COCONUT ALOE VERA SLEEPING MASK

by Sanchia Rebello
COCONUT ALOE VERA SLEEPING MASK

If you are looking for one simple hair mask that can solve all your hair problems, then this coconut aloe vera sleeping mask is the perfect remedy for you! It is super simple to make and easy to use.

It can help promote better hair health on an overall basis by improving and increasing hair growth, reducing hair fall, reducing dandruff and itching, increasing hair moisture, improving hair shine and lustre and giving your hair a renewed hair sheen.

This simple DIY hair sleeping mask contains just three simple ingredients – aloe vera, coconut oil and castor oil.

Here are the benefits of these ingredients:

Aloe vera:

Aloe vera can help reduce hair breakage and stimulate the hair follicles to promote hair growth by contributing to cell turnover which is a natural process that involves the constant shedding of dead skin cells and the replacement of it with younger skin cells, over a period of time. It can also help increase hair shine and give your hair a natural glow.

Aloe vera can calm and ease itchiness on the scalp, especially for people with dandruff. It can reduce the itchiness and flaking of the skin under your hair, as it has anti-inflammatory properties and can also reduce scalp inflammation caused by dandruff. It can help promote hair growth as it helps cleanse and nourish the scalp.

Aloe vera can help control greasy hair, as aloe vera has enzymes and properties that can break down fats and strip away the extra oil (sebum) from the hair. It can also protect the hair from ultra-violet (UV) damage and retain the natural hair colour.

Coconut oil:

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid and can help act like a natural hair conditioning agent, by promoting hair moisture and reducing hair dryness. It can help prevent the loss of protein from the hair strands, thereby strengthening the hair strands and reducing hair breakage and damage.

Coconut oil can also help increase and improve hair growth as the coconut oil can penetrate into the hair follicles on the scalp and stimulate better blood circulation in the scalp, increasing hair growth eventually. It can also help reduce dandruff, flaking and itchiness on the scalp.

Castor oil:

Castor oil can help strengthen the hair strands and promote hair and scalp nourishment. Therefore, with a healthy scalp, it promotes a better environment for the hair follicles to grow out from. Castor oil can increase circulation in the scalp and promote better absorption of other hair care products.

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid that can help lock moisture in the hair and can promote healthier hair and a cleaner scalp, in turn promoting better hair growth right from the hair follicles.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp aloe vera gel

(Fresh or commercial)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp castor oil

Method:

Into a mixing bowl, add in the aloe vera gel, coconut oil and castor oil and mix it well until properly combined.

To use:

Partition your hair and apply this hair sleeping mask evenly all over your scalp and hair just before you go to bed. Cover your hair in a shower cap and leave it on overnight. The next morning, rinse off with plain water at first. Then later, shampoo and condition as usual.