Aloe vera has many properties that are beneficial to us... But did you know that it is excellent for your hair as well? We share two haircare uses that you didn't know about.
Aloe Vera contains around 75 active components: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids, and amino acids among others. And many of them will help to recover damaged hair. How?
1. Use it as a mask
Aloe Vera is super useful to treat dry and damaged hair. Keep the gel extracted from an Aloe leaf and massage it into your hair. Leave on for 30 minutes. Then rinse it out as usual. This will strengthen your hair, and prevent the scalp from drying out and treat the itching. It is also beneficial for those who dye their hair regularly.
2. Leave-on conditioner
In a spray bottle, mix Aloe Vera gel, olive oil, and Vitamin E oil. Spray the liquid over the hair roots and tips before drying your hair with a towel.
It's easier to extract aloe vera gel using a grater. Just cut the leaf in half lenghtwise and grate the gel side into a bowl.
This will help combat frizz, soothe and moisturize your scalp, and deeply hydrate your hair. Aloe contains a component similar to keratin, a protein found in hair cells, meaning it will add softness and elasticity to your locks.
Aloe vera has the incredible ability to increase blood circulation to an area. That’s part of why its properties are so unique when it comes to hair care. Give it a try and enjoy silkier hair in no time!