Hair’s to Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can be found in many beauty products - from off-the-counter brands to luxury items, this much-used ingredient is clearly beneficial for your beauty routine. The aloe vera plant contained many natural ingredients that are good for your body, including Vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as a crucial element, a complex carbohydrate called acemannan. This allows nutrients to reach the cells in your skin, nourishing them and relieving them of toxins at the same time.
While aloe vera can be found in many skin products, it can also be used for your dry or damaged hair as well. Just as it affects your skin, aloe vera can nourish, cleanse and protect your tresses, and has a host of benefits when used on your locks regularly. Since aloe vera is a natural plant and not man-made, it’s been around for centuries, even dating back to the ancient Egyptians, who used the plant to cure hair loss, according to research conducted by the University of Hawaii. Aloe vera contains enzymes that can get rid of dead skins cells on the scalp which could be clogging the hair follicle, thus not allowing the nutrients to properly penetrate into your hair. When aloe vera is applied, it breaks down the dead scalp cells, allowing for further hair growth. It can also bring your scalp and hair back to a normal pH balance, which allows your hair to retain more water and moisture and therefore promote hair growth.
Relatedly, the same enzymes in get rid of dead skin cells also help with reducing dandruff. For a simple dandruff treatment, add a few drops of tea tree oil to aloe vera gel. Mix in a few drops of rose water to get a serum-type consistency. Then cover your scalp with the serum, let it sit for about an hour, and rinse out normally.
Aloe vera also contains anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties to help get rid of an itchy scalp. Just like putting aloe vera on a sunburn, it gives your scalp a calming and cooling sensation, as well as reducing the scaling, inflammation and itching of the scalp.