Can I Apply Aloe Vera Gel Overnight On Hair?

Aloe vera is widely utilized in beauty products and for good reason. It has antiviral and antibacterial qualities, and the capacity to help treat everything from constipation to diabetes. The green-cactus looking plant is the base of a million dollar industry that stretches from beauty creams to healthy juices and diet supplements. Over time, aloe vera has seamlessly blended itself into everything we use.

What is Aloe vera?

Aloe Vera and hair care

There are more than 300 species of the aloe plant, but Aloe barbadensis (aka aloe vera) is the best recognized and is prized in the health and beauty industries for its healing features.  The aloe vera plant is about one or two feet in height with prickly and bitter leaves, which act as a defense mechanism to keep animals and insects from eating the plant.

The leaves hold a gooey, translucent gel, also very bitter, and known all over the world for its incredible healing properties. This translucent gel is made up of about 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds, a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the body and Vitamin C, B, E and A. Other parts of the aloe vera plant which are used include the 'sap', a yellow-colored latex liquid found on the skin of the plant.

One of the most crucial parts found in aloe vera gel is a complex carbohydrate known as acemannan. It lets nutrients reach the cells, nourish them while relieving them of toxins. Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine and British herbal medicine have all promoted aloe vera as a healer when applied or consumed orally. The spiky succulent plant grows in dry, tropical climates in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the southern and western parts of the United States. A long time ago people realized there was more to the plant. The gel and juice inside aloe vera is a popular herbal remedy that was used to treat everything from skin issues to digestive problems.

How to use Aloe vera for hair?

Homemade Aloe Vera hair masks

A lot of these remedies using fresh aloe vera gel. You can extract your own gel by cutting open an aloe vera leaf and scoop out the gel with a spoon. Throw the gel into a food processor and blend to get an even consistency. Here are some ways you can use Aloe vera for your hair.

Castor Oil and Aloe Vera

Castor oil is a great hair growth remedy that helps boost hair growth while adding volume. The oil together with the aloe vera helps stimulate hair regrowth and curb hair fall. This treatment helps stimulate hair growth from the dormant hair follicles on your head. It helps to nourish and condition your hair strands, preventing breakage and split ends.

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients into a smooth and consistent paste. Apply this blend to your scalp and hair and focus on your roots and tips. Once your hair is completely coated in the mixture, put on a shower cap. Go to bed with the mixture on. You can wrap a towel around the shower cap for extra heat and keep the cap from shifting in your sleep. Clean the mixture off with cool water and shampoo in the morning. Finish with conditioner. Do this once or twice a week.

Onion and Aloe Vera

This is one intense hair growth treatment. It helps curb hair falling and promote regrowth. Onion juice is an excellent hair growth component that stimulates your scalp and the dormant follicles. Regular use will give your hair amazing length and thickness. Be careful, onion juice is potent, and can potentially irritate the skin. Perform a patch test first before using it on your scalp.

Blend 3-4 large onions into a puree and use a cheesecloth to extract the juice. Add the aloe gel to the onion juice and mix completely. Rub the mixture into your scalp and work it into your hair until it is saturated. Leave it on overnight and proceed to rinse out your hair in the morning with a mild shampoo and finish off with conditioner. Do this once a week.

Coconut Milk and Aloe Vera

Coconut milk has great conditioning properties that assist in maintaining the health of your hair. It is also a unique repository of nutrients that further nourish your scalp and hair. The oil in this mask allows for deep penetration of the mask into the hair shafts so that they can be nourished from within.

In a bowl, mix the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Massage this into your scalp and work it through the hair until your hair is fully saturated. Leave it on overnight and then proceed to rinse your hair in the morning. Clean your hair with a mild shampoo and then a conditioner. Use this once a week.

Hibiscus and Aloe Vera Gel

Hibiscus is generally used to condition hair. When used together with aloe vera gel, it helps boost hair growth while maintaining hair texture.

