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Uses of Herbs For Healthier Hair

Uses of Herbs For Healthier Hair

Herbs are one of the best alternative routes to achieve healthy hair. Uses of herbs for healthier hair is a home remedy method to promote healthy hair.

Herbs are rich organic products for both hair, and skincare, a good regimen incorporated with herbs will give a long-lasting healthy result to both hair and skincare. Moving forward into the post will learn about the few uses of herbs for healthier hair.

BELOW ARE A FEW HERBS THAT ARE BENEFICIAL FOR HAIR CARE

■ ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe vera’s enzymes dissolve dead skin cells and excess sebum, clog hair follicles. Salicylic acid, found in aloe vera, is an anti-inflammatory and mild antibiotic. Because of its moisturizing properties, aloe vera gel is an excellent moisturizer. It has a molecular structure similar to keratin, the main protein in skin and hair. As a result, aloe vera is an excellent carrier for other herbal remedies that promote hair growth. 

HOW TO USE:

  • An easy way to use aloe vera juice/gel is to rub one tablespoon into your scalp and massage for 2-5 minutes.
  • Do not rinse or wash off.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice to your deep conditioning mix.
  • Put one tablespoon of aloe vera juice into the amount of shampoo you want to use for your hair, and wash as usual.

■ AMLA

Amla Powder
Amla or Indian gooseberry powder.

Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, contains various antioxidants, including vitamin C, required for collagen production. Increased collagen levels speed up the production and vigor of new hair growth. 

HOW TO USE:

  • Mix an amla powder with a moisturizer such as coconut oil and massage it into the scalp.
  • Amla is an effective treatment for premature greying of hair. 

■ HOLY BASIL

Holy Basil
Medicinal holy basil

Holy basil is high in magnesium, an underappreciated mineral required for hundreds of chemical processes in the human body. Basil has anti-inflammatory properties, improves hair against breakage, and improves blood flow in hair follicles, which helps stimulate growth when applied to hair and scalp as a herbal rinse. 

HOW TO USE:

  • Get a handful of fresh Holy basil leaves and boil in 4 cups of clean water in a pot over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Allow this to cool, then strain out the leaves.
  • Use this as a rinse on your hair after washing or conditioning your hair.

■ FENUGREEK

Fenugreek Seed
Fenugreek Seed

Fenugreek is a nutrient herb that promotes hair growth and circulation. Soaking fenugreek seeds in water overnight before grinding into a smooth paste is the best way to get the total result.

HOW TO USE:

  • Two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds soaked in 1 cup water overnight.
  • Apply this fenugreek gel directly to the scalp or mix it with greek yogurt for an alpha-hydroxy exfoliant boost.
  • Allow at least thirty minutes for this mixture to soak in before cleansing the scalp.
  • Strain out the seeds and use the liquid as a hair rinse.

■ FLAXSEED

Flaxseed
Flaxseed Powder

Flaxseed (known as linseed) contains fatty acids and antioxidants that aid in the removal of toxins and dead cells from the scalp.

HOW TO USE:

  • Boil 3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds in water to make a soothing gel. Apply to the scalp and hair as a moisturizer to help stimulate growth and strengthen existing hair. 

■ GINGER ROOT

Ginger Root
Ginger Root

Ginger root oil promotes stronger and faster hair growth by increasing circulation in hair follicles. Ginger root is likewise an antiseptic and a moisturizer, so it is helpful in various ways, ideal for treating dandruff and other skin conditions that impede healthy hair growth. 

HOW TO USE:

  • Peel, wash, and grate a 2-inch piece of ginger root. 
  • Squeeze out the juice and massage it into the scalp to treat dandruff and itchy scalp.
  • The ginger juice can also be added to shampoos as needed for washing hair or into a small amount of hair conditioner.

■ SORREL [HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA]

Sorrel
Dried Sorrel

Sorrel flowers contain vitamins and antioxidants that improve scalp and hair health.

HOW TO USE:

  • Add half a cup of fresh or dried blossoms to one cup of coconut oil and grind into a smooth paste.
  • Applying the mixture to the scalp and hair promotes healthy hair growth and prevents premature greying and dandruff.
  • Allow the mixture to soak and sit into the scalp and hair for at least two hours for the best results. 

■ ROSEMARY

Rosemary
Rosemary

Rosemarinus Officinalis is an evergreen herb found in most supermarkets’ spice section. Rosemary oil is a vitamin-rich, anti-bacterial, antioxidant herb widely used to improve scalp health and hair growth. 

HOW TO USE:

  • Boil 2 tablespoons of dried Rosemary leaves in 2 cups of water on shallow heat for 20 minutes.
  • Allow this to cool, then strain out the leaves.
  • Use the tea as a final rinse after washing and conditioning your hair.
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of rosemary oil, massaged directly into the scalp or mixed with other oils to make a conditioning scalp treatment.

■ THYME

Thyme
Fresh Thyme

Thymus Vulgaris is well-known for its antiseptic and antifungal properties. Thyme also contains magnesium, potassium, and selenium to promote more robust hair growth.

HOW TO USE:

  • Thyme oil can be combined with a carrier oil and applied topically to hair.
  • Steep 2 tablespoons of dried thyme in warm water for 15 minutes to create a herbal rinse that can use on hair after washing and conditioning.
  • You don’t have to use everything.

Note:

Remember to keep your hair care regimen simple. Consistency is the key to healthier, longer hair. Please choose one or two herbs and use them as staples in your regimen.

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