Waiting for your hair to grow can be an agonizing and frustrating experience. You just never know how long it’s going to take or if you’ll ever get that length or thickness you’ve always dreamed off. Well, not if you know the good old tried and tested tricks handed down from generation to generation. When it comes to hair regrowth, there is no ingredient more beneficial and effective than aloe vera. With our pick of 10 amazing hair growth remedies using aloe and we guarantee you’ll never have to agonise over scanty hair issues again…
P.S: Remember – for most remedies you must use fresh aloe vera gel. To extract your own gel, slice an aloe vera leaf and scoop out the gel using a spoon. Throw the obtained gel into a food processor to get an even consistency.
- Aloe vera and castor oil
Castor oil is an excellent treatment that helps boost hair growth as well as adds volume. Adding aloe helps stimulate hair regrowth and also curbs hair fall.
In a bowl, mix both ingredients until you get a smooth and consistent paste. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair. Make sure you focus mostly on roots and tips. Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a shower cap and sleep. In the morning, wash the mixture off with a mild shampoo.
- Aloe vera and coconut oil
Coconut oil and aloe make an excellent conditioning recipe that helps seal moisture into the scalp. This mask will also contribute to maintaining your hair, so you won’t have to get trims as often.
In a bowl, combine 5 tbsp aloe vera gel, 3 tbsp coconut oil and 2 tbsp honey. Start by massaging this mixture into your scalp and then work it down to the tips of your hair. Focus on the tips as these tend to be the most damaged parts of your hair. Once all of your hair is covered in the mixture, throw a shower cap on and leave it on for about 30 minutes before washing off.
- Aloe vera and egg
We know that the yolk of an egg contains all the fat, which makes it a super conditioning ingredient. Throw in some olive oil and aloe vera, and it’s not only superfood for your hair but will boost your hair growth to another level!
In a bowl, mix aloe, olive oil and yolk into a smooth and consistent paste. Cover your scalp with the mixture and wear a shower cap for best effects. Leave on for 20-25 minutes and wash off under cool water.
- Aloe vera and onion
Talking about aloe vera for hair, when this ingredient is mixed with onion juice the benefits are endless. This mix helps curb hair fall and promotes hair regrowth. Onion juice stimulates your scalp and drives hair growth.
Take about 3-4 large onions and blend them to a puree in a blender. Use cheesecloth to extract the juice. To this, add the aloe vera gel and mix well. Massage the mixture into your scalp and work it through your hair until your hair is saturated with the liquid. Leave it on for about an hour and then rinse your hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner.
- Aloe vera and coconut milk
Coconut milk has wonderful conditioning properties that help maintain the health of your hair. It also helps nourish the scalp and hair. This mask allows for deep penetration in the scalp so that it can be nourished from within.
In a bowl, combine 4 tbsp aloe vera gel, 4 tbsp coconut milk and 1 tbsp coconut oil until you get a smooth mixture. Massage this mixture into your scalp and work it through your hair until your hair is full of the liquid. Leave it on for about half an hour and then wash off.
- Aloe vera and green tea
This combination improves your hair health while also minimizing damage. Green tea is one of richest sources of antioxidants, which helps neutralize scalp damage thus promoting hair growth. When it comes to talking about the benefits of aloe vera for hair, you should know that the uses are endless.
Throw half a cup freshly brewed green tea with half a cup fresh aloe vera gel into a blender and blend well. Ensure that there are no lumps as these can stick to your hair. Massage the mixture into your scalp so that your hair is completely saturated in it. Leave on for about 10 minutes and then rinse off with cool water.
- Aloe vera and fenugreek
Fenugreek seeds can do magic to your hair. They contain hormone antecedents that promote hair growth and help to rebuild hair follicles that stop hair loss.
Soak a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind to a paste and add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel to it. Mix thoroughly and apply this paste to your hair and scalp. Cover your head using a shower cap and leave it on for 1 hour. Rinse your hair with water followed by a mild shampoo.
- Aloe vera and amla
Amla or Indian gooseberry is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that improve hair texture and prevent hair loss. The anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties of amla help to maintain overall scalp health.
Take 1 tablespoon each of crushed amla pulp and aloe vera gel in a bowl. Mix using a spoon and apply paste to your scalp and cover with a shower cap. Wait for 30 to 40 minutes and then rinse your scalp with water. Follow this remedy 3 to 4 times every week to see a real difference.
- Aloe vera and olive oil
Olive oil is a rich source of vitamins A and E which helps to strengthen the hair strands and stimulates the hair follicles. Massaging the scalp with olive oil also promotes blood supply to the scalp and ensures healthy hair growth.
Take 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Use this mixture to massage your scalp for 10 minutes. Leave it on for another 30 minutes and then wash your scalp with a mild shampoo.
- Aloe vera and cayenne pepper
If you truly want hair growth tips, know that cayenne pepper and aloe are the perfect natural hair re-growth stimulants together. They work to improve the thickness of your hair, making it voluminous.
In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup fresh aloe vera gel and 1 tsp cayenne pepper until you get a smooth mixture. Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and massage it into your scalp. (You can store the rest in a jar to be used later). Leave it on for about 10 minutes and wash your hair with a mild shampoo and conditioner.