If somebody asked us about Aloe Vera, we could go on! But we’ll start by saying it’s a magical cure – for almost everything! This multi-purpose plant is amazing for the skin, hair, muscle, helps heal wounds and diminishes scars as well. But did you know that it has also been put to use for making dull lifeless curls vibrant for centuries? Well, we just found out too and have brought you the whole low down about it. Here’s 5 reasons, each sure to make your hair say Aloe You Vera Much.
1. Grows That Mane
Your wishful lusting for long hair ends right here girl! Aloe gel has a few tricks up its sleeve and this hidden gem has some amazing vitamins and enzymes which promote hair growth.
2. Combats Frizz
Frizzy hair? Whazzat? The miracle gel is all your prayers answered for frizzy hair. Simply use an Aloe Vera based leave-in conditioner or apply Aloe Vera gel on your scalp and locks. This will give you soft shiny tresses and make your frizzy hair more manageable.
3. Quenches With Moisture
Now, we as afro women are well aware of the love-hate relationship our hair has with moisture. Inherently, our hair tends to be dry, which makes it more prone to brittle ends, weak hair and ultimately causes breakage. So to combat all of this, we suggest you care for your hair with a good dose of Aloe Vera. The enzymes and amino acids help in cell regeneration which repairs your damaged locks and gives you glossy hair.
4. Balances The pH Of The Scalp
We don’t want a dry, itchy scalp nor do we want a greasy, oily scalp. Excessive use of shampoos and commercial hair products can mess with the pH balance of your scalp and cause hair damage. We say, let Aloe Vera swoop in and do it’s duty, restoring perfect balance for healthy hair.
5. Fights Scalp Problems
Who’s to argue with the fact that a dry scalp ultimately causes dandruff which can be so embarrassing! We feel your woe, hun! An itchy scalp equals a plethora of other issues like scratching, wounding and before you know it, you have scalp infections. Aloe Vera can be a boon as it eliminates dead cells and has anti-fungal properties to create a healthy environment.