If aloe vera could have another name, it would have most likely been “wonder plant,” considering it’s the go-to treatment for acne, sunburn, and other similar skin conditions. But did you know that this could also be a holy grail product for your hair? Its moisturizing properties, loaded with water, minerals, and vitamins, act as a cure for damaged, dry, and brittle hair. It’s known to boost hair growth and promote hair health.

The History of Aloe Vera

The succulent has been used as a healing remedy for centuries in China, Egypt, Greece, Japan, and Mexico. It’s usually found in regions with sunny climates where its leaves are cultivated for aloe gel.

The Benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has dominant antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that combat dandruff and soothes itching and flaking of the scalp. Moreover, proteolytic enzymes found in the gel help repair damaged hair cells and stimulate hair follicles for hair growth while washing away dead skin cells and other impurities.

Aloe vera has a similar chemical structure to that of keratin, a protein that aids hair strengthening. Apart from strengthening, the amino acids, fatty acids, and vitamins A, C-12, C, and C work together to keep the hair hydrated — when strands retain moisture that become stronger and less prone to breakage.

Hair Types Suited For Application of Aloe Vera

Aloe vera hair treatment can be used on all hair types, including oily, curly, natural, dry, or damaged hair in any form. You can harvest aloe vera indoors to whip up the gel-filled leaf in a homemade hair mask when required or buy premade hair conditioners and masks, but be sure to rinse it out after. If you’re using aloe gel for the first time, we recommend performing a patch test on a small area of the skin first; if there isn’t any burning, redness, swelling, or itching, it’s safe to apply the product.

Frequency of Use

Now that you know a thing or two about aloe vera, you can easily incorporate it into your routine as a hair mask or use it as a shampoo or conditioner. Depending on your hair type and acceptance of the product, you can apply the hair mask to improve your hair health once or twice a week. Whereas you can use it to wash your hair two to three times a week, depending on how often you wash your hair.

Indoor Aloe Vera Plant

 

Although aloe vera is considered safe to consume, it’s best to consult your hair stylists for approval as using the wrong products does more harm than good, even when it’s all organic. Book your appointment at the Hair Extensions of Houston in Houston, TX, to understand the essentials to be included in your hair care regime for moisturizing, nourishing, and repairing hair damage.

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