Aloe Vera Juice for Hair: Benefits and Using Guide

One of the best sources of nutrients naturally available is aloe vera, especially for hair treatment. Aloe Vera provides almost everything that is needed to maintain good health and beauty. It can be regarded as an all-in-one solution for hair problems such as dandruff, dryness, sun damage and hair loss. Below you will find benefits and how to use aloe vera juice for hair.

Aloe Vera Juice Benefits for Hair

1. Moisturizing hair

There is a lot of contributing factors when it comes to dull dry damaged hair and without appropriate hair care you may experience problems that will continue to worsen with time. Aloe Vera juice is a natural hair treatment solution that restores the hair and scalps natural condition and ph level. Aloe Vera is known for its ability to provide proper hydration and moisture for each individual hair strand, it can also be used as a leave in hair moisturiser and deep conditioning treatment.

2. Prevents hair loss

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Hair loss can be caused from a number of reasons and can be an embarrassing and worrying problem for both man and woman. Hair loss prevention is one of the best benefits of aloe vera juice for hair. In the hair market, you can find numerous hair treatment products such as shampoo and conditioner that use aloe vera as the main ingredient.

3. Prevents oily hair

When mixed with the proper substance, such as lemon juice, aloe vera acts as an astringent that will remove excess oil. Apply the mixture directly to the hair, and then leave it for a few minutes. In the mean time, mix a few drops of aloe vera juice with a shampoo. Use the shampoo to wash the hair thoroughly.

4. Reduces dandruff

Other great benefits of aloe vera juice for hair are treating dandruff and seborrhea. Dandruff can also be accompanied with hair loss problems. The fact is you need to treat the dandruff problem first so that you can prevent further hair loss happening. For the treatment of dandruff, simply apply aloe vera juice, massage into scalp and leave it for 30 minutes before shampooing. Re apply weekly for one month.

Seborrhea is a problem triggered by excessive sebum produced by sebaceous glands. In many cases, this oil-like substance can mix easily with dirt and dust, which will finally create crusts on the scalp. In other words, seborrhea causes hair loss. Aloe vera can help to treat the hair loss problem, but it is recommended that you consult your doctor for complete seborrhea treatment.

5. Maintains the pH level of the hair and scalp

Natural pH level of hair and scalp is 4 – 4.5, while aloe vera’s pH level is 4.5 – 5.5. Therefore, the plant can be used to restore hair and scalp to its natural condition without using additional chemical substances. A proper pH level will help the hair to maintain its ability to retain moisture.

How to Use Aloe Vera Juice on Your Hair

aloe vera juice on hairAloe vera juice is also commercially available. You can either purchase the product or create the formula at home. It is easy to apply aloe vera juice to hair and scalp, as instructed in the following list.

You may also need additional substances including coconut oil, shampoo, moisturizer, conditioner, and other essential oils. Those products are also readily available so you can perform the following methods easily at home.

1. Preparation

In a bowl, mix half a cup of aloe vera juice and 2 tbsp of another essential oil, e.g. hemp seed, avocado, jojoba, grape seed, or olive oil. In a separate bowl, melt a quarter cup of coconut oil. Do not use microwave or stove to melt the oil, but you should only sit its container/jar/bottle in hot water.

2. Applying the Mixture

Apply the formula to freshly washed hair. Firstly divide your hair into 4 sections. The first section starting from the centre front to the base of the nape at the back and then from ear to ear, pinning each 4 sections separate. Apply the mixture of aloe vera juice and essential oil to each section of your scalp making sure you have completely covered the scalp with the mixture, then massage through for approx 5 minutes, with the remaining mixture distribute through to the ends of the hair.

3. Applying the Coconut Oil

Unpin a section of your hair, and then apply the coconut oil. Do not forget to pin it up again when you have applied the coconut oil. Perform this step one hair section at a time until all sections are treated. This process may take a little time, but you must perform it for optimum results. Next, use a plastic shower cap and cover the head for 15 minutes to an hour.

4. Wash Your Hair and Scalp

To get the entire benefits of aloe vera juice for hair, complete the treatment by washing your hair and scalp thoroughly with a good quality shampoo, and conditioning and moisturise your hair for maximum results.