How to use aloe vera for hair?

Women are seldom happy with their hair and have a long list of complaints regarding hair growth and quality. Either it’s too short, or too thin or unmanageable. There is never an end to them. Add to them the frequent use of cheap shampoos having harsh chemicals that spell doom in the long run. It is time to go back to the goodness of nature and reap its benefits. Not only does it keep you away from side effects but also improve your hair volume and quality so that you never have to crib about them any longer.

One such amazing gift of nature is aloe vera. This shrub produces a gel like substance in its stems which can do wonders for your hair. Here are the ways to use aloe vera for your hair to see it performing its magic over a few weeks. Making use of aloe vera for hair is a tried and tested method to increase hair growth and volume and get guaranteed results.

To extract fresh aloe vera gel, break a stem and scoop out the semi-liquid gel that you see. It is a bit sticky and thick in consistency. You can put it through the food processor once to have a smooth gel. Once you have got it, you can use it in the following ways to get brilliant hair.

Mix with castor oil

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It is a brilliant idea to mix fresh aloe vera gel with castor oil. Both act together to boost your hair growth and keep your tresses moisturized. Both the ingredients stimulate hair growth from the cells and also stops hair fall. In a bowl mix castor oil and aloe vera gel till you have a smoothly mixed paste. Deeply massage it on the scalp and hair tresses. Cover every portion from the roots to the tips. Leave this overnight and wash your hair with a mild herbal shampoo in the morning.

Aloe vera and amla

Amla or Indian gooseberry when mixed with aloe vera, makes a very good hair pack. Both of them are loaded with antioxidants for your hair which repair damaged hair cells and promote hair growth. Amla also has vitamin C to improve the health of your hair. You can see a noticeable change in scalp health, luster, texture and volume if you follow this method 3-4 times a week for about two months. All you need to do is mix crushed amla and aloe vera gel together and apply the paste on your hair and scalp. Leave it as it is for an hour before washing the hair with a mild shampoo.

Aloe vera and green tea

Did you always feel that green tea is only healthy when consumed? Well, not really as this method can leave you awestruck. But you can be assured that the benefits you get after a month or two will leave you even more amazed. All the environmental damage that your hair suffers throughout the day can be repaired by this simple method. Green tea and aloe vera are rich sources of antioxidants which help to repair hair damage and promote good hair texture and growth. Brew a cup of fresh green tea and blend it with freshly extracted aloe vera gel. Make sure you massage your entire scalp with this mixture and also saturate your hair with it. Wait for nearly an hour and then wash it off.

Add it to fenugreek seeds

It is not known to many that fenugreek or “methi” as you call it in India has many medicinal properties. One of them is to promote hair growth and repair the damaged hair follicles to stop hair fall. Soak fenugreek seeds in water for 7-8 hours. Make a paste of these seeds and add some fresh aloe vera gel to mix thoroughly till you obtain a smooth paste. Put on this paste evenly on your scalp and hair strands. Wait for an hour or two before shampooing your hair.

Aloe vera and onion

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Last, but never the least, aloe vera when mixed with onion juice provides unbelievable benefits for your hair. The juices get inside your scalp and stimulate the cells to promote hair growth. It also acts as an immediate remedy for hair fall. Make a paste of 2 large onions and extract the juice using a strainer or fine muslin cloth. Mix it smoothly with aloe vera gel to massage it into your scalp. Keep the hair saturated with the juices for an hour before shampooing your hair.