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Hair Care, Hair Issues, Health

Why Aloe is So Dope

All natural aloe has proven to be a plant that we can’t live without. With its wide array of uses, aloe is a key ingredient in maintaining healthy hair and scalp. You can find aloe juice as the base of our Curl Delight Mist.

Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. Proteolytic enzymes refer to the various enzymes that break down proteins into smaller units. This enzyme also stimulates the growth of new tissue. Aloe conditions natural hair while giving it shine. Aloe is also known for promoting hair growth, which we all love, and it prevents itching on the scalp by reducing scalp inflammation and dandruff.

Did you know that you can also ingest aloe? Aloe can be made into a juice, you can add it to salads, and you can even cook with it!

Web MD states:

People take aloe gel by mouth for weight loss, diabetes, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, osteoarthritis, stomach ulcers, asthma, radiation-related skin sores, fever, itching and inflammation, and as a general tonic. A chemical in aloe called acemannan is taken by mouth for HIV/AIDS. Aloe extract is used for high cholesterol.

This super fruit plant has many great benefits that we all need, as many all natural fruits and vegetables do. Think outside of the box with your health! Most fruits and veggies have dual purposes for the body, hair and skin! We love raw fruits and veggies and we encourage you to do the same. <3

I am Tasha and I am the Founder of Naturally Smitten. I have been natural since 2007. I didn’t transition for very long because I was very excited about becoming natural. I BC’d after transitioning for only four months. My 4a/4b (mostly 4b) hair is very thick and coily. It takes a lot to retain moisture. My hair also loves to tangle and knot up! I have had a difficult time finding the “right” product for my hair. Many of the products that I have tried, didn’t leave me with enough moisture. I decided to create a moisturizer that would hydrate and moisturize coarsely textured hair. I want to educate women on how to care for their natural hair and how to maintain healthy length. Follow us at Naturally Smitten as we embark on our journey of loving our natural hair and embracing every coil. Live, learn + love your natural hair!

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