Is aloe vera good for low porosity hair?
I am always trying new beauty products and exploring the benefits they can provide. This time, I have found that Aloe Vera is good for my low porosity hair. It can also be used to treat many different skin conditions, but also as a beautiful leave-in conditioner.
And for my surprise, It does! Even my stylist knows that aloe vera will make your hair strong, control greasiness, soothe an itchy scalp, and protect from UV damage. Hence promoting hair growth.
My interest in the subject of aloe vera led me to focus on its use in low porosity hair. There is a concern that it will lead to dryness, so I wanted to know if there would be any adverse effects. I found out that it wasn’t likely due to the moisturizing properties it has.
Aloe vera is a natural versatile product that is a great addition to hair. It works to moisturize and strengthen the hair, condition it and help with low porosity hair. However, it can also be drying and cause breakage if used on high protein & high acidity hair types.
I recently published an article that provides information on the subject in an easy-to-read format. Here is a link to it: Humectants for low porosity hair
Most hair has pores on the end that are necessary for moisture absorption and for wicking it away from the scalp. Low porosity hair – that is hair without these pores – becomes brittle and dries out quickly, leading to low-quality hair.
What Does Aloe Vera Gel Contain?
As we all know, aloe vera is a powerful healing plant. This study reveals the potential of other active constituents, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, lignin and sugars – while the amino acids and saponins in these extracts can help combat some diseases.
Analysis of Aloe vera gel shows that it has numerous benefits in many areas like health, UV protection, and anti-aging. This detail makes Aloe vera gel an efficient option for skin care.
Some of the active compounds in aloe vera gel are copper & zinc. They have been shown to have many benefits, including helping hair and scalp health.
Can I use Aloe Vera on Low Porosity Hair?
Yes, you can use aloe vera on low porosity hair. But remember: Aloe vera should be used with caution. When I listened to the possible benefits of aloe vera on skin, I was excited and rushed out to try it, but my hair did not benefit from it as much as I had hoped.
A week ago, I was looking at the benefits of aloe vera on hair. Even though some people might experience positive effects, it is not so beneficial for low porosity hair.
Aloe vera can be bad for low porosity hair because of its pH and protein content, among other things.
Aloe Vera has Protein-Content that Can Damage Protein-sensitive Low Porosity Hair
People who have low porosity hair are often overloaded with protein and suffer damage if they use heavy hair treatments too often. There are signs to look for that help distinguish between the two extremes.
The main issue with low porosity hair is that it gets weighed down by sebum which builds up in the hair over time. This can lead to slow down or breakage because the strands takes a long time to dry out.
Aloe vera is Acidic, which Affects the Opening/Closing of cuticles
Aloe has a pH of around 4.5, making it slightly acidic. Research shows that hair is sensitive to pH and that a high pH leads to frizziness, brittleness, dryness and easy breakage because your hair will fall out more easily when its effected by this change in the natural condition of your tresses.
Aloe vera is slightly acidic. This means that other ingredients in your hair care products won’t mix well with it. When the cuticles on your hair are closed, moisture can build up and result in breakouts or clogged pores.
Aloe vera will keep your hair healthy and moisturized, closing your cuticles for smoother strands. As a result, you’ll see healthier-looking hair and shiny radiance!
Why is it important to moisturize your hair? Well, if you have oily or dry hair, then the right moisture will keep your strands fresh and healthy. When your cuticles are sealed shut, it becomes difficult to evenly distribute this pickup up through the strands so you’re left with a dry appearance.
Limiting your hair’s porosity is better over simply curling up the edges. Not only is it more comfortable for people with straight hair, but it also sets you up for a more pleasant experience. With that said, applying aloe vera over closed cuticles can make hair drier and repel moisture.
Low porosity hair already has closed cuticles, which causes it to repel moisture. Therefore, closing these cuticles further with aloe vera can make low porosity hair drier and moisture repellant.
Excessive use of aloe vera gel on low porosity hair can have a drying effect. This can happen directly because the gel is moisturizing itself and preventing the moisture on your hair’s surface from going into the strand, or indirectly because aloe vera has an abrasive quality that will cause your hair to become dry over time.
If your hair is low porosity, you should avoid using aloe vera gel. By following these steps and a good conditioner, you can prevent out-of-season moisture loss & bring back the shine of freshly moisturized hair.
