The juice of aloe vera has reportedly been used in health and beauty regimes for over 6,000 years, regarded by the Egyptians as a sacred “plant of eternity”, the “blood” of which held the secrets to beauty, health and immortality. According to historians, both Cleopatra and Nefertiti used aloe in their daily health and beauty regimes.
With such an illustrious history, it’s no surprise that biologists and chemists continue to be fascinated with the plant today and the benefits it can still offer us all in our own daily beauty regimes.
The Benessence research and development laboratory is comprised of a state-of-the-art team of professionals, including doctors in Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Technologies. For over 10 years we have been creating organic products with aloe vera as the main active ingredient that provide the body with exceptional health and beauty benefits.
If you’re considering choosing an aloe vera-based product for your hair, then we’ve uncovered six benefits to help you decide whether this is an investment worth making.
A Natural Anti-Dandruff Ingredient
When your scalp becomes inflamed and itchy, you will start to see flakes of dry skin on the surface of your hair. Not only can this make you self-conscious, but an itchy scalp is also unpleasant. Aloe vera contains fatty acids that have natural anti-inflammatory properties. This means aloe vera-based shampoos and conditioners can treat dandruff at the source - soothing, repairing and hydrating the scalp to provide instant relief.
Natural Hydration with NO Oil
If you want to hydrate your hair, you may choose a shampoo labelled as ‘moisturising’ or ‘hydrating’, but it’s always worth checking the label to see which ingredients are used to get this result. Many shampoos and conditioners contain oils which can make your hair greasy-looking rather than naturally shiny and hydrated. Aloe vera provides your hair with natural hydration, without oils.
Encourages Hair Growth (Slows Down Hair Loss)
When you use aloe vera on your hair and scalp, blood flow to your scalp increases which encourages cell growth and repair in your hair follicles. Because of this, aloe-based shampoo and/or conditioner is commonly used to encourage hair growth or to slow down hair loss.
Aloe Vera Contains Vitamins and Essential Amino Acids
As well as Vitamin B-12, aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E. All three of these vitamins encourage healthy cell growth, promoting strong and shiny hair.
Soothes an Itchy Scalp
Perhaps the most common use of aloe vera in the health and beauty world is in after sun products. This is because aloe vera can instantly soothe and repair the skin. These same properties also work to repair your scalp and reduce itchiness.
Restores the pH Balance of your Hair
Human hair and your natural scalp oil has a pH balance of between 4.5 and 5.5. This natural hair acidity prevents fungi and bacteria in the hair and scalp, and keeps the cuticle closed and healthy. Aloe vera also has a pH of between 4.5 and 5.5. This means using an aloe vera-based shampoo will maintain a neutralized pH level in your scalp, which, in-turn enhances cellular regeneration which is key to keeping your hair and scalp healthy.
If you’re looking for a high-quality, certified organic aloe vera shampoo and conditioner for your hair, then browse our haircare range.