How to make hair serum at home with aloe Vera

How to make hair serum at home with aloe Vera?

If there is one plant in history that can surprise you when it comes to versatility and benefits is an Aloe Vera plant. Did you know aside from clearing your skin, you will find hair products that uses Aloe Vera as it’s main ingredient. It is for this reason an Aloe Vera plant is known as a miraculous plant. 

When it comes to hair products, you will find products for dry, oily, silky, straight, and curly hair that are made using Aloe Vera. Some of this products are hair serums. 

If you have never heard about a hair serum made using Aloe Vera, you are in the right place. I will give you some recipes of different hair using Aloe Vera and also give you some benefits of using Aloe Vera hair serum. Let’s get started. 

How to make hair serum at home with aloe Vera?

As a person with natural hair, the best products that I have ever used have Aloe Vera as a main ingredient. While you might be afraid to use manufactured hair serums, you can easily access Aloe Vera plant or even buy the oils extracted from the plant and make your own Aloe Vera serum. 

You might think that Aloe Vera is very hyped. However, products made using Aloe Vera has so much benefits as described below. 

1.Promotes hair growth

Although it is not known well how Aloe Vera promotes hair growth, it is believed Aloenin a chemical found in the plant lessens hair breakage which in turn boost hair growth. 

2.Strengthens hair

Aloe Vera is rich in Vitamins A, B13, C, and E. It is also rich in amino acids and fatty acids. All those ingredients and minerals are active when it comes to strengthening hair follicles. 

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3.Protects your hair from UV damage

If you are not using a product to protect your hair from UV, your hair might lose color and also end up looking dull. To prevent this, you should use a hair serum made of Aloe Vera. 

Freshly squeezed Aloe Vera gel will protect your hair against UV damage. 

4.Calms your scalp

If you are suffering from seborrheic dermatitis a skin infection that causes skin inflammation, applying Aloe Vera juice will reduce the inflammation, reduce the redness and the patches in your scalp. 

5.Controls greasy hair and defines natural curls

Instead if using gels to define your curls while also controlling the grease of your hair, you should use Aloe Vera serum. Aloe Vera has some enzymes that break down fats. 

Once you apply the hair serum, the enzymes will act on the oils on your hair making you feel less uncomfortable. 

With all the benefits of using Aloe Vera on your hair, you will need to learn how to make hair serum at home. 

Homemade hair serum for frizz free hair using Aloe Vera

hair using Aloe Vera

From the benefits of using Aloe Vera on your hair,  freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel will create a protective layer on your hair. This layer will protect your hair against humidity and other conditions that will make your hair frizz.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons oh freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel
  • 3 tablespoon cold pressed coconut oil. 
  • 3 tablespoon Vitamin E oil
  • 5 tablespoons Rose water
  • 6 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 5 drops tree tea essential oil
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil

Additional equipment

  • A blender
  • Heatproof glass
  • Small metal funnel
  • 4 ounces glass bottle with eyedropper. 
  • Measuring cup
  • Stainless steel spoon

Method

  • Put the freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel and blend until there are no chunks remaining.
  • Put the cold pressed coconut oil into the heatproof glass and melt it in a microwave. 
  • Add all the remaining ingredients in a measuring cup and then add the blended Aloe Vera juice and the melted coconut oil. 
  • Use the stainless steel spoon to stir the mixture. 
  • Pour the mixture in a glass bottle using the metal funnel and use the eyedropper to cover the bottle. 
  • Store the serum in a cool dry place ready for use. 
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How to use the homemade hair serum for frizz free hair?

  • Ensure you clean your hair first before going in with the hair serum. 
  • Since the hair serum is made of oils, you can skip the moisturizing part. 
  • Part your hair into small sections and use the eye dropper to apply the hair serum. 
  • Massage your hair for a few minutes to ensure every part of your hair gets the serum and the hair serum penetrates the scalp. 
  • Run a wide toothed comb through your hair to detangle and also ensure the hair serum is well distributed. 

You can use the hair serum twice a day since the hair serum is lightweight. Style your hair as you please. 

Homemade hair serum for oily hair using Aloe Vera 

If you have been dealing with oily hair, you know how hard it is to get a product that can control your greasy hair. Luckily Aloe Vera has some enzymes that break down fats and would be effective in controlling your greasy hair situation. 

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons of freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons Almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons Argan oil
  • 6 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oil

Additional equipment

  • A blender
  • A metal funnel
  • 3 ounces glass bottle with an eye dropper
  • A measuring cup
  • Stainless steel spoon

Method

  • In a blender put the freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel. Blend the Aloe Vera until there are no chunks formed.
  • Add the remaining ingredients in a measuring cup and add the freshly blended juice. 
  • Stir the mixture using the stainless steel spoon then use the small metal funnel to transfer the mixture into a glass bottle. 
  • Use the eyedropper to cover the bottle and then store it in a cool dry place. 

How to use the Homemade Aloe Vera hair serum for oily hair?

  • Wash your hair to remove all the other products that might be stuck in your hair and also to reduce the grease on your hair.
  • Part your hair into small sections and start applying hair serum from the scalp to the tips. 
  • Massage your hair and scalp for a few minutes to ensure all the products are well incorporated on the hair. 
  • Run a wide toothed comb to detangle your hair and style as you please. 
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You can triple or double the ingredients to make a large amount of hair serum. 

Hair serum for curly hair using Aloe Vera

Instead of using hair gels to define your curls and end up dealing with dry hair, you can make your own hair serum using a freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel.

  • 5 tablespoons of freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of castor oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 5 drops sandalwood oil
  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vitamin E

Additional equipment

  • A blender
  • A small funnel
  • A measuring cup
  • Stainless steel spoon 
  • 3 ounces glass bottle with eyedropper

Method

  • Put the freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel in a blender and blend until you cannot see any chunks. 
  • On a measuring, add all the ingredients including the freshly blended Aloe Vera juice. 
  • Stir the mixture using the stainless steel spoon. 
  • Transfer the mixture in a glass bottle using the small metal funnel.
  • Use the eyedropper to cover the bottle and store in a cool dry place. 

How to use the hair serum for curly hair?

Since you want to define your natural curls, start with a clean hair.

  • Part you hair into small sections and start applying the hair serum from scalp to the tips. 
  • Massage your hair and then run a wide toothed comb through your hair to detangle. 

Your hair will remain curly for days without additional products.

 Conclusion

If you have any hair disorder, there is nothing Aloe Vera can fix. You can use Aloe Vera products to deal with dry, oily, straight, or even curly hair. 

When making Aloe Vera hair serum, you should use a freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel. If you can’t access fresh Aloe Vera, you can find Aloe Vera oil in your local grocery store. 

I have given you some of the most common hair serums recipes made using Aloe Vera. Since this are not the only recipes for hair serums made suing Aloe Vera, you should subscribe to this page for more recipes and beauty hacks. 

References

  1. Surjushe, A., Vasani, R., & Saple, D. G. (2008). Aloe Vera: a short review. Indian journal of dermatology, 53(4), 163.
  2. Sahu, P. K., Giri, D. D., Singh, R., Pandey, P., Gupta, S., Shrivastava, A. K., … & Pandey, K. D. (2013). Therapeutic and medicinal uses of Aloe Vera: a review. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 4(08), 599.
  3. Rajeswari, R., Umadevi, M., Rahale, C. S., Pushpa, R., Selvavenkadesh, S., Kumar, K. S., & Bhowmik, D. (2012). Aloe Vera: the miracle plant its medicinal and traditional uses in India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 1(4), 118-124.

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