How Are Guava Leaves Beneficial For Your Hair? October 13, 2016

Guava leaves have taken the internet by storm with claims of it being a miracle solution for hair loss. It is also gaining popularity as a hair thickening ingredient that promotes rapid hair growth. But how exactly are guava leaves beneficial for your hair?

More often than not, hair fall is a direct result of unhealthy scalp conditions. Guava leaves have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that have made it a popular ingredient for maintaining scalp health (1). It is often used in hair rinses to treat scalp issues such as dandruff. It is also rich in B Vitamins and Vitamin C, which nourish the follicles and aid hair growth.

Below, we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to use guava leaves for healthy hair growth.

How To Use Guava Leaves For Hair

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Using guava leaves on your hair can leave it feeling soft and looking lustrous, while thickening its volume. A guava leaf lotion is the simplest thing to make. Follow the steps below to make your very own guava leaf hair care solution that will battle hair fall and promote hair growth.

You Will Need
  • A handful of guava leaves.
  • 1 liter water
  • A pot for boiling.
  • Strainer
Preparation
  1. Pour the water into the pot and place it on the stove. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. To the boiling water, add the guava leaves.
  3. Let the water boil for 20 minutes.
  4. Strain the liquid and let it cool.
How To Apply
  • Wash and cleanse your hair with shampoo and skip conditioning.
  • Once your hair is almost dry, section it and start applying the guava leaf solution.
  • Massage the solution into your scalp for at least 10 minutes and ensure that all of your hair saturated with it.
  • Pay extra attention to the roots and tips while you apply the solution.
  • You can leave this solution on for up to 2 hours. Optionally, you can wrap your hair in a towel and sleep with the solution in your hair.
  • Rinse the solution out of your hair with lukewarm water.
How Often You Need To Apply

If you are facing a hair fall problem, use this guava leaf solution thrice a week. If you are using it to speed up hair growth and keep your hair shiny, use it twice a week.

Precautions
  • Ensure that the solution has cooled down to room temperature before you start applying it to your hair.
  • Do not rinse your hair with hot water as this will dry out your scalp and hair.

Other Benefits Of Using Guava Leaves For Hair

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  • Guava leaves contain vitamin C, which helps boost collagen activity. This helps hair grow out faster and healthier.
  • Its antioxidant properties help fight free radicals, thus preventing damage.
  • It also contains lycopene, which provides protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.
  • Massaging the lotion into your scalp improves blood pressure, which helps the follicles receive more nutrition. This results in healthy hair growth.
  • It helps remove the buildup of dirt and grime from your hair and unclogs your follicles. This helps prevent oiliness and dandruff.
  • The removal of dirt helps smooth down your hair shafts, making them soft and shiny.

Apart from stopping hair fall and stimulating new hair growth, guava leaves have a number of medicinal properties that help soothe and control various ailments. So it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up on those leaves if you have a guava tree near you.

Have you ever used guava leaves for your hair? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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

    Thanks for sharing your experience Laurent !! Guava leaves are beneficial and we are glad to know that you will make good use of them now.

    • Hoor Ahmed

      plz tell me if we boil some water after use on scalp the remain water it can be safe in bottle tu use for 2nd day use …

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

    Hi Sudha, you can use this tonic to rinse your hair after shampooing.

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

    Hi Shalini, making a guava leaves tea is a simple procedure. Take some fresh or dried guava leaves, add them to a cup of water. Heat them together for 10-15 minutes. Filter it and you can add honey to your tea as per your taste. Enjoy your drink and do share your experience with them.

  • poonam singh

    Can we store the solution and for how long?

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

      Hi Poonam, yes…guava leaves concoction can be stored or refrigerated for future use. You can store it for a couple of days… do not store it for more than three days.

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

    Hi Sugan, pulu vettu also known as bald patch can be dealt with by following few remedies regularly.
    1. Onion juice – onion juice are considered effective in treating bald patches. Cut white or red big onions in half and rub the open side on the affected area both in the morning and evening. Or you can apply the juice directly on the scalp. Leave the juice for 30-40 mins. Always wash your hair with mild shampoo.
    2. Guava leaves – Boil a few guava leaves in a litre of water and keep on boiling till the color of the water turns dark. Massage your scalp with this water for two to three times a week to see effective air growth.
    Follow any of these tips regularly to promote hair growth.

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

    Hi Sanjana, the open on the scalp should be opened well only while cleansing them. Open pores or follicles for a long time will lead to hair fall. Application of onion juice and guava leaves concoction, as well as massaging the scalp with them, will improve the blood circulation and in turn promote hair growth. While you rinse your hair firstly begin by using luke warm water and your final rinse should be cool water.

