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May 1, 2009

Aloe Vera and Hair Growth

Aloe Vera may be found in most of the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. The species of this plant could grow up to 48 inches tall while aloe Vera leaves extend up to 20 inches in length. It is commonly found in areas which are arid and barren in nature. For a long time, this natural product was used on the skin in order to make it soft and beautiful. More recently, however, there have been some nutritional supplements that make wider use of Aloe Vera and claim to help with our general health in a number of different ways. But the most important use of the Aloe Vera plant to us here on, On the Road to Queendom is its uses for our hair. In fact many people use the Aloe Vera topically on the scalp to help alleviate many different ailments including pattern baldness, or alopecia. Alopecia, is a medical condition which affects both men and women beginning as early as in the late teenage years and early twenties.

For both men and women affected with alopecia, the sight of receding hairlines and thinning hair can be a source of great embarrassment and loss of confidence.
There can be many attributes to hair loss. Some may be stress, medical conditions, the use of certain medications, and oftentimes it’s a genetic condition, especially for men androgenetic alopecia). We cannot leave out changes in diet. If you are not getting enough vitamins and minerals, then you need to switch to a healthier lifestyle and start munching on fruits, vegetables and raw nuts.

People can simply cut off a piece of the Aloe Vera plant and rub the gel like substance straight on the affected area. The Aloe Vera can promote hair growth! So where do we as loc wearers fit into this? Well for me, I drink Aloe Vera juice internally every day. Just about half a cup is good for me. I also have used pure Aloe Vera gel to twist my hair in the earlier stages of locing. It was a great aide to use. So sisters I can go on and on about the benefits of Aloe Vera juice, but trust me when I say its a great way to take care of yourself inside and out! Ain't God amazing? He has given us so many beautiful natural remedies!

So if you want your locs to grow, grow, grow...enlist a little Aloe Vera in your diet...you'll be amazed!

3 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

Thanks for mentioning Aloe Vera juice! I have no idea where to purchase it in my area but at least I know that it exists now!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Bob said...

Look for it in any Korean grocery store, such as H-mart

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