When you talk about aloe vera, the first thing that strikes in anyone’s mind is its use for minor burns and sun burn. Few people are aware of the benefits of aloe vera for hair and scalp care. This miraculous plant having multiple health benefits has its origin in North Africa, but due to its popularity now it is grown in many parts of the world.
Aloe vera juice is used in many ailments, to name a few such as heartburn, constipation, indigestion, minor skin burns, insect bites, joint pains etc. The juice of aloe vera plant has amazing qualities for hair care.It is a good moisturizer, it promotes hair growth, tackles complicated dandruff problem and to an extent it also prevents excessive hair fall. All these beneficial qualities of aloe vera are attributed to presence of minerals and vitamins, proteins, amino acid in aloe vera plant and its juice.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera Juice On Hair
Due to atmospheric pollution and intake of poor nutrition, almost all people complain of some type of hair problem. To add fuel to the fire, the use of hair styling products often damage healthy and natural hairs. The hair turns dry and frizzy easily in such circumstances.
To prevent its happening or to treat the problem, aloe vera juice is the answer. It is a good moisturizer which conditions hair roots and each hair strand. The conditioning effect of aloe Vera keeps the hair smooth and supple. Apply aloe vera juice at least three times in a week when your hair are dry and frizzy.
Besides acting as a good moisturizer, aloe vera juice prevents hair fall. It initiates healthy hair growth. This is possible because of vitamin A, E and certain enzyme found in aloe vera plant and its juice.Aloe vera juice is also known to act upon bacteria and fungus. It inhibits fungus and yeasts growth which are often responsible for dandruff in hair and scalp.
So if you want to have dandruff free scalp, apply aloe vera juice on the scalp before you take bath. Since dandruff is responsible for hair loss, its use on the hair and scalp helps stop hair loss.
The mild astringent quality of aloe vera juice is beneficial for oily scalp. Applying the juice on the scalp helps to remove excess of oil from the scalp.
If there is excessive itching on scalp, application of aloe vera juice reduces it. It acts as a soothing agent due to its anti-inflammatory qualities.
How To Use Aloe Vera Juice For Hair Care?
Aloe vera juice is available in most medical shops and supermarkets. You can also order it online. The other method is to prepare aloe vera juice at home if you have the plant. If you are using aloe vera juice for hair, see that it does not contain sugars, and other additives. Aloe vera juice meant for drinking contains sugars and starches.
You can prepare aloe juice at home. Cut off a mature leaf from aloe vera plant. Squeeze the leaf and extract the juice. Apply it directly over the scalp and hair replacing the normal conditioner that you are using.
You can also prepare following mixture by mixing following contents: aloe vera juice, water, coconut or castor oil. Apply the freshly prepared mixture on hair and scalp. Cover the hair with a shower cap and let it remain overnight. In morning wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
You can also add aloe vera juice to shampoos and conditioners.