For many centuries, natural remedies are been used for the treatment of common ailments such as upset stomachs, cold, and toothaches. These natural remedies are being widely used these days. It is believed that natural remedies can cure disease and problems as commercially available medicines. If you are facing issue with hairs then aloe vera and coconut oil for hair growth can be used for best results.
If you are sick of losing hair and you have tried many things but nothing happens, then you have come to the right place.
One of the best remedies that help your hair to grow faster and maintain its health are Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil. Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil both have ingredients that can help you nourish your hair and also keeps your scalp moisturized which promote healthy hair growth.
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Aloe Vera comes from succulent plant species of genus Aloe. First, it was originated in the Arabian Peninsula. Now it is grown widely and cultivated with the purpose of medical use and cosmetic.
It is also used in a wide variety of commercial products. It is mainly extracted for “aloe gel” that is present in aloe leaves. “Aloe Gel” is known for its therapeutic benefits.
Aloe Vera contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), C, E and B12, antioxidants, Enzymes, minerals like calcium, chromium, copper, selenium, potassium, and zinc, sugars like glucose and fructose, lignin, salicylic and amino acid.
Uses of Aloe Vera
It is used in various treatments. Following are the common use.
- It is used in food for its flavor which is approved by FDA (The Food and Drug Administration)
- Aloe Vera is used in skin, moisturizer and cleansing lotion cosmetics.
- It is also used in food supplements which is easy to purchase from the local store.
- There are a variety of herbal remedies made of Aloe Vera gel and latex.
Aloe Vera is been used to treat skin, seborrhea, dandruff, minor burn, and skin abrasions. It seems that aloe gel taken from the mouth can reduce the blood sugar level and it can also lower cholesterol.
High oral ingestion of Aloe gel and latex can be dangerous it may cause abdominal cramps and diarrhea (1). Take the doctor advice.
Coconut oil is an edible oil which is used in frying food, baking recipes and it can replace butter. It is also known as copra oil which is extracted from the kernel of grown coconuts. As it is saturated with fat contents can last up to 6 months at 24 °C.
A diet containing fat is essential for our body. Coconut oil contains 99% fat. As per 100g value, it contains 82.5g of saturated fat, 6.3 g of monounsaturated fat and 1.7 g of polyunsaturated fat. Basically, it supplies 890 kcal.
Saturated fat contains lauric, myristic, palmitic and caprylic acid. Lauric acid also known as fatty acid can help your body to absorb vitamins like A, D, E and K.
It can also be used as a source of energy and it is often believed that fat contents from coconut oil are less likely to be stored in our body because of its Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs).
Uses of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can be used for many things. In our homes, we already use it as a moisturizer, conditioner for hair and eye makeup remover. Effects of skin problems like eczema or psoriasis can be reduced with coconut oil.
As mentioned earlier that coconut oil can last longer and more stable compared to other oils cause of its high amount of fat. With this it is used in various cooking methods like can use in various frying method, sautéing, roasting and baking.
Aloe vera and Coconut Oil for Hair Growth
It is seen that from many generation aloe vera and coconut oil together are used to create a hair pack which can help your hair to stay healthy and damage free. When using whole leaf not only gel, it can you help prevent dandruff and scalp acne, etc.
If you want soft and silky hair or you have damaged and dry hair then this pack can be very beneficial for you. Many people are happy with the results and they have shown positive reviews on it.
How to Make Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil Hair Mask
It is easy to create a pack because the ingredients that are required can be obtained from indoor and outdoor.
- One aloe vera leaf.
- 3 tablespoon of organic coconut oil(You can use Parachute Coconut Oil)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
How to Make the Pack
Get rid of Thrones that are present on the side of the leaf.
Wash the leaf to get rid of all the dirt and bacteria. It is important to have clean aloe vera leaf.
Cut the leaf into small pieces
Make use of a mixture to make a puree of leaf small pieces.
After mixing put the coconut oil and honey (optional) in the mixture. Mix it well for 4-5 minutes.
You can apply that mixture instantly but for better results put that mixture in the refrigerator for 1 day.
When applying mixture make sure it reaches to the scalp surface and every part of the head. And cover it with a shower cap or something similar.
Wait for 2 hours and wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner. After this, just in one try, you will feel the difference in your hair.
People with hair loss condition can apply the mixture ones in a week and they can add paste of fenugreek seeds (soaked overnight). It will help add volume to your hair.