The Trendy Hair Product Ingredient That Fixes All Your Hair Woes
It nourishes your scalp to alleviate irritation and hydrates strands to make them silky smooth.
Hair products with aloe
Your saving grace for sun-loving skin may also be your saviour for a distressed mane. For centuries, aloe vera has been used around the world for its cooling and soothing benefits to treat burns and other skin wounds. But, as many beauty chemists seem to have realized, this ancient miracle ingredient can also treat scalp irritations and do wonders for your locks.
A slew of haircare products boasting the healing plant has recently hit e-shelves, and for good reason. Studies show aloe can treat seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), as it alleviates an itchy scalp and eliminates flaky skin—but that's just the start of its benefits. Being packed with vitamins and boasting a high collagen content, aloe also has the power to strengthen, repair, and moisturize strands. This can lead to less hair loss and breakage and also lead some to believe the ingredient promotes hair growth.
Here, over ten aloe-filled products, from daily shampoo to beach spray, to incorporate into your haircare routine now for silky-smooth strands.
Aloe cleanses hair follicles without stripping away extra sebum, making it an ideal ingredient in shampoo. The healing ingredient stars in Christophe Robin's hydrating shampoo and shampoo bar, which leave hair feeling clean and residue-free. The melting mask and leave-in hair mist in the brand's aloe collection moisturize hair while offering de-tangling benefits.
Christophe Robin, Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera, $29, sephora.com
Christophe Robin, Hydrating Shampoo with Aloe Vera for Dehydrated Hair, $45, sephora.com
Christophe Robin, Hydrating Melting Mask with Aloe Vera, $45, sephora.com
Christophe Robin, Hydrating Leave-in Hair Mist with Aloe Vera, $51, sephora.com
Packed with natural ingredients like aloe, shea butter, and coconut oil, Innersense's Hairbath shampoo is the remedy for dehydrated strands. The Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner by the brand is also made with frizz-reducing aloe as well as rice bran, making it a top pick for those with unruly locks.
Innersense, Pure Harmony Hairbath, $34, thedetoxmarket.ca
Innersense, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner, $36, thedetoxmarket.ca
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Normally, beach sprays give strands that perfectly tousled look by containing drying ingredients like salt and other ingredients that make hair feel sticky—but not this one. Herbivore's beach spray re-nourishes strands after being in the sun all day, and offers hair a soft feel and smooth look.
Herbivore, After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist, $25, thedetoxmarket.ca
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If you like the beachy, tousled look without the tangled, crunchy feel, try Verb's Wave and Texture Kit. The products are made with aloe, along with green tea extract and algae, to offer hair a touchable feel and an au naturel wave.
Verb, Waves & Texture Kit, $64, sephora.com
This year, Herbal Essences launched an entire aloe vera-based line of hair products—11, to be exact. Called the Bio: Renew Potent Aloe collection, each product stars not only aloe but also another natural ingredient, such as help or bamboo, for extra all-natural benefits for the scalp and hair.
Herbal Essences, bio:renew Potent Aloe + Hemp Sulfate Free Shampoo, $8, walmart.ca
Herbal Essences, bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner, $8, walmart.ca
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