Everyone has heard of it, but how can it benefit you?
What is it?
Aloe Vera is one of the most well known herbal medicines on the planet. It is widely used for cosmetics, hair products and medicines. But why? What does it actually do?
The Aloe Vera plant contains 200 biologically active, naturally occuring constituents, including polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and minerals.
What does it do?
Aloe Vera has phenomenal detoxifying properties delivering natural moisture and vitamin boosts to whatever part of the body it is applied. Unlike a number of medicinal products, it can be taken both internally and externally, making it exceedingly versatile.
For thousands of years, Aloe Vera has had pride of place in every medicine cabinet. From Alexander the Great, who used the plant to treat his injured soldiers, to Cleopatra, who applied the natural gel to her skin on a daily basis for moisture and protection, the endless benefits of this plant are amazing!
In 1995 a centre for the treatment of burns tested Aloe Vera gel compared to standard vaseline gauze on 27 patients with partial thickness burns. They found that the average healing time was reduced by 25% with the natural remedy; a monumental win for natural science.
How it can work for you and your hair
You may ask, how is this ingredient going to work for me, and my hair? Tabitha James Kraan has infused her Golden Citrus and Amber Rose cleansers with a moisturising blast of Aloe Vera. It’s composition is very similar to hair’s naturally occurring protein, Keratin, which creates a substantial foundation for hair’s natural building blocks.
Not only does it help the structure of your hair, but it also acts as a natural disinfectant, reducing sebum production and clearing blocked pores. When the scalp is clean and the blood circulation is good, there is nothing stopping the hair from growing, thus Aloe Vera has been said to aid hair growth.
As well as it’s natural cleaning properties, Aloe Vera is a great conditioner, restoring the lustre and sheen to your hair whilst reducing dryness without leaving a greasy residue.
Tabitha is currently working on a pioneering styling product, bringing the endless benefits of this phenomenal plant to the salon floor.