How To Use Garlic For Hair Growth May 25, 2016

As more and more salons come up with latest hair treatments, we’re ending up doing more harm than good. Too much styling using heat and chemicals leads to various hair issues like dryness, frizz, hair fall and less growth of hair. Several natural ingredients can help us in attaining healthier and longer hair. Garlic is one of those ingredients. Use of garlic for hair loss problems was prevalent in ancient times too when the Egyptians made use of this herb for treating several hair and skin conditions. Garlic does not only prevent acute hair loss, but it also stimulates new hair growth.

Garlic is excellent for growing new hair, as it aids in decreasing shedding of hair. By doing so, it helps to regenerate new hair follicles and removes toxins from the scalp and the hair. Garlic helps to improve blood circulation in the scalp. It enhances the texture of hair and helps controlling hair loss by strengthening or reinforcing the hair roots.

Interestingly, the more pungent aroma of the garlic, the more useful it is due to the high sulfur content. Sulfur happens to be a prime structural part of many amino acids like keratin, which is the main component of the hair. Use of garlic for hair loss, therefore, helps to fortify the condition of hair naturally. In addition to keratin and sulfur, garlic contains other important nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and selenium. All these ingredients contribute to hair growth significantly.

Effects Of Garlic For Hair Growth

  • Garlic, also known as the “Wonder Drug,” is highly enriched with medicinal and ameliorate properties.
  • It is enriched with compounds like calcium, zinc and various other minerals.
  • Its properties of killing germs and bacteria help in fighting against various bacterial infections.
  • The compound known as selenium present in garlic helps in curing the cancerous cells and stimulates the flow of hemoglobin in the body.
  • Garlic assists in attaining excellent hair growth and helps in preventing hair fall.
  • It helps in aiding the growth of hair follicles and eliminates harmful substances from the scalp.
  • Garlic helps improve the texture of your hair and strengthens the roots.
  • The compound allicin present in garlic helps in increasing the circulation of hemoglobin towards the scalp, thus minimizing hair fall to a great extent.
  • The compound sulfur minimizes the seriousness of dandruff and also prevents it from returning.
  • Garlic is highly enriched with copper which helps in hair growth. Copper helps in making hair strong and thick.
  • Raw garlic is highly enriched with Vitamin C, which is great for the health of your hair.
  • Garlic also contains iron which aids blood flow to the hair follicles.
  • Garlic provides nourishment to the scalp and the hair follicles. The nourishment of scalp is often obstructed due to the presence of DHT, and sometimes due to improper diet. Garlic helps to efficiently eliminate that deficiency.
  • Garlic also helps to kill parasites that largely affect the scalp.
  • Garlic is an effective treatment for itchy scalp. It helps to remove toxins and impurities from the scalp, and therefore helps to keep the scalp clean and healthy.

How To Use Garlic For Hair Growth

  1. Product Supplement: The easiest way to utilize the many benefits of garlic is to add it to your shampoo or conditioner. It is, however, recommended that garlic be used in either of these ways only twice a month, as over usage can cause aridness of hair and scalp. Since honey is a natural conditioner, you can add it along with the garlic. This will help smooth hair as well as reduce the smell of garlic. Another alternative is to add some ginger along with garlic to eliminate the odor. The properties and minerals present in ginger provide nourishment and also help attain beautiful and healthy hair.
  1. Garlic Natural Oil: Natural oil made of garlic is immensely beneficial. In addition to its hair loss attributes, garlic oil comes to serve a plenty of health benefits. Nevertheless, garlic oil is generally not derived from garlic. Other oils such as olive oil or sweet almond oil are mixed for added taste.  Besides, the sweet aroma of olive or sweet almond also helps to cover the pungent smell of the garlic.

To prepare garlic natural oil, you need to chop the garlic finely. Soak these garlic pieces for a week or two in olive or sweet almond oil. Refrigerate the concoction in order to prevent it from becoming rancid. However, you can buy the garlic infusion oil right from the store if you do not want to prepare it at home.

The oil should be applied on the hair and scalp and left overnight. Wash it off the next day.

[Read:Benefits Of Garlic Oil]

  1. Garlic Infused Coconut Oil: To prevent white hair, add a few slices of garlic along with some black pepper granules to coconut oil. Heat this up and let it cool. Apply regularly for a span of a few days on your hair and scalp.
  1. Raw Garlic: The aromatic spice can be crushed, and the juice can be directly applied to the scalp and strands of hair. The juice can be applied either at night or morning as per your convenience. Keep this on for a few minutes. Wash off properly with a good shampoo or a conditioner.
  1. Deep Conditioning: Another useful method of applying garlic is to infuse it with the deep conditioners.
  1. Garlic Pills: Several odorless garlic pills are available for preventing hair loss. These tablets are available at all local drugstores. Therefore, you can easily purchase them. The tablets are generally for oral consumption. An ideal dosage of the pill is one pill a day. One should not extend the direct consumption more than a month.

With a little effort and some time, it’s easy to ensure our hair is healthy, strong, thick and beautiful. Have you tried the garlic hair growth technique yet? Or do you have some other secret ingredient? Do let us know in the comments.

