Every time we open TikTok, another beauty influencer is raving about aloe vera for hair. “It’s made my hair soooo shiny!” “It’s has transformed my curls!” “I don’t need any other hair products except aloe vera!” Truly, the internet only has words of praise when it comes to aloe vera and aloe vera products for hair, but what about redheads? What about curly red hair?
Curly hair can be hard to manage and easy to damage, and we know curly redheads are always looking for ways to make their curls healthier and happier. One ingredient most redheads are familiar with is aloe vera, but did you know it’s good for more than just sunburns?
That’s right, aloe can actually help you maintain healthy red curls. Here’s the 411 on aloe vera for your hair:
What is aloe vera?
If you don’t already know what aloe vera is, it’s the gel-like substance that comes from aloe plants. That means it’s an all-natural product! You’re probably used to seeing aloe in the skincare section since it’s commonly used for sunburn relief, but aloe can come in all sorts of forms including gel and juice.
Benefits of aloe for red hair, specifically curly hair
Aloe vera can be used as a rinse, a leave-in product, and even a styling product. There are a ton of benefits of using aloe on your curly red hair including:
- Increased Growth
- Added Hydration
- Scalp Relief
- pH Balance Assistance
- Combatting Frizz
Curly hair is naturally drier than straight hair is, so aloe vera really packs a punch in helping you to keep your red curls nourished and moisturized.
How to use it on your hair
You can find products with aloe vera in them, or even use straight aloe vera from an aloe plant. FYI: you can buy aloe leaves at most grocery stores or even online, and apply it directly onto your strands and scalp. Here is a TikTok video to get inspired:
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Rock it like a Redhead!