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DIY Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer

Updated: September 16, 2021

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aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer

(This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here.)

Living with frizz and dryness can be the most frustrating thing on the planet, especially when you have curly hair.

Frizzy hair is a result of a lacking hair care regimen, and that’s why a little extra attention is all it takes to tackle the problem.

A perfect leave-in hair moisturizer can be a perfect solution to control brittle and dry hair.

A leave-in hair moisturizer becomes more effective when it contains natural ingredients like aloe vera juice and natural oils.

Let’s take a look at what are the benefits of aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer.


aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer


Benefits Of Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer

Aloe Vera contains necessary vitamins and minerals which are required for proper cell growth.

It helps to produce sebum (skin oils) on the scalp, which prevents hair from drying out and breaking.

Vitamin B12 in aloe vera is important for a healthy scalp.

Because of this, it can help to boost hair regrowth. Aloe vera helps in moisturizing your scalp and hair, keeps them hydrated.


Coconut oil is high in antioxidants, which helps to prevent free radical damage to the body, including heat and environmental damage.

It is one of the best natural treatments for hair.

It brings back the softness to your hair thanks to its fatty acids.

Coconut oil nourishes the scalp because the oil is a natural antifungal, antimicrobial, antibacterial and has soothing properties.

It can also offer relief from dandruff conditions.


Shea butter prevents the hair from drying out and becoming brittle, a common problem in hot, windy conditions.

It seals in the moisture by coating each strand of hair in a thin, non-greasy layer of fat.

Since the butter can penetrate deep into the skin layers, it may help reduce the hair pores inflammation and make the scalp and hair healthy.


aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer

Olive oil will help you keep your hair healthy and soft.

Much like coconut oil, olive oil has healing and softening properties that will make your hair healthy and shiny.

It helps in hair growth due to its vital vitamins and nutrients contents.


Almond oil contains all kinds of healthy ingredients for hair like fatty acids, vitamin E, and magnesium.

It nourishes and strengthens the hair, and is optimal for treating hair loss and damaged hair.

It makes hair manageable and gives shine to hairs.


Cetyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol derived from vegetable oils, which is used as a thickener in creams and lotions.

There are other thickeners too but cetyl alcohol is best for making hair conditioning products.


BTMS -50 is an emulsifying ingredient which helps to combine water and oil together.

It is a plant-based emulsifier which is derived from natural oil called rapeseed oil.

It is also a conditioning agent that conditions hair like no other emulsifier available.

This is the best emulsifier for making hair care products.


aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer

Rosemary essential oil is great to get rid of hair loss and thinning.

Rosemary treats alopecia through resolving the underlying hair loss cause as opposed to fighting hair loss symptoms itself.

Studies reveal that Rosemary essential oil achieves similar hair growth effects as minoxidil – a conventional hair growth booster.

Rosemary essential oil, however, is applauded for its fewer side effects when compared to minoxidil. This makes Rosemary a safer hair growth option. (source)


Procedure To Make Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer

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DIY Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer
Make your hair deeply moisturized and nourished with this aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer. It makes hair soft and manageable.
Recipe type: Leave-In Hair Moisturizer
Cuisine: DIY, Beauty
Heated Water Phase
Heated Oil Phase
Cool Down Phase
How To Make
  1. Prepare a double-boiler system by adding about 1 inch of water in a wide, flat-bottomed sauté pan. Put the pan on the stove and set the stove on low heat.
  2. Weigh the water phase ingredients into a heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Cover the container with aluminum foil to avoid evaporation of water content.
  3. Weigh the oil phase ingredients into a second heat-resistant glass measuring cup.
  4. Place both measuring cups in your prepared double boiler system to melt everything through.
  5. After about 20–30 minutes the oil part should be completely melted and the water part should be warmed.
  6. Remove the double boiler pan from the heat, remove the foil and pour the oil part into the water part.
  7. Mix the water and oil mixture with a spoon to combine them. Stir the spoon for 10-15 seconds.
  8. Now, immediately grab your immersion blender and begin blending the lotion.
  9. Blend for about a minute, leave to cool for ten minutes.
  10. After 10 minutes, blend for another minute or two, and repeat this blend-cool-blend cycle until the glass measuring cup is barely warm to the touch and the lotion is thick and creamy.
  11. When the lotion is cool it’s time to incorporate cool-down phase ingredients.
  12. Weigh down the liquid germall plus preservative and vitamin e oil and add them into the cream. Then, add essential oil to the cream.
  13. Mix everything well and store it in an airtight jar.
  14. Just scoop a little leave-in hair conditioner or cream with your cleaned fingers and apply to your hair. You can leave it overnight and wash the hair with shampoo or simply use it as a leave-in conditioner to control frizzy and dry hair.
1. You can use emulsifying wax NF (Find It Here) if you dont have BTMS-50.

