Hair loss is a common issue today, or you can also consider it as a buzzword, both for men and women. Thick, strong and glossy hair are a dream of every single person, but, due to many factors like dust, pollution, physical and mental stress, hormonal changes, lack of proper nutrition, this seems to be impossible. The models of the TV advertisements make you feel more embarrassed for not having glossy, strong and thick hair. Aren’t they? And there are chances that you rush to grab that hair product from the market in a hope to have hair like them, right? But, do you really get the solution? Are those products effective to you too like they are to them? Do you get a positive response? Ah, if you would have, this would not be the topic of the day.
Do you know that these products are only to attract you? These are all the tempting things that they offer you just to fill their pockets. No, I am not against these products, nor do I want to convince you not to use them. It is just the bitter truth. Arguing over that is not the solution of your hair fall. Here, I am going to tell something that will both amaze and surprise you. Guys, you too can get that attractive hair with a balanced hair growth without purchasing expensive hair products. Now, most of you must be looking at the article surprisingly, right? Okay, let’s not make it tough for you and tell you the exact solution for all of your hair woes.
Have you heard about aloe vera? Of course, you must have. A green cactus plant with pulp filled inside which is sitting in your garden. Yes, that is the perfect solution for your hair problems. This is a complete miracle plant which can treat everything starting from a mild pimple to chronic diabetes and herpes. If I start talking about each benefit it provides us, I am sure I’ll be lacking in words, but, the benefits will not end up for long. So, let’s only talk about how is aloe vera beneficial for our hair.
Aloe vera consists of amino acids and protein which are good for a healthy beautiful hair. Whenever an old hair falls off a new hair should naturally take its place and this is where aloe vera helps you. Along with that, there are many more zones where aloe vera can assist you perfectly. These are:
- The anti-fungal property of aloe vera helps you get rid of irritating dandruff and flakes.
- It protects your hair from the harmful elements like dust and pollution.
- It opens the clogged pores (made by over production of sebum) and helps new hair growth.
- If applied to the scalp, aloe vera promotes blood flow and provides better nutrition to the associated cells, hence promoting hair growth.
- Aloe vera contains the vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E. These vitamins in the combined form help make the hair stronger.
These are the benefits that aloe vera alone can give you. The people who don’t know about aloe vera may not be believing the fact, but, this is well tested and experimented. That’s why I can assure you to get all these benefits from aloe vera so confidently. Now, the question is, “how to apply aloe vera on hair to gain maximum benefits?” Well, this is what we are going to discuss now.
There are a number of ways you can use aloe vera and all of them are equally beneficial and effective for your hair. Let’s see each.
1. Pure Aloe vera Gel
This is the easiest way to use this remedy for your hair. This way to use aloe vera gel will help you solve the issue of hair loss. You don’t require making much effort. Just cut a leaf from the aloe vera plant and cut its corners. You’ll get the gel inside that you need to apply directly to your hair. Scrap it out using some spoon and apply it to your scalp. Leave it as it is for next an hour and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. Follow the same for 2-3 times a week to get the best results.
2. Aloe vera and Coconut oil Scalp massage
Coconut oil consists of antioxidants and both coconut oil and aloe vera are rich in antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties which fight the various infections. The combination of both will help in treating dandruff and flakes and improve the tendency of hair growth.
For this, you require taking 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil and add 2 teaspoons of aloe vera to it. Now, massage your scalp with this mixture for 10 minutes and wrap your hair using a towel. Keep it the same way for next 1 hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat the process 2-3 times a week.
3. Aloe vera and Honey
You already know the properties of aloe vera, but, do you know that honey is also a strong antioxidant, and possesses germicidal and fungicidal properties. This makes it perfect for treating the microbial activities in the hair roots.
For applying this mixture, you need to take 2 teaspoons of aloe vera and raw honey in a bowl and prepare a mixture of the same. Now, apply this mask thoroughly on your scalp and leave it for next one hour. Then, wash it off with a mild shampoo. You need to repeat the procedure 2-3 times a week for positive results.
4. Aloe vera and Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil, being very similar to sebum, balances the sebum production in the scalp and the vitamins and minerals present in it provide proper hair growth. The mixture of aloe vera and jojoba oil will help to make your hair stronger and healthier.
The mixture will be prepared using 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil and aloe vera in a bowl. You require applying the same evenly all over the scalp and hair. Now, dip a towel in warm water, wring out the excess water and wrap around your hair. Leave it for 30-40 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo. To get better results, follow the same for 1-2 times a week.
5. Aloe vera and Onion
I understand that the smell of onion is unbearable and if applied to face or hair, it is disgusting like anything. But, if you are ready to face and ignore that smell, onion can be of great help to you. Onion is highly rich in sulfur and hence supports hair fall prevention. It is also known to clear out the clogged follicles and hence promote hair growth.
For this, you require squeezing out the juice of a medium sized onion and add a teaspoon of aloe vera to prepare a complete mixture. Apply this mixture to your scalp and leave it as it is for next 15-20 minutes. Now wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat the process twice a week for desired results.
6. Aloe vera and Egg
Eggs are rich in sulfur, phosphorus, selenium, iodine, zinc and protein. All these elements are very necessary for balanced hair growth and reducing hair fall.
To prepare this mixture, add two egg whites to a tablespoon of aloe vera. Now, mix them until they prepare a thick consistency and after preparation, apply this mask to the entire scalp and hair. Leave it as it is for next 20-30 minutes and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. For required results, repeat the process 2-3 times a week.
Provided 6 ways to apply aloe vera on your hair are all equally effective in different zones and will benefit in the specific hair problems. All these methods are easy and can be easily followed at home. One who loves his/her hair can easily get time to take care of them. None of the provided methods are having any kind of side-effects; instead, they will surely benefit you even if used for a long term of duration.
I can bet that once you start using aloe vera for your hair, you’ll become a great fan of it and treat it as if it is your best friend. I believe you can now realize the power of nature and natural products. After using this for a specific period of time, you’ll neither feel embarrassed seeing the TV advertisements nor will feel the same in front of your friends due to your hair fall problem. This friendly miracle plant is there to help you get rid of every hair related problem.
You’ll be shocked to know that most of the beauty and hair products already use aloe vera as their ingredient, but, the only thing making them harmful is the use of chemicals. But, you need not worry because you do have also the opportunity to use this in any way you want to give you hair everything they deserve.