Does Ginger Have Hair Growth Benefits?

Ginger is a natural herb known for its distinct spice and flavor. It also has many medical applications, and is used to treat a number of conditions from nausea to heart problems. However, those aren’t the only health benefits of ginger.

Many of you probably didn’t know that this humble household spice can also be beneficial for hair growth. In fact, ginger’s benefits for hair growth have been used centuries ago as part of Ayurvedic hair care.

These are some benefits of ginger for hair growth:

Circulation

Ginger contains circulatory agents that aid in blood flow stimulation to the scalp. Improved blood circulation then encourages the hair follicles to grow new hair. - Ginger is a great source of essential fatty acids that stops hair loss and prevents hair thinning. It also contains valuable anti-inflammatory properties.

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Antiseptic

Dandruff is a common scalp condition that can lead to hair loss if left untreated. Ginger is beneficial in treating dandruff due to its natural antiseptic properties that cure dandruff as well as a number of other hair problems.

Strengthening

Ginger’s strengthens your locks from the root to tip to help you achieve strong and healthy hair.

Ginger is an effective natural remedy for dry hair. It provides you with nourishment, giving your hair natural luster and shine.

Gingerol

One of ginger’s main constituents is an antioxidant called gingerol, which helps fight the damage caused by free radicals such as hair loss and thinning.

How To Use Ginger For Hair Growth

If you’re interested in trying ginger for hair growth, here are some ways you can apply ginger:

1. Peel off the outer layer on fresh ginger, then extract fresh ginger juice by squeezing out its roots. Create a mixture of 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger juice, add jojoba, castor, or olive oil of the same quantity, then gently rub it on your scalp in a circular motion. Leave the mixture on for 20 minutes, but avoid letting it dry or keeping it for a longer period of time. Wash it off using a mild natural shampoo, ideally one that contains ingredients that also stimulate hair growth. Repeat this treatment twice a week for better results.

2. Grate some fresh ginger, then add 3 tablespoons of sesame oil and 3 drops of fresh lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the scalp and gently massage it. Leave it on for half an hour, then wash thoroughly. Some individuals who have a sensitive scalp may find ginger applications irritating. In some cases, it may cause an uncomfortable tingling. If this occurs, you may want to reduce the quantity of ginger used as well as the treatment time.

Not everyone may enjoy using ginger as a hair growth treatment. If you’re one of those, you may benefit instead from using shampoo and conditioner products that are formulated for hair growth. In addition, taking hair growth support vitamins will stimulate hair growth by giving you the nutrients that you need from the inside out.

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