By Bamisile Oluwatofunmi
Aloe vera is a plant that has thick leaves with a gel-like substance inside of them. It’s found all over the world, and many people even grow their own in their garden or farm.
It has been used for centuries. It strengthens your hair and make your scalp healthier. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and reduces scalp irritation, battles rashes & radically cures the problem of itching.
Aloe Vera is a natural ingredient, a member of ‘liliqceae’ family. It is a gift of our ancestors to us. With its use in ancient times as a beauty essential to a cure of various skin and hair problems, it has been unmatched for its potency.
Aloe Vera is a fulfilling pack of ingredients including vitamins A, C, E, and B12, essential amino acids, fatty acids and choline which are all the necessary nutrients to nourish and strengthen every single strand of your hair.
The benefits and uses
Aloe Vera provides deep nourishment to your hair & scalp. Its moisturizing effect makes it a must choice to prevent dryness in unruly weather conditions.
The various enzymes in Aloe vera protect hair and strengthens the roots of the hair. Your hair grows 1 cm per month, but usage of aloe vera will fasten your hair growth by promoting hair growth cells, it proves to be a powerful ingredient for treating your damaged hair like a pro.
Vitamins C, E, B-12, Folic acid and Choline prevent dandruff and fight other scalp infections.
There’s usually little cause for concern when using aloe vera gel, but some people are allergic to it. Before using aloe vera topically, do a skin test by rubbing a bit of aloe vera on the inside of your wrist or elbow and wait for a while like an hour or two to see if your skin reacts poorly. This will let you know if you have an aloe sensitivity.
The best form of aloe vera to use on your hair is the raw gel of the plant. You can buy this gel in almost any pharmacy or scoop it out of leaves cut fresh from a live plant if you have one. The gel is clear in color and slightly watery.
Rubbing aloe vera into your scalp and hair and letting it penetrate your hair follicles could condition and improve damaged, dry hair. After letting it sit for an hour, rinse the gel off with a mild shampoo.
You can also use it as an oil treatment which also help the hair to grow by using it on your scalp 3-5times in a week.