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  • LongHairedLady

    You know? You could just eat the garlic instead. Eating the garlic in your food would work a lot faster than applying it topically.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Vera, you can apply garlic juice and let it sit for 30 – 40 mins before rinsing off your hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Kriti, yes you can use garlic juice along with onion juice. Garlic can be used on the scalp for proper hair care and growth and prevent hair loss. Onions contain a number of important minerals and vitamins, such as vitamins C and B6, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and germanium. Onions also has a high sulfur content. High amounts of sulfur in onions make them effective in regenerating hair follicles and stimulating hair regrowth. So do enjoy the benefits of wonderful ingredients. You can also consume them in sufficient quantities to gain its benefits.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hey Bhawna, thank you for sharing fascinating experience with us :-) we are glad that you found a solution for your hair problem and do recommend this to your family and friends too, so that they too enjoy the benefits of the wonderful ingredient.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Gul, the best way to use garlic for hair is by adding it to your shampoo and conditioner. Honey is a natural conditioner so you can add it along with the garlic. However it is recommended that garlic can be used in either of these ways only twice a month, as over usage can make your hair and scalp dry.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Mahesh, yes, you can apply onion and garlic juice on a daily basis or every alternate day in a week.

    • lhot

      iam having a terrible hair fall, plsss. Let me know how to use that onion juice and how often do i need to use it. Tq in advans

      • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

        Hi Ihot, onion juice is beneficial for arresting hair fall and a wonderful remedy to overcome baldness. onion juice can be applied in various ways. One of the way i applying raw onion juice on the scalp. You can apply this juice on the scalp for an hour or leave it for overnight and wash off your hair with a mild shampoo. Apart from this remedy you should also consume a well-balanced diet and regular exercise to improve blood circulation.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Faisal, onion contains trace amounts of sulfur which is one of the essential nutrients in promoting hair growth. A study has shown that applying onion juice on scalp twice in a week for two months can stimulate hair growth. Onion juice can be applied along with garlic juice on the scalp.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ruhi, regular application of onion and garlic juice to the scalp is the most inexpensive and safe way of treating fungal infection on your scalp. Regular application of onion juice helps to thicken your hair and do away with a variety of scalp problems that are the cause of hair loss and hair thinning. Yeast infections, fungal infections, scalp acne and dandruff can be treated in the long run.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Summa, mild shampoo consists of less detergent based ingredients, when used they form less foam and gently cleanse the scalp. Four important points to pick a mild shampoo are:
    1. Avoid any shampoo with sulfate and sulfonate as ingredients.
    2. Look for Isethionate or Glucoside as the first ingredient after water.
    3. Look for Mildness boosters such as sulfosuccinates, sultaines, amphodiacetates.
    4. Look for conditioning ingredients like silicones, polyquaterniums, and guar.
    Hope you find these tips to be useful.!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Thank you for appreciating Samantha :-) we are glad that you like our posts !!

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Babar, losing 80-100 strands of hair per day is normal, but if you lose hair more than that then you need to take good care of your scalp. This includes taking proper diet, regular exercise to increase your blood circulation. Also yo can follow few home remedies like the application of onion juice on the scalp once or twice in a week regularly for a couple of months to combat hair fall. After a couple of weeks or a month if your hair does not show any improvement the consult a dermatologist.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Babar, massaging warm olive oil or coconut oil helps in the growth of hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Kavin, it is normal to lose 80-100 strands of hair per day and there is nothing to be worried about. You can use garlic and onion juice to boost your hair growth. Apply this juice on the scalp once or twice in a week…leave it for 30 mins and wash off your scalp with a mild shampoo.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Suneel, baldness is one of the most common hair problems faced by men. Baldness is mainly caused due to clogging of hair follicles. It is the most noticeable problem in men, which can be caused by several reasons or a combination of various factors such as aging, hormonal changes, changes in diet, stress or trauma, medical conditions, like anemia etc. Just go through some of the following natural remedies to prevent baldness.
    1. Castor oil – Castor oil is one of the natural cures for baldness and works as a humectant. Pour some castor oil in your palm and gently massage on your head. This will help in nourishing your hair and boost hair growth. Do this twice or thrice in a week.
    2. Aloevera gel – Aloevera gel helps in the growth of hair. To cure baldness, place some aloe vera gel on the head and massage it gently. The enzymes present in aloe vera will open up the clogged hair follicles. It will also put a stop to hair loss.
    Follow these remedies regularly for a couple of weeks to see the difference.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Suneel, massaging your scalp while applying oil or shampooing your hair may lead to a little hair fall. Massaging your scalp gently will get rid of dead and damaged hair. Regular and gentle massaging will improve blood circulation and strengthen the hair follicles aiding in hair growth. With regular massaging you will see the number of hair fall will reduce eventually…you will need to have a little patience.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Supriya, onion and garlic juice are time tested remedies for hair and hair related issues. Onions are rich source of sulfur and both of them have certain anti-fungal and anti-bodies properties which will help to prevent dandruff and any scalp related issue. You can also mix onion and garlic juice with your hair oil and massage this into your scalp. Leave it on for an hour or overnight. Rinse your hair with mild shampoo and condition as usual.

  • Nandikonda Supriya

    Oily scalp can absorb onion juice plz help me out.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Hi Supriya… yes, an oily scalp can absorb the onion juice.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Pragya, yes….it is absolutely alright to blend garlic and olive oil together and use this as overnight mask. It will not cause any harm. You can leave it overnight or apply this a one hour or so before you shampoo your hair. This help will help in growth of your hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Pragya, you can store the peeled garlic in the fridge for a week or more. Just crush them well before you apply it to your hair. And yes, you add aloe vera too.

  • Ownage_God

    can i blend garlic honey and onion and steam my hair?