It is customary for us to read the labels for the food we ingest but many times we neglect to read the labels for our hair products. Our hair products contain much needed nutrients which go directly to the shaft of our hair where the living cells are located. We must be reminded that the hair cells are the fastest growing cells in the body. Therefore, we should never neglect to give these cells the nutrients which keep them healthy and assist in their rapid pace of increase. Any hair type can grow to its full potential if they are given the right nutrients and a clean environment in which to grow. The wonder Aloe Vera Plant provides a plethora of much needed nutrients to aid the growth process.
The Aloe Vera is an herbaceous perennial plant in the Liliaceous family. It is grown for its luscious leaves which have been known for its culinary and medicinal uses since 400BC and has been mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus of the ancient Egyptians. This plant has a gel like substance which is used in a wide variety of medicines, skin, and hair care products. It was renowned for skin wound remedies in the early Egyptian era and today is still used for those purposes.
Aloe Vera gel contains a variety of enzymes, amino acids and trace elements. Research has shown that the Aloe Vera gel contains 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids, and 200 active enzymes which provide antiseptic, astringent, anti- bacterial, anti -fungal and anti-inflammatory benefits. These properties give the Aloe Vera the superb ability to clean and heal the skin. This ability is further enhanced by its capability to penetrate the human skin almost four times faster than water. The speed at which the Aloe Vera penetrates the skin allows the nutrient to reach injured tissue, dilate capillaries and increase blood supply to the injured area so that healing can occur before more damage is done.
Many hair and scalp conditions are caused by inflammation or fungal infection of the scalp which leaves dead skin cells. To promote hair growth these dead skin cells must be repaired or removed. Aloe Vera has among its many nutrients, proteolytic enzymes which repair dead skin cells on the scalp and support the immune system. Hair products containing Aloe Vera have magnificent healing effects on the scalp thus repairing and maintaining a healthy scalp.
Hair can only thrive in a clean healthy scalp, with a generous amount of blood flow. Aloe Vera has that ability to penetrate deep down and fast to reach the hair follicles which are anchored in the skin. The hair bulb which contains living cells forms the base of the follicles. Each hair bulb contains living cells which divide and grow to build the hair shaft. These living cells must be nourished in order to flourish. Blood vessels nourish the cells in the bulb, and deliver hormones that modify hair growth and structure at different times of life. This is the reason we must include ingredients such as Aloe Vera gel in our hair regimen which will heal damaged tissues and improve blood flow to these hair cells.
In addition to the repair of damaged scalp and hair follicles, Aloe Vera is capable of maintaining your scalp and hair at optimal levels. Its enormous therapeutic potential will keep the blood flow going to the live cells in the base of the hair follicles and the scalp. Aloe Vera also keeps the immune system alert so the chances of damage to scalp and hair cells are slim. This remarkable ingredient has the capability to moisturize and condition your hair. Moisturization prevents breakage and encourages growth. Aloe Vera used in any form will enhance hair growth and health. A healthy, bouncy hair enhances your looks and boosts your self-esteem.
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