Treating yourself to a spa day at home? Be sure to add aloe vera oil for hair to your regiment! Even if you are not setting aside a day to pamper yourself, your hair deserves the royal treatment every once in a while–especially if you subject it to high heat from that daily blow-drying and hair straightening or curling! Massaging your scalp with aloe vera oil can do just that! By using aloe vera oil for your hair every other day, you can reap this plant’s hair advantages:
Vegetable oil, canola oil, soybean oil–all of those sound familiar, and you probably use at least one of them on a regular basis in the kitchen. But aloe vera oil? Now that’s something new! Not many people have heard of aloe vera oil, but such a thing exists! What will they come up next, am I right? But pretty much anything that is a plant or nut can be made into an oil these days. The process sure is easy enough: to make aloe vera oil, you basically soak aloe vera until it is softened then combine it with a base oil (i.e., one of those familiar oils we just listed; you know, soybean, almond, or even apricot oil). Voila! The result is an aloe vera extract! So contrary to popular thinking, aloe vera is not taken right from the plant and put in the bottle: it is first made into an oil, then added to the products you know and love.
Aloe can leave your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom, there’s no doubt about that! As a wonder face cream, aloe has proven its clarifying and healing abilities. So when I introduce aloe conditioner, it should not seem like too wild of an idea–and indeed it isn’t! The gel of an aloe leaf has a similar chemical composition of keratin, which is a protein found naturally in hair cells. Also containing lignins, found in the cellulose, aloe is easily absorbed into the skin, especially our more absorbent scalps. Aloe also contains about 20 amino acids (the building blocks of our hair), giving its gel-like substance even more power to strengthen your dry, wilting hair. Sleek and shiny locks are not far away if you start using aloe conditioner today!
I have a lot of hair. The strands aren’t thick, they are skinny and smooth and they get oily very easily. I need to shower every day if I really want to look clean. This means I need to be careful about what hair supplies I use because also, my hair is prone to frizzy, especially in the summertime. Wintertime’s issue is more of a staticky one.
Yes, it’s a hassle. I don’t get to pick a day and sleep in because I showered yesterday. Nope, you can tell. It isn’t the worst thing in the world. I enjoy my shower time and I am very particular about my shower ingredients. For one, I enjoy using a loofah. I feel as though I exfoliate best using one. Also, I like my shampoo and conditioner to smell really good. I am one of those shoppers who smells in the store. Bam, hitting you with some truth!
So I ran out shampoo and conditioner the other day and decided it was time to explore my Aloe hair care options. When most people think of Aloe Vera, they think of the healing properties that it has when used on the skin. However, the plant also has other uses, including being added to many popular haircare products. When used in haircare products, aloe has many great benefits. This includes conditioning tresses to make them soft and healthy, promoting growth and even helping to treat a dry and flaky scalp. These products can be used on any type of hair, but will most benefit those who suffer from dry scalp and locks, as well as those who wish to take advantage of the fabulous and natural conditioning power that comes from this plant.
Aloe vera is a great way to add shine and moisture to manes that are dry or has been damaged by color treating or heat styling. It can help with frizzy and unmanageable tresses that are dry and unhealthy, in addition to helping to heal and soothe the scalp to prevent flakiness. With a wide selection of inexpensive but effective haircare products that are infused with aloe, it is easy for anyone to have the beautiful, healthy hair that they have always dreamed of having.Photo: Mill Creek Botanicals
I went out today and purchased three different brands of Aloe Vera juice to try. I’m going to follow the directions and conduct a taste test for each. But first, a little about the benefits of adding Aloe Vera juice into your diet.