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There are several natural
ingredients that can help us in our quest towards achieving longer and
healthier hair, one of such ingredients is garlic. Garlic has been used even in
ancient times by the Egyptians as a remedy for various illnesses. Therefore garlic
does not only benefit our hair but promotes overall health as well.
Garlic is excellent for hair
growth because it helps to decrease shedding of our hair, boosts regeneration of
new hair follicles, removes harmful toxins from our hair/scalp, promotes scalp
circulation, enhances hair texture, controls hair loss and strengthens/reinforces
our hair roots. I cannot stress enough how valuable this herb truly is.
The more pungent the smell of the
garlic, the more beneficial it will be because it’s sulphur content will be
higher. Sulphur is the structural part of many proteins including keratin the
protein which our hair is made of, therefore garlic will work to fortify our
hair. Garlic also contains other important minerals such as selenium, vitamin
E, vitamin C and so on which are critical for hair growth.
Garlic can be used for hair
growth in various ways which include:
Taking garlic pills: There are various garlic pills (including the
odourless variety which I take myself) that can be obtained from the pharmacy which
should be taken internally. Over a course of time (in as little as three weeks)
an improvement in the hair should be seen.
Adding garlic to natural oils: You can infuse garlic into an oil
such as olive oil or sweet almond oil. This can be done by chopping some garlic
into very small pieces and putting it in some oil over a period of time say two
weeks. This concoction should be kept in the fridge to prevent it from going
rancid. Alternatively you can take the seemingly easier route by using store-bought garlic infused
olive oil, the only problem with this is that you will be unaware as to how much
garlic is actually in the olive oil. I advise mixing about a tablespoon of this oil into your shampoos,
deep conditioners, hot oil treatments, pre-shampoo treatments where you can be
sure to wash your hair afterwards to avoid the garlicky smell.
Adding fresh garlic to your deep conditioners: You can chop some
garlic cloves very finely or mince them and mix into to your deep conditioners or alternatively
you can add your garlic infused oil in to your deep conditioner as well.
Is this a natural ingredient you may try?
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