Tired of Buying Hair Gel? Here’s How To Make Your Own Aloe Vera Hair Gel


As much as I enjoy having clean, bouncy, and voluminous hair — I just don’t feel like washing it every second or third day. So, what do I opt for? Sleek hairstyles. And what’s the most important step? Using hair gel. But… I just feel so icky whenever I use conventional hair gel. My scalp is incredibly sensitive and it does not react well to most products. Luckily, I’ve found a fabulous solution that’s not only completely natural but will also save you a lot of money in the long run — aloe vera hair gel. So, let’s explore what it is, and how you can make it.

How to Make Aloe Vera Hair Gel

Aloe vera hair gel is just what it sounds like — hair gel made from aloe vera. It’s a natural and effective way to ensure your hair stays in place while not irritating your scalp with harsh chemicals. What you’ll need to make it is:

1. Aloe vera gel (freshly extracted or store-bought)
2. Essential oils (if you’re feeling fancy)
3. Vitamin E oil (for that extra oomph)
4. Xanthan gum (if you want some serious hold)

If you have an aloe vera plant at home, simply slice it open and scoop out that glorious gel with a spoon. If not, you can use store-bought aloe vera gel. But honestly, aloe vera plants are so low-maintenance and pretty, that you should also grab one of them while you’re out and about buying your other ingredients. To give the gel a smooth texture, I would highly suggest tossing it in the blender and giving it a good whirl. Now, it’s time to add your other ingredients. However — remember that all of these are optional.


If you want to give your hair gel a nice scent, you can add a couple of drops of essential oil to the mix. Lavender, rosemary, or peppermint – take your pick! Not only will they make your hair smell divine, but they’ll also give it a little extra TLC. If you want to make the hair gel extra nourishing, a few drops of vitamin E oil will do the trick. Lastly, if you want your hair to stay put all day long, add xanthan gum. Sprinkle a bit into the mix and give it a good stir until it’s nice and thick.

Why DIY Aloe Vera Hair Gel Rocks

Now, let’s talk a bit about why aloe vera hair gel is so amazing. First of all, aloe vera is completely natural. Of course, just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s beneficial or well-tolerated. But aloe vera actually is! It’s incredibly soothing and hydrating, which would actually benefit your scalp instead of drying it out like regular hair gel. The benefits of aloe vera gel when it comes to scalp health don’t end there! It can actually be a fantastic tool for dandruff, scalp psoriasis, and even seborrheic dermatitis.

If you want to truly nourish your hair, simply apply aloe vera gel from your scalp to your ends, and do a sleek bun or braid. Let it marinate for a couple of hours, or even overnight. Shampoo and style as usual! You’ll notice how much softer and shinier your hair is. And don’t even get me started on how much more affordable it is! Your hair will thank you, your wallet will thank you, and I’ll be here cheering you on every step of the way! Go on, get gellin’!

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