Aloe vera gel has suddenly gained popularity, it is a common subject of discussion amongst woman with some of them even growing it in their houses. Well, the benefits of aloe vera are plenty, it has properties to cure many skin and hair related disorders apart from digestive, laxative and soothing properties. A close look at the plant and its effectiveness on hair is discussed below.
Aloe vera contains all the vitamins except Vitamin D and enzymes that aid digestion and soothe inflamation, it also acts as a laxative. Additionally it also contains minerals required for the smooth functioning of enzymes. It is a source of Amino acids which cannot be produced by the body, aloe vera consists of 20 amino acids. It works well in hair care since it has restorative properties apart from anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Though there are no studies yet about the actual effect of aloe vera on hair but the way it works on the body and skin it works on hair as well. It maintains the PH balance of the hair and cleanses the pores. Massage the gel onto the scalp and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes before shampooing your hair. Do this everytime you wash your hair, aloe vera has the ability to seal in the moisture content of the hair thus preventing it from drying. It also stimulates hair production and can treat Alopecia.
Aloe vera is such a safe plant that it can be taken orally as a holistic medicine. Dump your hair serum for aloe vera gel, it has amazing conditioning properties and can be used as a leave- in conditioner after hair wash. Use it as a hair serum or as a protective gel before using any heated instrument like hair dryer or flat iron. Aloe vera is a wonder herb and is also known as the “Magical Plant” or the “Miracle Plant”.