If you want healthy, shiny hair (and a dandruff free scalp), try this DIY aloe vera recipe!
You can spend a lot of money on salon quality hair products that are designed to make your hair healthy and strong. While they usually work well enough, who wants to spend their hard earned paycheck on something that they can do themselves for just a fraction of the cost?
The great thing is that you don’t need a chemistry degree to make your own natural hair repair. Simply get an aloe vera plant and you’ll have exactly what you need to enjoy a mane of hair that will make others green with envy.
Why Is Aloe Vera So Good For Hair?
Aloe vera works wonders for your hair and scalp in a number of ways. If you’re plagued with thinning hair, for instance, and have considered wearing a hat every day for the rest of your life to hide it, just use aloe instead as it has been found to promote new growth, allowing you to have thick hair without having to consider spending the rest of your days in a ball cap or other head covering.
Aloe also contains a number of healthy nutrients that make your hair strong and beautiful. It moisturizes the strands so that they aren’t frizzy and dry, while moisturizing your scalp at the same time. That way you don’t have to deal with itchiness or flakes that always seem to find their way onto the shoulders of your dark colored shirt. You know, the ones that are clearly evident to everyone that has contact with you.
Of course, one of the greatest attributes of aloe is that it is all natural. It isn’t some chemical that is formulated in a lab somewhere, but rather it is a substance created by the soothing and healing Mother Nature herself. It has been used for a number of things (like easing burns and cuts) for ages, proving that it not only safe to use but extremely beneficial to more than just your hair.
Are you excited about having hair that is strong, shiny and beautiful and ready to make your own aloe hair products? Good, let’s begin…
Do It Yourself Aloe Hair Care
Making your own aloe hair products is pretty simple. All you need is an aloe plant, knife, bowl, blender and strainer. So, get these things together and then follow these steps:
- Cut a few leaves off of the aloe plant close to the base of the stalk. If you have short hair, one or two will be enough, but if you have long, thick hair then you may want to cut off three or four. Go through this once and you’ll have a better idea of exactly how much you need for your particular hair length and thickness.
- Scrape the inside of the leaves so that you remove the moist, jelly-like substance into a bowl and are left only with the outer green leaf itself. Get as much of the insides as you can, leaving nothing but the skin.
- Put the scrapings into the blender and puree them until they are nice and smooth. You don’t have to add any oil or water to it, just use the aloe scrapings by themselves.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl, through a strainer so that you remove everything but the remaining jelly substance.
- Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and then rub the aloe jelly through it thoroughly. If you have a hair conditioner that you like, you can also add this mixture to it for additional moisturizing benefits.
- Leave the aloe on your hair and scalp for roughly five minutes. If you use the aloe while you are in the shower, you can take the additional time to shave your legs or simply let the warm water run over your body and relax you. If you’re not in the shower, you can amplify the benefits by throwing on a shower cap over your damp aloe infused locks and using a hair dryer to help it soak into your hair and head.
- Once the allotted time has passed, simply wash the aloe out and go about your regular hair care routine. You should notice the results fairly quickly and, when used regularly over time, you will have hair that is strong and shiny and a scalp that is moisturized and free from inflammation and dandruff.
If you don’t currently own an aloe plant and have no desire to, you can also buy aloe oil from most any health store and use that instead. Either way, you can get the hair that you want at home for a fraction of the price versus going to a salon and paying top dollar for expensive treatments and products.