Aloe vera is a very well-known ingredient when it comes to using it in hair care products because it has multiple benefits to our hair and scalp.
But when aloe vera is combined with other ingredients, it can make a super powerful combination that can boost hair health like never before!
But what are the best ingredients to combine with aloe vera to bring out the best of this natural hair care ingredient?
Well, this article will tell you a simple homemade DIY recipe to make aloe vera serum that contains only 3 simple ingredients – aloe vera gel, rose water and vitamin E.
Here are the benefits of using these ingredients on your hair:
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.
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.
Rose water can nourish the scalp and promote hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles and promoting the hair growth phase as rose petals contain phytonutrients. It acts as an astringent, as rose water has mild astringent properties, it can be beneficial to people with greasy/oily hair as it can help reduce the oiliness of the scalp and hair.
It can help reduce hair dryness and hair frizz as it acts as a natural hair moisturizer and makes the hair more manageable and gives the hair a better shine. Rose water can also help reduce dandruff ad treat certain scalp conditions as it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin E oil is one that is rich in antioxidants and can fight all sorts of hair damage, from dryness; to premature signs of ageing like greying, hair breakage, split ends etc. It can help promote better blood circulation in the scalp and increase hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles.
It can also help balance the production of oil on the scalp and prevent the hair from getting too greasy. Using vitamin E on your hair can help add moisture and shine to the hair, making the hair strands have a renewed sheen and look lustrous.
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
(Fresh or commercial)
2.5 tbsp rose water
1 vitamin E capsule
Into a mixing bowl, add in the aloe vera gel, rose water and vitamin E capsule (you can prick the capsule with a pin and squirt the liquid out).
Mix this well and apply it all over your damp hair and leave it on for 30 to 40 minutes. Lastly rinse off with plain water, before shampooing and conditioning as usual.