Aloe Vera is a shrubby tea-green plant. Its botanical name is Aloe barbadensis miller. Mainly, it grows in dry regions of Asia, Africa, America, and Europe. But nowadays, due to its beneficial health properties, it is grown in every household, and its gel is available worldwide.
Aloe Vera is a rich source of Enzymes (alias, catalase, cellulose, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, etc.), minerals (calcium, potassium, chromium, copper, sodium, selenium, magnesium, and manganese, etc.), and vitamins such as vitamin A, B12, C, E, and folic acid.
These vitamins are antioxidants, and it neutralizes free radical in the body.
Let’s dive deep into Aloe Vera’s benefits.
Aloe Vera Benefits for Hair
An Excellent Conditioner for Dry Hair
If you have some reservations about chemical-based conditioners, Aloe Vera is the natural alternative. The harsh chemicals in market-based conditioners strip away the natural oil from hair strands and leave it flaky and dry.
Thus, to maintain smooth and silky hair, apply Aloe Vera gel on half-dry hair after every wash. It will lock moisture and will keep it healthy and shiny for a long time.
Repair Damaged Hair
If you feel your hair are damaged due to excessive use of styling tools or frequent exposure to the sun, Aloe Vera is the ultimate homemade treatment that will repair your damaged hair.
As stated above, it contains multivitamins such as vitamins A, C, and D. These vitamins help to restore the lust and shine of dry and damaged hair. It prevents hair breakage.
Just take one leaf of the Aloe Vera plant and remove the thick skin and scales from the sides of the leaf. Now pour out the gel into a small bowl and apply it to washed hair. After a few uses, you will see visible improvement in hair texture.
Soothes The Itchy Scalp
Aloe Vera gel is the ELIXIR OF LIFE for wounds and itchy scalp. It can also help in the treatment of Seborrheic dermatitis, which is the medical term for dandruff.
Excessive dandruff causes inflammation in the scalp. The Aloe Vera contains fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties. You can apply homemade Aloe Vera gel on flaky skin twice a week. The results will be ASTONISHING.
Aloe Vera gel features proteolytic enzymes that repair and heal the damaged cells in the scalp. Thus, it reduces inflammation.
Cleanse Oily Hair
If your hair gets oily frequently and needs wash every day (in most cases, we don’t have enough time to wash long hair every day), Aloe Vera gel will eliminate your job of washing hair daily.
What you have to do is to mix Aloe Vera with some water and apply six to seven pumps of spray-on hair strands. The excess oil will vanish, and you will be ready for office, clinic, university, or school.
How to Use Aloe Vera for Hair Growth?
Although you can use Aloe Vera in every form and any time, here I will discuss three ways of Aloe Vera application recommended by health care experts worldwide.
1: Aloe-Hibiscus Paste:
Mix three tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel with few red hibiscus flowers and 10-15 leaves of white hibiscus flower. In the second step, squeeze half lemon and add some water. Grind all ingredients in a grinder until it forms a smooth paste.
Now apply this paste to the scalp and wash it after one hour. It prevents dandruff, cures the itchy scalp, and acts as a conditioning agent, thus helps in hair growth.
2: Egg White Aloe Vera Hair Pack
Mix three tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel into one egg white and grind it into a smooth paste. Apply it on the scalp before 30 minutes of hair wash. It will enhance hair growth.
3: Aloe Vera Hair Oil
Take 4 tbsp. Of coconut oil and 3 tbsp. Of Aloe Vera gel. Mix it in a small bowl. Now place this bowl in a hot water tub for 10 minutes. All the ingredients will mix smoothly when get heated. Apply this oil before 1 hour of wash hair. This Aloe Vera oil will do wonders to your hair in few months of use.
To sum it up, Aloe Vera contains a bunch of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used for hair conditioning, skin inflammation, repair of damaged hair, and excessive hair growth.
Also, it opens hair follicles and prevents dandruff. You can use the Aloe Vera plant in multiple ways. It acts as an excellent natural shampoo and homemade conditioner.