Is aloe vera good for your hair? Characteristics and how to use it
Thanks to its versatility and its characteristics, aloe vera is one of the most sought-after plants in the world of medicine and cosmetics. Its healing qualities offer endless benefits, both for skin care and for the body.
In this DIVAIN article we explain to you what the qualities of aloe vera for your hair are, how you should apply it and if it really is as good as they say.
What is aloe vera?
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant with long and spiny leaves with antiviral and healing properties, characterized mainly by its benefits for health and beauty. It contains a gel inside, known as "aloe", that is rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids that helps treat skin problems, wounds, burns, etc ...
Since ancient times this plant was used by Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, both to treat health problems and for personal care. Today, it is one of the most used ingredients for the manufacture of beauty products in the world of cosmetics.
Benefits and qualities of aloe vera for your hair
Aloe vera is mostly used for the skin, but also for certain hair treatments, as it helps to hydrate, strengthen and improve hair health. Here we will give a detailed explanation of all the benefits and properties of aloe vera for your hair.
This is the reason why many cosmetic manufacturers choose to use aloe vera as the main ingredient in the formulas of their shampoos and hair products. Thanks to its composition, it penetrates the scalp easily dragging impurities and fat that is accumulated in the follicles, to the outside.
Shiny and soft
Aloe vera is a plant that contains minerals, vitamins and amino acids that help nourish and revitalize damaged hair, giving it a much shinier and softer appearance. A conditioner with aloe vera gel will allow you to shine with hair that is full of vitality and strength.
Aloe Vera provides elasticity and rejuvenates hair. This is why aloe vera is perfect for curly hair, as it helps define your curls well and keep them hydrated and soft.
Less hair loss
Another one of the qualities of aloe vera is that it repairs dead skin cells on the scalp and promotes blood circulation in the follicles. In this way it prevents its fall and helps it to grow healthy and strong.
An aloe vera hair mask will not only remove dandruff, it will help prevent it. In addition, it will also help prevent an itchy scalp.
Thanks to its anesthetizing qualities, you will feel like you’re in a state of complete tranquility after washing your hair with any product that contains aloe vera. The anthraquinones in aloe vera help eliminate muscle tension in your head. We recommend that if you want to enjoy this effect, give your hair a gentle massage with the shampoo or conditioner that contains this ingredient.
How to apply pure aloe vera on my hair
Of course, you can buy any product on the market for hair that contains aloe vera in its formula, but we recommend that if you want to take full advantage of the benefits of aloe vera, apply a mask of pure aloe vera on your hair. Here are 3 ideas:
- Honey mask: take a couple of aloe vera leaves and extract the inner gel of its leaves. Put them in the blender along with a teaspoon of honey. Apply the mixture on your hair (from the scalp to the ends) and leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Then remove with water and enjoy soft, strong and shiny hair. Ideal for very dry hair with split ends.
- Coconut oil mask: Another option to make your hair look healthy is to mix the pulp of aloe vera with coconut oil. Mix 4 tablespoons of aloe with 3 tablespoons of oil until you get a homogeneous mass. You can apply it once a week or every 15 days depending on the needs of your hair.
- Anti-hair loss mask: finally, if you want to make an end to hair loss, we recommend that you mix the following ingredients: 4 tablespoons of aloe vera with a beaten egg or with 1 tablespoon of castor oil.
And remember, aloe vera is a plant that does not require much care, so you can plant it without any problems, in your garden or on your balcony. All the benefits you will get for your health will be totally worth it!