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. Mix half cup aloe gel, 2 tbps honey and 1 tbps apple cider vinegar in a blender to form a runny consistency. Use this pack on your hair and leave it on for 30 mins. Wash off with a mild shampoo for softer skin!
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
Aloe vera gel has the ability to increase blood circulation of the area it is applied to. When applied to the scalp, this gel promotes better blood circulation in the area leading to lesser hair breakage and hair fall and eventual increases hair growth.
BB Pro Tip: To promote hair growth you can make this super simple egg and aloe hair mask. Mix eggs yolks, aloe vera and coconut oil to make a smooth paste. Ensure that there are no lumps. Apply this hair mask on your hair and scalp and ensure that your roots are covered in this mask. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and wash off, as usual, using cold water and a mild shampoo and conditioner.
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. Aloe vera gel works as a wonderful hair styling product. This gel adds natural shine to your hair and locks in moisture for a hairstyle that stays in place longer.
BB Pro Tip: All you have to do is rub a coin- sized dollop of aloe gel between your hands, and then distribute evenly over your hair for hair that shines and stays in place.