Aloe Vera is perennial succulent plant with fleshy green leaves joined at the stem. Aloe gel is full of medicinal properties and is also used in moisturizers, face washes and creams to treat dark spots, dryness and other blemishes on skin. Aloe vera leaves have gel or pulp that can be used externally or internally. Its pulp can be taken internally 20-40 gms to cure vat related problems in body.
It is edible and useful in treating various diseases related to digestive system. Aloe Vera gel is also useful for skin when applied externally. It can be used topically on face and other body parts.
You can use aloe gel for hairs as well. It is used for treating hair loss as its pulp contains enzymes which prevent scalp diseases. It is also useful in curing dandruff and dry hair. Its regular use prevents premature hair fall.
Latin name: Aloe barbadensis, Aloe indica, Aloe barbados, Aloe vera
Indian name: Ghrita-kumari, Kanya, Kumari, Ghee-kunwar, Ghi-kuvar, Gvar patha
How to use Aloe Vera for hair care
- You can use aloe gel directly to scalp. Apply on scalp and leave for 30 minutes and rinse with water.
- You may mix its juice with milk of coconut and wheat germ oil. Use this to massage scalp before hair wash. Its regular use helps in hair growth and prevents hair thinning.
- You can also use aloe gel to condition damaged hairs by mixing it with lemon juice. Apply this mixture after hair wash. Keep this hair for 5 minutes and rinse with water.
- This is natural conditioner for hair.