Can aloe vera be used to treat hair loss?
According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, studies of aloe vera show promising results for many dermatological conditions including dry skin, scars and burns.
However, there is still insufficient evidence to consider aloe vera a serious medication. No mention is made by the NCCAM of aloe vera being an effective treatment for any form of hair loss.
Although there are 400 different species of aloe vera plant, it is the aloe barbadensis plant, originating from North Africa, which is most commonly used for medicinal purposes.
Aloe vera’s ability to prevent hair loss or regrow hair is extremely questionable.
However, it is believed to soothe the scalp and, as aloe vera gel contains polysaccharides and glycoproteins, it is thought that they can stimulate new skin growth. This may or may not help to promote hair growth when the cause is temporary, such as stress or poor nutrition.
How to use aloe vera? After shampooing your hair, massage in some pure aloe vera gel. Leave for several minutes before rinsing off.
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