Itch. Must…scratch….itch. Try as you might to resist the urge to scratch at your skin, wherever that bothersome itch might strike, more often than not you give in. And what’s more is that you know it’s bad for you, but you do it anyway! Scratching your skin may leave you with scars or even open up your skin. Therefore, what you want to do is control the itch in a less destructive–and preferably natural–way, am I right? Especially when it comes to an itchy scalp, aloe gel, a thick, gelatinous substance found inside the succulent aloe vera plant, can soothe the itchy area with its cooling properties, making you less likely to scratch and giving whatever underlying problem is causing the itch time to heal.
Why Would My Scalp Be Itchy?
Most of us we focus our energy and dollars on having the perfect hair–conditioning, shampooing, straightening, blow-drying, etc. But taking care of your scalp is important for having the luxurious, silky hair you’ve always wanted. And one big sign that your scalp needs a little more attention is if it itches! Here are some reasons why your scalp might itch and therefore be in need of some tender loving care:
- dandruff (i.e., dry scalp)
- scalp infection
How Does Aloe Help?
How the heck does the gel from a plant help relieve an itchy scalp? Well, aloe gets the job done not in one way, but three! Because aloe vera gel is
it works by cooling the effected area, calming your urge to scratch your head. Who would have thought this powerful plant could keep your itch under control? So don’t doubt the powers of this natural remedy just yet.
Aloe Vera and Itchy Scalp: The Method
Things You Will Need:
- aloe vera gel (either straight from the aloe leaf or pre-packaged from a health food store)
1. Remove the aloe gel from the aloe leaf (or the package if you went that route!)
2. Before shampooing, massage the pure aloe gel into your scalp. Use your fingers to rub it in and make sure it covers all areas of your head!
3. Leave the aloe gel in your hair for at least 20 minutes.
4. After the time is up, rinse out that aloe gel and continue with your normal shower routine.
Sounds simple enough, right? Now there is no excuse not to try it. Your itchy scalp will thank you!
Aloe Does More Than Eliminate Itch
Aloe is not a one-trick pony by any stretch of the imagination! Aloe gel does so much more for your hair than just treat the scalp! Adding aloe to your daily shower routine can improve the health of your hair in a lot of other ways:
Aloe is known for its hair loss and re-growth properties. And from dandruff relief to dealing with greasy hair, aloe is your one-stop shop for hair troubles. If you have no specific hair needs, aloe can still help your hair: the gel also serves as a general detox for your hair, washing away all the impurities! There are also many aloe hair products you can make right at home to keep your hair in tip-top shape, including conditioner, shampoo, and oil! If you thought all aloe could do was eliminate that itch, think again. Get started on trying aloe in all these different ways!
Itchy scalp? Forget scratching, try aloe vera!