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How to use ginger to promote hair growth

 Just like any other root or herb, there are more benefits of ginger than just enhancing flavour [Courtesy, iStock]

Ginger is a root that is popularly used in teas and foods. And just like any other root or herb, there are more benefits than just enhancing flavor.

Ginger has great medicinal perks, including gastrointestinal benefits. And besides that, it can also be a great ally if you want to improve the overall health of your hair or when you want to treat certain scalp conditions.

It works because it can help stimulate better circulation, it has natural antibacterial properties, plus, it's packed with minerals, vitamins and fatty acids your hair will love. So, if you have ever wondered how you can incorporate ginger into your hair care routine, here is how. Use it as a hair oil

A nourishing hair oil is essential for hair growth. Normal hair food can temporarily improve how your hair looks but, it doesn't penetrate the strands enough to strengthen them. That is where natural hair oils come in and ginger oil can get the job done very well.

The best way to go about it is to prepare your own ginger oil at home. There are tutorials that can show you how to do that and what oils you can mix it with because using it alone can be too harsh on your scalp.

Use ginger juice as a hair treatment

Another essential step in having healthy hair is consistently doing hair treatments. Going the natural way can truly transform the health of your hair, and ginger juice might be what your hair needs.

What you will do is chop some chunks of fresh ginger and blend them with some water to dilute. When done, please remember to sieve out the fibers so you don't end up with stands of ginger fiber in your hair.

Then, to make this mask more effective, you can introduce some home ingredients like olive oil. Use this on freshly washed hair as you would with another hair treatment.

 It can also be a great ally if you want to improve the overall health of your hair or when you want to treat certain scalp conditions [Courtesy, iStock]

Use the root to target specific areas

If you have an area that you need to treat, ginger root can help. This can work if you have a scalp infection that you would want to get rid of.

You can simply slice a fresh root and massage the root directly on that area for the juice to work itself in. You can leave it on for a few minutes then rinse.

Alternatively, you can prepare some dilute ginger juice, sieve, then massage on those areas before rinsing.

Try ginger supplements

Healthy hair isn't only about what you do externally. What you put in your body can help to enhance the process which is why eating healthy is essential.

To boost your progress, you can try some ginger supplements. They have shown to treat thinning hair in some patients dealing with alopecia so this might work for you as well. It works as a powerful antioxidant to reduce oxidative stress, which is often what causes hair loss.

Use ginger-infused hair products

Pre-made hair products are very convenient and they also have some wonderful benefits for your hair.

You can try ginger shampoos, oils and any other products you might like. These will save you a lot of time if you're not able to prepare your own ginger oils and treatments at home.


Before you use ginger on your scalp, make sure you do a patch test first to confirm if it's safe for you to use.

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