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Amazing Benefits Of Aloe Vera For Hair Care

By: Arijita Ghosh

Aloe vera for hair is the most widely recommended natural hair repair therapy, as this medicinal plant is said to contain many nourishing agents that are helpful for hair growth.

Aloe vera is helpful for your hair in more ways than one. It gives shine, protects against impurities, prevents hair loss, provides flexibility, softness and gives strength to the hair.

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It moisturises both scalp skin and hair, thus improving their state, giving a glossy and lively appearance.

Aloe vera naturally contains vitamin B2 and vitamin B5, both of which help in stimulating hair regeneration and are powerful natural moisturisers.

It contains vitamin C, which is required for growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. It is an important protein used to avoid drying and splitting of hair.

It as an excellent natural conditioner and also helps in preventing dry crusts on the scalp.

Unlike shampoos and conditioners which contain harmful chemicals, aloe vera naturally nourishes your hair, providing it with the necessary nutrients that are important for the overall hair growth.

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It is the most cost-effective hair treatment that does not bear a hole in your pocket.

Before using “aloe vera all over your hair”, learn about its therapeutic benefits that are as listed below, which will give you a Rapunzel feel:


1) Improves Hair Texture:

Aloe vera helps to change your hair texture from weak, dry, limp, and frizzy to smooth, shinny and fuller hair with a flowing texture, as it contains vitamins and amino acids that are useful in protecting and restructuring the hair.


2) Promotes Hair Growth:

Aloe vera works as a natural hair conditioner and promotes hair growth, as it contains certain useful enzymes that are helpful in removing dead skin cells. How do you use it? After washing your hair with your regular shampoo, apply a mixture of lemon juice and aloe vera gel to your hair. Use your fingers to spread this mixture all over your scalp and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash your hair thoroughly with warm water.


3) Reduces Itching & Inflammation On Scalp:

The anti-prunitic properties of aloe vera can also help reduce the redness, scaling, itching and inflammation caused by scalp psoriasis.


4) It Is Anti-inflammatory In Nature:

Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of aloe vera are helpful in reducing burning sensations and swellings, thus preventing irritation of the scalp skin and promoting hair growth.


5) Treats Dandruff Naturally:

The alkalizing attributes of aloe vera prevent dandruff-causing fungus to further grow and build up, thereby making it a good natural treatment for dandruff.


6) Maintains pH Balance & Moisture:

Aloe vera balances the hair's pH and moisture content to eliminate static electricity and protect colour-treated hair.


7) Revitalizes Hair:

Aloe nourishes the hair from the root, eliminating dirt from the roots and restores the natural beauty of your hair, revitalizing it from within and giving shine and silkiness.


8) Nourishes The Hair Naturally:

Certain components in aloe vera like polysaccharides, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, etc, nourish the hair naturally without chemicals.


9) Prevents Hair From Getting Detangled:

Aloe vera prevents your hair from getting detangled and enhances even distribution on the fibres.


10) Makes Hair Feel Light & Smooth:

Aloe vera makes your hair feel lighter. You can blend aloe vera gel with coconut milk and wheat germ oil as a lighter pre-shampoo hair treatment.

So, say no to frizzy, dull and "mean" mane by regularly using aloe vera gel, which is extracted from aloe vera leaves and reap the amazing benefits of this natural home treatment for shiny, beautiful and smooth hair.

Read more about: aloe vera, hair care, scalp
Story first published: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 22:00 [IST]
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