How to Make an Aloe Vera Hair Mask - Zero Waste Beauty

9 Materials
90 Minutes

Here, I’m going to show you how I take aloe vera leaves fresh from my garden and make an aloe vera hair mask with it. Aloe vera has amazing natural properties which my hair silky, smooth, and soft. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Aloe vera
  • Bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon
  • Hand blender
  • Neem oil
  • Tea tree essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Towel
Aloe vera plant

Soaking the aloe vera

1. Soak the ends

Soak the ends of aloe vera leaves in water for half an hour, and then rinse off any yellow sap.

Removing thorns

2. Remove the thorny bits

Next, cut off the thorny bits on either side.

Scooping out the aloe vera gel

3. Scoop out the gel

Cut the leaves in half lengthways and use a spoon to scoop all the lovely gel out of the aloe vera leaf. From one leaf, you will get a generous amount to make a hair mask for one person.

Pureeing the aloe vera gel

4. Puree the mixture

Now take the jelly-like mixture and puree it. You can use any type of blender, just make sure that there are no lumps, and you can pour it through a sieve to help you with this if you would like.

Adding neem oil to the aloe vera hair mask

5. Add oils

Next, I’m adding some neem oil as well as two drops each of tea tree essential oil and rosemary essential oil because I feel that they will benefit my hair.

Aloe vera hair mask recipe

6. Apply to hair

Now it’s time to wrap a towel around your neck and start to apply the gel. The consistency isn’t the same as a store-bought gel; it’s slightly slimier. It will stick to your hair; you just need to take the time to incorporate it all over your scalp. 

How to make an aloe vera hair mask

7. Tie hair up

When done, bundle your hair up and wrap it with the towel to retain the moisture because you don’t want it to get dry and stick to your hair. I also recommend tying it with a bandana on top of the towel to keep everything in place.

Applying the aloe vera gel to the face

8. Apply gel to face

Apply the remaining aloe vera gel to your face and neck because it’s a great face mask as well.

Results of the aloe vera hair mask

9. Wask mask out

Leave the mask in your hair for half an hour and then wash it out, towel dry it, and comb it.

DIY aloe vera hair mask

I’m very happy with how the aloe vera hair mask turned out. My hair is silky, smooth, and soft; I just love it. You can see that this mask is straight from nature with no additives, and it’s also zero waste as well - how awesome is that?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Aloe vera
  • Bowl
  • Sharp knife
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  • Pau42096658 Pau42096658 on Aug 17, 2022

    Please be careful as i used Aloe Vera on my face and it burnt my face badly. Since then i have found out there are many people who have a bad reaction to Aloe Vera, please be aware on this !