Styling your hair with Aloe Vera gel makes it shinier.
Aloe Vera can be added to hair butters for more moisture. If you want to make your own shealoe butter click here.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor or health professional, so I strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before using Aloe Vera internally. Do a patch test before applying Aloe Vera on your skin to avoid any allergic reaction.
Do you use Aloe Vera? Please share with us how you use it in the comments box .