In this new guide, we are going to look at the benefits and how to use aloe vera and guava leaves for hair.
Short answer: if you want to use aloe vera and guava leaves for hair, grind 15-20 green and fresh guava leaves into a paste. Then, extract the aloe vera gel using a spoon into a container. Add the guava leaves paste into the container containing aloe vera and mix. Apply this mixture on your hair leaves for 40 minutes. Wash with gentle cleanser and water after this 40 minutes.
Keep reading for a detailed explanation of the benefits and how to use guava leaves and aloe vera for hair.
Both guava leaves and aloe vera were shown to promote healthy hair growth and are frequently used in the treatment of skin infection and wound healing.
For instance, one 2012 study showed that aloe vera improved the wound healing process in surgically induced Wistar rats when applying topically.
It was also shown that in a separate 1998 study that aloe vera influenced inflammation and improve fibroplasia, collagen synthesis, and maturation.
The above-mentioned studies highlight that aloe vera can help treat inflammation and wound healing.
It wad also showed that aloe vera can improve collagen formation and strength in the body, which in turn improves hair growth and strength.
The aloe vera was also found to contain some unsaturated fatty acids, which are parked with conditioning and moisturizing agents.
One study like this also highlighted that aloe vera contains an enzyme, which prevents hair loss by preventing hair scalp from the effects of cancers, solar radiations, and dandruff.
On the other hand, guava leaves also contain hair growth-promoting minerals and vitamins calcium, potassium, copper, iron, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin E, folate, and other antioxidants.
You can learn more about the health benefits and nutrition facts of guava leaves here:
How to use aloe vera and guava leaves for hair
If you want to use guava leaves and aloe vera for hair growth, here is how to prepare and to use:
- 2-3 tablespoons of aloe vera extract
- 20 fresh and green guava leaves
- Mortar and pestle
Wash 15-20 fresh guava leaves with water. Using a mortar and pestle grind the guava leaves into a paste. Transfer the paste into a clean container. Add two tablespoons of aloe vera extract into the container containing the guava leaves extract. Mix them completely.
How to use guava leaves and aloe vera for hair
To use aloe vera and guava leaves for hair, wash the hair with water and air dry. Then, apply the guava leaves and aloe vera mixture on the hair. Massage your hair with this mixture from the tip to the root of your hair scalp.
Allow the mixture to stay on your hair for one hour. After one hour, wash your hair with lukewarm water. Repeat the process daily and stop when feeling satisfied.
Note: the mixture can only be used within one day. And if you want to do it again, you need to prepare another recipe.
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