In the world of natural beauty remedies, an ingredient that holds an important place is undoubtedly aloe vera. It is known for its miraculous healing properties, and as such, it has been in use in Indian households since the ancient times. If you were under the impression that aloe vera only works its magic for skin related issues, you will be happy to hear that you can use it to look after your hair too. The cactus resembling plant contains active enzymes that work towards strengthening the hair and keeping it healthy and radiant.
Aloe vera gel is made up of around 96% water, organic and inorganic compounds, amino acids and vitamins A, B, C and E that contribute to making it a great hydrating agent with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and hair growth promoting properties.
If you are looking for ways to include aloe vera in your hair care regime, here are three easy ways you can do so:
Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes that are touted to help boost hair growth. You can make enriching hair masks by mixing it with other ingredients like almond oil, eggs and curd. An easy way to use aloe vera for hair growth is to mix one tablespoon of aloe vera gel with quarter cup almond oil and use it to massage the scalp. You can also add in an egg yolk to the mix, and use it.
Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties, aloe vera helps a great deal in reducing dandruff. Take two tablespoons of aloe vera gel, one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of yoghurt and mix it. Apply it on your scalp and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing with a mild shampoo. You can also mix two to three tablespoons of aloe vera with 10 drops of neem oil and use it to treat dandruff.
Aloe vera also helps in bringing relief from an itchy scalp because of its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Take fresh aloe vera gel and massage it on your scalp 20 minutes before shower. Wash with a mild shampoo.
Make the most of aloe vera and keep your hair beautiful and radiant.Comments