The Beauty of Aloe Vera
There are many natural gifts that exist around us. If we pay attention to what Mother Earth has to offer, we might be surprised. Once I owned an aloe vera plant. My mother had given it to me and I was actually able to keep it alive for quite some time. It only died when we moved, I guess I failed to care for it properly. I'm quite positive that is the reason for its demise.
When I had the aloe vera plant, I would break a little off to retrieve the gel from within when I had a cut. It is quite effective in healing cuts and scrapes. It can also be used for healing scars and moisturizing dry skin.
I recently discovered its benefits for hair. For the past three years, I have had a major problem with dry scalp and flaking. I started doing a pre-treat on my hair prior to washing it. I make several parts and apply the aloe vera gel to my scalp. I leave it on my hair for a few hours and then wash my hair. Since doing this, I have noticed a dramatic decrease in the amount of flaking I have had. I anticipate that in a few more weeks, I may no longer have an issue with flakes.
Also, I am a culry haired gal. I recently decided to no longer undergo chemical processes to straighten my hair. As a result, I have started to use aloe vera get to moisturize my strands so they do not appear dry.
In the near future, I will get a new aloe vera plant. In the meantime, I am getting my aloe vera gel fix from a bottle. I am currently using Fruit of the Earth's 100% Aloe Vera Gel. It is definitely doing the trick for now.