Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Aloe vera is pretty much an awesome, easy-to-use remedy, often overlooked. Aloe vera boasts a vast repository of amino acids and proteolytic enzymes which efficiently help improve scalp health and boost hair growth.
Benefits Of Aloe Vera For Hair
A lot of people frequently ask me “is aloe vera good for your hair?” And “what does aloe vera do for your hair?” The answer to the first question is—Yes! Aloe vera is great for your hair! I might sound like I’m exaggerating here, but aloe vera is one of the most magical and beneficial ingredients you could put in your hair. Don’t believe me? You don’t have to. But you can’t dispute these facts:
Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes, which help heal and repair the damaged cells in your scalp. This improves the health of the hair follicles and indirectly boosts healthy and faster hair growth.
Not only does the proteolytic enzyme help heal the scalp, but it also helps stimulate dormant hair follicles, promoting hair regrowth.
It also helps curb hair fall and controls hair shedding, ensuring that your hair remains thick and voluminous.
It has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe your scalp of irritation and aggravation.
Its antifungal and antiviral properties treat dandruff and flaking.
Aloe vera’s high content of protein, vitamins, and minerals helps it nourish your follicles and hair efficiently.
The moisture content of aloe vera helps condition your hair, locking in nutrients and hydration.
How To Use Aloe Vera For Hair Growth
A lot of these remedies involve using fresh aloe vera gel. You can extract your own gel by slicing an aloe vera leaf and scooping out the gel using a spoon. Throw the obtained gel into a food processor to get an even consistency.
1. Castor Oil And Aloe Vera For Hair Growth
1 cup Fresh Aloe Vera Gel
2 tbsp Castor Oil
2 tbsp Fenugreek Powder
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth and consistent paste.
Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair. Ensure that you’re focusing most on your roots and tips.
Once your hair is fully covered in the mixture, cover it with a shower cap.
Go to bed with the mixture on. You may wrap a towel around the shower cap for added heat and to keep the shower cap from shifting.
In the morning, wash the mixture off with cool water and shampoo. Finish with conditioner.
1-2 times a week.
Why This Works
Castor oil is an excellent hair growth treatment that helps boost hair growth while also adding volume. The oil along with aloe vera helps stimulate hair regrowth and also curbs hair fall. This aloe vera treatment helps stimulate hair growth from the dormant hair follicles on your scalp. It also helps nourish and condition your hair strands, preventing breakage and split ends.