Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice Review (for Natural Hair)
Price: $8.99 each +
Where to purchase: Vitamin Shoppe
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How and why in the world would an aloe vera juice become a 5 star staple in my hair care regimen?
Simple…To keep my hair cuticles closed.
I’ve noticed that before using Aloe Vera Juice, my hair (in the back in particular) felt rough and frizzier than other parts of my head. I literally could tell that my cuticles were raised. THAT IS NOT A GOOD THING AT ALL!
Learning to keep the hair cuticle closed will make an enormous difference in your hair’s strength and appearance. By nature, curly hair cuticles tend to remain in an open state, as the spiral pattern of a curl makes it extremely difficult for the cuticles to lie flat. Since these open cuticles are what cause frizzy hair, it is particularly important for curly heads to be aware of the pH levels of the products they use.
pH is simply the measure of how alkali or acidic a substance is through a scale of 0-14. Substances between 0-6.9 are acidic, 7 neutral and 7.1-14 is alkaline. Our hair and sebum naturally has a pH balance between 4.5 and 5.5. This means our hair and sebum (natural oils) are healthiest when acidic. (hollistics.com)
This natural hair acidity prevents fungi and bacteria in the hair and scalp, and keeps the cuticle closed
and healthy. Many of the hair products that people use that can negatively affect and disrupt the natural pH of the hair such as using chemical relaxers, harsh shampoos and styling products and thermal styling aides like flat irons.
A substance that is too alkaline will cause the hair cuticle to open, while a substance that is too acidic will cause the cuticle to contract.
When hair is properly pH balanced, the cuticle remains closed which means it does not frizz. It also increases the shine and strength of your hair. However, a higher pH balance will raise the cuticle, causing tangles, dullness and frizz. The raised cuticle will also expose the cortex of the hair shaft, making hair much more susceptible to damage.
Many creditable online information platforms include wikihow.com state that you can pour aloe vera juice in a bottle and mist it over your hair. This will also close the cuticle and remove frizz.
I actually dilute mine was a little water and it’s has worked miracles on my hair. I saw results quickly and now use this method and spritz my hair with cold diluted aloe vera juice at least twice a day…in the morning and at night. My hair now maintains incredible amounts of moisture and is very soft.
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