We all are troubled with flaky scalp and dandruff. It is definitely a headache, especially before wearing black outfits. Dandruff is a common hair concern and most of us experience itchy scalps. Sometimes it also causes inflammation of the scalp. We have all tried and tested numerous hair products to get rid of the dandruff. But if they have still not helped you, you can always switch to natural products and give it a try. Aloe vera is considered to be a magic ingredient when it comes to scalp flakiness and dandruff. This natural coolant has multiple vitamins and minerals which are known to keep the hair nourished. It repairs the dead skin cells on the scalp to reduce itchiness and flakes. Moreover, aloe vera also improves hair health by preventing breakage. So, including aloe vera in your hair care regime will not only reduce the dandruff but also give you a healthy, nourished mane.
How Does Aloe Vera Reduce Dandruff?
We all know about the cooling characteristics of the aloe vera pulp. Apart from soothing the scalp, here are a few of its benefits for the hair
Antioxidant properties can reduce cell damage
Anti-inflammatory nature of aloe vera lessens scalp irritationADVERTISEMENT
Moistutises the scalp
Anti-fungal nature of the ingredient cleanses the scalpADVERTISEMENT
Aloe Vera can be used in numerous ways to reduce skin irritation and flakiness. Apart from using the aloe pulp directly, here are a few DIY recipes of hair masks which can be made including aloe vera as the prime ingredient.
DIY Aloe Vera Recipes To Reduce Dandruff
Aloe Vera And Lemon Mask
Just like aloe vera, lemons are also known to have antifungal properties which can play a key role in reducing scalp's flakiness. As lemons are acidic in nature, they may cause skin irritation when applied on the scalp but combining them with aloe vera pulp can balance its acidic nature and can be an easy remedy for dandruff. Take half a cup aloe vera gel and mix it with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it to the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. This mask can be applied once a week for better results.
Aloe Vera And Apple Cider Vinegar Mask
Both these ingredients have antifungal and antibacterial properties which are known to have great results on dandruff. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar works like magic on the scalp's flakiness and can be an easy way to reduce dandruff. Take one cup of aloe vera gel and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Add two spoonful of the vinegar and mix it well. Apply this mixture to the scalp gently and leave it for around 20 minutes. Wash it off clean with water.
Aloe Vera, Olive Oil And Curd Mask
One of the best hair mask ingredients of moisturising dull strands is curd. Combining it with aloe vera reduces scalp itchiness. Olive oil is a rich source of Vitamin A and E which works well in strengthening the tresses and hair follicles. Take two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and add a spoon of olive oil to it. Add one cup of curd to it and mix them well. Generously apply the paste from the roots to the ends. Let it rest for around 30 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. This process can be repeated once a week.
Aloe vera is a great ingredient for reducing dandruff. You may however consult your dermat before introducing a new haircare ingredient in your beauty regime.