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3 Benefits of Aloe Vera for Hair | Hydrating Regimen

Aloe Vera is an ingredient you know and love, from sunburn remedy to a key ingredient in countless skincare products, this plant is a famous as it is useful. At Christophe Robin, Aloe Vera works to provide unparalleled moisture as part of the Hydrating Regimen. Discover how this precious, natural-origin ingredient could transform your routine with our tell-all-guide to 3 benefits of Aloe Vera for hair. 

What is Aloe Vera? 

Aloe is a succulent with over 500 different species of flowering plant. The most popular of which, Aloe Vera, is an upright, rosette shaped shrub that has a cooling gel contained within. Originating in North Africa, but now farmed worldwide, Aloe Vera was dubbed the “plant of immortality” by the Ancient Egyptians and even used in Cleopatra’s beauty routine. As one of the most used plants in the world, Aloe Vera has been promoted as a sunburn remedy, used in cosmetic products and included in tonics that aid digestion. But what can Aloe Vera do for your hair?

INCREASING HYDRATION  

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Does Aloe Vera Hydrate Hair? 

Due to its hydrating qualities Aloe Vera has been used as a moisturiser for generations. As a key ingredient for soothing sun-burnt skin or restoring last-lustre locks, this gentle succulent works to strengthen hair with powerhouses such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B-12 and folic acid. With continued use hair may start to feel softer, stronger and infused with hydration. 

Can Aloe Vera also treat a dry scalp?  

Yes, it can! Aloe Vera is perfect for those who suffer with a sensitive or dry scalp, as its hydrating qualities can also permeate skin as well as hair. Plus, it’s an incredibly gentle ingredient meaning it rarely exacerbates existing conditions. 

ENCOURAGING GROWTH 

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Does Aloe Vera Grow Hair? 

There is some evidence to support Aloe Vera improving the rate at which hair grows, with many existing products claiming to help maintain the condition of the scalp. Keeping the scalp clear of debris and making sure the skin in moisturised is the best way to ensure your hair can reach its full potential and keep growing strong. Although Aloe Vera can encourage hair growth, it’s important that you’re maintaining a balanced lifestyle first and foremost to keep your body prepped and ready for new hair growth.  

ENHANCING SHINE 

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Does Aloe Vera Improve Shine? 

The final benefit of Aloe Vera for hair is increasing shine. Like all great, nourishing ingredients Aloe Vera has the potential to smooth frizz and flyaways, leaving your hair intensely nourished. The unique cocktail of over 75 active molecules, 20 minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 vitamins in the organic Aloe Vera used in Christophe Robin products aids to deeply nourish every strand, leaving hair sleek, shiny and free of split-ends. 

HYDRATING REGIMEN  

Hydrating Regimen formulated with Aloe Vera

Introducing the Hydrating Regimen and its star ingredient: Organic Aloe Vera. Discover the complete collection below, plus a look into two NEW recently launched products.

NEW Hydrating Cream Scrub with Aloe Vera 

Created for use before shampoo, the Hydrating Cream Scrub with Aloe Vera is a gentle exfoliant. It nurtures even the driest and most sensitive scalps as it softly polishes away dead skin cells and debris while delivering the perfect dose of hydration and moisture. The natural Jojoba scrub particles within the creamy texture deliver mild exfoliation benefits, gently calming, softening and resurfacing the skin barrier. After application, the scalp and roots feel intensely hydrated, healthy and soothed while hair looks sleek, shiny and conditioned. 

How to use: Once a week, apply generously to a dry scalp. Massage gently into roots using circular motions. Let the product sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then work into a lather using water. Continue to massage the scalp, then rinse thoroughly. 

NEW Hydrating Leave-in Cream with Aloe Vera 

The new Hydrating Leave-in Cream with Aloe Vera is a lightweight cream formulated to respond perfectly to the needs of dehydrated, frizzy or dull hair by delivering an intense dose of daily hydration. This silky smoothing cream moisturises the hair fibres and envelops strands with nurturing antioxidants to repair split ends, control frizz and protect from heat damage up to 230°C. Upon application, frizz and flyaways are instantly smoothed to reveal healthy looking, polished hair. 

How to use: Apply to dry or damp hair. Massage the cream between palms then smooth throughout the hairline, lengths and tips of hair to tame even the most stubborn frizz. 

Hydrating Shampoo with Aloe Vera 

Have you been struggling with how to treat dry hair? Aloe Vera is nature’s remedy for all manner of things, but it’s also the perfect partner for dehydrated hair. This refreshing, hydrating shampoo invigorates the scalp and helps restore the appearance of dry, dull hair as it gently cleanses, leaving hair looking luminous and shiny. Expertly formulated with nourishing Aloe vera and Vitamin E-rich Olive Oil, this cleanser is perfect for those whose strands lack lustre.   

How to use: Wet your hair and apply the shampoo directly to the hair, work into a lather at the roots and massage through, then rinse thoroughly. 

Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera

Searching for a compact yet quality remedy for hydration on-the-go? Introducing Christophe Robin’s Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera. Composed of 99.7% natural-origin ingredients, the artisanal solid shampoo bar is made using the cold saponification process and works for both hair and body. Give your hair a little time to adapt to this environmentally-friendly formula, which gently cleanses and conditions with a creamy lather. In addition to being perfect for your hair and body, its solid formula means it’s easy to pop into a wash-bag with no risks of leaks or spills, making it perfect for on-the-go use

How to use: Wet your hair and the shampoo bar before applying it directly to the scalp and body. Massage to lather, then rinse thoroughly. 

Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera  

Looking for the best natural hair mask for dry hair? The Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera benefits from an ultra-light texture, which melts beautifully into hair, helping to enhance shine and reduce frizz so it feels soft, supple and manageable.   

How to use: After shampooing, apply a small amount onto wet hair. Paying particular attention to the scalp, massage from root to tip and leave for 2 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. 

Hydrating Leave-In Mist with Aloe Vera 

This leave-in mist detangles to help restore the appearance of dry, dull hair so it’s healthier-looking and smooth to the touch. Ideal for refreshing your look in between washes, it improves suppleness and manageability while adding luminous shine. 

How to use: Shake before use. Mist onto the roots and lengths of dry or damp hair. The mist can also be used on dry hair as a touch-up throughout the day. 

Shop the Hydrating Regimen today and discover a world of intense hydration. Not sure the Hydrating Collection is your perfect partner? The Christophe Robin blog is here to help, explore our guide to 5 Different Types of Shampoo and discover your daily essential today.

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