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DIY Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer

Updated: November 23, 2019

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aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer

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Living with frizz and dryness can be the most frustrating things 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 moisturizerOlive 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.

aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizerRosemary 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 symptom 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)

aloe vera leave-in hair moisturizer

Procedure To Make Aloe Vera Leave-In Hair Moisturizer

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
How To Make
  1. Make sure that your blender or immersion blender, bowl, and all utensils are very clean when you make this. If they’re not fully sanitized, then your leave-in conditioner or hair cream can grow bacteria or mold. Clean everything with hot soapy water, then swab with rubbing alcohol or vinegar and let air dry.
  2. Using a double boiler system melt shea butter and coconut oil separately and measure them.
  3. Now, combine all the melted oil and butter mixture in the bowl and add emulsifying wax into it. Using a double boiler system, melt the emulsifying wax and then mix oils and wax well with a spoon.
  4. When everything is melted, add olive and almond oil into the melted mixture and stir until everything is melted and combined.
  5. Now, let this mixture cool until it’s room temperature. It should look creamy, thick and opaque, but don’t let it get solid. Optional: You can place the bowl in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes to speed up the process.
  6. Now blend the mixture with a hand blender for 3-5 minutes on high speed.
  7. Now, add aloe vera juice to the mixture very slowly while blending the mixture on high. It will take about 3 to 5 minutes or more for everything to fully incorporate and blend and you get a creamy white mixture. Note: Your aloe vera juice should be about the same temperature as the oil/wax mixture.
  8. Now add rosemary essential oil, preservative and vitamin e oil into the creamy leave-in hair moisturizer and mix well. Transfer to an airtight jar.
  9. Now put the jar in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to set the cream or hair moisturizer. (Optional)
  10. Store in a clean and dry place.
  11. Just scoop a little hair conditioner or cream with your cleaned fingers and apply to your hair. You can leave it for overnight and wash the hair with shampoo or simply use it as a leave-in conditioner to control frizzy and dry hair.
1. 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.

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

3. Keep the container away from light.

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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.

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