Hair Growth Enhancer—Aloe Vera

| August 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Aloe Vera has been used for generations by many Native Indian tribes. It contains superoxide dismutane, an enzyme known for its hair-nourishing and stimulating qualities. Aloe vera also helps in the creation of nitric oxide, which is also good for the treatment of hair loss in women. Here are some of other advantages of this hair growth enhancer.

Reduces Sebum

Sebum is an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands and helps the scalp to remain moisturized. However, if produced in excess amounts, it accumulates on the scalp, combines with dirt and forms a crust that can damage your hair follicles and prevent new hair follicles from growing. Aloe Vera’s antibacterial properties help to reduce excess sebum.

Activates Hair Growth

Aloe vera increases blood circulation to the roots of hair follicles, thus activating new hair growth. It also helps in cleansing the pores and balancing the pH of your scalp.

Provides Moisture, Minerals and Vitamins

Aloe vera is a great source of moisture for your scalp and hair follicles. More than 20 minerals and vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E are present in it. Hair follicles need vitamins; therefore, an abundant supply of vitamins is good for hair growth.

Using Aloe Vera

If you are suffering from hair loss, get yourself examined by a doctor before using aloe vera. There are a many different causes of hair loss, including scalp infections, illness, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, reactions to medications, etc. Your doctor can help diagnose the reason behind your hair loss and may be able to provide a simple treatment for it.

Aloe Vera Gel

You can obtain aloe vera gel from the plant by simply cracking open one of its tendrils and removing the gel in it with a knife.

Apply aloe vera gel to the parts of your scalp that are experiencing baldness. Aloe vera can promote the growth of new hair in some people. You can apply the gel directly to the scalp, as aloe vera typically has no side effects.

Aloe Vera Shampoo

You can also us this hair growth enhancer in your shampoo. Combine the aloe vera gel with wheat germ oil and coconut milk to make a shampoo for hair growth. Wheat germ oil is also available at most natural foods stores and is also offered by a variety of online retailers. Use the shampoo as often as you wash your hair.

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