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Five Ways To Use Aloe Vera For Long And Healthy Hair

Aloe vera is pretty much the best your hair can get. It contains something called proteolytic enzymes which efficiently help improve scalp health and boost hair growth. And so to make the hair growth process a whole lot easier. Aloe vera repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.

How To Use Aloe Vera For Hair Care

Pre-Poo

Use aloe vera gel as a pre-shampoo treatment to reduce buildup dandruff. Aloe vera’s natural enzymes destroy the excessive dead skin cells and fungus that leads to dandruff (malassezia) while also leaving the scalp’s pH level balanced and hair moisturized. Apply to your scalp as a treatment before your wash and give yourself a fresh start!Massage the gel into your scalp and leave it for ten minutes, then rinse before shampooing or co-washing as usual.

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You can also use aloe vera juice to the same end. For a lighter pre-shampoo treatment, mix aloe vera juice, coconut milk and wheat germ oil.

Hair Growth

Use aloe vera on your “special” areas that need a little extra help, or even bald spots. The enzymes in aloe vera will attack skin cells clogging your hair follicles leaving two gifts (moisture and shine). While helping to unclog your follicles the nutrients that promote hair growth can do their thing.

Also Read: Thinning Hair? Five Ways To Revive Your Damaged Hair

Detangling

If you are looking for natural detangling products that are gentle on your child’s or your own curls, you can skip the store aisle and make your own. Simply combine the following ingredients in a spray bottle:

  • 8 oz distilled water
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
  • 1-2 drops glycerin
  • 1-2 drops essential oil (e.g., lavender, jojoba)
  • 10-15 drops grapefruit seed extract

Then section the hair and apply the mixture to each section as you detangle.

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Conditioner

For women with tightly coiled strands, natural oils are trapped at the root. Products with amino acids promote moisture and condition our hair. Aloe vera has 20 amino acids!

You can use a ready-made aloe vera conditioner or you can mix aloe vera gel with the conditioner that you already use. If you’d rather go all natural, here’s a very simple conditioning recipe:

DIY Conditioner

  1. Cut the aloe vera leaf from the stem upward
  2. Use a spoon to remove all the gel
  3. Apply it to damp hair, starting at the scalp and working your way down to the ends
  4. Wrap your hair in a warm, damp towel and let the treatment sink in for at least 15 minutes
  5. Wash your hair as usual after the treatment.

Shampoo

Aloe vera gel can make a great moisturizing shampoo. Some shampoos (even sulfate-free shampoos) can leave your hair dry and stiff. Check those ingredients and try a shampoo containing aloe vera, or add some aloe vera gel to your current favorite! Its naturally moisturizing properties will leave your hair strong and moisturized.

When it comes to hair care, patience is needed. Patience and a lot of care. You have to take care of your hair and in no time, it will thrive. Just inculcate any of the routines above in your hair care and your hair will surely thank you for it! Try these tips and let us know your outcome. Chat us up in the comment section below. Let us know your outcome.

 

 

Source:naturallycurly.

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