A wide variety of plant extracts have been used in different hair care products like conditioners and shampoos, styling products, and hair masks for a very long time. These plant extracts are put to variety of uses such as hair growth stimulation, dandruff relief, and dry hair treatment.
One of the most effective plant extracts that can be very effective for hair care is Aloe Vera. The gel extracted from the Aloe Vera plant comprises of 99 percent water along with polysaccharides and glycoproteins which are helpful for stimulating growth and repairing damage. Due to this, Aloe Vera can successfully be used in numerous homemade recipes for managing frizzy hair, quenching dry hair, as well as for giving a luscious shine to your hair.
Aloe Vera Shampoo
Aloe Vera should be regularly used while washing hair by people whose hair is usually prone to dryness. Non-moisturizing shampoos, chemical treatments, as well as dry climates can make the hair brittle, straw-like and full of split-ends. This problem can be battled quite well during the time when you wash your hair.
To create an Aloe Vera shampoo, you need ½ cup castile liquid soap, ½ cup Aloe Vera gel, ¼ sp olive oil or organic vegetable oil, and 1 tsp vegetable glycerine. Make sure that the Aloe Vera juice you pick out is organic and contains no preservatives. Now using a mixer or whisk, blend all the ingredients together in a bowl. You can store this shampoo in a capped bottle and use it every time you shampoo your hair.
To use this shampoo, massage it gentle into the hair and allow it to stand for a minimum of two minutes before you rinse it out. You can also enjoy moisturizing benefits of this wonder gel by mixing a small amount of this gel to your regular shampoo.
Those who have naturally curly hair often experience frizz, particular during dry seasons. Aloe Vera helps in combating nasty frizz, and maintains the beauty of your hair. Therefore, instead of making use of alcohol-based regular hair gel which makes the hair dry, apply aloe gel in small amounts on your hair. Use your fingers to spread the gel through the hair.
Hair masks are wonderful ways of locking the moisture inside the hair and giving it shine and bounce. Prepare your own hair deep-conditioning mask with the help of Aloe Vera and few essential oils to provide nourishment to your hair.
To prepare this Aloe Vera hair mask, heat 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp jojoba oil in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes. After this, add 1 tbsp Aloe Vera gel along with five drops of rosemary and sage each and one egg to the heated oils and mix them using a whisk. Once prepared, apply the mixture on damp hair. Make sure to remove all styling products from the hair before applying the mask. Once applied, allow the mask to remain on the hair for about 3 hours and then wash off to discover shiny and beautiful hair.