Aloe vera on hair has been a major hair treatment substance for centuries times. Aloe vera offers various benefits for hair, health and skin. It’s a popular plant that has been used for healing internally and topically.
The best way to fully utilize the power of aloe vera is to use the raw gel directly.
Benefits of Using Aloe Vera on Hair
1. Aloe vera promotes hair growth.
Aloe vera has the incredible ability to increase blood circulation to an area. That’s part of why its healing properties are so unique.
When you use aloe vera on your hair and scalp, blood flow to your scalp increases. This ultimately helps the hair strands to retain its stress and reduce hair breakage
Some people claim to notice increased hair growth from using aloe vera, however, this has not been scientifically proven.
2. Anti-inflammatory action
Aloe vera serves as an anti-inflammatory substance which helps to reduce irritation on the scalp. It contains enzyme and fatty acid content which may help reduce inflammation. This keeps the scalp healthy and ultimately influences the overall health of your hair.
3. Nourishing effect
The presence of vitamin C, E, B-12, folic acid helps nourish and strengthen hair with essential nutrients that are needed for proper growth.
How to extract Aloe Vera gel.
You will need the following:
- Aloe vera leaves.
- Plastic container.
- Cloth strainer.
Watch the video below to see how to extract aloe vera gel.
However, if cannot view the video, follow the process below to successfully extract your Aloe Vera gel.
- 1: Cut the leave.
- 2: Cut out the yellow bitter smelling liquid and rinse under clean water.
- 3: Cut the spiky edges off with a sharp knife after rinsing with clean water.
- 4: Cut the topmost layer off Aloe vera as thinly as possible to avoid cutting the gel within. It will reveal a gel-like substance,
- 5: Use a spoon to scrape out the gel.
- 6: Put in a blender and blend.
- 7: Now take the cloth strainer, the material should be as light as possible and pour the gel gently into it.
- 8: Hold the edges and squeeze the gel out without bits. It will look like foamy wasting water. You can put the leftover from inside the cloth strainer in a spray bottle and fill it with water and it can be used as a daily spritz. Put in a fridge to preserve.
How to use Aloe vera on hair.
Slowly apply the Aloe gel directly from scalp to ends making sure your strands are well coated. Comb or use a Denman brush and your shed hair will simply glide out.
Steadily apply aloe vera gel into your scalp to lift away and dead skin cells, massage thoroughly and rinse, you will be left with a clean scalp free of dandruff and the likes.
Leave the Aloe vera gel for 15-30 minutes under a shower cap like any other conditioner and your result will be soft supple hair.
Aloe Vera Gel as Deep conditioning.
Aloe vera can also be used as a deep conditioner. Here are five simple homemade steps to getting that conditioning you need.
- Warm coconut oil in the microwave: Use as much coconut oil as you need, it depends on how much conditioner you want to make, place the coconut oil in a small microwave and microwave.
- Mix the aloe gel you got from the homemade process with it, just a tablespoon full will do.
- Whisk ingredients together: Use a wire whisk or fork. Gently beat the ingredients together. Keep beating until you got a mixture that is uniform. The oil may bubble lightly but this should be a cause for concern.
- Apply gel into your hair: After shampooing your hair put a small amount of gel on your palm and massage into your hair.
- Leave the gel for 10mins: Set a time if necessary and wait for 10mins. After it has elapsed, wash over again. If gel works, it should leave your hair silky and soft.
Aloe vera gel is an amazing naturally occurring substance that has many benefits. Try some of these methods on your hair and let us know the results. However, test a little bit of the gel on your wrist to test if you are allergic or not.
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