The greasy patches and flaking skin occurs due to a variety of reasons like dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic reactions, a diet or overgrowth of yeast-like fungus namely Malassezia. In these conditions, you need to nurture the severe scalp condition with some sort of nourishment and moisturization, where aloe vera comes in the wider picture.
It is loaded with bioactive compounds such as amino acids that reduce dandruff. The gel of aloe vera improves moisture retention in the skin and promotes wound healing. It incorporates antifungal and antibacterial properties, whereas dandruff is also known as fungal infection, so the antifungal property of aloe vera gel will kill the fungus that causes dandruff and minimizes the desquamation of scalp cells.
Aloe Vera Gel can be applied directly on the scalp to curb dandruff. The gel of the plant has moisturizing properties that turn down the itchiness, irritation and inflammation on dry and dandruff prone scalp. It has some enzymes that work effectively against the inflammation caused by the flaky scalp. The antioxidant properties of aloe gel prevent damage done to skin cells.
How to Treat Dandruff with Aloe Vera Gel?
If the aloe plant is not at home then use organic aloe vera pulp that has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Take out the aloe gel and apply directly on the scalp.
- Cover it with a shower cap.
- Leave it for an hour.
- Wash off with lukewarm water.