How To Use Potato Juice For Hair Growth

by Anjali Sayee

The love for potatoes is universal. There’s a lot that this vegetable can do apart from tasting fantastic. Did you know that it can be used to remove warts, clean glass, add shine to your cutlery, and get rid of a tan? The uses of the internet’s favorite vegetable do not end there. Most of us are already aware of the benefits of using potatoes for skin care. But of late, the juice is gaining popularity as a hair growth aid. In this article, we have discussed how potato juice may aid hair growth, how to make it, and recipes.

Benefits Of Potato Juice For Hair Growth

There are no scientific studies to establish a direct relation between potato juice and hair growth. However, it is believed that the following properties may help potato aid hair growth:

  • Potato contains vitamin B, vitamin C, zinc, niacin, and iron (1), (2). These nutrients nourish the hair follicles and can promote hair growth (3).
  • Potato juice can help in cleansing the scalp by absorbing sebum and sweat. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it unclogs hair follicles, keeping the scalp clean.
  • Potato juice exhibits antioxidant activity (4). This may keep the scalp free of infections like seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.
  • Using potato juice may add shine and luster to your hair by closing the cuticles.
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that it acts as a conditioner when used in combination with ingredients like honey and egg.
  • There is also much anecdotal evidence that potato juice works as a good natural hair dye, though there isn’t any research to back it up. Many bloggers use potato juice to cover up gray hair.

In the next section, we have discussed the procedure to make potato juice.

How To Make Potato Juice For Hair Growth

You Will Need

1 potato

Prep Time

10 minutes

Method
  1. Wash a potato and peel the skin.
  2. Chop it into tiny pieces and blend them until you get a smooth puree.
  3. If the puree is too thick, dilute it with a little water.
  4. Use a cheesecloth to squeeze out and collect the potato juice in a container.
  5. Prepare fresh potato juice before each use.

You can use just potato juice to promote hair growth or combine it with other ingredients to reap added benefits.

Mentioned below are the different ways in which you can use potato juice for hair growth.

How To Use Potato Juice For Hair

1. Applying Potato Juice Directly To The Scalp

Potato juice may nourish your hair follicles, cleanse the scalp, and make your hair shine. Research shows that massaging the scalp stimulates blood circulation and helps get rid of impurities from the hair follicles and strengthens them (5).

You Will Need

1/2 cup potato juice (for medium length hair)

Processing Time

25 minutes

Process
  1. Massage potato juice into your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Once you have covered your scalp, start working the juice into your hair, from the roots to the tips.
  3. Leave it in for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Once a week.

2. Potato Juice, Honey, And Egg Mask

If you have dry hair, this is the right potato juice hair treatment for you. Honey and egg yolk are hair conditioning ingredients (6). Honey is an emollient with antifungal properties that can help reduce and prevent dandruff and hair loss (7), (8). The egg yolk contains water-soluble peptides that can stimulate hair growth (9).

You Will Need

  • 3 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Extract the juice from the potatoes and collect it in a bowl.
  2. Add a whisked egg yolk and a tablespoon of honey to this. Mix well.
  3. Apply this pack to your scalp and hair and leave it in for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?

Once a week.

3. Potato Juice And Onion Juice

Like potato juice, onion juice is a great hair growth boosting aid (10). Combining the two ingredients will give you an efficient hair growth-boosting potion.

You Will Need

  • 1 large potato
  • 1 medium-sized onion

Processing Time

25 minutes

Process
  1. Wash a large potato and peel its skin.
  2. Chop the potato and the onion into tiny pieces and blend until you get a smooth puree.
  3. If the puree is too thick, dilute it with a little water.
  4. Use a cheesecloth to squeeze out and collect the potato-onion juice in a container.
  5. Massage the potato-onion juice into your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Once you have covered your scalp, start working the juice into your hair, from the roots to the tips.
  7. Leave it in for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Once a week.

4. Potato Juice And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties (11). It was also found to be useful in treating conditions like seborrheic dermatitis (12). It also has photoprotective properties, which can help protect the hair from UV rays.

You Will Need

  • The juice from 1 large potato
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Combine the potato juice and aloe vera gel until you have a smooth mixture.
  2. Massage this mixture into your scalp and work it through your hair.
  3. Leave it in for 30 minutes and then wash off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Remember, the first and foremost step towards enhancing hair health is to change your lifestyle. Consume nutritious foods and keep yourself hydrated. Use shampoos and hair conditioners suited to your hair and scalp type. Minimize stress and try to exercise or meditate.

Try the above remedies using potato juice. In case the problem persists, or you experience a lot of hair fall, consult a dermatologist immediately.

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Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.
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