5 Aloe Vera Treatments to Strengthen Your Hair

16 January, 2020
Aloe gel has numerous benefits when used on its own, but you can enhance its hair-strengthening properties by combining it with other products.
 

Aloe vera gel and extract are ingredients in many cosmetic products designed to strengthen hair, hydrate the skin, etc. As a result, people tend to see aloe as an ally for beauty.

Its active compounds boost the effects of many beauty products.

That’s why today, we’re going to show you 5 great recipes to take advantage of how great aloe vera gel is for strengthening your hair.

Aloe vera and coconut oil treatment for your hair

coconut oil for aloe vera treatments

The combination of aloe vera’s moisturizing and repairing powers with the essential fatty acids of coconut oil makes for an excellent revitalizing treatment for damaged, dry hair.

Its antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals deeply nourish the scalp, along with getting rid of dead skin cells on it and promoting healthy hair growth.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (45 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (30 g)

Preparation

  • Put the aloe vera in a container and blend with the coconut oil until well-mixed.
  • Separate your hair into several chunks and spread the treatment on from roots to ends.
  • Cover it all with a shower cap and let sit for an hour.
  • Rinse like usual and apply twice a week.
 

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Aloe vera and honey treatment

Honey can help hydrate and fortify your hair.  When you add that to the nutrients in aloe vera, you get a combination that can help protect your hair from dryness and keep it from falling out too much.

In fact, it’s one of the best options for reinvigorating greasy hair. This is because it regulates the natural production of oil without interfering with the activity of oil glands.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (45 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey (75 g)

Preparation

  • This treatment method is similar to the previous one. Combine the aloe vera gel with the honey and massage into your hair.
  • Be sure you cover all of your hair, let it sit for 20 minutes, and rinse.
  • Apply up to three times a week.

Aloe vera and egg treatment

Egg proteins mixed with the hydrating powers of aloe vera make a revitalizing treatment for people who have issues with excessive hair loss.

Its absorption into hair follicles deeply nourishes hair strands, while at the same time strengthening them and naturally encouraging growth.

At the same time, it also controls excess oil production and leaves your locks shiny and soft.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (60 g)
  • 1 egg

Preparation

  • Beat an egg and mix with the aloe vera gel.
  • Once well-mixed, spread onto your hair and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Wash with your favorite shampoo, rinse, and repeat 3 times a week.

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Aloe vera and clay treatment

aloe vera and clay

If you mix it with clay and a little olive oil, you can make an exfoliating hair mask that will remove the dead skin cells that build up on your hair.

Its application contributes to improved oxygenation of hair follicles while controlling hair loss and encouraging hair growth.

It’s also great for managing excess oil and dandruff.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (90 g)
  • 1 tablespoons of green clay (10 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (16 g)

Preparation

  • Put all the ingredients into a container and mix until you get a creamy paste.
  • Smooth over your hair and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse well with water and apply once a week.

Final thoughts

Aloe vera treatments can be a great addition to your hair care routine. However, you should remember that they won’t do much good unless they are part of healthy habits and a balanced lifestyle.

 
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