In this search for natural remedies for hair, today we tell you a little about aloe vera, also known as aloe vera, which perhaps you already knew for its properties to treat burns and wounds on the skin, but also aloe has multiple benefits for your hair.
Aloe vera is a plant that has thick leaves with a gelatinous substance inside them, this gel is known as aloe and applied to the skin, it is refreshing and soothing, so it has been used for centuries for its healing properties.
But in addition to its skin benefits, it can also help you strengthen hair and make your scalp healthier. The best way to use aloe vera on hair is the raw gel of the plant and you can get it in almost any pharmacy or take it from the freshly cut leaves of a living plant, if you have one.
Benefits of aloe on hair
To use the aloe on the scalp and hair, just rub let it penetrate into the hair follicles to condition and improve dry and damaged hair. Let it sit for an hour and then just rinse with a mild shampoo.
Aloe to soothe itchy scalp
Did you know that the symptoms of itchy scalp and peeling skin under the hair, typical of what we know as dandruff, can be treated with aloe? A 1998 study found that aloe vera helped resolve scalp inflammation that causes dandruff, as the fatty acids found in the aloe plant have anti-inflammatory properties.
Cleans greasy hair
Aloe cleans the hair stem efficiently and removes excess sebum (“fat”) and residues from other hair products, but the biggest benefit is that unlike other chemicals in hair products, aloe does not harm the hair while cleaning it.
Strengthens and repairs hair
Aloe contains vitamins A, C and E, which contribute to cell renewal and promote healthy cell growth and shiny hair. This gel also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid, components that can prevent hair from falling out.
Can promote hair growth
There are many people who claim that aloe makes hair grow much faster, however, there is still little clinical evidence to prove or refute those claims.
The truth is that if you decide to give your mane a try, you must first test how your skin reacts to the gel, to check that you are not allergic to aloe or aloe vera. You should also be careful if you are using hydrocortisone cream on the skin at the same time, as aloe vera can increase the amount of cortisone absorbed by the skin when used together.