Can We Apply Aloe Vera Gel on Hair After Applying Oil?

Can we apply Aloe Vera gel on hair after applying oil

Can we apply Aloe Vera gel on hair after applying oil?

Ninety percent of the time, Aloe Vera strips of the moisture and sebum locked within the hair. (Sebum is responsible for the greasiness of your hair). So, if you apply Aloe Vera gel on your hair after applying oil, you may end up not having your desired result. The best way to work with Aloe Vera is to mix it with oils like coconut oil or castor oil prior to the application stage.

Benefits of putting aloe vera gel in your hair

The following are the benefits of applying Aloe Vera to your hair;

  • It helps the strands of your hair to get stronger. The stronger the strands of your hair, the less resistant it gets to breakage. That way, you can retain the length of your hair.
  • It works as a hair conditioner. Conditioning your hair does a lot of good. It helps the strands get shinier and softer. It also helps to feed your follicles with certain minerals that can promote hair growth.
  • It helps to heal a damaged scalp. Damage is usually imposed to the scalp when heat and chemicals are applied excessively to the hair.

Once the damage is solved, the scalp can produce more hair, thereby increasing hair volume.

  • Aloe Vera helps to solve the issue of oily hair by stripping off the excess sebum. The effect of this is that the scalp gets lighter and free from product buildup.
  • Aloe Vera helps to solve the issue of itchy scalp.

How to apply Aloe Vera on hair

Aloe Vera is used for a thousand of things, of which hair care is one. It is obtained from the Aloe Vera plant, and is known for his high moisture content.

Asides moisture, it consists of vitamins, amino acids, and the minerals that assist with hair growth. However, after applying Aloe Vera onto your hair, you’d need to wash it off later, since it is mostly used as a conditioner.

Hair conditioners work to soften the hair and to nourish the follicles from which the hair grows.

Below are the different ways by which you can apply Aloe Vera to your hair;

  • It is not recommended to use Aloe Vera alone as a conditioning agent. Here, we will work with a mixture of Aloe Vera and another hair conditioning agent. To get started, follow the steps below;

1. Get a bottle (a tall bottle with a wide mouth) and then, pour your hair conditioning liquid to the halfway mark.

2. The next thing to do is to scoop the Aloe Vera gel into the bottle. If you have the plant at home, you can just cut one of the leaves. Use a knife to gently scrape off any of the outer layers.

Finally, use a spoon to scoop the gel from the leaf. You can also get Aloe Vera from stores. However, ensure that there aren’t any agents that can disturb the purpose you want to use it for.

3. The Aloe Vera should fill up the rest of the bottle. A one to one ratio between the Aloe Vera and the hair conditioning liquid is what we need for this process.

4. Replace the bottle’s cap and then, give the bottle a good mix. To know if the mixing has been properly done, pour some of the mixture into your palm.

You shouldn’t be able to tell out the Aloe Vera gel from the conditioner.

5. Set the mixture aside and then, wash your hair with your regular shampoo. Rinse out the shampoo and then, proceed to work with the conditioning mix. You could shake the bottle a few more times again.

6. Work the mixture to the strands of your hair. Ensure that you aren’t applying it to your scalp. That could lead to a clogging of your hair follicles.

Allow the conditioner to drizzle from the top of your hair to the bottom.

7. Leave the conditioner on your hair for about ten minutes. You can seal up your hair with your shower cap during this period.

8. Wash the mixture off your hair with warm water.

For the best results, it is recommended that you repeat the processes above about twice a week.

  • Aloe Vera can also be applied to the hair as hair mask.  Hair masks are just like face masks. By using them, you get to expose your hair follicles to certain minerals and nutrients for a prolonged time.

The following procedures describe how you can get this done.

1. Scoop Aloe Vera gel into a small container. Two to three tablespoons of the gel are enough for this procedure.

2. Next, you’d need coconut oil. You can purchase coconut oil from any store near you. You can also make yours if you want 100% pure coconut oil.

3. A spoon of the coconut oil is what you need for this procedure. Add it to the container containing the Aloe Vera gel.

4. Use a spoon or wooden palette to mix the two ingredients. By the way, if you wish to get your hair conditioned, a tablespoon of honey would also do a lot of good if added.

5. You have to bear in mind that the mixture can get your clothes messy. So, ensure that you have an old T-shirt on.

6. Use your fingers to scoop the jelly mixture. Then, work it into your hair firmly and thoroughly. After the ends of your hair have been thoroughly covered with the gel, you can proceed to work on your scalp.

Ensure that you apply enough pressure as you move your fingers.

7. Hair masks work best when they are left overnight (i.e. for a long period of time.) Wrap up your hair with a towel or a shower cap so that the mixture is locked within the mass of your hair.

It also will help protect your bedding and pillows while the mask is on.

8. The best time to wash of the hair mask is when the strands of your hair do not feel moist again. Rinse the mass gently with warm water. And no, you do not have to worry about conditioning your hair again after this.

For the best results, repeat this process about two or three times in a week.

Aloe Vera mixture for hair

Other Aloe Vera mixtures for hair that you can try out include the following;

This mixture helps to nourish your hair, thereby boosting hair growth. This mixture is best used as hair mask.

  • Aloe Vera and Castor oil

This mixture is what you need if you want to increase the volume of your hair. It prevents the untimely shedding of hair. This one too is best used as hair mask.

  • Aloe Vera and onions

For this mixture, you’d need to extract the liquid from onions. To do that, chop the onions into bits, blend with little water and then, pour the content through a sieve.

What the onion juice does is to stimulate the scalp. It also promotes the rapid growth of hair.

  • Aloe Vera and green tea

Green tea is highly rich in antioxidants and so, it can help heal any damage done to the scalp. It is also scalp-protective if you wear the mixture as a mask.

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