Aloe Vera has both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties among several others that make it a good choice for both your hair and your scalp.
Aloe Vera works by soothing the scalp which creates the optimum environment for your hair cells to repair themselves and flourish. It should be stated that Aloe Vera has not been proven to cure hair loss directly which would involve the reduction of Dihydro testosterone (DHT) instead, it has an indirect effect on the hair follicles.
One of the things that Aloe Vera promotes is an increased blood flow, a critical factor necessary for healthy hair growth. With respect to hair follicles, our blood carries oxygen as well as many other nutrients that are integral for hair growth. However, inflammation caused by patterned hair loss results in the blood flow to slowly decrease and thus lead to hair loss.
- Acquire a leaf from an Aloe Vera plant (as fresh as possible)
- Use a knife to cut away the surface (top-side) of the leaf to expose the gel beneath it
- Use a spoon to collect the gel
- Rub the gel directly into the scalp and let it sit for 45 minutes to an hour
- Use a shampoo that is not too aggressive and wash both your hair and scalp
- Don’t forget to use a conditioner (preferably one with essential oils)
- Repeat this process 2-3 times a week or as needed