Aloe vera is a succulent plant with long, thick leaves that has a gel-like substance inside of them. It’s found in temperate climates all over the world, and many people even grow their own. Aloe vera gel is cooling and soothing when applied to the skin, which is why it is sometimes used to treat burns and skin wounds. It has been used for hundreds of years for its healing properties, however, it has other applications besides skin benefits, because it can also strengthen your hair and make your scalp healthier.
The best form of aloe vera to use on your hair is by taking the leaves of the plant and scraping out all of the raw gel. 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 it’s in a moist, watery form. Rubbing the aloe vera into your scalp and hair and letting it penetrate your hair follicles could condition and improve damaged, dry hair. Finally, after letting it sit on your scalp for an hour, rinse the gel off with a mild shampoo, dry like you normally would, then sit back and feel the difference, even after just one application.
Seborrheic dermatitis is the professional name for what is better known as dandruff. The symptoms of an itchy scalp and flaking skin under your hair can be embarrassing, but it can easily be treated with a few aloe vera applications. The fatty acids found in the aloe plant have anti-inflammatory properties.
Finally, if you have oily hair, aloe vera cleanses your hair follicles by stripping off the extra oil and residue from other hair products. Unlike other chemicals in hair products, aloe vera is gentle and preserves the integrity of your hair. Using aloe is a great way to get hair that looks healthier, shinier, and softer.
Aloe will not help your hair loss, but it can combat unsightly problems that are more noticeable with thin hair. When you’re ready to do something about your hair loss, give us a call and make a free appointment
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