If you are looking for a healing substance that can relieve scalp problems without the use of harsh chemicals, the answer is Aloe Vera!
With its antimicrobial and nourishing properties, Aloe Vera can heal a variety of skin conditions. Aloe Vera is a versatile plant with many impressive health benefits. This miracle herb is rich in active phytochemicals and nourishing ingredients such as minerals, vitamins, polypeptides, enzymes, proteins, and fatty acids.
The high content of antiseptic agents makes it beneficial to your scalp health. By adding Aloe Vera to your hair care regimen, you can eliminate most stubborn scalp issues, while keeping your hair healthy, moisturized, and silky.
How Does Aloe Vera Protect Your Scalp?
pH balancer: Commercial shampoos and other chemical-filled hair care products can destabilize the natural pH balance of your scalp. Aloe Vera has a natural pH level between 4.5 and 5.5 which is in the same range as the pH level of your hair. A healthy scalp pH level helps eliminate scalp issues and ensures an optimal environment for hair growth.
To restore and retain a proper pH balance for your scalp, use an Aloe Vera shampoo and choose hair care products that are designed to match the natural pH of your scalp and hair. The acceptable pH level for hair care products ranges between 4 and 7.
You can find the pH of your products on the label or you can determine it by using pH test strips (video).
Sebum balancer: Fresh sebum protects the scalp and keeps it hydrated. However, sebum accumulation on the scalp can give your hair a greasy look and leads to clogged pores, discouraging new hair growth. Extracts of Aloe Vera act as a natural astringent that helps prevent over-accumulation of sebum on the scalp. If you suffer from an oily scalp and want to regulate sebum production, make sure to regularly apply Aloe Vera juice to your scalp and hair. You can also use Aloe Vera shampoo or add a few drops of Aloe juice to your regular shampoo.
Relief for Dandruff: Dandruff is often caused by the fungus Malassezia that lives on the scalp causing inflammation, deadening of skin cells, and flaking. Aloe Vera has natural antifungal properties that help to get rid of fungal infections.
The enzymatic properties of Aloe Vera destroy dead skin cells, which is also important in treating dandruff.
Regular application of Aloe juice/gel to the scalp helps reduce, or even eliminate, dandruff. If you cannot take fresh juice right from the plant, use a store-bought, organic certified Aloe gel that will provide you with the same benefits. Massage the gel onto the scalp with your fingers and let it remain for 30 minutes or more before taking a shower. You can leave the gel overnight and wash your hair with a mild shampoo in the morning. The gel should be applied at least two times a week for a few months to prevent dandruff from coming back.
Washing your hair with an organic Aloe shampoo can also help.
Relief for itchy scalp: The antiseptic and analgesic properties of Aloe can soothe an irritated scalp and provide relief from itching and inflammation. When applied to the scalp, Aloe Vera juice penetrates the skin quickly to get rid of bacteria and provide immediate relief. Aloe juice has a cooling/soothing effect on your scalp and helps get rid of scratches and infections.
For people who shave their heads, Aloe gel helps calm razor burn and protects the skin from inflammation.
To soothe an itchy scalp, it is important to choose organic and hypoallergenic products with no added fragrance or synthetic preservatives. Use Aloe gel two or three times a week to condition your scalp after shampooing. Gently massage the gel into the affected area after each shower and leave it in. Anti-inflammatory compounds in the gel help soothe inflammation and keep your scalp feeling moist and refreshed.
Moisturizer for dry skin: The Aloe reacts with the fatty deposits in your scalp, making them water-soluble and easy to remove from pores. The skin absorbs Aloe Vera juice up to four times faster than water. Aloe gel keeps the skin moist and helps hydrate a dry and thirsty scalp. Topical Aloe products can be used to prevent a dry, flaky scalp in harsh weather conditions.
Aloe Vera shampoo helps maintain an optimal moisture level of the scalp, leaving your scalp feeling clean and nourished.
Home remedy for eczema and psoriasis: Aloe Vera gel can temporarily relieve symptoms of psoriasis. Aloe’s enzymatic properties help destroy dead skin cells that cause itching. Aloe’s anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic properties help reduce redness, scaling, itching, and inflammation of scalp psoriasis.
This natural remedy provides relief to individuals with eczema. To soothe scalp eczema, wash your hair with organic, fragrance-free Aloe Vera shampoo. After rinsing your hair with lukewarm water, apply Aloe Vera gel over the affected area.
Aloe Vera for Hair Growth: Aloe prevents an over-accumulation of sebum and helps unclog pores that are filled with sebum and dead skin cells. It promotes blood flow to the scalp and enhances blood supply to the hair follicles. Increased blood flow boosts oxygen exchange in the cells, speeding up cellular regeneration in hair follicles, and stimulating new hair growth.