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Treating Dandruff and Baldness with Aloe VeraDescription: Dandruff is a common skin condition that mainly affects the scalp. It's not harmful and you cannot catch it. Symptoms include flaking and sometimes mild itchiness. It can result in social or self-esteem problems. A more severe form of the condition, which includes inflammation of the skin, is known as seborrhoeic dermatitis.
The cause is unclear, but may involve a number of genetic or environmental factors and diagnosis is based on symptoms. It is not due to poor hygiene, and the underlying mechanism involves the rapid and excessive growth of skin cells. As the skin layers continually replace themselves, cells are pushed outward where they die and flake off.
The main symptoms are severe dryness of scalp which cause itchy scalp and flakiness. Red and greasy patches of skin and a tingly feeling on the skin are also symptoms.
What can I do about Dandruff and/or Baldness?
If you want to treat your condition naturally, or in conjunction with a conventional treatment, you might like to try using our Aloe Vera gel. The gel contains dozens of different nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, sugars, anthraquinones or phenolic compounds, lignin, saponins, sterols and salicylic acid. Often these are the very constituents found in your medication.
How do I use my gel when it arrives?
Take a frozen cube of your gel and allow it to dissolve and warm to room temperature. Rub this into your hair, massaging into the scalp and all over. If you have a lot of hair, then possibly water the gel down with an equal amount of water, or two gel cubes worth of water. Leave to rest in your hair for 20 to 60 minutes, depending on what you have time for.
Following this, wash your hair as normal, perhaps using a little less shampoo or conditioner than you normally do. The aloe gel should have worked its way into your scalp and a residual proportion is probably better off left there between washes, so it has a greater hydrating effect on the skin pores and flaky cells.
The Aloe vera gel will soothe any itching or discomfort in the skin. Aloe also contains salicylic acid which is found in many over-the-counter anti-dandruff shampoos.
Special note: For even better results, you may like to add a few drops of tea-tree oil to your dissolved gel, perhaps a teaspoon of coconut oil, or even a few drops of apple cider vinegar. All of these have proved to be effective additions to an aloe gel regime. Dandruff relief should be quite quick, but hair regrowth is likely to take several months before you see any results.
What do I do when my leaves arrive? Just follow these simple instructions.
Please contact me when your condition improves. I really love to hear your stories.
Disclaimer: Aloe Vera is known to be a wonderful cure-all around the world and back again. But it is always best to keep an open mind on both sides of the orthodox and natural remedies debate, and cherry pick the best solution on a condition by condition basis. Natural remedies alone may not always help to cure your condition, especially if there are contributory factors. If the condition worsens or takes longer than anticipated to recover, you are advised to contact your doctor. Normally, your aloe may be used along with any conventional medical treatment offered.
REFERENCES: Evidence studies and research papers.
Here is the evidence that I have found to support the use of Aloe Vera gel in your recovery.