Aloe Vera has been used for its healing properties for centuries. This incredible plant consists of 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids (the building blocks of healthy hair and scalp) and 200 active enzymes. It's brilliant for curly hair, we add it to our Curl Cleanser, Curl Conditioner and Curl Defining Gel.
Here are some of Aloe Vera's benefits to hair.
Itchy and inflamed scalp - In conditions like dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis the pores and follicles of the scalp can become clogged and irritated which can slow down hair growth. The anti-pruritic enzymes within Aloe Vera destroy dead skin cells, reducing scaling and relieving irritation and redness.
Hair loss - Aloe Vera has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing hair loss and encouraging new hair growth. Aloe Vera’s keratolic action breaks down the sebum and dead scalp cells helping hair follicles return to healthy, normal production. Aloe Vera’s alkalizing properties balances the pH level of the scalp and hair which results in further hair growth and retains moisture in the scalp.
Conditioning - Aloe Vera is a great conditioning agent. It acts as a humectant drawing moisture from the atmosphere into hair. It contains the nutrient choline which has excellent moisturising properties. Structurally it has a similar chemical composition to keratin the natural protein in hair cells, this allows for excellent penetration into the hair shaft. It restores shine and lustre and leaves hair silky and smooth.
I start every day with a 60ml shot of Aloe Vera juice, it has a cleansing and detoxifying effect on the body. It's great for bloating or constipation, it soothes the intestinal wall and helps to improve daily bowel movements.
Your immune health lies within your gut, it's the epicentre of your physical health and determines your overall wellbeing. When its balanced your body operates at it's optimum.
A healthy body equals healthy hair!