Is aloe vera gel for hair really a good hair treatment? Based on my research, using aloe vera gel for hair has many amazing benefits. Not only will it keep hair healthy and beautiful, it’s also completely safe and natural.
Aloe vera gel can be purchased alone or as a component in the shampoos and rinses you buy. If you’re going to truly test aloe vera gel for hair, use it as a stand alone product. The best test is going to come by using a food grade aloe vera gel since it has the fewest additives. The other alternative is to grow your own aloe Vera and extract the juice yourself.
Aloe vera gel benefits for hair
- Reduces dandruff: relieves sore, itchy and flaky scalp
- Nourishes and moisturizes: moisturizes and protects both the hair and scalp leaving it soft and shiny
- Promotes hair growth: stimulates growth of new and existing hair
- Prevents hair loss: slows and in some cases prevents hair loss
How to use
You can use aloe vera gel as a hair gel to hold your hair in place. You can also add it directly to your scalp. Aloe vera gel is known for helping your hair grow, make your hair shiny and treat scalp conditions such as dandruff.
The other way you can use aloe vera gel for hair is to mix it with your regular rinse and or shampoo. You can also use it as a hair treatment. One hair treatment that’s popular right now is created by mixing 1 part aloe Vera gel and 1 part honey to 4 parts conditioner. Microwave the mixture a few seconds to make it warm then apply to wet or dry hair making sure the ends are well treated. Cover hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap and let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes up to overnight then rinse hair in warm water (do not shampoo).
What others say about aloe vera gel for hair
Most people that used aloe vera gel for hair were happy with the results and some were euphoric. However, there were a few that said it didn’t do much for their hair. A couple said they didn’t like the smell (that may have been an issue with the brand of aloe vera gel they purchased). There were also a couple that said it seemed to cause them to shed and discontinued use. From a biological perspective, I don’t understand how aloe vera gel would cause shedding unless it had something to do with other ingredients they were using along with the aloe vera.
I have done extensive research into the science behind aloe vera benefits when used on the skin and taken internally. Lori and I both use aloe vera gel. However, neither Lori nor I have used aloe vera gel for hair, but we’re going to give it a try and we’ll report back here on the results. If you’ve used aloe vera gel for your hair, tell us about your experience.
My conclusion is that Nature outdid herself when she created aloe vera. It’s amazing!
Now go have fun and relax.