How To Use Spinach For Hair Growth?

Written by Arshiya Syeda

Hair growth can be a slow process. Months seem to pass by with your hair only having grown a couple of inches, and before you know it, it’s time for a trim. The damage your hair goes through when you are trying to grow it is not easy to deal with either. And sometimes, the thought of giving up and chopping it all off seems like the easiest thing to do. But you don’t have to. Natural growth-boosting treatments like spinach can do lots of good for your hair. Read on to know more.

Benefits Of Using Spinach For Hair Growth

Most of us grew up watching Popeye pump his guns after swallowing a can of spinach. But did you know that spinach is good for more than just gaining unreal strength? The green leafy vegetable has a high nutritional content and is extremely rich in antioxidants. Is spinach good for hair growth?Yes, here are the different ways in which spinach boosts hair growth:

  • Spinach is rich in vitamins K, A, C, B2, B6, B1, E, manganese, zinc, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients help nourish your scalp and hair, ensuring healthy hair growth.
  • The high content of antioxidants in spinach helps avoid hair damage and boosts scalp health.
  • Vitamin B and C are excellent for encouraging healthy hair growth. They speed up the rate of hair growth by increasing collagen and keratin levels.
  • The rich iron content helps increase the supply of oxygen to the hair follicles, ensuring that they stay in top health.
  • Spinach has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe an aggravated scalp.

How To Use Spinach For Hair Growth

Now that you know spinach is an excellent hair care ingredient, here’s how you can use it to promote hair growth:

1. Spinach Hair Pack

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You Will Need
  • 1 cup Spinach Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Carrier Oil (Olive, Coconut, Castor, etc.)
Processing Time

30 minutes- 1 hour

  1. Throw the ingredients into a blender and blend until you get a smooth, consistent paste.
  2. Apply this paste all over your scalp and work it through the entire length of your hair.
  3. Once your hair and scalp are both covered in the spinach mixture, leave it on for 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. Wash the spinach hair pack out with cool/lukewarm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

How This Helps

The honey and oil in this pack help seal the nutrients and moisture in your hair, keeping it healthy and damage-free. It also helps soothe your scalp, and improve circulation to boost healthy hair growth.

2. Spinach Oil

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Carrier Oil (Olive, Coconut, Castor, etc.)
Processing Time

1 hour

  1. Blend half a cup of spinach until you get a smooth paste.
  2. Use a cheesecloth to separate the pulp from the juice.
  3. Mix the pulp with your choice of carrier oil. If you have oily hair, use a light oil like jojoba or olive oil. For dry hair, use coconut or castor oil.
  4. Massage the oil into your scalp for 15 minutes and then work it through the whole length of your hair.
  5. Leave the oil on for an additional 45 minutes.
  6. Wash out the spinach oil with cool/lukewarm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

How This Helps

A spinach and oil massage can help improve blood circulation while unclogging your pores and balancing oil production. This helps boost scalp health for healthy hair growth while conditioning your hair and tackling issues such as dryness or frizz.

3. Spinach Smoothie

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Not everybody likes to apply spinach to their hair and if you are one of those, here’s a spinach smoothie recipe for you to try. You can’t even taste the spinach when it’s blended in with the delicious fruits.

You Will Need
  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Papaya
  • 1 cup Almond/Coconut Milk
Processing Time

5 minutes

  1. Chop up one cup of papaya and one large Banana
  2. Throw these into a blender and to it add the spinach and almond/coconut milk.
  3. Blend the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
How Often?

Every morning with breakfast.

How This Helps

What you put inside your body is just as important as what you’re putting in your hair. For your hair to grow out strong and healthy, your body has to be well nourished. Using the topical spinach treatments in combination with consuming this smoothie will ensure that your hair remains healthy root to tip as it grows.

Growing your hair can be a real test of patience but with these spinach remedies and smoothie recipe, you can not only promote hair growth but also improve the overall health of your hair and scalp. Do you know any other ways on how to use spinach for hair growth? Tell us by leaving a comment below.

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Arshiya Syeda is an editor and certified counselor. Ever the lover of the written word, she served on the editorial boards of her school and college newsletters. Writing articles on hairstyles, hair care, and nutrition helped her combine her love for reading, writing, and research. As an editor, she helps her team members deliver polished and meticulously researched content. Arshiya is fluent in English, Urdu, and Hindi and aims to become a multilinguist by learning German and teaching herself American Sign Language (ASL).