Hair Aloe Vera Treatments
Aloe Vera is considered a household name when hair treatment is concerned. Both males and females use it to promote curls and preserve hair texture. This amazing plant would give your hair a shine and preserve it when especially during harsh weather. Do you also experience hair loss and suffer from irritant dandruff? Then you could also rely on Aloe Vera to fix that niggling aspect of your hair. But how do you benefit from this plant or you don’t know how to use it? Do not worry! This is written just for you, so you could enjoy the benefits of this super plant.
Extracting the Gel
The vitamin C-rich Aloe Vera is also rich in beta carotene which gives it its nourishment for hair and many other health functions. Its extract is a gel that can restore and reveal the natural beauty hidden in your hair. The gel is stored in the leafy part of the plant.
To extract this Aloe Vera gel, detach a mature leaf from the stalk. Rinse it to remove debris and dust that may have accumulated to ensure its purity. Lacerate/cut with a sharp knife or blade through the midrib of the plant all the way down to expose the gel at center of the leaf. Get a spoon and gradually scoop the goo into a clean bowl or jar. Whisk the gel that has accumulated inside the jar and you are ready to go.
Aloe Vera Hair Treatments
Use the extracted gel in the following treatments.
- Aloe Pre-Poo
From time to time, especially with full hair or hair that are made from time to time could experience dandruff buildup. Use Aloe Vera as a pre-shampoo treatment to reduce dandruff buildup. To do this, apply Aloe Vera gel to your scalp before washing. Allow to stand for about 10 minutes before you rinse. Follow through with your usual hair treatment of shampooing or washing. Preferably use organic hair products to preserve natural oils that leave your hair looking fresh.
You could also use aloe vera in a mixture with other products like coconut milk and wheat germ oil.
- Aloe Shampoo
Aloe Vera gel is a boundless shampooing item. This is because it allows your hair retain much of its moisture. It is a natural moisturizer, and has been known to strengthen hair strands as well as allowing your scalp to “breathe”. Use this wonder plant alone or with your usual shampoo. If you use sulfate shampoos, then it is even better for you to include Aloe Vera to your shampoo recipe.
- Aloe conditioning
You could decide to use it alone or in mixture with your present conditioner. Whichever way you choose is great! Moisten your hair a little, apply aloe vera to your damp hair flowing it from your scalp through the hair strands until it has been distributed through the hair. Wrap your hair in a warm, damp treatment and allow the treatment to work its way for no less than 15 minutes. Wash your hair following your usual routine and enjoy its freshness.
- Aloe Styling
Aloe Vera guarantees that you can turn your hair into curl definitions when you feel like. Instead of having your hair hanging loosely on your head, use this expressive plant to hold it together. Before you do this, ensure that your hair has been well conditioned. Get this done by applying a just enough gel into damp hair before styling. Many gels are already infused with aloe vera. Dry the hair with a dryer to stiffen it up and set it in place.
- Aloe Detangler
Having detangling issues? Try aloe Vera on your curls and tough hair to soften it and loosen individual strands. There is no need to continue looking for detangling products in stores for hours. Make yours by combining this recipe in a spray bottle.
- 8 oz of distilled water
- 1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel
- 1-2 drops of glycerine
- 1-2 drops of essential oil (e.g., Rosemary Oil, Lemon Grass oil, Lavender oil etc.)
- 9-15 drops of grapefruit extract
Once the preparation is complete, section the hair into smaller portions and apply the mixture to each as you detangle.
- Aloe Hair Growth
As a lady, I always look in the mirror to check my hair length. It’s always fascinating to see that it has gained a few inches, especially after a hairdo that cut the hair a bit. I am sure you feel the same way. Sometimes, Afro styles allow for one to go on Mohawk or some old school Afro look that cannot be achieved without trimming a little. Well, once you feel like weaving or braiding your hair again, Aloe’s got you covered. It even works for those that have bald spots. The fact that it leaves your hair and scalp moist allows the hair and scalp breathe. The Vitamins, enzymes and amino acids (Oh yes!) prevent skin clogging and allow nutrients that boost hair growth function. Just use it as naturally as possible and watch your hair flourish.