Do you have flaky dandruff that never budges? Is your scalp itchy, scaly and greasy? Then you need this ginger hair mask!
It does more than break down the yeast buildup on your scalp. It will cleanse your scalp without disturbing its natural pH balance. Repair damaged hair shaft and promote regeneration of new hair follicles.
Let's take a closer look at the properties of ginger mask to get rid of dandruff and how it works. Ginger contains a compound called gingerol, which is a powerful antioxidant that forms a protective shield on the hair and works against damaging free radicals.
It is rich in amino acids, fatty acids and magnesium that nourish the scalp, and keep it from getting dry, which in turn prevents hair from thinning.
Ginger inhibits the growth of yeast. It contains microbial properties that relieves itchiness on the scalp and kills dandruff-causing bacteria.
To top it all, ginger packs a powerful punch of hair-loving vitamins and minerals, which add shine, silkiness and bounce to your otherwise lack-lustre mane.
Now that we have effectively proved that ginger packs the wholesome goodness that can literally transform your locks, let's take a look at how to make and use this mask on hair!
Peel and grate 1 big piece of ginger. Grind the ginger into a fine paste. Add the paste to a muslin cloth, wrap it tight and squeeze out the juice. Make sure you have at least 2 tablespoons of ginger juice for this hair fall mask.
Warm half a cup of extra virgin coconut oil for 30 seconds. Turn of the flame and let the oil cool. Coconut oil contains lauric acid that can stimulate blood flow to the scalp boosting hair growth. Combine ginger juice with the coconut oil and using a fork, stir until both the ingredients combine.
Add 5 drops of rosemary oil to the mixture. Antioxidants present in rosemary oil penetrate deep into the scalp, allow hair shafts to absorb nutrients better and slow down greying of hair.
Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and give the mixture a good stir for all components to combine well. Citric acid present in lemon juice cleanses scalp, adds shine to hair and keeps it from getting greasy.
Using a wide toothed comb, remove all knots and tangles from your hair. If your hair is very dry, take a few drops of essential oil of your choice and rub it to your hair and then run the comb through. This way you can remove all the tangles without breaking your hair.
Divide your hair into small sections. Apply the mask, starting from the root, working your way down. Your hair should be thoroughly doused in the mask, but not so much that it trickles down your face.
Massage your scalp using the soft bud of your finger for 10 to 15 minutes. It will stimulate the blood flow, which in turn, will help the scalp absorb the nutrients from the mask better. Slight burning sensation on the scalp is normal after applying this mask. However, if there is too much irritation, add more coconut oil to the mask.
Let your scalp absorb the nourishing properties of the ginger hair mask overnight. In the morning shampoo and condition as usual.
After shampooing, squeeze out the excess water from your hair. Using an old T-shirt blot your hair to remove the moisture. Microfibres of the T-shirt will keep your hair from getting frizzy, plus it will prevent breakage.
When drying your hair with a blow dryer, keep the setting in low. Use the dryer six inches away from your hair, run it in fast motion from the root to the tips, never focusing on one spot for too long.
This ginger hair mask will stimulate hair growth, remove dandruff and add an enviable shine to your locks. To see results, apply it regularly once a week!