Ginger Root and Your Natural Hair
Fruit and veggie water is all the craze right now. Although you may or may not be big on trends, infused water is one to consider. It offers a way for us to garner all of the health benefits associated with raw foods that we need in order to flourish. For those of us (like myself) who struggle with drinking plain water, the infusion fad couldn’t come soon enough. As I study more and more about the health benefits associated with some my favorite and not so favorite fruits and veggies, I am learning that my natural hair will get something out of just about anything.
One thing that I enjoy eating raw is ginger. I love ginger. If I see ginger in any other dish, I’ll take it!
To my surprise, I recently discovered on the inter webs that ginger has a great effect on healthy hair. If you don’t enjoy eating it raw, you can most certainly infuse ginger with water for a healthy and tasty treat.
Here is how ginger root can add health and longevity to your natural hair:
The Stimulation of Hair Growth:
Ginger increases the scalp circulation, resulting in the flow of blood to the scalp. Thus, it stimulates the hair follicles and encourages growth. The fatty acids present in ginger are beneficial for thin hair. You can make a hair mask by grating 1 tablespoon of ginger root in a small bowl and adding 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil to it. Massage your scalp with this mixture in circular motions and leave for 30 minutes or longer. Rinse off and shampoo as usual. This will combat hair loss and thinning hair and stimulate hair growth.*
Combats Brittle Hair:
Ginger is great for dry and brittle hair as it contains vitamins, zinc and phosphorus which impart sheen to your hair.*
A Natural Treatment of Hair Loss:
Ginger root is a great remedy for hair loss. Ginger extracts make your hair stronger and pleasant smelling.*
Treatment of Split Ends:
Split ends are caused when the hair follicles get damaged due to the exposure to pollutants and excessive heat. Ginger extracts can be used in the treatment of damaged hair follicles.*
Ginger has antiseptic properties that can help to get rid of dandruff. Ginger oil is an effective remedy to combat dandruff naturally. For this purpose, you can mix 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger with 3 tablespoons of sesame or olive oil, and add a dash of lemon juice to the mixture. Massage your scalp with it and rinse off after 15 to 30 minutes. This should be done thrice a week to get a dandruff-free scalp.*