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Benefits Of Aloe Vera Gel For Hair

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Aloe Vera Gel is a Beauty Must Have and a regular ingredient in skin and hair care products. We buy products that contain Aloe Vera without thinking twice because of the multiple beauty and health benefits this miracle plant offers.

Aloe Vera Gel is rich in enzymes which make it ideal for treating the scalp. The nutrients contained in Aloe Vera gel are excellent for promoting and maintaining hair health. Want to know more? Read on to know about the benefits of Aloe Vera for hair!

What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe Vera is a plant (native to Africa) which is easily available everywhere. It has thick long leaves that are filled with a transparent gel that finds its use in the multimillion-dollar beauty industry (along with other industries).You can read more about this plant HERE. It also contains a yellow sap that has laxative properties.

How to Extract Aloe Vera Gel

Although Aloe Vera Gel is commonly available in the market, it is better to extract fresh Aloe Vera gel at home.

Before we discuss the benefits of Aloe Vera Gel for hair, we tell you a simple way of extracting Aloe Vera Gel at home.

1)Cut a leaf from the Aloe Vera Plant.

2)Use a fruit peeler to peel off the skin of the leaf

3)Just below the surface of the leaf lies the yellow sap that needs to be removed. This yellow sap has laxative properties and is not meant to be consumed. It is not supposed to be used on hair either.

4)While some of the sap will be removed with the leaf surface, the remaining should be cleaned to ensure the gel is not contaminated.

5)Wash the gel multiple times. This will remove the latex and give you clear, transparent gel.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel for Hair

Treats Hair Fall-Tired of using expensive shampoos that claim to treat hair fall. Why not use something that’s natural and more effective?

Enzymes in Aloe Vera Gel have an amazing power to treat the scalp by removing the dead cells. Once the scalp is healthy, clean and free of dirt that clogs its pores hair regrowth is promoted resulting in healthy and lustrous hair.

How you do it?

Aloe Vera Mask

What you’ll need

1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel

Take one cup Aloe Vera Gel and massage on the scalp and hair. Wear a shower cap and leave for as long as possible. You can leave it overnight for best results.Wash in the morning with a mild shampoo.

Aloe Vera Shampoo

What you’ll need

½ Cup Coconut Milk

½ Cup Aloe Vera Gel

2 Tablespoons Wheatgerm Oil

Mix half cup Coconut Milk with half cup Aloe Vera Gel and two tablespoons Wheatgerm Oil and use as a shampoo.

This shampoo will leave your hair super moisturized.However, you may not get the squeaky clean feeling that is associated with using a shampoo.In that case, you can use it once a week between washes or you can even use it as a mask.

To use it as a mask, simply massage it thoroughly on hair and scalp.Let it sit for 30-45 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo. It will balance the pH of the scalp as opposed to the chemical loaded shampoos.

Regular use of Aloe Vera Gel helps in controlling hair fall.

Nourishment– One of the many benefits of Aloe Vera Gel for hair is the nourishment and hydration it provides. It is considered to be a great agent that can treat dry and damaged hair. Aloe Vera improves overall appearance by making hair soft and shiny.

How you do it?

Aloe Vera Conditioner

What you’ll need

1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel

Few drops essential oil

Add few drops essential oil in one cup Aloe Vera Gel and massage on the scalp and hair. minutes. Let it sit for few minutes and rinse with plain water.

Deep Conditioner

What you’ll need

¼ Cup Aloe Vera Gel

¼ Cup Olive Oil/Coconut Oil/Castor Oil(You can read more about the benefits of Olive Oil for skin and hair HERE)

Mix equal amounts of Aloe Vera Gel and an oil of your choice. Take this mixture and apply on your hair and scalp. Focus on the roots as they tend to be the most damaged part of the hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave for 1 hour. Wash with a mild shampoo.

This deep conditioning treatment with Aloe Vera Gel has many benefits for hair. It is a great natural replacement over the commonly available conditioners in the market. It provides intense moisturization and rejuvenates dull, dry hair.

Leave In Conditioner

What you’ll need

1 Cup Water

1Cup Aloe Vera Gel

Mix one cup Aloe Vera Gel in one cup water and mix well. Spray it on damp hair or rub a little on your palms and apply evenly on your hair. Regular use will make hair shiny and moisturized.

Treats Dandruff- Dandruff is an embarrassment! Do you know that Aloe Vera Gel is excellent for treating Dandruff (Is there anything that this plant can’t do?).

If you have ever used a dandruff shampoo, you must be aware of how drying these products are.Aloe Vera, on the other hand, is mild, natural and one of the most effective agents that can treat Dandruff.

The enzymes in Aloe Vera promote the growth of new cells on the scalp that gradually replace the dead cells. This results in fresh and healthy scalp free of dandruff. Aloe Vera has antimicrobial properties and it attacks the root cause of dandruff and prevents it from coming back.Its soothing properties help in relieving inflammation and itching.

Read HERE if you wish to know more about some effective home remedies for treating dandruff.

How you do it?

Pre-Shampoo Treatment

What you’ll need

1 Cup Aloe Vera Gel

Simply massage your scalp with Aloe Vera Gel and leave for 15 minutes-1 hour. Rinse with a mild shampoo.If you wish you can leave this overnight and wash in the morning.

Hair Mask

What you’ll need

½ Cup Aloe Vera Gel

½ Cup Yogurt

Mix half cup Aloe Vera Gel with half cup yogurt and massage on the scalp and hair ensuring even coverage. Cover with a shower cap and leave for 20 minutes. Wash with a mild shampoo.

Like Aloe Vera, Yogurt has antimicrobial properties and the two combined together make a great hair mask.

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