Amazing Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel for Hair and DIY, Tips to Use It on Scalp!
Aloe Vera gel is quite versatile when it comes to skincare or hair care, but one remains quite confused as to how it can be used in different ways to extract its nutrients and its benefits to its maximum extent.
Aloe Vera has been used for centuries now and its importance among us is never going to descend down. It’s loaded with Vitamins A, C, and E, minerals like Copper and Zinc, and other ingredients essential for hair growth.
Let’s first know why we should use it and what effects it has on hair.
Promotes hair growth
The use of Aloe Vera on hair increases blood circulation to the area. Numerous studies support the view that better blood flow to the scalp leads to a reduction of hair fall and improves your hair.
Seborrheic Dermatitis (SD) is the clinical term used for the condition of us in common call dandruff. Itchy scalp and flaking skin under the hair can be treated by Aloe Vera gel. It reduces itchiness, scaliness, and the inflammation caused by it. SD can also lead to temporary hair loss, so it should not be ignored.
Cleanse Oily Hair
Sebum is the natural oil that is secreted by the sebaceous glands. Your scalp also secretes it which makes your hair greasy in between washes. Many of us opt for chemicals to reduce it but it’s better to use Aloe Vera or something natural. Aloe Vera cleanses the hair follicles very efficiently and also takes off the extra sebum. On top of that, it nourishes your hair, makes them softer, healthier, and shinier.
Strengthens hair strand
Everyone loves to try out new things. Trying out new hairstyles and different hair colors is something we cannot resist. But don’t forget that chemicals do affect your hair. It can lead to hair loss, poor quality, and an itchy scalp. It’s always good to try new things, but also don’t take your hair for granted. Do take care of them well. And this is where Aloe Vera comes to your rescue. Vitamins A, C, and E contained by Aloe make your hair shiny and advances healthy cell growth. Aloe Vera also contains folic acid and Vitamin B12 which cause a reduction in hair fall.
However many people may have an allergy to Aloe Vera. Before trying it for the first time, do a patch test on your wrist. To check aloe sensitivity, rub a small amount of gel on your wrist and let it sit for 2 hours. If your skin reacts poorly, do not use it, and seek medical help.
How to use Aloe Vera gel
You can make a different hair mask using Aloe Vera gel. Hair masks are very good conditioning agents and help in repairing your hair.
So let’s get started with making some hair masks by ourselves.
Aloe Vera and coconut oil
Mix 2 tablespoons of fresh aloe Vera gel with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Make a thick paste. Divide your hair into many sections so that more and more scalp is exposed. Apply the mask using your fingers. After you are done with the scalp, move on to the mid-shaft and then to the end. You can also comb after applying, to make sure it has evenly spread. After this, cover your hair with a shower cap. This will keep your hair from drying out. Keep it for 30 mins and then wash with a mild shampoo. Wash your hair properly because the gel can leave a thin filmy residue in your hair. Using Coconut oil is very beneficial. It will make your hair shiny and soft.
Aloe Vera with Apple Cider
This hair mask works as a good treatment for dandruff. Mix 4 TBL spoons Aloe Vera gel and 2 TBL spoon of Apple Cider together. You can also add honey for smoothening of hair. Keep the mask for 20 minutes before washing your hair.
Aloe Vera and yogurt
Add 2 TBL spoons of yogurt to 2 TBL spoons of Aloe Vera gel. You should not keep the mask for more than 20 to 30 mins. Yogurt helps to treat dandruff. For this mask, use full fat, plain, and unsweetened yogurt. You can also add honey to it. For best results, use once a week.