Aloe Vera for Scalp/Hair Health...Internal and External Uses!

Aloe Vera for Scalp/Hair Health...Internal and External Uses!

Aloe, my beloved little friend that is packed full of calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, maganese, copper and zinc. 

Aloe juice and gel are for different purposes. If you are anything like me, you grew up applying that bright green aloe mixed with lidocaine for sunburns...and that's where using aloe stopped. 

However, the bright green one in the stores is full of dyes and fragrance, both of which are unnecessary for the skin and can do more damage than help. 

I wanted to chat today about different benefits and ways to use aloe vera for internal ingestion and uses topically regarding scalp and hair health.

I made a Reel on Instagram ( ) talking about the benefits of aloe, but I want to reiterate them. 

Aloe vera has many active ingredients and minerals that can help strengthen your hair. It has fatty acids and amino acids and is rich in vitamins A, B12, C, and E. These play an important part in healthy hair follicles.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition that affects the scalp. It has been known to cause dandruff, red skin, and scaly patches. Researcher has shown that aloe vera can significantly decrease the scaliness and itchiness. 

Another aspect I like about aloe is that aloin, a chemical compound in the plant, is a primary factor in promoting hair growth. When applied topically, it has helped the scalp and therefore follicular health.


SO, I am clearly not a doctor and this is NOT medical advice, but there have also been benefits to ingesting aloe juice. Please consult a healthcare provider before consuming, but it is rich in vitamin C, small amounts of iron and calcium, antioxidants to help bind free radicals in the body, and supporting healthy blood sugars. 

source: Sánchez M, González-Burgos E, Iglesias I, Gómez-Serranillos MP. Pharmacological update properties of aloe vera and its major active constituentsMolecules. 2020;25(6):1324. doi:10.3390/molecules25061324

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Here are some recipes using aloe for benefiting the scalp and hair:

This recipe can be effective for a flaky, itchy scalp, as some people claim that apple cider may also work as a natural remedy for dandruff.

To make this mask, mix together:

  • 4 tbsp. aloe vera gel
  • 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey, if desired (honey can lock moisture into your hair, and it also has a soothing effect)
  1. Begin applying the mask at your scalp.
  2. Rinse out the mask after 20 minutes.
  3. Use this mask every other week.

Super simple recipe to just nourish the scalp and hair and to provide more moisture is:

1/2 cup aloe

Rub aloe into hair and scalp for a 2-3 minutes, giving it a nice massage. Put shower cap on and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse out in the shower and do once weekly.

All in all, aloe is amazing and that is why I use it in my Mermaid Texturizing Spray( found at this link):

Hope this helps! Always email me with any questions, comments or thoughts.



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