Aloe Vera Conditioner
Aloe vera and its uses are known worldwide. Aloe vera gel has moisturizing properties. The gel can be used straight from the plant or a stabilized gel is available in the market; this can be used. Aloe vera containing shampoo, conditioners and other hair care products are available in the market. Owing to aloe vera's anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, it is used to treat minor fungal infections and other parasite-related problems. Aloe vera conditioner can be used to keep hair healthy.
Aloe vera has been used as a healing, soothing and cooling agent in many parts of the worlds. It has been used in many civilization for its known medicinal properties. In Egypt and India, it was used from time immemorial for various purposes. Cleopatra and Nefertiti were known to use aloe in their daily beauty regimen.
Aloe vera is used in many hair conditioners and hair softeners as well. It is known to stimulate hair growth, therefore it is used in many hair products as an ingredient.
Aloe Vera Conditioner and its Properties
Aloe vera is a gel, unlike other alcohol-based and petroleum gels, this gel is 95% water. Therefore it does not dry the skin. Aloe gel hydrates and makes the skin supple.
Apart from being a moisturizer, aloe vera is also a very good nutrient provider. It contains around 5 vitamins and many minerals too. Aloe vera is very rich in proteins making it an ideal conditioner.
Proteins help hair follicles and prevents hair damage. And to top this aloe vera is natural and provides hair all the necessary nutrients needed.
Why Condition Your Hair?
Hair is part of skin. Therefore it can absorbed easily. A skin's health and hair's health is similar. After shampooing hair loosed moisture and is prone to pollutants. To rectify this hair should be moisturized, given a sheen and should be protected.
Conditioning your hair takes care of all these.
What Should a Conditioner Do?
- Conditioners should provide moisture and prevent drying
- Should give a shine to the hair
- Protect from pollution
- Give volume
- Keep oil in check
Any after wash conditioner should be used and rinsed afterwards. Likewise aloe vera should be used as a wash off conditioner, even though it can be used as leave on conditioner. Aloe is very sticky and is difficult to manage.
There are many aloe vera conditioners available in the market. Some contain few additives to increase their shelf life and others to give that extra sheen. Aloe vera along with citrus fruits give a very shiny soft effect.
How to Prepare Aloe Vera Conditioner?
Aloe vera gel
Spoon or a egg beater
- Squeeze one lemon into the bowl.
- Add aloe vera gel.
- Add 5 drops of essential oil of your choice. This will give you a personal scent feeling. And you can choose the essential oil according to your requirement.
- Now mix the ingredients well.
- Use this conditioner after you have used a shampoo. Rinse thoroughly afterwards. A herbal shampoo will be good.
Although aloe vera is very useful in many ways, some people tend to be allergic to aloe vera. It is always safe to consult a doctor before starting to use aloe products.