Benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair
The aloe vera plant grows in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. People use it for its decorative purposes and medicinal properties. This plant has been valued immensely for centuries for its healing and regenerative properties.
Known as ‘Kumari’ in the world of Ayurveda, aloe vera has a nutrient-rich gel that has moisturizing, nourishing, and healing properties that can benefit your hair and scalp in many ways. It can be used by anyone as it is suitable for all hair types.
Some benefits of aloe vera for your hair are –
- Rejuvenates Scalp and Hair
Due to its high water content, aloe vera functions as a great humectant for your hair and scalp. It supplies essential nutrients to the hair follicles which in turn leads to healthier hair growth and keeps the hair tissues moisturized.
- Fights Dandruff and Itchiness
Aloe vera is a natural and effective hair cleanser that helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt, excessive sebum, and product build-ups from the hair and scalp. It helps in relieving dandruff and keeping your scalp clean. Additionally, aloe vera’s proteolytic enzymes and anti-pruritic properties help fight itchy scalp issues.
- Reduces Frizzy Hair
Aloe Vera is a wonderful deep conditioning agent that softens and smooths out your frizzy and dry hair. It restrains your open hair cuticles, giving you a softer and silkier hair texture. Moreover, it also helps your scalp retain its natural oils.
- Relief from Microbial Infections
The aloe vera plant has antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties. It enhances your scalp health by fighting against dandruff, scalp irritation, infection, inflammation, and other scalp issues.
- Controls Hairfall
Aloe vera is known to be a storehouse of vitamins C, E, and B-12, folic acid, and choline. The compounds provide deep nourishment and strengthen your hair follicles, prevent hair-shedding, and curb hair breakage.
- Healthy Hair Growth
Aloe Vera tends to improve the blood circulation in your hair follicles when applied to the scalp. It helps the follicles receive oxygen, and other essential vitamins (copper, zinc, and other proteolytic enzymes) and minerals, thus stimulating the dormant follicle cells and leading to faster and healthier hair growth.
- Gives Shinier Hair
The amino acids in aloe vera have the potential to turn your lifeless and dull hair into lustrous and shiner hair. Additionally, they also help repair damaged hair strands, thereby promoting thicker and voluminous hair growth.
- Reduces Scalp inflammation
Aloe vera possesses fatty acids along with anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to soothe scalp irritation, redness and bruising while rejuvenating the damaged scalp tissues.
- Prevents Sun Damage
Aloe vera is not only rich in collagen but also contains natural cooling properties. This helps in keeping your hair and scalp safe from the sun’s harmful UV radiation.
- Restores Scalp pH
The pH value of aloe vera is the same as the pH value of your hair and scalp. Therefore, using aloe vera on a routine basis can help restore and balance the pH value of your hair and scalp.
Aloe vera can be applied to your scalp in many ways. Some people directly cut the leaf and apply the gel, washing it with mild shampoo after that. Others use aloe vera hair masks infused with jojoba oil, honey, fenugreek, or egg whites. Nowadays aloe vera is widely found across all pharmacies and supermarkets in a variety of forms (oil, liquid, gel, shampoos, creams, pills, lotions, and sprays).
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