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Aloe Vera has astringent properties which ensure that the scalp remains clean without any residues that could clog the hair follicles. Aloe Vera is also very soothing for scalps that are irritated because of the presence of dandruff or excessively dry and flaky skin. Given below are a few very effective Aloe Vera recipes that are easy to make at home.

Aloe Vera and coconut oil conditioner

Heat can cause immense damage to your hair. This conditioner is perfect for combating such heat induced damage. The fatty acids present in the coconut oil coat your strands with luxurious moisture that gives it back its sheen. A quarter cup of both aloe vera and coconut oil need to be mixed in a glass bowl and then microwave for 30 seconds till the oil melts. Blend in a food processor and apply on hair and allow to set for 15 minutes before washing. The mixture can work real magic in minutes.

Aloe spray

This spray made by mixing half cups of aloe vera and distilled water works wonders on dry and frizzy hair. The aloe vera absorbs moisture from the atmosphere transferring it to your hair. It is important to use distilled water in the preparation as there are no preservatives being added to the spray which can be kept in a bottle and used whenever needed.

Heat protection

Just before you use a hot hair dryer or flat iron, use this aloe vera recipe to protect your hair from excessive heat. Mix half a cup of aloe vera, half a cup of distilled water and 2 teaspoons of grape seed oil in a blender and apply it to the tips of your hair just before using heat on it. Ensure that you stick to grape seed oil for the recipe as any other oil might smoke during the heat treatment.

If you have no time to do Aloe Vera shampoo or gel yourself, you can search after off the shelf products with Aloe Vera extract of high quality and .

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