Benefits of Aloe Vera On Low Porosity Hair
I knew a lot about aloe vera gel and its benefits, including how it can help prevent hair breakage from dietary changes or otherwise. I wanted to know more about the products’ drawbacks that affect people with low porosity hair.
There are a lot of claims on the best way to use aloe vera for your hair in various ways. Some of these claims might be true and some less so, but they all make incredibly broad generalizations.
One thing is certain–using aloe vera could make your hair softer and shinier! Whether this was true or not, aloe vera does have some benefits on your hair.
Preventing Hair Loss/Alopecia/Dandruff
I’ve been using aloe vera on my hair for a few years now and it establishes its well-known hydrating benefits as well as combating numerous other health conditions associated with long & thin brittle hair.
Aloe Vera boasts several benefits, including its ability to nourish the scalp and help prevent hair loss. It also works by preventing and fighting dandruff through its anti-fungal properties.
Use aloe vera juice/gel and coconut milk as a hair treatment to help regrow hair that may be falling out or thinning.
Aloe vera gel is great for your hair, and it can promote circulation & nourish the scalp. Massaging aloe vera gel on your hair occasionally (but not too often) will help you achieve a healthy mane of hair.
Also, using aloe vera gel will keep your scalp healthy and free from inflammation, which is good for hair growth.
Inflammation adversely affects hair follicles, especially their growth, so if you want to avoid this & boost your hairs healthy growth chances – aloe vera gel is your friend.
A double-blind study analyzed aloe vera’s positive effects of seborrheic dermatitis treatment with other traditional treatments. Aloe vera was shown to be more effective than the other treatments & less stressful on the skin.
Seborrheic dermatitis, which is often confused with dandruff, is an issue that needs to be handled with care. Aloe vera extract can provide relief by reducing the symptoms of dryness, scaliness and soreness typically found on the scalp.
Treating Dry Scalp
Aloe vera gel has been used topically since ancient times, most famously as a treatment for hair regrowth. It is considered to be one of the many reasons why it’s so popular now.
Aloe vera gel is one of the best ingredients for restoring damaged hair. It can hydrate and make your hair feel younger again, as well as providing flexibility and shine when applied to dry hair.
Protecting your hair from UV damage
A recent study by scientists showed that UV from the sun causes proteins in hair to change and become less stable, which makes them look dry.
Therefore, if you have prolonged exposure to sunlight, don’t be surprised if your hair starts to become rough in texture, brittle, reduced elasticity, easy breakage, and reduced shine. So there, you now have a new sunscreen for your hair; aloe vera gel.
Prevents Scrap Itchiness
Aloe vera contains anti-inflammatory benefits as well as anti-dandruff properties. If you have a problem with excessive hair loss, try adding aloe vera to your grooming routine.
Repairing and Conditioning Damaged Hair
Aloe vera is rich with nutrients, and it’s proteins have properties that resemble keratin. Remember that we use keratin treatment (protein treatment) to strengthen damaged hair as it bonds with cuticles to make them more hardy.
When you apply aloe vera gel on your hair, it can help to restore lost moisture and prolonge your hairstyle.
To make it a leave-in conditioner, all you have to do is mix aloe vera juice with water. Spray this mixture everywhere on your hair and massage it into the strands that are course.
How do you use aloe vera on low porosity hair?
Aloe vera is extracted as a natural gel. Since it has been designed to be able to bond with hair, its both safe and effective in using it as a conditioner. It can be used in your hair for about 10 minutes before washing it off & conditioning.
Aloe vera juice as a conditioner may not be received well by some people and can damage the hair and scalp if left in for too long. Mixing it with other ingredients and making it into a spray bottle is recommended.
There are various approaches and this is not an exhaustive list.
Allergic Reaction Disclaimer
I found that you might be allergic to aloe vera gel if you have a red, stinging or burning sensation after using it.
Experts believe that there may be hidden allergies to anthraquinones, including aloin and barbaloin. It is recommended that you do an allergy test first before widespread application..
After thorough research, applying aloe vera on a regular basis is safe for your low porosity hair. However, you will have to be careful not to overuse it or else you might end up damaging your strands. Good luck!