Although Aloe Vera needs no introduction but I have to do the honors, because that’s what I do! Aloe Vera is universally known for its unlimited health benefits and this is why I had to write it in parts. If you haven’t checked out the Part-I, then Click Here. In the previous article, I shared some of its unbelievable benefits related to skin care and in the present article, I am sharing some of its healing properties related to hair health. And for the record, I will be writing one more to this series where I will cover whatever left in its thick fleshy leaves. So talking about hair, with the increased pollution, hair problems have became a problem next door. With all the unfortunate damage our hair faces every day, it’s hard to find the right solution to take care of our locks. Fortunately Aloe Vera is always here for rescue. So not wasting any more time, let us jump directly to actual content.
#1. Promotes Hair Growth.
If hair fall or hair thinning is bothering you, then Aloe Vera has something in the store for you. Aloe Vera contains proteolytic enzymes that can help prevent hair loss and promote hair growth as well. Aloe Vera also removes dead skin cells from the scalp and retains moisture to prevent the scalp from drying up which allows your hair to grow. You can topically massage Aloe Vera gel on your hair, let it sit overnight and then rinse with a gentle shampoo.
#2. Reduces Dandruff.
If you want to get rid of dandruff then the very first thing you need to get rid of is flaky scalp. Aloe Vera moisturizes dry scalp which alleviates the presence of pesky flakes. Aloe Vera also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which fight against infection and soothe the scalp.
#3. Prevents Oily Hair.
Treating dry hair is often accompanied by undesirable oil buildup. While treating oily hair can result in dry scalp and the cycle can keep on going. Thankfully, Aloe Vera can be used as a rinse for hair that maintains hair health without additional, unnecessary oil or making hair dry and brittle. The rinse can be easily made by mixing one part Aloe Vera juice to two parts of lemon juice.
#4. Acts as a Conditioner.
The amino acids present in Aloe Vera can put even the best conditioners to shame by promoting strength and adding shine to the hair. Aloe Vera helps in cell regeneration which helps repair damaged hair. It also helps lock in moisture making hair smooth and glossy. You can simply use Aloe Vera gel as a conditioner right after your shampoo, or even as a leave-in conditioner.
Aloe Vera is a very versatile plant, and all its benefits cannot be summed up in a single article for the sake of reading. Read Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Part-I. If you know any other benefit that Aloe Vera Gel has to offer which I have missed then do let me know in the comments section below. In the next part, I will cover health benefits of Aloe Vera juice.