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Aloe Vera Facial Hair
No: Aloe vera does not increase facial hair growth. If one wants to see if there is any effect from aloe vera, he can put an aloe vera moisturizer on the left side of his face each day, and a very similar moisturizer, but without the aloe vera, on the right side of his face each day, and look in the mirror about one month later to see which side has better skin. Read more
Aloe gel, made from the central part of the aloe leaf, is a common household remedy for minor cuts and burns, as well as sunburns. It can be found in many commercial skin lotions and cosmetics. Aloe contains active compounds that may decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate skin growth and repair. For this reason, aloe vera gel has gained tremendous popularity for relief of burns, with individual success in helping minor burns. In one study, burn sites treated with aloe healed completely in less than 16 days compared to 19 days for sites treated with silver sulfadiazine. In a review of the scientific literature, researchers found that patients who were treated with aloe vera healed an average of almost 9 days sooner than those who weren't treated with the medicinal plant. However, other studies show mixed results, including at least one study that found aloe actually delayed healing. Aloe is best used for minor burns and skin irritations, and should never be applied ...Read more
Doubtful: Aloe Vera has a number of incredible effects. It may strip excess oils and residues from hair and scalp & may increase blood flow to scalp. Thus, some report that it may decrease rapidity of hair loss & increase hair health. However, your facial hair is tied in with genetics. It is not likely that the Aloe Vera will cause hair to grow more rapidly or thicker on your face. Read more
Aloe vera: Is safe to use on the face and skin. It will cause hair growth in the areas where there are hair follicles. Just avoid those areas of your face when applying. See your doctor if you are concerned with excessive hair growth. Read more
Aloe Vera doesn't help. Some options:
Shaving. While shaving may be less commonly used on the face than the aforementioned options, it's the way many women choose to remove their facial hair.
Laser Hair Removal - very popular method
Electrolysis. Read more
Aloe: Aloe is considered safe for both skin, hair and if properly prepared for drinking. Be sure quality and validity of ingredients. Read more
I recently got sunburned on my face and head and used aloe vera gel with lidocaine. After using 5 times why did I feel dazed and confused the next day?
Aloe Vera Gel: Why? I don't know of any indications for aloe vera for hair. Aloe Vera can prompt healing of tissues but hair is dead? Read more
Have never heard: Of aloe vera being used for this purpose. Read more
Not likely: As remarkable as aloe can be - know of no studies that show it causes increased hair growth. Read more
I've been using Lily Of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly for a few months and I noticed my hair comes out by the root. Is that shedding or abnormal?
Aloe: Aloe is a plant with many purported properties including skin healing. It is not something that is usually used for hair-bearing skin. It is not likely to do you any harm, but neither is it likely to help. Many of the commercial aloe gels contain a lot of alcohol which would really dry hair and scalp--beware. Read more
Yes and no: Yes, aloe vera is good for your hair. No, I don;t think aloe vera can cause significant health issue-at least not that I know. Read more
What to do if I have started using biotin pills to regrow my hair can the aloe vera gel you buy at the store work?
Aloe Vera: Can help with tissue healing but will not necessarily have an effect on hair regrowth. Most products have relatively low Aloe Vera Content. Thus if you do need to apply Aloe Vera in the future - breaking off a "leaf" from the plan and applying directly is often the best choice. Take care. Read more
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is not harmful to your scalp but it won't change the thickness of your hair. Read more
No: The gel will not clean your hair or scalp either. It is not a substitute for shampoo. Read more
Probably: An oil is more fluid than a gel. With the gel your hair may feel more sticky. Read more
Doc, my sister's hair are too weak and now she is facing a lot of hair fall... She applies aloe vera too... Do tell me how her hair will get healthier?
Get her evaluated: This sounds like telogen effluvium. A dermatologist or a good general physician who's knowledgeable here may be able to reassure her. It may be wise to check her thyroid. Read more
The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. It is grown in most subtropical and tropical locations, including South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Aloe was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries and it remains one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States today. However, oral use of aloe for constipation is no longer recommended, as it can ...Read more
Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more