Human hair play a valuable role in expressing the aura, confidence, overall image, and identity of a person since ancient times. Therefore, haircare is an essential part of our hygiene routine. Besides, well tamed, healthy, and manageable hair are desired and praised by many around us.😎
Like the skin, your hair are quite sensitive to environmental factors like heat, humidity, and pollution. Furthermore, as soon as the aging process hits you, your hair start to fall, inhibiting the growth, rendering split ends, and consequently, becoming dull and brittle.😖
Accordingly, nature has come up interestingly with a single ingredient solution for all your hair troubles.🍀
“Aloe vera” is the heavenly plant that possesses a healing gel inside its fleshy succulent leaves. In addition, the gel is home to around 75 active ingredients. Some of these are listed below:
- Vitamin A, B12, C, E, and folic acid
- Enzymes such as catalase, lipase, cellulase, and bradykinase
- Minerals such as zinc, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and others
- Sugars like glucose, glucomannans, other glycoproteins, and glucosylchromone
- Hormones like auxins and gibberellins
- Anthraquinones and fatty acids
- Saponins, lignin, amino acids, and salicylic acid
These ingredients, indeed, make aloe gel an excellent ingredient to fight against harmful ultraviolet rays on one hand and on the other hand, it also helps in neutralizing the free radicals, reducing inflammation, suppressing the irritation, and further in stimulating blood circulation. In brief, aloe vera gel is quite effective in healing the broken skin and has excellent anti-bacterial, anti-viral and analgesic properties.
This article will provide you with an insight on making your own aloe vera hair mask but before that read on to some exceptional benefits of aloe vera for hair.
Soothes the Itchy Scalp
Healthy scalp allows the hair to grow fast. In contrast, most of the hair problems and their solutions are rooted deep in the scalp. For instance, the most common problem is dandruff which is termed medically as “seborrheic dermatitis”.
Dandruff makes the scalp scaly, and the white flakes often become quite visible on the scalp. This results in itchiness and redness of the scalp. However, when mild, it might not cause much harm, but as it grows, it harms your hair follicles and can lead to hair fall.
Because of its healing properties, aloe vera gel helps to heal the broken scalp and the fatty acids inside reduce the inflammation. In other words, it also has some tremendous soothing properties that help in subsiding the itching and redness of the scalp.
If you have an oily scalp, you must be exhausted of the greasy hair all the time because when scalp produces extra oil than required, it not only makes hair to look sticky but can also lead to dandruff and further problems. Therefore, controlling the excess sebum at the very start is quite important.
Aloe vera gel helps to deep clean the hair follicles and strips off the extra oil without making hair dull and dry. Unlike other chemical products for hair cleaning, aloe vera makes hair more glossy and softer while gently cleaning the roots deeply.
Above all, the vitamins inside the gel fight the free radicals and chemical residues left in the hair. In conclusion, aloe gel not only cleanses the hair and scalp profoundly but also nourishes them.
Repair Damaged Hair
The minerals, hormones, vitamins and amino acids in the aloe vera prevent the excessive hair fall problem and strengthen the hair shaft and roots. Further, the gel is also rich in collagen and folic acid and repairs the damage caused by the sun, providing extra hydration and nutrition to both hair and scalp.
Stimulates Hair Growth
On one hand, aloe vera gel promotes blood circulation exceptionally and has unique healing power.
Subsequently, the proteolytic enzymes inside this magical gel work to break down the dead skin build up in the scalp, promoting new cells to grow. This property makes it act as a great hair conditioner and helps the hair to grow much faster.
Let’s make a quick aloe vera hair mask using the ingredients below.
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Lavender Essential Oil
Aloe Vera Gel
How To Make 🥣
Firstly, take fresh and healthy aloe vera leaf and cut it open very carefully through the sides and then peel the skin off. Buy the gel otherwise, if getting the fresh one is difficult.
Secondly, scoop out the gel inside with the help of the spoon in a bowl and add Jojoba oil and Lavender oil.
Thirdly and most importantly, blend the mixture well in a mixer until all the gel changes to a liquid form. Lastly, store it in a bottle with a nozzle for easy application.
How To Use ❓
Make sections of your hair using clips and start applying the mask first into the roots. Then apply the mixture along the length of your hair shaft and cover them entirely until the mixture begins dripping (the purpose is to use the mask at every inch of your hair). Wrap your hair with the shower cap for 1 hour or with the hot towel for 15 minutes. Wash your hair afterwards and style as usual.
Apply once or twice a week for better results. Do not use the hot towel treatment for more than 15 minutes. This hair mask will produce great results for all hair types and will also stimulate hair growth.
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