It’s no secret that aloe vera is an excellent soother and repairer of the skin. Because of this, it is a well-loved home remedy for dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, pimples, acne, fungal infections and also minor wounds. Are you aware that aloe vera is also a superb hair thickener and lengthener, and conditioner as well?
Continue reading if you are a DIYer and you have some aloe vera plants in your garden. Below you will come across an easy recipe for making aloe vera shampoo that can make your locks thicker and longer.
Do you have beauty-conscious family and friends who are into homemade beauty products, too? Then don’t forget to have this article reposted on your various social media site later on so that they may also be able to check the said recipe and enjoy voluminous and lengthy hair naturally.
Before we take a look at the recipe, let’s fist quickly tackle why aloe vera is perfect for the hair.
According to scientists, aloe vera is rich in vitamin E. It’s exactly for this reason why it is a phenomenal home remedy for an assortment of problems concerning the skin. It is also because of this why aloe vera is an excellent thickener of lengthener of the hair — vitamin E is an important nutrient for the hair follicles in your scalp.
By providing the scalp with good amounts of vitamin E found in aloe vera, the hair follicles can become activated, producing hair at a much faster rate than normal.
However, it’s not just vitamin E present in aloe vera that helps in giving you the mane of your dreams. Scientists say that this herbal plant is also loaded with minerals that are all beneficial for the hair follicles, and some of them include zinc, copper and iron. It’s no wonder why there are lots of shampoos containing aloe vera.
And speaking of which, there is really no need for you to spend a lot of your hard earned cash just to get your hands on a bottle of aloe vera shampoo. That’s because you can easily make one from home!
Other than enabling you to save a lot of money, whipping up aloe vera shampoo with your own two hands helps see to it that your scalp and hair do not come into contact with harsh chemicals — most aloe vera shampoos available commercially are laden with unnecessary ingredients that can do more harm than good.
So without further ado, here’s the easy-to-follow recipe:
2 cups of distilled water
3/4 cup of liquid castile soap
1/4 cup of dried herbs (you will find some wonderful suggestions later on)
2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
20 drops of essential oil (go for something whose fragrance you really love)
-In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of distilled water to a boil.
-Once boiling, add 1/4 cup of dried herbs. If you have dry hair, go for either rosemary or calendula. Opt for lavender or lemon balm if you have oily hair. Rosemary and thyme is perfect for someone who is prone to dandruff.
-Cover the saucepan and allow dried herbs to simmer for 20 minutes using low heat.
-Switch off the stove and carefully strain herbs from the water. Transfer water in a mixing bowl.
-While mixing using a large spoon, slowly pour liquid castile soap into water infused with herbs.
-Add 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix very well.
-Transfer your homemade aloe vera gel into a clean squeeze or pump bottle.
That’s how you can make aloe vera shampoo with your own two hands. Use this each time you step foot in the shower. After a couple of weeks, come back to this site and kindly share your experience with it!