Aloe-Vera in Hair Cosmetics: A Comprehensive Overview
Author(s):
Abhishek Bajirao Dive, Ashwini Pandav, Nilesh Chougule
Keywords:
Alovera, nutrients, phytochemical, antioxidant, pharmacological, dermatological, antidiabetics, anti-inflammatory, hair-tonic, chemotherapeutics.
Abstract
Aloe vera, a succulent plant known for its multifaceted properties, has gained significant attention in the realm of hair cosmetics due to its diverse composition and beneficial attributes. Aloe vera comprises a plethora of constituents, including polysaccharides, vitamins (A, C, E, B12), minerals (calcium, magnesium, zinc), enzymes, amino acids, and phytochemicals (anthraquinones, flavonoids). Its nutritional profile includes essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to hair health. Phytochemicals like anthraquinones offer anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties, while the gel's medicinal and pharmacological attributes aid in soothing the scalp and promoting hair growth. The gel contains a complex blend of polysaccharides like acemannan, which possesses moisturizing and healing qualities. Amino acids in aloe vera contribute to strengthening hair strands and maintaining their integrity. In hair cosmetics, aloe vera's inclusion revitalizes the scalp, reduces dandruff, nourishes hair follicles, and enhances hair luster and strength. Its emollient nature helps in conditioning and restoring moisture balance, making it a coveted ingredient in shampoos, conditioners, serums, and masks. While aloe vera is generally considered safe, allergic reactions may occur in some individuals. Prolonged topical application can lead to skin irritation or allergic dermatitis. Oral consumption in high doses may result in gastrointestinal discomfort. This abstract provides an overview of aloe vera's multifaceted role in hair cosmetics, encompassing its composition, properties, benefits, and potential risks associated with its usage.
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Unique Paper ID: 162162

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 8

Page(s): 136 - 145
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