Did you know that most shampoo is made up of 80% water? Instead of water, Kavella uses organic aloe vera extract as the base of our shampoos, conditioners and many of our other products. By using this beautiful ingredient, 100% of the product becomes an active ingredient. But why aloe vera? Here are some wonderful benefits of this well-known plant for haircare.
Healthy hair and scalp have a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. Aloe vera extract falls within that 4.5 to 5.5 range, so it is a natural rebalancing agent. Using shampoos that are based in aloe vera, such as those made by Kavella, rebalance the hair and scalp and treat dryness.
Aloe vera reinforces hair strands with powerful nutrients, resulting in more elasticity and less breakage. Diane Gage, author of Aloe Vera: Nature's Soothing Healer says, "Keratin, the primary protein of hair, consists of amino acids, oxygen, carbon, and small amounts of hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur. Aloe vera has a chemical makeup similar to that of keratin, and it rejuvenates the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage."
Aloe vera is an emollient that draws in moisture, which is especially beneficial for extremely dry hair. Aloe vera contains 20 different amino acids that promote moisture and condition our hair. It helps with detangling and conditioning by forming a weightless film on the hair that smooths the cuticle.
Aloe is great for soothing an itchy scalp and clearing dandruff. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties. The enzymes in aloe vera exfoliate dead skin cells, and those 20 amino acids promote healthy tissue growth. But if you don’t suffer from itchy scalp or dandruff, you can still reap all the other benefits.