This herb is a game changer. If you've been suffering with dry hair because of henna and herbal hair care treatments, it's due to a lack of moisture (or over use). Our Aloe Vera Powder solves that problem and quenches thirsty hair strands, nourishes the scalp and promotes even longer hair growth.
Try one of our many recipes found in the instructions and video below for the many ways you can incorporate aloe into your hair and skin care regimen.
When used with henna or to create a hair mask or treatment, add 1-2 tsp of aloe vera powder for every 100 grams used. Add warm water or a liquid of your choice to the recipe and mix well. Prewash your hair using one of our hair washes or shampoo bars. On damp hair strands, apply to hair by sections. When used as a hair mask or deep conditioning treatment leave in hair for 1-2 hours. For use with henna hair dyeing, leave it in your hair for 3-4 hours. Rinse out well with our cleansing cowash for best results. Moisturize, dry and style as usual.
You can use aloe vera powder and mix it with conditioner, yoghurt, hair butters or other Ayurvedic herbs as a hair mask or deep conditioning treatment.
Hair Masques: Add 1-2 tsp of aloe vera powder to any moisturizing, herbal, Ayurvedic or protein treatment to amp up the conditioning and moisturizing (when mixing 100 grams).
Hair Wash: Blend aloe vera powder with water, herbal tea or infused soapnut/shikakai tea until the consistency resembles commercial shampoo. Massage the gel gently into the hair and scalp, leave on the hair for up to 5 minutes, then wash out. There’s no need to follow with a diluted acidic rinse as the pH of aloe is slightly on the acidic side, closer to the pH of the hair and scalps acid mantle.
Soothing Scalp Treatment: Create a paste from 3-4 tbsp aloe vera powder and chamomile tea, and apply to the scalp for an extra soothing scalp pack for irritated and/or itchy scalps.
To Boost Growth: Combine 2 tbsp each of bhringraj powder and aloe vera powder and 1 tsp shikakai powder with water and 1/4 tsp Camellia Oil. Apply to scalp for at least an hour and wash out. Repeat once a week.
As a Post Wash Conditioner: Gradually add water to 1 tsp aloe vera powder and stir until there are no lumps. Stir in another 2 cups of water and shake until all lumps are gone. Pour the liquid over washed hair and leave on the hair for up to 10 minutes. Rinse well.
In Mister Bottles: Blend aloe vera powder with water to form a lump-free paste. Continue to add water until the paste is runny, the add this to 2 cups of water and shake. Make sure there are no lumps, or the spray bottle will clog. Spray the hair when it needs a moisture boost. If the hair feels crunchy, spray the hair with plain water afterwards and use a more dilute solution next time.
Organic Aloe Vera Powder For Skin Care
Aloe is also fantastic for the skin as it is moisturizing, healing, soothing, making it a very popular addition to face masques, body scrubs, nail treatments, cleansers.
Face Wash: Mix a little (about 1/2 tsp) of aloe vera powder in your palm with a little water until a paste is formed. Dampen the face and massage the gel in with circular motions for up to 5 minutes and rinse well. If the gel is not rinsed well from the skin, it can create a slight tingling sensation for some.
Face Masque: Add 1 tsp to 1 tbsp aloe vera powder to any facial masque to quench thirsty skin. Aloe vera powder can also be used in its own as a moisturizing face masque.
Moisturizing Nail Treatment: Blend 1 tsp aloe vera powder into a paste with water and apply to clean, damp nails. Cover each nail with a square of kitchen wrap and leave on for up to 30 minutes and wash off. Repeat weekly. To treat fungal nail infections, add 1 drop of tea tree essential oil.
Sunburn Soother: Mix aloe vera powder with tea made from chamomile flower and apply to sunburn as often as needed.
Spot Treatment for Acne: Blend aloe vera powder with green tea and a pinch or two of rhassoul clay powder and apply to spots for quick healing.
Body/Hand Wash: Blend 4 tbsp of aloe vera powder with either water or herbal tea until it is a gel consistency and massage all over.
Storage: We recommend you store all Ayurvedic herbs in a cool dark place, fridge or freezer and away from moisture.
Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Always test all henna, herbs and products on your skin/scalp before use for possible allergies. Henna and Ayurvedic herbs can be drying to some hair types. Be sure to add necessary moisturizing ingredients to your hair treatments before and after.