Aloe Vera and Hair
Hair is probably one of the most-taken-care-of dead cell in our body. Hair, when exposed to various pollutants and sun tends to become brittle, develops dandruff, and looses sheen. Aloe vera is long known to have healing and restoring properties. Therefore aloe vera can also be used to treat our hair problems. Let us know about aloe vera and hair.
Aloe vera is known to have soothing, anti inflammatory, anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. These properties are useful in treating hair problems.
Hair Care and Aloe Vera
Every person likes a good hair, it commands confidence and in turn works wonders to self confidence and self assurance. Let us look at the possible hair problems we face:
- Hair loss
- Dryness and Roughness
- Losing sheen
Aloe vera helps in restoring the pH balance in the scalp and in turn creating a very suitable environment for the hair growth. Aloe vera, when combined with some other natural ingredients can help us solve our hair problems or reduce them.
Now let us look at the Hair Problems, one by one:
Dandruff: A natural cure for dandruff is a mixture of lemon, aloe vera and some essential oils. 1 lemon, 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel, and some essential oils can work wonders on an itchy scalp. If you feel you will not be able to prepare this at home. Look for shampoos or hair creams with these ingredients. Hair Loss: Hair loss is usually caused by a chemical reaction to some animal fat or protein. Try to watch your diet and set up an exercise routine. Aloe vera does not induce hair growth but it prevents hair falling and soothes the scalp. A traditional shampoo consisting of a small amount of wheat germ oil, 1 cup aloe vera and some coconut milk acts as a great shampoo. But if you cannot prepare this shampoo in your house, look for these ingredients when buying a shampoo.
Balding: Balding can be because of external or internal sources. If the balding is patchy and concentrated on a single place, visit a physician to get to know what the problems are. Aloe vera can prevent balding by restoring the pH balance and inducing stronger hair follicles. You can apply aloe vera as a conditioner after wash and leave it for a few minutes and rinse your hair.
Dryness and roughness: Dryness and roughness is probably the most prevalent problem in today's world. Hair when exposed to pollutants and foreign particles tends to break and fall. Even sun exposure can cause hair loss. An aloe vera conditioner can work wonders with this problem. This gel is soothing and cooling. Therefore it can be used after shampooing or you can use a stabilized aloe vera gel available in the market as a leave on gel.
Losing sheen: Hair after a particular age tends to lose sheen and becomes dull. Aloe vera can be used to get back that sheen. You can mix aloe vera with any skin care gel (1/2 any gel and 1 aloe vera gel) to give you a sheen that lasts all day and in the process provides nourishment to your hair. Aloe vera is known to be in use for a very long time. It is said that the secret of Cleopatra's beauty was aloe vera. Although aloe vera is safe and natural, some people have an allergy to aloe vera. It is always safe to consult a doctor and get yourself tested before using aloe vera, just to be on the safe side.
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