Aloe vera has some pretty impressive health benefits that help heal a ton of different ailments, one of those being dry hair and scalp. If you suffer from itchy, dry scalp, psoriasis, dandruff, or dermatitis, using an aloe vera conditioning treatment will be perfect for you!

With its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory components, aloe vera is a superpower at healing skin and scalp issues that plague many of us. Investing in a high quality aloe vera juice or gel and creating your own conditioning treatment will do wonders for your scalp issues.

Types Of Aloe Vera

There are two different types of aloe vera you can use for this recipe: gel or juice. Both will accomplish the same thing, however, the gel will be thicker yet more complicated to mix with other ingredients. The juice will be easier to mix but thinner and messier to apply.

Personally, I use both types for different applications. If you want more of a “leave-in” conditioning treatment the gel works perfectly, and for more of a conditioning rinse, I prefer the aloe juice, but you can use whatever works best!

Essential Oils

You can choose to use essential oils with this recipe (which I recommend) or leave them out depending on your sensitivity. Essential oils aren’t just for smelling good, each one has a specific use for your hair and scalp.

I purchase all my essential oils from Majestic Pure on Amazon. They have quality products at low prices and they’re always available!

For Normal Hair & Scalp:

  • Chamomille Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil

For Dry Hair & Scalp:

  • Myrrh Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil

For Oily Hair & Scalp:

  • Basil Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Patchouli Essential Oil

For Dandruff & Itchy Scalp:

  • Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil

How To Make Aloe Vera Conditioning Hair & Scalp Treatment

What You’ll Need

What To Do

  1. In a small glass bowl, mix 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel or juice with 1 tbsp of carrier oil and mix well.
  2. Add 2-3 drops of each essential oil you choose for your hair and scalp type. Mix well.
  3. After shampooing, apply the conditioning treatment to your hair, massaging it well into your scalp and down through your ends.
  4. Let sit for 15-20 minutes if you have oily/normal hair and 30 minutes for dry hair or scalp issues.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Additional Tips

The conditioning treatment can be used once a week for optimal healing of any scalp issues, but for daily use I recommend adding aloe vera gel directly to your favorite shampoo and conditioner bottle! Add 1/4 cup of aloe vera to your shampoo and conditioner to soothe and heal.

Have you made your own conditioning treatment at home? What are your favorite ingredients?

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  1. Hi. I have multiple sclerosis, and had my colon removed as a child so I have an ostomy bag. I know my microbiome is behind my issues and with no colon I don’t know if it’s possible to improve it. My facial skin and eye lash area are problematic as well as my scalp. I think it’s dermatisis and behind that is a bacterial imbalance. I have been losing hair for a couple of years and want to find a natural way to treat this. My doctor hasn’t found any hormonal issues, I’m 36. It’s provably also stress related. Topical treatment might be better for the reasons above. I will try this recipe out, but would like to use fresh aloe leaves. Can I use the entire leaf? I have a high power blender. Thanks!

    • You can definitely use the entire leaf, however, the texture will be quite thicker than if you used just the inner leaf. Also, just make sure not to ingest the whole leaf as it will cause upset stomach and intestinal issues. Best of luck on your journey!

  2. Hello,

    Thank you for making this! I suffer from scalp psoriasis and seborrhea dermatitis and my scalp gets really scaly and really dry, with some red patches specially in the winter months.

    I was wondering if the essential oils need to be unrefined or if they need to be cosmetic grade or C grade? or if they can be the therapeutic grade.

    Also what should I look for in the carrier oil?

    I cant wait to try this with the Aloe Vera juice!!

    thanks for your help again!!


    • Hi Andrea!

      You’ll want to look for pure essential oils that have no fillers in the ingredients. Therapeutic grade or ones you can use for internal use are what you want to look for. For carrier oils, I would recommend jojoba oil as it’s an oil that closely mimics the natural oil production of our skin.

      Best of luck on your journey for better skin and scalp!

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