Absolute Essential Aloe Vera Gel
According to Absolute Essentials, the use of Aloe Vera for healing and medicinal purposes has been documented as far back as the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans.
"These ancient records detail the therapeutic advantages and healing properties of Aloe Vera particularly as a topical treatment for wounds, burns and skin irritations."
This cool and soothing gel is non-greasy and can be used directly on the scalp and hair, and is also perfect for use in DIY hair masks (scroll down for DIY aloe vera recipes).
Aveda Be Curly Curl Controller
Curly hair is known to by dry and has a tendency towards frizziness. Aveda Be Curly Curl Controller is a unique, easy-to-spread liquid that smooths and elongates curls while moisturising and conditioning for reduced frizz.
It contains organic aloe and has a light citrus scent. To use: Aveda recommends you apply to towel-dried hair.
Pantene Aloe Vera Gentle Hydrating Conditioner
As well as the healing benefits of aloe, one of the benefits of Pantene Aloe Vera range is the price. Readily available at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse, this is a conditioner that can help detox the scalp and nourish the tips at a good price point.
It contains B5, antioxidants and aloe vera gel but has zero silicones, parabens and dyes making it gentle enough to use every day.
RRP from $12.95
Aloe Vera DIY Recipes For Hair
Coconut Oil. Coconut oil provides the perfect base for aloe vera gel and together they create a soothing, protein-boosting hair mask that can be used to heal split ends and take out some of the frizz from curly hair.
To use: A subscriber at naturallycurly.com says, "I blend coconut oil, water, raw honey and aloe vera gel for a hair mask then wash it out. You should use a strainer before you use it though."
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Perfect for dandruff, ACV is acidic enough to slough away dead skin and also works as a clarifying shampoo.
To use: mix aloe vera and ACV into your regular conditioner. Massage into your scalp before rinsing.
Peppermint Oil: A study published in Toxicological Research found that an elongation of hair follicles was observed after a 4 week topical application of peppermint oil.
To use: Apply to damp hair and leave on overnight (use a bamboo towel to protect your pillowcase). Wash out with aloe vera shampoo and enjoy softer, healthier locks.