Aloe Vera for Hair Growth:
Aloe vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair. Diane Gage, author of Aloe Vera: Nature’s Soothing Healer says, “Keratin, the primary protein of hair, consists of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulphur. Aloe vera has a chemical make up similar to that of keratin and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage.”
Here are 6 DIY aloe vera hair masks that guarantee amazing results.
Plain Aloe Vera Gel:
How It Works:
- Take a bowl, squeeze out some fresh aloe vera gel.
- Dampen your hair and gently massage the gel onto your scalp and hair length.
- Continue massaging in a circular motion for five minutes. Wrap your head in hot towel, leave it on for 30 minutes.
- Shampoo and condition. This is one of the most simple ways to use aloe vera to curb dandruff in hair that also treats hair fall.
Aloe Vera + Olive Oil + Vitamin E:
This aloe vera mask for split ends and hair fall is packed with antioxidants, antiseptic properties and essential minerals that break down the yeast infection, penetrate deep into skin tissues and stimulate growth.
How It Works:
- Take ½ a cup of freshly squeezed aloe vera gel, 1 capsule of vitamin E gel and two tablespoons of olive oil.
- Over a low flame, heat the ingredients for 5 minutes. Allow it to cool in room temperature.
- Using a cotton ball, massage it liberally all over your scalp and hair.
- Tie your hair in a loose bun, and cover it up with a shower cap.
- After 40 minutes, rinse with a mild shampoo.