Benefits of garlic for hair
Thanks to humidity and pollution, our scalp is home to a number of bacteria that can cause scalp infections and hair loss. Garlic contains a compound called ‘allicin’ which destroys a wide range of bacterial species and gets rid of any fungal infections whatsoever, thus strengthening the hair follicles. It contains copper that promotes hair growth, intensifies your hair colour and gives you voluminous, thick hair. Garlic also contains selenium that speeds up the hair growth process and kills harmful free radicals.
How can I use garlic for my hair?
You will need about 6-7 cloves of garlic and carrier oil (coconut, almond, olive—anything that suits your hair). Peel the garlic and crush it into a paste. Add the carrier oil into a pot and heat it on medium-low flame. Add the crushed garlic into it and wait until you notice little bubbles being formed around the garlic. This should be in about 4 minutes. Then, cool the mixture and bring it to room temperature. Strain it and your garlic oil is ready to use. Use this once or twice a week for best results!
Tip - we recommend using olive oil as it stimulates hair growth faster as opposed to coconut or almond oil.
If oiling your hair gets too much of a hassle for you, take about 10 cloves of garlic and blend them into a thin paste. Then, add this paste to a bottle of mild shampoo. Next, add about 4-5 drops of rosemary essential oil and about 4 drops of lavender essential oil to the bottle and shake well. While rosemary essential oil helps boost hair growth, the lavender essential oil will help reduce the pungent garlic smell. Use the shampoo normally. Follow it up with conditioner. Remember to not use this every day—twice a week should do the trick.
Garlic not only stimulates hair growth, but also helps with unhealthy scalp problems, dandruff and thinning. Will you give using garlic on your hair a try?