With my challenge to turn around my protein overload I’ve been focusing more on incorporating moisture into my hair care regimen religiously. In doing so I’ve decided to add aloe vera gel and aloe vera juice (find out the difference between the two here) into my hair care rituals, and here’s why!
Benefits Of Aloe On Natural Hair
Promotes Growth: Aloe Vera helps promote hair growth and decrease hair loss. Aloe vera stimulates the production of new hair growth, so it is great to use directly in areas that are starting to thin like at the name or edges of your hair. Aloe Vera has also been known to help lessen the issues that come along with hair loss due to alopecia.
Contains Vital Vitamins & Minerals: Aloe contains high amounts of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for health purposes, skin care, and your hair. The prevalent vitamins and minerals within aloe are Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, Vitamin E, Calcium, folic acid and amino acids just to name a few. These are all very important vitamins that you want to have prevalent in your hair.
Humectant used to moisturize hair: I went back to using aloe because it is indeed a humectant that helps with the moisturization of your natural hair. This can help with hair that suffers from extreme dryness that leads to damage or breakage. That is what I’m currently battling with this extreme case of protein overload so I’ve been using the juice as a leave in and the gel to help style during my LOC method routine. (You don’t want to use too much as it can sometimes make your hair feel dry. Remember too much of any good thing can turn into a bad thing)
Restores natural pH balance of hair: Aloe helps to bring our back to the delicate balance that can be thrown off by the products we use, our environment and even what we eat.
Helps heal the scalp: If you suffer from dandruff or dry irritated scalp, aloe vera can definitely come to your rescue. It will not only help restore the pH balance of the scalp/hair but will ease/cool the irritation and add moisture back into your dry scalp.
Natural Conditioner: Aloe vera can help restore your natural luster and shine therefore it is a great option as a natural conditioner. It can also enhance the strength of your hair while adding back its natural sheen. You will also see a decrease in frizz with out the heaviness / product build up that other products can cause when they reduce frizz.
I purchase my aloe vera from GNC but it can also be bought in health food stores or online from Amazon. You want to make sure that you are buying from a reputable brand and that the aloe is in its pure form (which usually means it needs to be refrigerated once it is opened). I’ve used aloe vera juice and gel in various manners( conditioner, styler, leave in, rinse out…etc) and have had great success so far in my newly altered hair care journey. In what ways have you used aloe vera and has it left you with great results? Share your thoughts below!
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Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.