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How To Use Garlic For Hair Growth

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How To Use Garlic For Hair Growth September 19, 2017

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly sauteed garlic? Even if you don’t, you should know that the ingredient is good for more than just garnish. To be more specific, it can be used to improve hair growth. In a time where people are spending more and more money on salon treatments and extensions, this natural ingredient has become a vastly underrated hair growth aid. Garlic as a hair care ingredient has the potential to not only boost hair growth but also stimulate hair regrowth. Here’s how the root vegetable does it:

Benefits Of Garlic For Hair Growth

  • Garlic has a high content of minerals like calcium, zinc, and sulfur, which are essential for hair growth
  • It is antimicrobial and helps kill germs and bacteria that can cause damage to the scalp and inhibit hair growth
  • The selenium content in garlic helps stimulate blood circulation for maximum nourishment
  • It helps purify the hair follicles, strengthen them, and prevent clogging, curbing hair loss
  • It helps calm aggravated scalp and treats issues such as dandruff
  • Raw garlic is highly enriched with Vitamin C, which is great for the health of your hair. It boosts collagen production which helps with hair growth

Now that you know why it works read on to find out how to use it.

How To Use Garlic For Hair Growth

1. Garlic Oil For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 8 cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Carrier Oil (Olive, Coconut, Castor, etc.)
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion (Optional)
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Crush the garlic and onion or throw them in a blender to get a fine pulp.
  2. Heat the carrier oil in a pan and add the garlic and onion paste to the oil.
  3. Heat the oil until the pulp starts to turn brown and then turn off the heat.
  4. Once the oil has cooled, strain it and discard the pulp.
  5.  Take two tablespoons of the oil and start to gently massage your scalp with it.
  6. After 15 minutes of massaging, cover the length of your hair in the oil and let it sit for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Wash off with a mild shampoo. Conditioning is optional since the oil acts as a conditioner.
How Often?

Repeat this three times a week for best results.

Why This Works

The oil massage stimulates the hair follicles in the scalp while improving blood circulation.

2. Garlic And Honey For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 8 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Honey
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. Extract the juice from the 8 cloves of garlic. This should give you about a tablespoon of garlic juice.
  2. To the garlic juice, add one tablespoon of honey and mix until the two are well combined.
  3. Apply the garlic-honey mixture to your hair and scalp and leave it in for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Repeat this twice or thrice a week for best results.

Why This Works

Honey helps strengthen the hair follicles and seals moisture to your hair. This not only boosts hair growth but also keeps it conditioned.

3. Garlic And Rosemary For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 5 tbsp Garlic Oil (Refer to method 1)
  • 1 tbsp Castor Oil
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Rosemary Oil
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. In a jar combine all the oils and shake well to mix.
  2. Take two tablespoons of the oil blend and start to gently massage your scalp with it.
  3. After 15 minutes of massaging, cover the length of your hair in the oil and let it sit for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with a mild shampoo. Conditioning is optional since the oil acts as a conditioner.
How Often?

Repeat this thrice a week for best results.

Why This Works

Garlic, rosemary, and castor are amazing ingredients for hair growth. While they work together to boost hair growth, the coconut oil deeply penetrates and conditions the hair.

4. Garlic And Ginger For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 2-inch piece of Ginger
  • 8 cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Carrier Oil
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Crush the garlic and ginger or throw them in a blender to get a fine pulp.
  2. Heat the carrier oil in a pan and add the garlic and ginger pulp to the oil.
  3. Heat the oil until the pulp starts to turn brown and then turn off the heat.
  4. Once the oil has cooled, strain it and discard the pulp.
  5. Take two tablespoons of the oil and start to gently massage your scalp with it.
  6. After 15 minutes of massaging, cover the length of your hair in the oil and let it sit for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Wash off with a mild shampoo. Conditioning is optional since the oil acts as a conditioner.

5. Onion, Garlic And Cinnamon For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 1 small Onion
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 cups Water
Processing Time

15 minutes

Process
  1. Boil the ingredients in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes.
  2. Let the solution cool and then strain it for the liquid.
  3. Pour the liquid through your hair and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm/cool water.
How Often?

Repeat this every day for a week.

Why this works?

This onion, garlic, and cinnamon solution help with the regeneration of dormant hair follicles.

6. Garlic Shampoo For Hair Growth

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You Will Need
  • 15 cloves of Garlic
  • 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Blend the garlic to get a smooth paste.
  2. Add the garlic paste to a bottle of mild shampoo and add 10 drops of peppermint oil to the mix for fragrance.
  3. Use This shampoo to wash your hair.
How Often?

Don’t use this shampoo more than thrice a week.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Is Eating Garlic Good For Hair Growth?

Yes. In fact, inner nourishment is as important for hair growth as topical applications.

Does Rubbing Garlic On Scalp Help Hair Growth?

Rubbing a chopped clove of garlic on your scalp can promote hair growth. However, it is best to stick to the remedies listed about as direct application of concentrated garlic can aggravate the scalp.

There you have it! The many different ways in which you can use garlic for hair growth. Have you tried any of these remedies? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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