How do you feel when you see beautiful models flaunting their long and glossy tresses? Do you feel that your hair is not shiny, healthy, and resilient enough? And then you quietly wish that you too had hair like them! There is one stop solution for all your desires- Aloe Vera; a miracle natural ingredient that existed for ages benefits you to have attractive hairs.
Is Aloe Vera good for hair?
Aloe Vera – the miracle plant is an ideal remedy for solving the majority of your hair woes – it helps moisturize, fight dandruff, prevent hair loss, soothe an itchy, irritable scalp and protect your hair from damage. Aloe Vera hair treatment is an excellent natural home remedy that makes your hair problem-free and flawless.
We recommend you to use Aloe Vera in its natural form ie by extracting it fresh from the leaf, instead of buying packaged gel or cosmetic products as they have additional preservatives and colours.
How to Use Aloe Vera For Hair
As we already said that the best way to use Aloe Vera gel is in its natural form, you can add other natural ingredients such as honey, olive oil, lemon juice that make hair soft, shiny and clear.
Here are our 4 favourite homemade hair care recipes using aloe vera :
1) Aloe Vera Hair & Fenugreek Hair Mask:
Aloe Vera gel can be used to naturally condition hair at home to make it soft and silky. Aloe offers loads of moisture and nutrients, making hair strong and smooth. Fenugreek prevents hair loss and gives a shiny look. It also helps to prevent premature graying.
Here’s how you can make your own hair conditioner:
1.Cut an aloe Vera and extract the gel with a spoon or scooper
2.Mix 1-2 tablespoons of Fenugreek (methi) powder
3.Apply this mixture on damp hair using your fingers, starting from scalp till the hair ends.
4.Wrap the hair in a warm towel
5.Wait for 15 minutes for the gel to sink in then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
2 ) Aloe Vera Leave-in Hair Spray Recipe:
Aloe Vera aids in closing hair cuticles to help in controlling hair frizz.
Here’s how you can make your own hair leave-in conditioner (you can also use this spray to freshen your skin):
1.Take aloe Vera gel and water in equal parts and mix them together thoroughly in a small bowl.
2.Transfer this solution into a spray bottle and shake it gently
3.Add a few drops (3 to 5) of an essential oil (we recommend using rosemary) of your choice and shake it again.
4.You can spray it on your hair when you feel it to be unmanageable
5.Store this solution in the fridge for upto a week
3) Aloe Vera & Olive Oil Deep Moisturizing Pre-Shampoo Conditioner:
Aloe Vera rejuvenates the hair follicles and reduces thinning; its friendly enzymes promote hair growth by retaining moisture and removing dead skin cells from your scalp. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer, it prevents dandruff usually caused when the scalp becomes dry and flaky. Using aloe vera and olive oil for an effective and natural hair mask helps in promoting hair growth,relieve scalp itching and add strength and luster to hair.
1.Mix together thoroughly equal parts of aloe Vera gel and olive oil.
2.Comb this mixture through your hair, leaving it in for about 30 minutes.
3.Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
4) Aloe Vera & Lemon Juice Hair Conditioner:
Aloe vera gel and lemon juice have immense beauty benefits. When used in your hair, they provide nourishment, prevent excess oiliness, eliminate dandruff, encourage hair growth and prevent hair loss.
1.Mix one-quarter cup of aloe Vera gel with the juice from half of a lemon.
2.Add in 3 to 5 drops of your favourite essential oil.
3.Shampoo your hair as usual, and then apply this mixture to clean hair.
4.Wait for 3-5 minutes and then rinse your hair.
Hope you find these recipes helpful to say good-bye to hair loss and promote your hair growth naturally with Aloe Vera.
Do you know any other hair care recipes using aloe vera? Do share them with us in the comments below.