Tired of your ever-thinning hair?
What if we tell you that a herbal ginger mask can make your hair twice as thicker and longer?
Yes, the same spice that adds a tinge of heat to your food can actually make your hair grow too. We don't say this, science does!
Baffled much? We were too. So, we got down to research to understand exactly what connection ginger has with hair. And this is what we found.
Ginger contains magnesium, phosphorous and potassium, which stimulate blood circulation in the capillary zone that gets directed to the hair follicles, improving growth.
Furthermore, ginger is a powerhouse of fatty acids, which strengthen hair roots, preventing hair fall.
To add to it, ginger has a high ratio of antibacterial properties, which break down the dirt deposits on the scalp, thereby cleansing pores and reducing flaky dandruff.
Wait, we have more! Ginger has a very high antioxidant content that seals cuticles, adds shine and volume to dull, dud and dead hair.
Though it is only recently that cosmetic industry has started rolling out ginger-infused hair care products, Ayurveda has been screaming hoarse about its properties for centuries now.
And as always, we had turned deaf ears to Mother Nature. But, as they say, it is better late than never.
Have a look at these herbal ginger masks for thicker hair as listed below:
Bald Spot Fixer
Take a ginger root, peel, slice and grate it. Extracts its juice and rub it on the bald spot in a circular motion. Rub until the spots get tingling. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with a clarifying shampoo. This herbal ginger hair mask will show hair growth within a month.
Hair Growth Oil
Mix 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, with a teaspoon of ginger oil and 10 drops of lemon juice. Heat it under low flame for 2 minutes. Allow it to cool in room temperature. Massage the oil through the length of your hair and scalp, let it sit for an hour and then shampoo. This oil will repair damaged hair and boost healthy hair growth.
Scalp Nourishing Oil
This herbal ginger hair mask will restore the pH balance of the scalp, stimulate blood flow and promote hair growth.
Mix 1 tablespoon of ginger oil, with an equal amount of avocado and olive oil. Massage the oil on to your scalp in a round circular motion. Let it sit for 1 hour. Proceed to shampoo and condition your hair.
Receding Forehead Line Fixer
This homemade ginger hair mask works like magic on thinning edge of hairline on forehead.
Mix a few drops of ginger oil with an equal amount of jojoba oil. Rub it on the receding hair line. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse. Repeat this every day until you see hair growth.
To remove flaky dandruff permanently, take a medium ginger, and crush it into a paste. Heat with a cup of your regular hair oil, add a few drops of tea tree oil as well. Turn off the heat and let it sit overnight. Massage it on to your scalp and hair. Wrap your hair in a shower cap. After 1 hour, shampoo and condition.
Nourishing Hair Mask
Take a bowl, divide the egg white from the yolk, add a teaspoon of ginger oil to the egg white. Beat till you get a frothy consistency. Wet your hair and apply it liberally on to your hair and scalp. Let it sit for 40 minutes. Proceed to shampoo and conditioning your hair as usual. This mask will make your hair appear silky and thick.
Hair Repair Mask
Yet another Ayurvedic remedy for hair growth using ginger is this hair repair mask. Take a tablespoon of shikakai powder, mix 10 drops of almond oil, 10 drops of ginger oil and a teaspoon of olive oil. Whip it into a fine paste. Divide your hair into small sections. Spritz it with water and then apply the mask. Let it sit for an hour. Shampoo and condition.
Another way to use ginger for hair fall is this effective method. Take a tablespoon of reetha powder, add 5 drops of ginger and argan oil, each. Using water, make a thick paste. Use this mixture as you'd use your regular shampoo.
Scalp Detoxifying Mask
One of the most tested ways on how to use ginger to promote hair growth is this mask. Take a tablespoon of aloe vera gel, and mix it with 5 drops of ginger juice. Massage your scalp in a circular motion with this mixture. Let it stay for 30 minutes. Proceed to shampoo and conditioning your hair after that.
To infuse life back into your dull hair, try this spray. Mix ½ a teaspoon of ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 10 drops of jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons of cucumber juice and 2/4th cup of water. Mix all the ingredients well, transfer the solution to a spray bottle. Spritz it sparingly on dull, dry hair. Comb as usual.
Tip: If hair becomes excessively oily, blot it with a tissue.