The lockdown has gotten beauty junkies reaching for their kitchen ingredients for hair care like never before. Not a bad thing considering natural ingredients from your kitchen can be nothing but beneficial for you. They can indeed replace the empty bottle of conditioner that got used up the past month; until your online orders are delivered at least. Psst...haven’t you heard? Online deliveries have resumed!
One of our favourite natural ingredients that can do your hair some real good is the always reliable and easily accessible aloe vera. You already know all the wondrous benefits of aloe vera for skin, but you might not be so familiar with its effects on hair. And yes, everything you’ve heard in whispers is true… aloe vera can safely be used for your hair as well. Here are all of the ways aloe can help your mane, while you’re stuck in quarantine or otherwise.
- 01. Hydrates dry hair
- 02. Adds shine to dull hair
- 03. Soothes itchy scalp
- 04. Promotes hair growth
- 05. Detangles stubborn hair
01. Hydrates dry hair
Aloe vera is a natural humectant, meaning it can trap and retain moisture for long periods. Regular use of aloe can treat dry scalp and brittle hair, making it look luscious and healthy in the process. Enriched with Vitamins A, C and E, folic acid, choline and antioxidants, it makes for a nourishing ingredient in your hair care routine.
02. Adds shine to dull hair
The stress from being in lockdown can get to your hair and make it look dull and lifeless. Rich in amino acids, aloe vera can help bring shine and strength back into your strands. One way to achieve that can be to deep condition with an aloe-infused conditioner. Choose something multi-purpose like the Sunsilk Coconut and Aloe Vera Volume Hair Conditioner. Combined with the benefits of coconut, this conditioner will smooth out frizz and pump up your tresses with visible volume to make them look fuller.
03. Soothes itchy scalp
It won’t be a surprise if your hair care routine has taken a hit during the lockdown. But being indoors all day, sweating from household chores and skipping hair washes can lead to an itchy scalp. Boasting of antipruritic properties and high levels of proteolytic enzymes, aloe does wonders to cleanse and soothe your scalp. It removes dead skin cells, keeping flakiness and dandruff at bay.
04. Promotes hair growth
The rich content of copper and zinc in aloe enables it to stimulate hair growth. It boosts the growth of dormant hair follicles and speeds up the process of hair regrowth. The TRESemmé Botanique Shampoo, Nourish & Replenish, helps in deep cleansing and unclogging grime to help maintain a healthy look. The shampoo also detangles and strengthens your tresses to reduce breakage.
05. Detangles stubborn hair
We won’t judge you for not brushing that mane for a couple of days in a row! It’s happening to all of us, leading to tangled tresses that are all kinds of angry. Use some aloe on your hair to instantly detangle it, condition it and tame any kinks or frizz for a smoother finish.
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Written by Sumona Bose on Jun 02, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!