Aloe Vera is very common plant found all over the world and has been in use for centuries because of its healing properties. Aloe Vera is used in countless cosmetics and beauty products because it is rich in antioxidants, minerals, enzymes, vitamins and amino acids. Aloe Vera possesses antiseptic, germicide, anti-inflammatory, moisturising and regenerative properties, making it an excellent natural ingredient for hair care products. Some of the benefits of Aloe Vera on hair are:
Promotes Hair Growth
Aloe Vera contains enzymes that promote healthy hair growth. This protolithic enzyme removes sebum and dead skin cells that are clogging the hair follicles, which prevents proper penetration of nutrients to the hair. Aloe breaks down the sebum and dead skin cells, which allows nutrients to penetrate, which results in hair growth. In addition, Aloe has an alkaline pH level, which helps to balance the pH level of the hair and scalp, resulting in further hair growth. Aloe also helps to prevent frequent hair loss by rejuvenating the follicles and reducing hair thinning.
Reduces Itching, Dryness and Dandruff
Aloe Vera is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties. The enzymes found in Aloe Vera soothes dry skin, moisturizes a dry scalp, which helps to alleviate the presence of dandruff. Aloe Vera’s enzymatic properties enables it to break down excessive dead skin cells, while adding moisture to the hair and scalp. The anti-inflammatory properties also reduce redness and itching, which benefits the hair.
Reduces Fizziness and Strengthens Hair
Aloe Vera contains vitamins and amino acids, which promotes hair strength and adds shine to your hair. As a result, it helps to tame frizzy hair while leaving locks silky and glossy. The vitamins found in Aloe Vera also work well to repair sun damage to your caused by sun exposure.
Conditions Hair and Scalp
In addition to the other benefits, Aloe Vera is also an excellent hair-conditioning agent and also restores the hair’s luster and shine. Aloe Vera easily penetrates the hair shaft and scalp leaving hair soft, moisturized and smooth.