It is surprising the sheer number of aloe vera benefits has to offer. Be it for better skin or hair, there is nothing that this gel can’t do. Does your hair look like it lacks shine and lustre? Think your lovely tresses need a bit of moisture? Aloe vera comes to your rescue.
This versatile miracle plant gel is all you need when it comes to your regular hair care regimen. Aloe vera not only makes your hair softer but is also known to prevent hair loss and dandruff. Read on to find out how you can use natural aloe vera gel and aloe based products to make your hair look and feel its best...
- As a moisturising hair pack
- As a conditioner
- To boost hair growth
- To keep dandruff at bay
- As a styling serum
As a moisturising hair pack
The moisturising properties of aloe vera help fight frizz, hair dryness and breakage. These qualities make aloe vera a great moisturising agent for your hair.
BB Pro Tip: Try this natural homemade hair mask using just fresh aloe vera gel, honey and apple cider vinegar. All you need to do is mix half cup aloe gel together with some honey and a little ACV. Blend this all in a blender until has achieved a runny consistency. Apply this pack to your hair and wash it off with a gentle shampoo and water after 30 minutes.
As a conditioner
Aloe vera gel has amazing moisturising and hair nourishing properties that help keep frizz and flyaways under check. The minerals, vitamins and amino acids present in aloe gel help retain moisture for thoroughly conditioned hair.
BB Pro Tip: Simply scoop some fresh aloe gel on your fingers and use it to massage your hair and scalp. To use aloe vera gel as a leave-in conditioner, mix equal parts water and aloe vera gel, along with a few drops of essential oil and transfer this mixture to a spray bottle. Spritz this mixture onto your hair strands after each hair wash for shiny, glossy hair.
To boost hair growth
When you apply aloe vera to your scalp, it helps in stimulating the blood circulation in the area. And this is why it is a great natural remedy to curb hair fall and eventually increases hair growth.
BB Pro Tip: To promote hair growth you can make this super simple egg and aloe hair mask. Separate the egg whites from the yolks. For this hair mask, you are only going to need the yolks. Mix the yolks, aloe gel and coconut oil in a bowl and blend them until it forms a smooth paste without any lumps. Apply this hair mask on your hair and wash it off after 30 minutes.
To keep dandruff at bay
Aloe vera has amazing skin healing and soothing properties, along with moisturising the area it has been applied to. These amazing qualities make it an effective treatment and cure for dandruff.
BB Pro Tip: Dandruff can be quite an annoying condition, but this simple mixture of aloe gel and neem oil goes a long way when it comes to dealing with dandruff effectively, owing to antimicrobial and antifungal properties of neem and moisturising properties of aloe vera. Add 10-12 drops of neem oil to 2-3 tsps of aloe vera gel and mix them well. Apply this mixture all over the scalp and then keep this on the scalp overnight. Wash with mild water the next day.
As a styling serum
Your hair needs special care if you are someone who styles their hair regularly. And what are way than to use aloe gel has a natural styling agent. The moisturising and nourishing properties of this gel add a lot of natural shine and keep your hairstyle intact for a longer period of time.
BB Pro Tip: Simply use a coin- sized amount of freshly-scooped gel and apply it all over your hair and scalp for hair that shines and stays in place.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Jan 03, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!