Aloe vera is a plant with thick leaves that grows in hot, dry climates. The plant produces a clear gel that contains mostly water and the rest is glucomannans, amino acids, lipids, sterols and vitamins. This gel has multiple benefits on health, skin, and hair. Check out the #AloeVeraChallenge on social media and see how people have been using it specially as treatment for skincare.
The benefits of aloe vera on hair growth and health have not been fully proven by scientific research per se but they are widely regarded as conventional wisdom due to the contents of the plant and personal anecdotes. Here are some benefits:
Aloe on Hair
Aloe vera can be used on different types of hair and its properties are particularly good for oily hair as it does a deep cleanse, removing excess oil and residue from other products. The scalp needs to be clean in order for nutrients and vitamins to enter the hair follicle. Its antibacterial, antiseptic, and healing properties work very well as a cleanser and reduce hair breakage.
Due to its rich mix of vitamins and moisture, the gel is also good for hair that is dry, brittle ordamaged. Your hair stays moisturized and with a natural sheen, and hydration is essential for healthy hair. The moisture also means that it works very well as a conditioner.
A study found that treatment with aloe vera alleviates itchiness, irritation and dandruff. The antifungal and antibacterial properties soothe, hydrate the scalp preventing flaking of skin.
The anti-pruritic properties and proteolytic enzymes repair dead skin cells on the scalp that may clog hair follicles and this promotes hair growth.
The vitamins and minerals not only nourish hair follicles to make it healthy but also control hair fall and shedding.
It is not difficult to see why we have incorporated aloe vera in our Marshmallow Root & Slippery Elm Detangling Lotion. This product is a lightweight, 100% vegan, detangling lotion with EXTRA slip to detangle knots quickly, tame frizz and leave the hair feeling soft and moisturized.
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