Aloe Vera for Hair: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction
Aloe vera is one of those ingredients that everybody and their mom, grandma, and great-grandma (you catch my drift?) swears by as the cure-all fix for beauty issues—like making your hair grow longer and healing breakouts. All of this hype has me thinking: No disrespect to your Nana, but is aloe vera really be the answer to all of our beauty problems? Curious to find out if the secret to great hair has been hiding in my kitchen plant all along, I asked dermatologist Nava Greenfield, M.D., from Schweiger Dermatology Group in Brooklyn, NY to find out the truth about aloe vera for hair.
Aloe vera is much more than the cute plant you have sitting in your kitchen that’s still alive only because you rarely have to water it, and it’s nothing new—the plant has been used among many different cultures throughout history to address a myriad of concerns.
Source: Cosmopolitan – Aloe Vera for Hair: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction By, Brooke Shunatona