Aloe Vera is a plant that dates back more than 6,000 years, where it was depicted in stone carvings in Egypt. It is most known for its topical uses to treat burns and other skin conditions. According to Natural News, aloe vera can help treat hair loss.
The gel in the leaves soothes the scalp and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Massaging it into the scalp helps restore the pH, which helps regrow hair. Conclusive evidence does not exist to prove aloe vera effective for hair loss. Contact your doctor if you have health concerns.
Take an aloe vera plant and cut off a stalk at the bottom.
Slice the leaf down the middle with a serrated knife.
Remove the yellow latex from the gel. Place the gel in a small bowl.
Bring the bowl of aloe vera gel with you into the shower. Wash your hair with warm water.
Massage the gel into your scalp and thoroughly into the roots of your hair. Let it sit on your scalp for five minutes.
Wash your hair as normal, using your shampoo and conditioner.
Tips and Warnings.
According to Medline Plus, aloe vera can also be used to treat dandruff and psoriasis. You can also drink aloe vera juice or take it orally in capsule form. For a more concentrated treatment, wet your hair with warm water and let the gel sit on your roots for 30 minutes or more in a wrapped towel before rinsing it out.
Aloe vera has been shown to act as a laxative, so beware if you decide to take it orally. If you are experiencing rapid or unusual hair loss, contact your doctor. This may be an indication of a more serious health concern.