Why is Aloe Vera Good For Hair?
Aloe vera has been praised for its skincare benefits for centuries and it has gained further attention for its additional benefits to hair health. Taking a look at ancient hair care routines from Egypt, it is said that Cleopatra was a fan of the potent ingredient as her ultimate beauty hack.
Egyptians were among the first to use Aloe vera, calling it the ‘plant of immortality’, because it can live and bloom without soil. By scooping the softening gel from the succulent leaves, they benefited from the plant that contains a host of minerals and nutrients that helped restore dry and damaged hair, and was essential to her skin care routine as well.
Aloe vera wasn’t only used in ancient Egypt. Native Americans used Aloe vera as well, referring to it as ‘the wand of heaven’. Mahatma Gandhi was also a well-known Aloe vera fan!
When combined with other ingredients that have similar benefits to the hair, Aloe vera can do wonders for your hair and scalp.
The reason is that it helps to remove dead cells from your scalp whilst having anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe the scalp. Aloe vera contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp.
The benefits of Aloe vera in the summer are like two peas in a pod. We found them in the Herbal Essences’ sulfate, silicon, colorant and paraben free shampoos, which are instead made with sustainably harvested Real Aloe vera authenticated by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a world-leading botanic institution with more than 260 years of experience in plant science. They’re the first and only haircare brand that has been endorsed by the reputable Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the best part – they’re cruelty free! So why wouldn’t you want to use a pure, organic and natural ingredient all year round?
Herbal Essences Potent Aloe vera sulfate-free collection acts as a great conditioner, leaving your hair smooth and shiny. Our supplier uses a patented process to extract the Aloe vera gel from the plants, which allows a high level of polysaccharides in our Aloe vera; polysaccharides are sugar molecules and store energy in plants. This process results in only high-quality Aloe vera – plant power in your shower.
Try the Herbal Essences Potent Aloe vera collection that comes in shampoo, conditioner and hair oil spray – with the chemical free and the power of Aloe vera, it protects, moisturizes and restores the hair’s health back.
What’s more amazing, is that their Aloe vera collection is 100% recyclable (except for oil pump, discard separately) and made of 25% recyclable materials!
The potent ingredient adds shine and moisture to your hair while promoting hair growth. It prevents itching on the scalp and keeps your hair healthy. While the proteolytic enzymes help to repair dead skin cells. It is also a great detangling aid that gives amazing slip.
With its fatty acids, Aloe vera is naturally an anti-inflammatory which contains glycoproteins. It is great for soothing, healing and nourishing an inflamed scalp. Dandruff is a fungal infection which can tend to make the scalp very itching, flaky and dry, not to mention sore and embarrassing leaving little white bits on your shoulders. With its moisturizing properties, this wonderful plant can effectively help prevent or reduce overall appearance of dandruff.
The plant also contains protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, calcium, folic acid and amino acids that strengthen, nourish and moisturize the hair. Either way, your hair will be left soft, with added shine.
Keratin, the primary protein of hair, consists of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur.
Aloe vera has a similar chemical make-up to keratin and rejuvenates the hair with its nutrients, giving it more elasticity preventing breakage. With all the hair coloring that you might be doing, it’s important that you also ensure that your hair is prevented from the damage that is being caused due to all the chemicals.
The natural goodness of Aloe vera combined with a host of beneficial properties gives your hair the strength and sheen you have always wanted. Besides the proteolytic enzymes, Aloe vera's high content of protein, vitamins and minerals also nourish the hair follicles efficiently, improving the overall texture of the hair. Aloe vera also has the same PH level as our hair, so it has no problem to restore and maintain hair’s PH balance.