Aloe Vera for Hair...Is Your Hair the Best it can be?

Aloe Vera for hair is what women are talking about....! Have you ever caught yourself looking at a woman with long thick lustrous hair, hair that bounces when she walks and shines like one of those Pantene commercials? I have! Not once, not twice but MANY times.

I always wonder how they get such beautiful healthy hair and here I am sporting hair strands thinner than ....let’s just say my hair does not look like a Pantene commercial  but more like a wild Yeti mane - untamed, frizzy and very fine! But there is hope!

Aloe Vera for Hair...The Findings from My Research.

I have being doing some serious research on ALOE VERA FOR HAIR and the findings are better than I could have hoped for.

Do you know that Aloe Vera gel is a prime ingredient used in many hair loss shampoos, conditioners and treatments? Because it has antiseptic properties, Aloe Vera is a great ingredient because it cleanses the skin and pores. This is why everyone seems to be using Aloe Vera for hair care treatments, shampoos and conditioners. 

Aloe Vera lets the scalp breathe and promotes new hair growth. This is great news for sufferers of dandruff, psoriasis and balding skin conditions! Read more about Aloe Vera for dandruff here. 

Another main quality of Aloe Vera is that it is pH balanced - this means that it balances out the skin, promoting healthy hair growth and a healthy scalp. All of which will get your hair looking amazing!

There are so many products on the market at the moment promising you instant results - “if you buy this product you will have hair like this model …..” Sadly, that is farther from the truth. 

 A lot of these products can do more damage to your scalp and hair than good! With all the harsh chemicals added to these shampoos and tonics, they can irritate the scalp causing more of (a build up) and be more prone to flaring up, and itching.

Keep in mind that there are Aloe Vera shampoo that still have chemicals in them! So always read the label and look for ones without these harsh nasties! So Aloe Vera for hair acts to regenerate new hair growth- promoting healthy thick fuller hair and it does this gently - another added benefit !!


The reason I am writing this page on Aloe Vera for hair- is that I believe in its natural healing properties and I am putting my money were my mouth is and using Aloe Vera every day on my hair and I am seeing the results.

I am hoping to increase the thickness and length of my hair, promote healthier silkier locks!! Not asking a lot, am I? I will keep you posted with the monthly progress so don’t forget to check in often and see how I am doing! All I can say at this stage is “ So far so good ;o).” My hair is feeling thicker and I no longer have the itchy scalp I have had for years!!

There are so many benefits in using Aloe Vera in shampoo. There are some really cool Aloe Vera for hair products out in the market now-a-days days. Aloe Vera can control dandruff and is also used in dog grooming products (we know, as we use a dog shampoo with a high content of Aloe Vera and tree oil and its cheap as chips!)  Plus it also has all the benefits listed below:

Aloe Vera for Hair:

• Rejuvenates new hair growth 

• pH balances the skin 

• Is antibacterial 

• Nourishes and hydrates the hair

• Thickens hair shafts

• Detangles hair promoting making it more manageable

• Creates a high gloss shine

• Is very affordable and highly available. 

• Aloe Vera Is ALL NATURAL 

                                                                                      

There is quite a selection on the market for Aloe Vera gel shampoos/conditioners and treatments ranging from natural health stores to your grocery chain stores. 

All ways check the ingredients list on the back of the label to make sure that the Aloe Vera content is high up the ingredient list. The more Aloe in the mix, the greater the results.


Make Your Own Aloe Vera Treatment

If you like to know what you are putting in your hair and on your scalp, then what better way is there than to make your own shampoo,/conditioner or treatments! There are plenty of great recipes on the net. These are the ones I use most. 

Aloe Vera gel direct on the hair

 I normally scoop the Aloe Vera gel straight from the leaf put it in a bowl and blend it up (makes it easier to apply and easy to handle), then put in a jar and keep in the fridge (that way you have it on hand whenever you need it )

Then every second to third day I apply after shampooing straight onto my scalp and hair and leave in overnight as a hair treatment. It leaves the hair soft, shiny and detangled! Then I wash out and style hair as normal. I already have already noticed my hair looks thicker and actually stronger! It’s not long yet but early days .;o)

An Oil Treatment For Your Hair, that Really Works!

We have got this great hair treatment for you, that we think you will love. 

This is how we make Aloe Oil treatment for your Hair. 

Just so your aware this recipe takes some time to put together. It is really worth the effort though... :).

So here are the ingredients you will need:


  • Virgin Coconut Oil ( 50 Millilitres)
  • 1 x decent size leaf from an Aloe Vera plant. A 3-4 inch section is ideal. 
  • A mixing bowl with an airtight lid (Glass is best). 


Here's how we make it: 

  1. Extract the Aloe Vera gel out of the leaf. Use a vegetable peeler to take the top layer of the leaf off. Then use a knife to cut the spiky sides of the leaf off, and then use a spoon or a blunt edge utensil to remove the Aloe Vera gel (just like filleting a fish).
  2. Once you have removed the clear gel from the Aloe Vera leaf, wash it under water or put it in a bowl of water to remove the yellow latex liquid. This latex is normally found under the skin of the leaf. This yellow latex liquid is harmless on your skin, but can be a laxative if taken orally.
  3. Another option is to purchase Aloe Vera Gel (Pure gel is the best) from a Drug Store, Chemist or Health food store. Remember to read the packaging as some gels have loads of preservatives and nasty nasty chemicals added :(.
  4. Place the aloe in an airtight container ( glass is best) and cover it fully over with Coconut Oil. Then place it in the fridge for 36-48 hours. Another option is to blend up the gel with a hand blender, then mix in Coconut Oil....Don't forget to still place it in and airtight container in the fridge for a few days. 
  5. The next thing to do is to take the mixture out of the fridge and heat it up. Use a non stick pan and use a very low heat. Stir constantly and be very careful not to burn the liquid. It shouldn't take more than 10-20 minutes for the Aloe to be dissolved with the Coconut oil. 
  6. Once its done, let it cool and place in a dark airtight glass container and let it sit for a few weeks to mature ( room temperature).
  7. Another way to make the Aloe oil is to place raw pieces of aloe in a dark glass bottle, and then cover completely with Coconut oil. Seal the bottle with an airtight lid, and let sit for a few weeks. Then strain the aloe pieces out of the liquid and use the liquid. Store the oil back in the sealed glass bottle.

As you can see Aloe Vera for hair has so many wonderful natural healing properties isn’t it time you became acquainted with natures ‘wonder’ and see the benefits for yourself? I have and have not looked back!!


Learn the reasons why Aloe Vera Shampoo is ultimate for your hair. 

If you do not have the time to make your own shampoo, here is our top 8 Organic Shampoo Brands for you to look at.

Here is a interesting link on NO POO hair care treatments using Aloe Vera. We hope you found it interesting like we did. http://www.homemademommy.net/2013/10/does-the-no-poo-method-actually-work.html

Click here to find out about Aloe vera hair growth treatments. 

> Aloe Vera for Hair

Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave us a comment or a question in the box below.