Here are some quick facts on aloe vera and how it can be good for natural hair.
What is aloe vera?
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species related to the Lily commonly used to heal wounds, burns, and dry skin. One of the earliest uses of Aloe vera is for hair loss back with the ancient Egyptians. Aloe is a substance which contains over 200 active compounds, including vitamins A, B, C, and E, amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and polysaccharides.
Why use natural hair products with aloe vera?
Every hair type needs specialized hair care because of the differences in hair composition such as density, texture, diameter, the degree of curl, and pore space. So depending on your hair and whether your hair tends to experience dryness, it is recommended to use products with aloe vera to support hair growth, condition your hair and scalp, and preserve hair water and moisture. Recent research has linked the aloe vera's benefits of hair growth to aloe vera stimulating blood circulation and improving delivery of oxygen and nutrition to hair follicles.
Is aloe vera in your hair care product?
All of Envision Your Hair Care products have aloe vera as a key ingredient. When looking at other natural hair products here are some common and alternative names to look for: Organic Aloe Juice, Aloe Barbadensis, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbandesis Gel, Aloe Juice, Aloe Vera Gel, and Chirukattali Extract.
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