Packed with the goodness of over 75 nutrients, spanning vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and more, the Aloe Vera is your skin and hair’s best friend. The wonder plant is known for its multiple benefits and has traditionally been used for moisturizing, repair, and nourishment. Interestingly, aloe vera can be used for hair growth as well and has been used for centuries to improve hair health.
“Aloe vera deserves a prominent spot in your medicine cabinet,” says Sarah Ellis of Greatist. Referred to as the “plant of immortality” in Egypt, the magic potion of aloe vera can be used either directly or with other ingredients, or straight out of a specially designed aloe product that takes care of your hair’s growth. Either way, the right application of aloe vera to your hair can promote faster growth and lessen hair breakage. Let’s see how.
How does Aloe Vera Help in Hair Growth?
Apart from active ingredients like copper and zinc that are clinically proven to help hair grow healthy and strong, aloe vera has high water content, which helps in locking these nutrients and treating conditions like dandruff. Aloe vera is made up of 99.5% water and 0.5% active nutrients. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce irritation and aggravation of the scalp, which indirectly promotes faster hair growth.
Aloe vera is also known for its proteolytic enzymes that help stimulate dormant hair follicles. This promotes healthy hair growth, adding volume and life to your tresses. As oil and debris build-up and block pores, they prevent rapid hair growth. Aloe vera naturally cleanses the scalp and reduces sebum production, thus lessening oil and dirt accumulation and accelerating hair growth.
The chemical composition of aloe vera is very similar to that of keratin. This is why aloe has such a rejuvenating effect on our strands, nourishing them and leading to healthier-looking hair. At the same time, aloe is safer to use on the scalp than most commercially available hair care products because its pH level is quite similar to that of our scalp and hair.
What is the Best Way to Use Aloe Vera for Hair Growth?
Many people these days prefer growing the aloe vera plant in their home gardens and use natural aloe vera directly on their scalp and hair. However, using the plant’s natural gel alone may lead to dryness and frizz. One option would be to pair the natural aloe extract with other ingredients, such as honey, bananas, or yogurt.
The second option would be to use bottled aloe vera gel and related products for your hair. Store-bought aloe vera varieties can be just as effective as harvested aloe vera from a plant, especially the ones that contain aloe vera gel as a primary ingredient. Always make sure to go for a lab-certified assortment, such as Key West Aloe’s carefully curated aloe vera products, that make application easier, handier, and more nourishing for all hair types.
At Key West Aloe, we firmly believe in translating our love for Florida’s pristine white sands, green palms, and azure blue ocean waters in our product assortments, by making them as organic and close to nature as possible. Our aloe vera extract products dwell in the goodness of the wonders of the magic plant’s comprehensive benefits for your lovely tresses.