Aloe Vera is the Solution to Most Hair & Skin Issues. How to Include this Magic Ingredient in Your Regimen?

Mar 14, 2023

10 mins

Srijita Biswas

Aloe Vera— The Wonder Plant

Did you know that aloe vera, the humble house plant commonly known for its medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties is taking the skincare industry by storm? Often used as a home remedy in households across the country to soothe sunburns, this succulent is a storehouse of benefits. And recent studies state that the topical application of the gel is generally considered safe.

The reason that the succulent is so popular amongst skin care enthusiasts is because of its easy availability. You can simply cut a leaf from the aloe vera plant at home, scoop out the gel and apply it directly on your skin or hair. But, it is always advisable to test the mixture for allergies by conducting a patch test, where you apply the product on a patch of your skin and test it for reactions if any, if all goes well go ahead with the hair and skin regime. 

With the arrival of winter, your hair and skin require a little extra attention to restore them to good health. So, today, let us look at some very simple ways to introduce aloe vera into your daily regime to face the cold and dry winter months.

Easy Ways to Introduce Aloe Vera in Your Daily Regimen

While there is insufficient medical literature to back up the claims, experts say aloe vera gel has multiple benefits for skin and hair. From soothing acne burns to strengthening your hair from the roots, there is very little this succulent cannot do.

Skincare enthusiasts say the best way to use aloe vera for maximum benefits is by scooping the gel from a freshly cut leaf and applying it directly to your skin and hair. Having said that, here are some simple ways to introduce this wonder gel into your daily regime.


Enhance Your Hair Oil

Coconut-based hair oils are naturally nourishing for your hair. They penetrate deep into the hair  and lock in the moisture and nourishment at the roots for thicker, healthier, and softer hair. However, did you know that you can enhance the properties of your trusted coconut-based hair oil with some readily available ingredients found at home? 

  • Take some freshly scooped aloe vera gel and mix it with a coconut-based hair oil, such as the Parachute Advansed Gold Coconut Hair Oil. Mix it well, and massage it into your scalp gently. Wrap your hair with a satin or micro-fibre cloth and keep it overnight. Rinse it the next day using a mild, sulphate-free shampoo.
  • You can also mix equal amounts of aloe vera-enriched oil, such as the Parachute Advansed Aloe Vera Enriched Coconut Hair Oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Gently massage it with your fingertips. Rinse using a gently cleansing shampoo after 30 to 45 minutes for lustrous and smooth hair.

To ensure the best results, you can repeat either of the processes twice a week.


Make-Up Remover

Winter is here, and so are the year-end parties, weddings and family gatherings. An outing naturally means putting your make-up on more frequently. But are you taking it off properly?

Aloe vera gel acts as an effective skin cleansing agent. And it works very well to gently remove make-up without drying your skin. It nourishes to make the skin soft and supple.

Feeling lazy and removing your make-up seems like the last thing you’d want to do. You can simply dab a cotton ball with an Aloe Vera-infused oil and use it to remove the dirt and grime.



From dry hair problems to dull hair ones, aloe vera can work wonders to restore your hair to its glory days. But did you know that it also works really well as a natural conditioner? And the bonus point? It is super easy to apply.

Take some aloe vera gel into your palms, and start working from the roots of your hair to the tips. Wash it off after a while for nourished, silky and smooth hair. While aloe vera is generally safe and gentle, we recommend against using it daily and restricting its usage to up to twice a week. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties (which make it ideal for soothing burns), and daily application may cause cold.

Running short of time? Well, we have you covered! Just take a few drops of the Parachute Advansed Aloe Vera Enriched Coconut Hair Oil and apply it to your strands post-wash. It is a lightweight, non-sticky formulation that acts like a natural leave-in conditioner for your hair. It effectively locks in essential moisture and prevents your hair from going dry or frizzy.



Aloe vera gel moisturises your skin and repairs the skin’s barrier to restore its health. Hence, you will find that several moisturisers, these days, have aloe vera as an ingredient. Here is one of the best ways to make the most out of the moisturising benefits of aloe vera.

  • Scoop out some gel from a freshly-cut leaf or use the store-bought variety and apply it directly on your skin at night, after cleansing. Massage it using gentle, circular motions, and go to bed.

The aloe vera will work overnight to repair the damage caused by pollution, dirt, and dust to restore your skin’s natural barrier.

Repeat this process daily to get the best results.

To Wrap It Up

To conclude, aloe vera is an incredibly versatile skingredient that is rightfully getting all the attention of skincare enthusiasts, dermatologists and experts alike. Its many beneficial properties make this succulent plant a must-have commodity in all households. As we have mentioned here, from moisturising and nourishing to cleansing and conditioning, there is very little that this gel cannot do.

As for our winter care regime, we have already started stocking up on all our favourite aloe-enriched products like the Parachute Advansed Aloe Vera Enriched Coconut Hair Oil. What about you?

Frequently Asked Questions


1. Can I leave aloe vera gel on my hair overnight?

Absolutely! It is safe to apply aloe vera gel on your hair and leave it overnight. You can mix some fresh aloe vera gel with coconut based hair oil, massage it into your scalp and keep it overnight. However, remember to rinse it the next day for healthy, smooth and soft hair. Alternatively, you can avoid the mess, save time and use the Parachute Advansed Aloe Vera Enriched Coconut Hair Oil for best results.

2. Can I apply aloe vera on my face daily?

Yes, you can apply aloe vera on your face upto twice daily. However, we recommend you not step out in the sun right after applying it, since it might cause a slight inflammation or itching.

About the Author:

Hi, I’m Srijita. I did my graduation in Computer Science from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and I’ve worked in the digital, entertainment and lifestyle industry for over four years. I am a firm believer in implementing sustainable and clean products in all aspects of life. As a skincare enthusiast, I like to explore naturally-obtained products.

The views expressed here are solely my own.


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