How to Condition Your Hair With Aloe Vera

Aloe vera plants contain a thick sap that offers deep conditioning benefits. Because of this, this gel is a good natural conditioning agent for hair. The book "Naturally Healthy Hair" points out that aloe vera gel also has antibacterial properties that can treat scalp issues such as dandruff. Aloe vera is generally quite mild, but you may want to test a small amount on your scalp before doing a full treatment. Allergic reactions are rare, but can happen with very sensitive skin.

Step 1

Grip a leaf on the aloe vera plant and slice through it with a sharp knife where the leaf meets the stem. Squeeze the gel from inside the leaf into your palm.

Step 2

Rub your hands together to evenly distribute the aloe vera gel. Apply the gel to your dry hair, starting at the scalp and working down to the tips of your locks.

Step 3

Wrap your hair in a clean, dry towel and let the treatment sink in for about 30 minutes.

Step 4

Wet down your hair with warm water and shampoo it as usual to remove the aloe vera gel from your locks. A conditioner should be unnecessary.

Step 5

Repeat the aloe vera conditioning treatment once weekly to keep your locks shiny, supple and moisturized.