Girls are constantly at loggerheads with the struggle to grow their hair. There are so many hassles involved in hair growth like awkward length-phase, bouts of hair loss and the constant urge to get the latest haircut, dandruff, dryness, split-ends, etc. All these will not increase the length of your hair but definitely, elevate the anxiety levels.
So, here is the hair elixir for all the women. Ginger, yes, the superfood present in your kitchen all the time. Ginger has long been used in Indian Ayurveda and has multiple properties. It is a favorite in Indian kitchens, be it adrak wali chai, ginger is being used in almost every dishes. It is also a great antidote for cold, cough and headache.
We Indians are no strangers to this amazing spice. Let’s understand how ginger plays a role in promoting hair growth:
1. Preventing Hair Loss
If a woman gets the solution for hair loss, then she’ll clearly emerge as a winner. A fresh ginger root contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins that provide the hair follicles with nourishment. Thus making them strong and preventing hair loss.
2. Controls Dandruff
Dandruff is the second worst thing causing havoc to the health of the hair. The dead skin cells in dandruff clog the follicles, propagating hair loss. The antimicrobial properties of ginger control dandruff and eventually curbs hair loss.
3. Fights Dryness Off
Too much dryness causes the hair to become brittle and thus lead to breakage. Ginger has the potential to act as a natural conditioner for the hair and the scalp. Thus, it keeps the dryness at bay and restores moisture to the hair.
4. Improved Blood Flow
Ginger contains an active ingredient called gingerol, which helps in relaxing blood vessels. This improves the blood circulation and nourishes hair follicles, thus causing faster hair growth.
5. One Stop Solution
Ginger has antiseptic properties, and it is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that take care of everything. Right from itchy scalp to split ends, the spice is a natural solution to all your hair problems.
6. Fatty Acids
Ginger is a good source of essential fatty acids, one such fatty acid is known as linoleic acid. It helps in nourishing the hair, prevents thinning and eventually keeping the hair healthy.
Let’s take a look at few home remedies that’ll make your hair long and strong:
1. Ginger With Olive Oil
Take one ginger stick or 1 tablespoon of ginger paste and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix the paste with the oil. If you’re using a ginger stick, peel and extract out the juice from it. Apply the mixture gently on the scalp in circular motion. Let it be for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off using a mild shampoo. Repeat the process once or twice a week to get best results. You can also use coconut or jojoba oil instead of olive oil.
2. Ginger With Lemon Juice
Take 2 tablespoons of grated ginger, 3 tablespoons of sesame oil and a half teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix all the three ingredients well to form a fine paste. Apply this paste to your hair and scalp and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Rinse off using a mild shampoo. Use this hair mask twice a week. One can replace sesame oil with coconut oil.
3. Ginger With Water
Take 2 tablespoons of grated ginger and water. The quantity of water should be enough to blend it well with the grated ginger. Let it form a paste and then apply it on the scalp. Leave it on for 45 to 60 minutes and rinse off using water. This paste can be used twice a week to gain best results.
4. Ginger With Onion
Take 2 tablespoons of grated ginger and 1 grated onion. First, collect the grated onion and ginger in a cheese cloth and squeeze it well to collect their juice. Dab this juice on the scalp using a cotton ball. Let the juice stay on the scalp for about 20 minutes and then wash off the hair using a mild shampoo. This remedy can be used for twice or thrice in a week.
5. Ginger With Garlic
Take 1 teaspoon of grated ginger, 2 teaspoon of honey, 2 tablespoon of coconut milk, 2 tablespoon of coconut oil and 3 cloves of garlic. Grate the garlic cloves and mix all the ingredients well to get a smooth paste. Section your hair well and apply the mask to the hair and scalp. Let the mask sit for 30 minutes and wash it off with shampoo. This remedy can be repeated twice a week.
Use these remedies to get your dream locks. Ginger has certainly a lot to give. Why not use the gift of nature to its full extent?