Aloe Vera for Hair Growth and Thickness
Aloe vera is a secret weapon for the majority of women in taking care of their hair and skin. It is rich in vitamins A,C,E, minerals and amino acids which are helpful in hydrating hair and relieving redness and irritation. As a result, aloe vera promotes hair growth and makes it stronger. In today’s article we are going to talk more about this amazing ingredient in hair care aspect.
Aloe vera is great but it’s even better when it comes to work with olive oil. This mixture can be used for any hair type that assists in deeply conditioning your natural hair and make it soft and smooth. Likewise, it also helps in improve your hair’s thickness by stimulating hair growth. Here is how you can make and use this combination:
You will need:
- 1 tbsp of aloe vera juice
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
Simply, put these ingredients into a container and mix them well together. You can also put some honey or other essential oil into the mixture to boost its benefits depending on your purpose.
How to use
Apply the combination on the scalp (damp hair), make sure to detangle your hair in advance. Remember to section your hair when you do this step which ensures that the mixture will evenly distributed on your scalp. Give your head a massage for 4 to 5 minutes and let it sit for an hour. Lastly, rinse it off with water and let it dry naturally.
Aloe for Different Hair Types
Generally, everyone has different hair types that requires a specific way of using aloe vera. In details, if you have oily hair, you can apply it straight on your scalp and hair. This will not only well moisture your human hair but also get rid of excess oils and dead skin cells from the scalp. If you have dry hair, combine it with other natural oils or floral water because it has cooling and astringent properties which can make your hair even drier if you use it alone.
Aloe vera for Dandruff
Aloe vera is also a great ingredient for someone with dandruff. If your scalp is itchy and flaky due to fungus, aloe vera can help a great deal. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties to fight the fungus, and aloes enzymes can rid the scalp of dead cells.
You will need:
A tablespoon of aloe vera juice
A tablespoon of honey
Here is the way:
Mix these ingredients together, you can also drop some natural oils to add more benefit to the combination. Apply this mixture to your scalp and leave it sit for 30 minutes to one hour. Rinse it off with cool water and let your hair dry naturally. However, if your dandruff condition is caused by dry skin or shampoo allergy, aloe vera will not help so much.
So these are some ways of using aloe vera that you should know in order to increase your hair volume, thickness by promoting hair growth.