Aloe Vera: 6 Underestimated Benefits for Dry Natural Hair

April 24, 2017 Ingredients 🌿 0 Comments by Rose Ovensehi

Aloe Vera: 6 Underestimated Benefits for Dry Natural Hair

Aloe Vera Plant is nature's gift to people who suffer from hair dryness - amongst many other hair issues that they may face. Aloe vera is a humectant that works with the environment to draw moisture from the air and keep the hair hydrated.

Often called the "Medicine Plant, "Miracle Plant" or the " Natural Healer", Aloe Vera is a plant of many surprises.

Aloe Vera is a short stemmed plant approximately 90 cm tall. Its leaves are thick and fleshy with a greyish green color. It produces a yellow flower on a spike toward the top. It is mainly the gel from the leaves that is used for hair growth. The gel can be easily squeezed out by breaking off one of the tendrils and cracking it open.

Here are the major benefits of this amazing ingredient for your tresses:
  • Aloe vera helps to maintain the pH balance of the hair
  • Aloe vera keeps the hair hydrated by locking moisture in your hair. It acts like physical barrier between your hair and the environment and it draws moisture from the air to keep the hair hydrated
  • Aloe vera gel effectively detangles your hair so you can use it as a hair serum and run a comb through the smoothened hair easily
  • Aloe vera accentuates your natural curls
  • If you have an itchy scalp problem, aloe vera is the easiest solution to get rid of it

Ways to use Aloe Vera:

1. Aloe Vera Promotes Hair Growth:

Egyptians have used aloe vera profusely in the past. Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which help to remove all the dead skin cells that block the hair follicles to create room to allow the hair to grow properly.

Sometimes, excess sebum in hair can cause partial baldness. This condition is also called seborrhea. The keratolic action of aloe vera helps to break down the sebum and dead skin cells. The alkalizing properties also maintain the pH balance of the hair and scalp.

2. Anti-Pruritic:

This anti-pruritic property of aloe vera helps to prevent scalp itchiness and dryness. Aloe vera gel can effectively reduce the redness, itching, inflammation and scaling that is caused due to psoriasis and other scalp diseases. According to archives of Dermatology, nearly 80% of patients with psoriasis showed improvement when treated with aloe vera.

3. Anti-Inflammatory:

Aloe vera helps to reduce redness and inflammation. Aloe vera gel can heal wounds and burns and helps to prevent bacterial infection. Aloe vera is used in hair colours to soothe the hair and prevent it from chemical damage. This soothing property is due to the calming effect of bradykinase, present in aloe vera, which is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic enzyme. Aloe vera also has salicylic acid, which is an aspirin compound that has anti-bacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Anti-Dandruff:

As said before, aloe vera has enzymes that help to break down dead skin cells. It allows nutrients to penetrate inside the hair making the hair health. Removal of sebum and dead skin cells helps to eliminate dandruff automatically.

5. Anti-Fungal:

Fungus thrives in acidic environment. Aloe vera helps to restore the pH or alkaline balance in the scalp and prevents all scalp disease.

6. Conditioning:

The chemical composition of aloe vera is similar to keratin that is already present in the hair. This helps in easier absorption of the gel to the hair shafts and allows the deep conditioning to occur. So it is clear why aloe vera gel is used as a base for commercial hair colours that are free of ammonia. This penetration property of aloe vera is due to the lignins found in aloe vera, which is major structural material of the cellulose content.

As the scalp has more absorbing powers than skin, the aloe vera seeps into seven into the scalp and nourishes it thoroughly. In addition, the 20 amino acids make the hair lustrous, thick and strong.

Whatever your hair problem may be, hair loss, dry hair or dandruff, start growing an aloe vera plant in your terrace to eliminate them all together! Aloe vera for hair growth is an effervescent treatment that never fails.

This beneficial plant can give you beautiful and healthy hair that will have volume and natural shine. Aloe vera is versatile so use this multipurpose plant for having a good health, great skin and lustrous hair. 

Aloe Vera Water is the first ingredient in our Floral Hydration Hair Mist.

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Naturally yours,
Team Flora & Curl




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