2. Be sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils. The inner forearm is a great place to do a test since the skin is delicate, similar to facial skin.

3. Additionally, pregnant women, infants, and young children should avoid certain essential oils. so be sure to do your homework beforehand.

4. Keep the container away from light.



aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer


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  • Reply
    Nadine Leggett
    April 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    This recipe is the bomb! Works extremely well to pop out my curls.

    • Reply
      April 15, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Hi Nadine,
      I’m glad that you liked the recipe.

  • Reply
    Samantha Schleibs
    May 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Hi. My friend and I made this today. However we encountered an issue when adding the Aloe Vera juice to the oil mixture. At first the consistency was spot on but all of a sudden, the oil curdled. So we were then left with two different types of substances; one liquid, clear olive oil coloured and the other, a white coloured cream. My friend was able to rescue the moisturiser by putting the olive oil coloured mixture in the fridge, then hand mixing the cooled concoction with Aloe Vera. The “curdled” cream from earlier we put aside and are using as hand moisturiser as it’s extremely thick. Are you able to suggest what we may have done wrong? My only thought was maybe the aloe Vera juice may have been marginally cooler than the oil mixture. My friend thinks maybe I over mixed the aloe Vera and oil. We would appreciate any feedback you have. My friend and I are looking forward to using the cream.

    • Reply
      May 23, 2019 at 7:20 am

      Hi Samantha,
      Make sure oil mixture and aloe vera juice should be at the exact same temperature for them to mix properly (I guess that’s why your moisturizer curdled.). You can give this one more shot by keeping the temperatures the same. Try making a smaller batch. Also, make sure you don’t overmix the oil and juice mixture.
      Let me know if you have any other problems.

  • Reply
    Kopal Bharni
    July 29, 2019 at 6:36 am

    You have not used any preservative in this. Without it for how long will it sustain?

    • Reply
      July 31, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Kopal,
      I have used the preservative and its optiphen(last in the ingredient list). You can keep this moisturizer for about 1 year.

  • Reply
    Ashish Zubin
    November 21, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Mamta,

    Thank you for the collection of wonderful recipes..

    Want to try this but I m not able to source the emulsifying wax and the preservative..

    Can I make this without this two ingredients??



    • Reply
      November 22, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Hello Ashish,
      In water-based recipes, emulsifying wax is needed to mix water and oil together. You can’t get a creamy texture without it. So, it is required to make this leave-in hair moisturizer with emulsifying wax.
      And, if you don’t have preservative then you can keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. so, I would recommend making this product in a small quantity.

    • Reply
      May 28, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Hi! I am excited to try this for my crazy curly hair. I am wondering if I can use citric acid as a preservative instead of the liquid germall?
      Thanks in advance

      • Reply
        June 7, 2020 at 3:28 am

        Hi Amy,
        I don’t think citric acid would be a good choice to use as a preservative in cosmetics. This product contains water and a broad spectrum preservative will keep the cream microbes-free.

  • Reply
    Komal sehgal
    April 13, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Hi, Thanks alot For sharing. I want to ask—
    DIY Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer
    How long this product I can keep.
    Does It last For 6 months.

    • Reply
      May 13, 2020 at 5:13 am

      Hi Komal,
      You can store this product for more than a year with preservatives.

  • Reply
    May 10, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Hi, Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes, just wondering if i can use a different preservative, I have Geogard and Germall plus. Waiting for your reply Thank you

    • Reply
      May 13, 2020 at 5:07 am

      Hi Diana,
      Yes, you can add other preservatives too. Germall plus and Geogard both are good for this recipe.

  • Reply
    December 24, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Hi. great recipe… any substitute for the aloe vera juice/liquid please?

    • Reply
      January 2, 2021 at 10:44 am

      Hi Kavisha,
      You can use rosewater or witch hazel or any floral water/hydrosol. Or, you can simply replace it with water.

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