Combine the ingredients into a smooth mixture in a bowl. Massage it into your scalp and work it through your hair until it is saturated. Leave it on overnight and then proceed to rinse your hair. Clean your hair with a mild shampoo and finish with conditioner. Repeat this once a week.

Henna And Aloe Vera For Hair Growth

Henna is great for maintaining scalp health and helps condition and softens the hair. Using this mixture will not only encourage hair growth but will add a tint of red to your hair while covering grays.

Soak the Henna leaves for 2 hours before you intend on using the hair mask. Blend the leaves and add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix them well and apply the mixture to your hair and scalp. Ensure you focus on your roots and the tips of your hair. Once your hair is completely covered in the mixture, leave it on overnight. Clean your hair with cool water and shampoo in the morning and finish with a conditioner. Use this hair mask once in two weeks.

Aloe Vera and Vitamin E 

Vitamin E is a unique antioxidant which helps prevent harm to your scalp and hair by neutralizing free radicals. This keeps your hair healthy, increasing the time in between trims so that you attain your desired hair length quicker.

Combine the ingredients into a smooth mixture and massage it into your scalp for a couple of minutes and then work it through your hair. Leave it on overnight and wash your hair with a mild shampoo, finishing with a conditioner in the morning. You can use this mask once a week.

Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Gel 

This deep conditioning treatment adds shine and luster to the hair while preventing breakage and split ends. This helps maintain the length of your hair.

Melt the shea butter in a dual boiler and then leave it cool. Add the rest of the ingredients to the cooled butter and mix well. Take about 2-3 tbsp of the mixture and store the rest in a jar for later use. Massage your scalp and hair with this mixture and leave it on overnight. Wash your hair with cool water and mild shampoo in the morning. Apply it once a week.

Green Tea and Aloe Vera

This mixture enhances your hair health while also reducing damage. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants which help neutralize damage-causing free radicals. It also soothes the scalp of dandruff and skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Throw the ingredients into a blender and blend. Ensure that there are no lumps as these can get stuck to your hair. Massage the mixture into your scalp and work it through the length of your hair. Make sure your hair is completely saturated and leave the mixture in overnight and then rinse it off with cool water. Condition your hair and air dry your hair in the morning. Use this once a week as a shampoo replacement.

Advantages of using Aloe Vera for Hair

Adds strength and luster to hair. Aloe vera’s high protein, vitamins, and mineral content help nourish your follicles and hair efficiently. It helps to improve the natural beauty of the hair by promoting healthy hair growth. Aloe vera cleans the hair follicle well, stripping off extra sebum and residue left from other hair products. But aloe vera doesn’t harm your hair strands while it cleans the hair. Unlike other chemicals, aloe vera is gentle and preserves the integrity of your hair. Using it is a great way to get your hair looking healthier, shinier, and softer.

Promotes hair growth. Aloe vera has proteolytic enzymes, which help heal and repair the damaged scalp cells. This improves the health of the hair follicles and indirectly encourages healthy and faster hair growth. Not only does the proteolytic enzyme help heal the scalp, but it also helps stimulate dormant hair follicles, encouraging hair regrowth.If you suffer from hair loss using aloe for hair growth is a great idea. Use aloe vera on your problem areas that need a little extra help, or even bald spots. The enzymes in the aloe will unclog your hair follicles leaving two gifts (moisture and shine). While unclogging your follicles the nutrients that promote hair growth can do their thing.

Relieves scalp itching. Its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe your scalp of irritation and aggravation. It maintains the hair hydration by locking moisture in. It works as a barricade between hair and the environment.The moisture content of aloe vera helps to condition your hair, locking in nutrients and keep the hair hydrated. Aloe vera gel makes a great moisturizing shampoo as some shampoos can leave your hair dry and stiff. Check the ingredients and try a shampoo containing aloe vera, or add some aloe vera gel to your current favorite. Its natural moisturizing properties will leave your hair strong and hydrated.

Lessens scalp redness and inflammation. Aloe vera is great for soothing the skin. Applying some aloe gel to the inflamed areas can help reduce redness and any inflammation

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