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

    Hi Sugun, if you have tried home remedies and haven’t worked well. Or if the bald patches are due to any illness or certain medications then it would be wise to check with a dermatologist. For a free expert advice from a doctor, you can ask here: http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=362438574&iu=/25351654/RON_TEXT

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

    Happy to help :-)

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

    Hi Sushmitha, guava leaves tonic will not cause any damage to hair. You can apply the solution and leave it for 20-30 minutes and then rinse your hair with plain water. Also, do a patch test for the first time, if there is no irritation or skin issues then continue to use this regularly.

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

    Hi Rashmi, you can continue to apply guava leaves solution to your hair as long as you like. It would be better to apply the tonic after shampooing you your hair. Leave the tonic on your scalp and hair for 15-20 mins and then rinse your hair with plain water.

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

    Hi Shravs, yes…you can apply guava leaves paste to your hair. Applying the paste helps to darken the hair and reverse premature hair graying. Apply guava leaves juice also has benefits. You can use it either way.

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

    Hello Lipsa, poor hair care or lack of nutritious diet may result in rough, dry hair and hair fall. Some home remedies that you can follow to care for a mane are:
    1. Massage your scalp with olive oil/ coconut oil or coconut milk. These ingredients contains essential nutrients that will nourish your hair and moisturize them.
    2. Egg – egg is also an excellent remedy for dry hair. Clean your hair with a mild shampoo and when it is still damp, apply about half a cup of egg to the hair. After about 20 minutes, rinse out the egg with cool water.

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

    Hello lipsa, the given remedies work for dandruff too.

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

    Hi Smriti, some of the remedies that you can follow to curb hair fall and improve hair growth are:
    1. Egg and olive oil mask – Take 1 or 2 eggs and mix one tsp of olive oil and honey in it. Apply this mask on your scalp. Cover your hair. Let it sit for about 20-30 mins. Wash it off with mild shampoo and water.
    2. Fenugreeek seeds – Soak 2-3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Strain and use the water to rinse hair. Do not immediately was hair with normal water. Let this water be there for at least 3 hours. After 3 hours, wash your hair with lukewarm water. Repeat this daily for at a month to see your hair gaining strength and volume.

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

    Hi Venkatesh, take a sufficient amount of guava leaves solution in a spray bottle. Spray this solution on your scalp and hair to make them wet and moist. Keep reapplying this using the spray bottle, this method will ensure that solution will not leak and at the same time, your hair will achieve the benefits of the solution.

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

    Hi Smriti, washing hair on a daily basis may turn your scalp and hair dry. If you have an oily scalp then wash your hair every alternate day with a mild shampoo. But if your scalp and hair are normal then washing your hair twice in a week will be fine.

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

    Hi Ranjitha, apply the solution after you wash your hair. Gently apply it on your hair from the root to the tip. Concentrate on your scalp and the roots of your hair. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Finally rinse your hair with plain water.

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

    Hi Chinchu, dandruff can be caused due to dry scalp, sebaceous cysts, excessive anxiety, poor hair care, fungus and viral infections, and poor diet. Some of the remedies that you can follow to treat dandruff are:
    1. Apple Cidar Vinegar – First rinse your hair and scalp with water and allow it to dry.Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Apply this mixture directly onto your scalp with the help of cotton balls. Spray it on your scalp.After few minutes, shampoo with normal water.
    2. Aloe vera gel – Spread some fresh aloe vera gel onto your scalp using your fingers. Allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
    Follow any of the remedies regularly for a couple of weeks for good results till your scalp is dandruff free.

  • Sahil

    Does the guava leaves water help in regrowing of new hair or it just prevents the further hairfall?

  • Sahil

    Does the guava leaves water help in regrowing of new hair or it only prevents the further hair loss?

  • ritu

    Can we mix guava leaves in any other hair pack……

  • Vishnu Gupta

    Hi..
    My hair falls lots, is this remedy work on bald patches? hair density become less in my head and i want it more. is this remedy will works?

  • Hoor Ahmed

    plz tell me if we boil some water after use on scalp the remain water it can be safe in bottle tu use for 2nd day use …

  • vicky rocks

    I could not prepare it very often, so can we prepare and store this solution in the refrigerator to use for hair?
    And how long can we use it without refrigerating ?

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

      Hi Vicky, we recommend you to use the solution when it is fresh to find it more effective. However, if it isn’t possible, you can store the solution in the refrigerator to use it within three days.