Years ago, I've tried using various hair lotion, serum and cream to treat my mild hair loss but these commercial products didn't really work on me. Yesterday, I decided to try using pure aloe vera from my garden that is traditionally believed to work wonders in naturally promoting hair growth. No need to pay a bomb to get the benefits of this 'Mother of All Herbs and Plants'.
When I was a kid, my Mom, sister and I practised rubbing pure aloe vera flesh on our scalp (let's call it the cheap version of hair cream-bath at home!) and we had fun. I felt really nostalgic when I cut some aloe vera stalks in my garden with my Mom yesterday evening and apply their flesh on my scalp in front of her.
Fresh aloe vera from my garden for my hair.
Here are the simple steps to use pure aloe vera for hair loss treatment (external application):
- Cut some aloe vera stalks from the plant (or buy from a local supermarket or wet market, it shouldn't cost much!). The bigger/fatter aloe vera stalk we can get, the better.
- Wash the aloe vera stalks. Slice off their thorny edges and leave the green skin intact so it's easier to hold them when applying them on our scalp.
- Cut the aloe vera stalk into smaller pieces and halve each piece open (see above picture).
- Gently rub its slimy translucent flesh on our scalp. Once done, massage our head thoroughly.
- Leave the aloe vera gel on our head for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
For best results, I think diligence is the key. I plan to do this regime once a week although I don't know whether this effort can cure my hair loss problem. Fingers crossed - hair loss, be gone. Forever.