How to Make Aloe Vera Juice for Hair - Natural Leave-In Conditioner

Quiana Unique
by Quiana Unique
6 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make aloe vera juice for hair. Sometimes Mother Nature does know best!

Aloe has been used for thousands of years to treat skin conditions and it helps neutralize the effects of ultraviolet light (UV) radiation. Your hair is constantly exposed to the sun and this natural aloe leave-in conditioner may help your hair look and feel fantastic! Here’s how to make it.

Note: Aloe is available in the produce section of almost all large supermarkets.

Tools and materials:

  • Aloe
  • Knife
  • Blender
  • Strainer or stocking cap
  • Bowl
  • Small spray bottle
Cutting the aloe

1. Cut the aloe

The aloe leaf is a bit unwieldy and has spikes. Be careful when cutting it. Cut into pieces to make it more manageable.

The amount of conditioner you make is up to you. If you have a very large piece of aloe, you may want to only use half. Reserve the other half and keep it in the fridge or freezer to use later on.

Trimming the aloe

2. Trim the aloe

Once you’ve cut the aloe into chunks, remove the spiky ends. Place the aloe cut side down so you can push the knife through the ends.

Peeling the aloe

3. Peel the aloe

Hold the knife carefully just under the skin and use a sawing motion to remove the top layer of thick, fibrous peel. 

Removing the aloe pieces from the skin

Remove the clear, sticky, gelatinous aloe in pieces and place into a blender.

Blending the aloe

4. Blend the aloe

In a high-speed blender, blend the aloe for a few moments to emulsify it.

How to make aloe vera juice for hair

5. Strain the aloe

Let the contents settle in the blender bottle. To strain the liquid, place a stocking cap over a bowl large enough to hold the aloe liquid and pour the blender contents on it.

If you don’t strain, the aloe may leave white flakes on your hair. Not the most attractive look! If you don’t have a stocking cap or piece of pantyhose, you can use a fine mesh strainer.

DIY aloe vera leave-in hair conditioner

After the contents have been strained, strain them again, using a new stocking cap or a cleaned and rinsed fine mesh strainer. The double straining creates a cleaner, residue free product.

Now pour the double strained liquid into a spray bottle.

Wash and condition hair ready for use

6. Spray the hair

First wash and condition your hair. Lightly towel dry so it isn’t dripping wet.

How to make aloe vera leave-in conditioner

Spray the aloe all over your hair, gently squeezing or massaging it into the hair.

Using Jamaican castor oil

If your hair is really dry, you may want to finish the hair beauty treatment with Jamaican castor oil to lock in moisture

DIY aloe vera leave-in conditioner

How to make aloe vera juice for hair

Natural and healthy hair treatments are so good. Please let me know in the comments how this DIY aloe vera leave-in conditioner worked for you! 

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  • Knife
  • Blender
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