Can Aloe Vera Treat Hair Loss?

Can Aloe Vera Treat Hair Loss

Aloe Vera does not directly treat hair loss, however when used correctly, Aloe Vera Gel can help to encourage hair growth.  To answer this question, when we say HAIR LOSS we are referring to Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss and Thinning.  The medical term for this type of hair loss is Andro GENETIC Alopecia.  As its name suggests, the cause of this type of hair loss = Genetics that a person inherits from either their MOTHER or FATHER.

Genetic hair loss unlocks a weakness in the hair follicles across the front & top (crown) areas of the scalp, the follicles become weak when they come in contact with a hormone known as DHT. DHT stands or Di Hydro Testosterone.  DHT minaturise your hair follicles, this has the effect of STARVING your hair follicles of blood supply.  Hair follicles are like all other cells in our body, if they receive less blood supply, the cell can eventually die.

In summary, the cause of genetic hair loss = GENETICS and HORMONES = DHT.

Aloe Vera cannot alter a persons genetics and Aloe Vera cannot impact DHT levels in the body either.


There is another factor that needs to be considered.  If the skin (scalp) surrounding the hair follicle is not healthy, poor skin (scalp) health can impact the health of your hair as well.  For example, think of your hair like it was a blade of grass;

  • A seed is needed to grow a blade of grass
  • The seed needs to be planted in healthy soil
  • The seed needs nutrients in order to grow a healthy blade of grass
hair follicle comparison to a plant

Let’s compare this to your hair?

  • A Hair Follicle is needed to grow a hair (like the seed for the blade of grass)
  • The Hair Follicle needs to be surrounded by healthy skin cells (like the soil for the seed)
  • The Hair Follicle needs blood supply in order to grow a healthy strand of hair (like fertiliser for the grass seed)
a hair follicle with healthy blood supply

Poor Scalp Health = Hair Loss!

If the skin surrounding your hair follicles is poor, then it can lead to an increase in hair loss, hair breakage and hair fall.   Here are some examples how poor scalp health can result in hair loss:

  • Oily Scalp: Oil can build up and clog your skin pores, leading to congestion and pimples.  This will create inflammation around the hair follicle and make it harder for the hair follicle to grow a healthy and thick strand of hair.
  • Dry Scalp: An overly dry scalp can result in a dry and flaky scalp, the build up of dry skin can also clog your skin pores and this can result in a decline in the health of your scalp, and therefore lead to an increase hair fall and hair loss.
  • Infections: If the scalp becomes infected this can impact the quality and health of the hair follicle as well, because the hair follicle lives in your scalp.  If your scalp is unhealthy it can contribute to hair loss and hair fall.

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Aloe Vera is like fertiliser for your skin cells!

Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years as a great way to improve the health of the skin.  Aloe Vera has been used both inside and out of the human body to assist in promoting healthy skin as well as helping with digestion & nutrition!

The name Aloe Vera is derived from the Arabic word “Alloeh” meaning “shining bitter substance,” while “vera” in Latin translates to “true.” Greek scientists, 2000 years ago regarded Aloe Vera as the “universal panacea” meaning universal remedy. The Egyptians called Aloe “the plant of immortality.”

Aloe Vera contains an amazing list of essential nutrients:

Aloe Vera is full of 75 different substances that are thought to be useful to humans, the main ones are:
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin B including B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E

• Antioxidants help to destroy free radicals!
• Minerals: such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, sodium, zinc, iron, selenium (also an antioxidant) and potassium
Amino Acids: 20 of the 22 human required amino acids, which is 7 of the 8 essential amino acids!
• Anthraquinones: 12 Anthraquinones compounds which are commonly called “Laxatives” and also help as analgesics, antibacterials and antivirals
• Fatty Acids: 4 plant based fatty acids that all have anti-inflammatory actions, and one named Lupeol that has anti-septic and analgesic properties
• Hormones: 2 called Auxins and Gibberellins that help in wound healing of new tissue and have anti-inflammatory properties.
• Polysaccharides; which help to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation
• Salicylic acid: an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial substance

• Lignin: used in topical substances to enhance penetrative effects of ingredients into the skin
• Saponins: the soapy substance you can see when you break Aloe Vera plants, has cleansing and antiseptic properties.

Can Aloe Vera treat Hair Loss?

Technically it cannot “Treat” hair loss, however it can help to promote hair growth.  That is because Aloe Vera helps to improve the cellular health of your skin cells.  Healthy Skin is like comparing Healthy Soil to a Plant’s Seed.  The healthier the soil, the more likely the plant will grow healthy and strong.  The same applies to your hair.   If your scalp is healthy and the skin cells that surround the hair follicle are healthy, you are likely to experience less hair loss and hair fall as compared to a person with poor scalp health.

Where can you purchase Organic Aloe Vera Gel?

Great Directions are proud to offer 100% Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel. You can purchase it online via our shop or at any of our clinics.  We recommend massaging our aloe vera gel into the scalp after shampooing and conditioning before bed & leaving it in overnight.  Rinse out the Aloe Vera Gel with warm water in the morning. This allows all night for the vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants in the Aloe Vera Gel to be absorbed by your scalp.

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Aloe Vera Gel Prices

Below are our current Aloe Vera Gel prices and bundles:

The Great Directions Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel is exclusively available to purchase from:

  • Online via our Secure Online Shopping Cart – Click Here
  • Melbourne Clinic at 131/1 Queens Road Melbourne 3004 – Phone:  (03) 9988 0888
  • Sydney Clinic at 147 William Street, Woolloomooloo 2011 – Phone:  (02) 9191 0390