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5 Reasons Aloe Vera Is the Key to Amazing Hair

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06 . 15 . 18
Kadia Blagrove

Kadia Blagrove

I’m a writer for all things lifestyle and culture. My stories are dedicated to women, laced with diversity, and are chock full of self-love. You can spot some of my work on The Huffington Post, Complex.com, xoJane, and others. I like good wine, good food, and Beyonce. Check out my hair stories for all your natural hair tips, tricks, and needs!
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Aloe Vera Gel on Wooden Spoon

When it comes to great hair, you can’t go wrong with the do-it-all superpower aloe vera. Known for its healing and health capabilities, the gelatinous plant is a must-have essential for the entire body head-to-toe, inside out. We all have hair goals, but it’s not always easy achieving them, especially when harsh weather conditions and harmful elements get in the way. No matter your hair type, aloe vera is the key to soft, shiny, strong hair. Jam-packed with several powerful nutrients, the plant is quite versatile. You can extract its gel and make your own hair gel, use its juice as a hair mist, or simply use the substance as a masque–the uses are pretty much endless. Read on to find out why this natural treasure is the secret to fulfilling all of your hair dreams!

FRIZZ CONTROL

Say bye-bye to frizz and fly-aways and hello to aloe vera gel! Whether you buy the bottled stuff or go full Pinterest mode and create your own, the beautiful sleek results will leave you satisfied. And as for you curlies out there, look no further for the ultimate curl pattern definer.

DANDRUFF DEFEATOR

Aloe vera has amazing anti-fungal properties that will break down buildup and bacteria on the scalp. Using aloe vera gel or juice as a pre-poo will aid in clearing any impurities from the scalp. Its cleansing enzymes destroy dead skin flakes so your scalp can breathe easy. Even better, aloe vera will help you maintain a healthy pH balance to prevent dandruff from happening again.

aloe vera juice

HAIR SOFTENER

If tangles are your deal, allow aloe vera to be your new bestie. Similar to the chemical composition of hair protein keratin, aloe vera easily penetrates the entire hair shaft leaving hair soft and lustrous. To get the full softening benefit, aloe vera is best used as a  homemade conditioner or detangling agent. (Pro-tip: Mix aloe vera juice or gel + distilled water, honey, and coconut oil for the ultimate super soft conditioner.)

GROWTH ENHANCER

With its long list of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, it’s no secret that aloe vera is also great at helping our strands grow. The plant will attack those pesky skin cells clogging your follicles and set your growth goals free! As a result of its scalp soothing capabilities, hair loss and balding is also treated. Try adding it to your diet by taking a quick shot of Aloe Vera juice in the AM.

SHINE FOR DAYS

Aloe vera gel will leave your strands shiny without them feeling worn down. Just a dime-size drop of this air-light gel will smooth out your hair cuticles, lock in moisture, and enhance shine. You’ll never want to use store-bought serums again!

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