How does Ginger Help in Hair Growth

How does Ginger Help in Hair Growth

Ginger is an integral part of Indian recipes and has many digestion related benefits. It also enhances the taste of the food when used along with garlic and onion but do you know that this can also do wonders for your hair. Yes, you read it correctly; ginger can help you in getting long, shiny and healthy hair which you have dreamt of from a long time. Let’s see how it helps in hair growth.


Dandruff is a common hair problem and in some cases it becomes severe and frequent when there is nutritional deficiency, constant stress and exposure to chemicals. It not just makes you hair dull and cause hair fall but the white flakes also appear on your dress which causes embarrassment. The antibacterial properties of ginger are able to fight the cause of dandruff and make your scalp regain its healthy status.

The best method to use ginger is making an anti dandruff mixture at home with simple ingredients. Just mix 3 tablespoons of olive or sesame oil, 2 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger and add some lemon juice. Take some amount of this mixture and massage it on your scalp thoroughly and leave it for 15 – 30 minutes. Rinse it with cold water after that. Use this mixture twice or thrice a week to get rid of the stubborn dandruff.

Hair loss

Hair loss is a very significant problem because it directly affects your appearance and overall personality. Hair fall with increasing age is common but if it happens in young age then it can affect you psychologically, one can feel frustrated and ashamed especially teenagers. Ginger has many constituents which help in preventing hair fall and can even help in Alopecia (a hair related disorder). The compounds present in ginger helps in improving blood circulation around the hair follicles which results into healthy scalp and generation of new hairs.

If you want to stop your hair fall then you just need to peel a fresh ginger root and extract it juice. You can also use freshly grated ginger instead of juice and add some olive or jojoba oil to it. Apply this mixture on your scalp in a circular motion to further increase the blood circulation around the scalp. Let the scalp absorb the mixture for 30 minutes. Rinse it with cold water and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

Healthy hair

Ginger is rich in sulphur, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and vitamins which makes your hair healthy, strong and shiny. It strengthens the root of your hair and also fights off the dryness in them. It is rich in fatty acid which prevents thinning of hair and also boosts new hair growth.

The main constituent of ginger is sulfur or the beauty mineral which is the third most abundant mineral in our body and present in every cell of hair, skin and nails. Keratin which is the main structural protein found in hair and nails, has high concentration of sulfur in it. Therefore application of ginger supplies the right content for the hair growth.

You can peel 6 ounces of fresh ginger and blend it well with one fourth cup of water in a blender to get a fine pulp of it. Take this blended mixture on cheesecloth and strain the juice by squeezing the ginger pulp kept in cheesecloth bag. Apply this juice directly on the scalp and massage it gently. Wash it off after 15 minutes with a mild shampoo.

Try these simple tips at your home and get waist long hair in few months. Some people are confused between use of ginger powder and ginger root. In that case ginger root is recommended as the fresh ginger root contains more essential elements and nutrients required for hair growth as compared to ginger powder.

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