Aloe Vera’s health properties have been known for centuries. Aloe product lines are found extensively in the health and beauty industries for a very good reason. The ‘miracle plant’ has some incredible benefits to offer!
With its many moisturizing and nourishing properties, it can be used for anything from helping soothing cuts and sunburns to making soaps and shampoos. In fact, the use of Aloe Vera for hair is widely used as a treatment for a variety of common issues related to the scalp. This includes frizzy, dry hair, reducing the appearance of dandruff, or even to promote hair growth.
WHAT MAKES HAIR "HEALTHY"?
Hair is not only a defining characteristic for us all, but a defining feature of our personalities. Healthy looking hair is more than just about personality and your sense of style. It is also a general indication of good health.
Nevertheless, your health, along with genetics, can play a role in how your hair looks. Its color, age, thickness, how much of it you have and how much it grows are all factors in the appearance or look of hair.
Common problems people encounter with their hair that Aloe Vera can help with include:
- Dry or damaged hair (frizzy, split ends)
- Oily hair (dull texture with flat volume)
- Dandruff (itchy, flaky scalp)
- Hair loss
HOW ALOE VERA BENEFITS HAIR
The abundance of commercial hair products for health, hygiene, and treatment is a testament to the importance placed on good looking hair. However, one of the more effective and best solutions to restore your hair’s vitality and original appearance is a natural one. Aloe Vera for hair can work wonders. Its nourishing and soothing properties not only strengthen your hair, but also nourish your scalp and contributes to healthier skin on your head.
Of the many compounds and properties found in Aloe Vera, one, its proteolytic enzymes, acts as a conditioner that will leave the hair smooth and shiny. The enzyme also helps to naturally support new skin cell generation on the scalp.
BENFICIAL FATTY ACIDS
Fatty acids found in Aloe Vera help soothe irritation, which can aid in resolving and restoring skin issues that lead to and cause dandruff. The combination of enzymes and fatty acids found in Aloe Vera can relieve and even prevent itching associated with dry skin and reduce dandruff.
SUPPORTS HAIR RE-GROWTH
Through its healing properties, it even promotes hair growth. When applied, Aloe Vera may even be capable of supporting blood circulation to the surface of the skin. This increases blood flow to the hair and scalp aids overall hair health and helps prevent hair breakage, promoting growth, and helps you keep the hair you already have.
STRENGTHENING PROTEINS & NUTRIENTS
Aloe Vera also strengthens and repairs hair. It has a similar chemical composition as that of keratin, the protein that is central to the structure of hair. In addition to its own nutrients, Aloe Vera can rejuvenate hair, give it more elasticity and prevent it from weakening or breaking. Aloe contains such vitamins as A, C, and E, of all of which promote healthy cell growth and shiny hair. There’s also Vitamin B-12 and folic acid in Aloe Vera which can keep your hair from falling out.
The application of Aloe Vera cleanses hair follicle efficiently, deep cleaning oily hair and removing the chemicals from other hair products that can leave residue that damages hair.
Unlike chemical-based hair products, Aloe Vera does not damage or hurt hair strands as it cleans. It actually helps to condition and preserve the integrity of your hair thanks to it's high H2O content and moisturizing capabilities.
HOW TO USE ALOE VERA FOR HAIR
We have unfortunately not yet introduced our ALODERMA hair products, found in Asia, to the North American market. However, there are ways to get the full benefits of Aloe Vera for your hair using gel and pure Aloe Vera Juice, follow this process at least once per week or as needed:
- Apply a liberal amount of Aloe Vera to hair
- Massage Aloe into scalp, making sure all hair is covered
- Let sit for up to an hour to allow the gel to penetrate follicles
- Rinse Aloe out with plain water or a mild shampoo
Once complete, enjoy your healthier, shinier, and softer looking hair!
WHAT KIND OF ALOE TO USE
Unlike the safety concerns with consuming raw Aloe Vera, you don't have to really think about safety when applying to hair. Feel free to harvest your own Aloe plant. Or, if you are looking for a more convenient option, take advantage of a Pure Aloe Gels & Hydrators for maximum concentration of the plant's many beneficial ingredients.
There are many Aloe products available on the market, but be sure to find one with Pure Aloe Vera as the first ingredient, preferably organic, and with minimal additives or SD alcohol ingredients; these can damage your hair.