Do you have hair that frizzes or irritation on your scalp? I have a quick and simple solution for you. Aloe Vera. This cactus-like plant has a number of potential benefits for the hair. Some of the most notable benefits include:
- Moisturizing: Aloe vera is a natural humectant, which means it helps to moisturize the hair by drawing water from the air and sealing it into the hair shaft. This can help to prevent dryness and breakage.
- Strengthening: Aloe vera contains enzymes that can help to repair damaged hair and strengthen the hair shaft. This can help to reduce breakage and improve the overall health of the hair.
- Reducing dandruff: Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, which can help to reduce the incidence of dandruff and other scalp conditions.
- Promoting hair growth: Some studies have suggested that aloe vera may help to stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp and nourishing the hair follicles.
- Protecting against damage: Aloe vera can help to protect the hair against damage caused by heat styling, chemical treatments, and environmental factors such as pollution and UV radiation.
Irritated Scalp & Overall Hair Treatment
You can use the gel from the inside part of the leaf if you have a plant at home. With fresh aloe, I blend about half a cup. If you don’t have a plant, you can always use store-bought Organic Pure Aloe Vera gel. Just watch out for Citric Acid and other added ingredients. Place the gel in the palm of your hand and work through your hair down to the tips. Leave in for 30 minutes or overnight. I use this on my hair because I have a very sensitive scalp and can’t use commercial products as they contain toxic chemicals like fragrances.
This next hair treatment is something I enjoy as a deep conditioner for dry hair. The ingredients are probably right in your kitchen. Main ingredient? Avocados. You will also need 1 organic egg, 1/4 cup of olive oil, and 1 avocado. Why do I recommend these three ingredients?
Avocado is rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that can nourish the hair and scalp. It is particularly high in vitamin E, which can help to moisturize the hair and improve its shine. Avocado can also help to strengthen the hair and reduce breakage. Eggs are a good source of protein, which is essential for healthy hair growth. They also contain biotin, a B-vitamin that is important for hair health. Using eggs on the hair can help to strengthen and moisturize it, giving it a shiny and healthy appearance. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer that can help to nourish and condition the hair. It is rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the hair against damage. Olive oil can also help to improve the elasticity of the hair, making it less prone to breakage.
To prepare this hair treatment, first, peel the avocado and remove the pit. Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl with your hands until it’s a consistent green color. Smooth into hair, being careful to work it to the ends. Use a shower cap or wrap to seal moisture in. Leave on hair for 40 minutes or more. For deeper conditioning, wrap a hot, damp towel around your head, or use a hair dryer set to a low to medium heat setting. Rinse with warm water.
Ghee The Hidden Hair Healer
Another hair hack I use is something that may sound a bit odd to some people, pastured ghee! Ghee is a natural moisturizer that can help to nourish and hydrate the scalp and hair. This can help to prevent dryness and breakage and improve the overall health of the hair. Ghee also contains a number of nutrients that can help to strengthen the hair and improve its elasticity. But one of the reasons I really love using ghee in my hair is because of some of the research I read. Some studies have suggested that ghee can help to stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp and nourishing the hair follicles.
I absolutely love ghee for cooking and baking. It’s also a wonderful hair and skin healer. Apply as little or as much as you need to cover the scalp and hair. Leave on for 30 minutes or more, then rinse with warm water. If you’re feeling a bit creative and have some time, prepare infused ghee with herbs like Thyme, Rosemary, Calendula, and Plantain. Need to know how? Contact me to set up an herbal consultation, and I can walk you through the process.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Sorry in advance that it’s a bit hurried, but I have my hands full with health stuff and with taking care of our little guy today.
Remember-Beauty shouldn’t have to be toxic!
Lots of Love, Chemical Free Gal