Make Your Own Aloe Vera Hair Conditioner
In previous articles, we have delved into how versatile true Aloe can be and shared many great recipes/ remedies that you can all try at home. The really good news is that the list of how to use Aloe continues and we won’t stop until we have discovered every which way it can be used.
Today we are going to look at how to make your own Aloe Vera conditioner at home. Why would one buy from a retailer when one can create something just as special in the comfort of your own abode? We are also going to explain why this is a good idea and how you can actually benefit health-wise and simply enjoy the creative experience of making your own Aloe conditioners.
Check Out This Example Of An Aloe Vera Conditioner Being Made
Is Aloe Vera Good for your hair?
Put simply yes! But we prefer to give you an informative answer so you can fully appreciate the might of Aloe Vera. The Egyptians even used Aloe Vera for hair health, although we are unsure if they knew about the potent enzymes they certainly knew they were onto something.
For your hair to be thoroughly conditioned and feel fine, fluffy, and consistently strong; the nutrients in your hair must be supported and allowed to unclog. When unclogged your natural oils can get to work cleansing alongside aloe for conditioning.
Using Aloe Vera in your conditioner has a multitude of benefits for you to benefit from including reducing the amount of sebum on your scalp which can cause hair loss.
How Does Aloe Vera Condition Your Hair?
1. Tackling Dryness And Flaky Skin With Aloe Vera
Clogged hair follicles can lead to a build-up of sebum which can lead to seborrhoea. This can actually lead to hair loss and in more severe cases people can go bald.
This can cause dead skin cells to form and build up which is a common cause of dandruff. Aloe Vera as a conditioner can break down sebum and help remove dead skin cells from your scalp. Allowing your hair to grow more freely.
Your hair needs to have the right pH balance, Aloe Vera has enough alkalizing properties that it can balance out your pH levels to prevent dry hair, split ends, or a greasy build-up.
Remember that Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer and who wouldn’t want to use it to help lock in moisture to nourish your hair
2. Prevent Itching With An Aloe Vera Conditioner
An itchy scalp is frustrating- especially when you are trying to go about your daily business. Itchiness can be a side effect of people who suffer from dry skin and hair. If you have conditions like psoriasis or eczema then itching can become very severe.
Enzymatic activity in Aloe Vera can calm the itchy scalp and actually create a hydrated surface for your hair to grow naturally. More good news is that Aloe Vera hair conditioner can be used daily and is perfectly safe, it is a perfect remedy for life-long problems that have no cure.
The Archives of Dermatology has reported that 80% of people with psoriasis showed improvement in their condition when using Aloe Vera.
3. Fortify Against Hair Dye
Hair dyes can damage your strands and follicles over time, bleaching your hair can weaken it a lot so you should look into natural ways of defending it. We are forever damaging our hair with unnatural dyes to keep up with the latest fashion trends but people often fail to give their hair the safety net it needs,
Some good news is that you can actually buy hair dye products that contain aloe vera in them now
4. Aloe Vera Conditioner Helps Reduce Dandruff
We previously mentioned the enzymes in Aloe gel making it very potent for hair health. Although shampoos aim at getting rid of dandruff, conditioners can do this also.
A type of fungus known as Malassezia can grow on your scalp and get trapped between hair, eating away at the healthy nourishing fats that nourish your hair. True Aloe has anti-fungal properties and alkalizing benefits that get rid of acidic breeding grounds for this type of fungus.
Using a conditioner daily with Aloe Vera can keep fungus build-up to a minimum permanently.
5. Aloe Conditioners Promote Balance and Volume
Aloe gel in its purest form actually mimics the consistency of keratin and has a similar genetic makeup too. Keratin is a natural protein found in your strands of hair. If you use Aloe Vera conditioner for your hair then it can easily penetrate and nourish your hair thanks to the lignins found in Aloe.
This is the structural material of plant cellulose and has been proven to help absorb aloe into the skin also by up to 7 layers!
Your scalp is naturally more prone to absorbing nutrients than the skin on the rest of your body. Aloe contains 20 amino acids which are the building blocks of protein- so your scalp can benefit greatly from a daily nutrient boost and a better environment for your hair to grow in.
Here Are A list Of 6 Amazing Benefits Of Using An Aloe Vera Conditioner
- Help to relieve an itchy scalp.
- Relieve redness and soreness.
- Add strength and volume to your hair.
- Allows for easy penetration.
- Promotes hydration and locks in moisture in your hair.
- pH balance improves.
How To Use Your Aloe Conditioner
Aloe Vera Deep Conditioning Recipe
We are going to start with the basics on this one. For people with dry to normal hair, it will really help lock in moisture and give much-needed volume and protection from the sun/ weather, etc.
- ¼ cup of Aloe Gel
- ¼ of a cup of coconut oil. (you may need to warm this up slightly in the microwave to make mixing with Aloe easier)
- 1 tbs lavender essential oil
How To Make Your Own Aloe Conditioner:
Blend your ingredients into an even consistency in a suitably sized bowl. Blenders will probably give you a better texture than using manual methods such as a whisk.
Be careful not to over-blend the ingredients as this will make it runny.
When applying the Aloe Vera hair conditioner you will need to get to the roots of your hair and apply the conditioner all the way from the hair roots to the tips of your strands. Massage it into your scalp and allow the aloe conditioner to sit in your hair for about 20 minutes for maximum benefits.
Rinse your hair gently to get rid of excess conditioner and enjoy the results!
Whether or not this is all new to you, we are sure you will enjoy our recipes to create your own Aloe Vera conditioners at home by yourself or with friends. You never know until you try!
Conditioning your hair is just as important for your beauty regime as it is for personal hygiene and longevity if you wish to keep your locks looking luscious and youthful.
Check back with us soon as we share more of our great findings on the wonderful healing plant Aloe Barbadensis.
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