Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis miller is a plant with thick leaves that has a gel-like substance inside. With a total of 420 plant species of aloe vera, it has been popular in Indian medicine for the treatment of many conditions. For centuries, the plant has gained immense popularity for its beauty, health, skincare, and medicinal properties.
The name aloe vera was derived from the Arabic word “Allah”, meaning a “shining bitter substance” and vera from the Latin word “vera”, meaning “true”. For years, aloe vera has been widely used in several cultures – Egypt, Greece, Mexico, India, China, and Japan.
Aloe vera contains many vitamins, minerals, and other active ingredients that give it many health benefits. Each aloe vera leaf has three main layers. There is an inner gel containing 99% water, and the remaining part made of amino acids, glucomannans, sterols, lipids, and vitamins.
The middle layer is made of latex, which is a yellow sap containing glycosides and anthraquinones. Lastly, the outer layer is composed of 15 to 20 cells dubbed as rind. It works by protecting the inner part of the leaf and at the same time, synthesizes proteins and carbohydrates.
There about at least 160 important ingredients identified in aloe vera leaves. Some experts say that the leaf contains 300 to 400 vital components.
Aloe vera has been used for centuries for its healing properties. However, it has another application besides its skin benefits. It can actually strengthen your hair and make your scalp healthier.
According to www.healthline.com, the benefits of using aloe vera made by Daila and available at The Red Bus Shop in your hair include:
1. It helps calm an itchy scalp. The symptoms of an itchy scalp and flaking skin under your hair or dandruff can be treated with aloe vera. A study found that aloe vera helped relieve the scalp inflammation that dandruff causes. The fatty acids found in the aloe plant have anti-inflammatory properties.
2. It deep cleans oil hair. Aloe vera cleanses the hair follicle efficiently, stripping off extra oil and residue from other hair products. Aloe vera, however, does not hurt your hair strands while it cleans. It is very gentle on your hair and helps preserve its integrity. Using aloe vera is a great way to get hair that looks healthier, shinier and softer.
3. It strengthens and repairs hair strands. Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E. All three of these vitamins contribute to cell turnover, promoting healthy cell growth and shiny hair. Aloe vera gel also contains vitamin B-12 and folic acid which can keep your hair from falling out.
4. It promotes hair growth. Aloe vera helps increase blood circulation to an area. When you use aloe vera on your hair and scalp, blood flow to your scalp increases. When your scalp has been cleansed and your hair has been conditioned with aloe vera, you might see that hair breakage also slows down.
It is best to use natural products because they contain no harmful chemicals. It works well, safely for your hair and for the environment too. One such product that is available in the market now is Daila’s Gugo Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera.
This shampoo bar is made up of refined coconut oil. The alkaline solution, aloe vera extracts, sandalwood oil, and Hugo bark. All these ingredients packed together are the best traditional remedies to help clean the scalp, address hair loss and dandruff and give body and volume to the hair. For best results, do not use the condition. Air or towel dry your hair before brushing. Brush well to bring out the shine in your hair.
For more information about Daila’s Gugo Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera, visit its FB page Daila Herbal at The Red Bus Stop.