How Aloe Vera can benefit your hair
Aloe Vera is the red thread ingredient that runs through our CENTRED range and there is good reason. It has been used for centuries for its healing properties and I’m sure you’ve applied it one too many times to soothe a sun burn. Aside from its skin benefits though, it has great advantages for growing healthier and stronger hair.
The Aloe Vera plant has been utilised by several cultures for thousands of years including Greece, Egypt, India, Mexico, Japan and China. It was a staple in the beauty regimes of the Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra and Alexander the Great used it to treat soldiers’ wounds. So, Aloe Vera has been around a while and its no secret that its benefits are endless.
Why it's so effective
Calming an itchy scalp
Our scalp should be treated with the same care as the rest of the skin on our body so there is no wonder that aloe vera can soothe redness and dryness on your scalp. The symptoms of a dry and flaky scalp can be managed and treated with aloe vera. It contains proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells on the scalp and this will help to prevent dandruff and flakiness. The fatty acids found in the plant also have anti-inflammatory properties and can also help minimise redness. So using our En Root Scalp Treatment, containing Aloe Vera, can keep your scalp cool, calm and collected.
Another huge benefit is that Aloe Vera does a deep clean of your hair, getting rid of oil and residue left behind from product build up whilst being gentle on the hair and maintaining its integrity. Our Daily Calma Shampoo contains Aloe Vera to give you the best hair wash experience, leaving your hair feeling clean and healthy.
Strengthening the hair
Aloe Vera contains vitamins A,C and E which contribute to cell renewal and so promote healthy growth and shiny hair. Aloe Vera shares a similar chemical make up to that of keratin, a primary hair protein so it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage. It helps to reduce hair fall out and keeps your hair thriving.
Aloe Vera is also a very effective moisturiser. It is a humectant which means it helps the hair and scalp retain and preserve moisture. Aloe Vera has the ability to attract and lock in moisture as well as helping to balance the ph level of the scalp which is why we include it in our Daily Calma Conditioner.
Protection from UV damage
Aloe Vera offers protection from ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun. Exposure to the sun can cause your hair to lose its shine and making it prone to breakage. Aloe Vera can help to protect your hair from the harshness of the sun acting as a kind of hair sunscreen. Our Detangling Hair Primer doubles as a UV protection spray and can help preserve your hair and shield it from sun damage.
Aloe Vera is a natural ingredient that isn’t harsh on your hair. Products that contain Aloe Vera can breathe a new lease of life and energy into your hair promoting healthy hair growth and a moisturised scalp.