Aloe vera gel comes from the plant of the same name. Composed of more than 99% water , it owes its name to its gelatinous texture. Rich in amino acids and proteins, aloe vera gel is also known to be an excellent moisturizer for curly hair and skin. This 100% natural remedy can soothe irritations, burns, sunburn, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also an antibacterial and antifungal treatment, a godsend for your sensitive scalp or prone to oily dandruff. The use of aloe vera gel dates back to ancient Egypt! So, we can fully trust this natural ingredient to treat our curly to frizzy hair . But like any natural ingredient, it must be used knowingly. We show you the best ways to use aloe vera gel on curly hair.
Aloe vera gel for a healthy scalp
Applied to the scalp, aloe vera gel has an immediate soothing effect . Often used on atopic skin, with a tendency to develop eczema or psoriasis, aloe vera gel is just as effective on this hidden part of your epidermis!
Relieves itching due to dryness
The dryness of the scalp can cause itching which, in addition to being uncomfortable, causes several problems such as dandruff or microlesions, consequences of scratching. Luckily, a simple scalp massage with aloe vera gel can help you feel more comfortable again. By rebalancing the pH of your scalp, dead skin cells are eliminated and the epidermis purified. These combined actions can help reduce dandruff caused by dry scalp.
Improves hair growth
To understand how aloe vera gel can help your curly hair grow, you first need to understand what can be holding it back! Contrary to popular belief, frizzy, curly and curly hair grows as much as others. What blocks hair growth is often an unhealthy scalp. Follicles clogged by an accumulation of oils or excess sebum, infection causing scales, dryness… Many hair problems start at the root. Aloe vera gel, thanks to its richness in micro-nutrients, will restore the balance of your scalp. Its purifying action helps the hair follicles to breathe again and your epidermis is nourished. Finally, the proteins contained in the aloe vera gel help cell regeneration , essential for optimal hair growth.
Rebalances the pH of the scalp
pH is the unit of measurement for acidity in the body. If there is an imbalance in the pH of the scalp, your hair may suffer from these symptoms:
- Rough touch
The pH of the scalp is generally around 5.5. The pH of aloe vera, less acidic than that of your scalp, is 4.5. Applied to the scalp, aloe vera gel rebalances the pH of your epidermis and allows it to maintain the lipids, sebum and hydration necessary for its good health.
Aloe vera gel on your frizzy and curly hair
At Colorful Black, we love natural treatments like Shea butter or vegetable oils. Aloe vera is one of our favorites thanks to its many beneficial properties for the health of our frizzy and curly hair.
A 100% natural leave-in
Our favorite use for aloe vera gel is as a leave-in treatment. It is an excellent moisturizing base for frizzy, frizzy and curly hair. Its gelatinous texture offers light definition, so if you prefer ultra-defined curls, consider using an extra gel. As a leave-in, aloe vera gel also has the advantage of being an excellent detangler ! Its emollient action softens the hair fiber, making detangling easier. The knots glide easily for gentle detangling.
Reduction of frizz
Frizz, do you know them? It's that rebellious little hair that defies gravity and seriously thwarts the definition of your curls. If you are looking for a 100% natural alternative to your gel containing alcohol, aloe vera gel may be the solution! You can add aloe vera gel to your regular routine as an anti-frizz supplement. By forming a protective film on your hair, aloe vera fights external aggressions and promotes better retention of hair hydration. Shinier, sheathed, curls appear better defined. Waam Aloe Vera Gel is a real must-have!
Aloe vera, a key ingredient in your shampoos, conditioners and moisturizing masks
Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, hydrating, nourishing, protective… Aloe vera gel can be added at all stages of your routine!
Before your shampoo , an aloe vera gel treatment removes dead skin, bacteria and fungi for a purified scalp. Apply the aloe vera gel directly to your scalp, massage, leave on for ten minutes and rinse. This way you start your routine on a healthier basis.
Have you ever considered adding aloe vera to your curly hair shampoo ? Nope ? Fortunately, As I Am has prepared an ideal formula for you with the Dry & Itchy Olive & Tea Tree Shampoo . Combined with tea tree essential oil, aloe vera sees its soothing and anti-dandruff effects reinforced. You can also add aloe vera gel to your weekly dose of shampoo to benefit from its moisturizing properties. Our moisturizing shampoos and anti-dandruff shampoos are often enriched with aloe vera.
Easy to make aloe vera shampoo recipe
Fancy a homemade aloe vera shampoo? Follow this recipe using Waam products:
Aloe vera conditioners and masks are numerous. Conditioning agent par excellence, aloe vera provides the hair with the nutrients it needs to stay strong:
- Amino acids
This non-exhaustive list gives you only a glimpse of the power of aloe vera as a nourishing and moisturizing treatment.
Check out our aloe vera-based treatments in our Colorful Black shop and start taking care of your hair naturally too!