Aloe Vera: The Wonder Plant
After what seemed like forever, my husband and I met up with our dearest friends one Saturday for lunch.
We shared stories about what we had been doing and going through the pandemic. One of my girlfriends mentioned that she experienced hair fall the past months. I did too.
As remedial measure she applied aloe vera gel on her scalp for about 20 – 30 minutes before taking a bath. After some time, she noticed an improvement.
I then recalled that when we were younger, my mother would tell us to rub the plant’s gel on the scalp. The downside to that was that it was stinky.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a plant known for its medicinal benefits. As a young kid, I was only aware of its wonderful effects for hair growth. Nowadays, we see aloe vera being used for skincare to treat sunburns and sores, as facial spray mist or face mask. I have even incorporated the gel in my soaps. It is also an additive for food or drinks.
This is one of our aloe vera pots. A high school classmate gave this a few years ago.
Note to Self: I have to transfer the plant to a bigger pot and move it where there is direct sunlight.
How to Harvest and Prepare the Gel
I am harvesting some aloe vera to start my scalp therapy, starting with two leaves from this pot. It may just save the day!
Cut the more mature leaves near the base of the plant and wash.
Drain the yellow sap (latex) because it is considered toxic.
Trim the edges and lift the upper part of the leaf, exposing the gel.
Scrape the gel from the leaf using a spoon or knife.
Apply the gel on the scalp. Let rest for about 30 minutes.
Shampoo as usual.
Have you tried this Aloe Vera hair loss hack? Do share your experience.