Hair loss is a problem more and more people are dealing with on a regular basis. The stress of the world we live in is to be blamed on, but there are also some dietary deficiencies that might lead to this problem in time.
If you check the market, you will see that there are many medicines that promise to help you get rid of this problem in a matter of months. We are not contesting their ability, but we are concerned about the side effects they might be having on our bodies.
We believe that it is better to use ingredients that come from nature, rather than synthetic ones. So, we thought it would be great for you to be acquainted with the link between a spicy vegetable every kitchen has – garlic – and your hair problem.
A study performed in 2007 at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences from Iran showed the fact that, when applied on the areas affected by hair loss, garlic gel would stimulate the growth of the hair. The bald areas have been reduced and the number of hairs has been increased.
Thanks to the selenium and sulfur this vegetable contains, the structure of the hair can be reinforced while the vitamins and the other minerals will have a conditioning effect on your hair.
Here are a few recipes you can make yourself at home! Do not use garlic on its own, as it is very irritating for your scalp. Always combine it with something else, as you can see in the following recipes.
- Garlic and honey
Take 8 cloves of garlic and extract their juice. You will get approximately 1 tbsp. of juice which should be blended with an equal amount of honey. Apply this mix on your hair and scalp for 20 minutes, and then rinse it out.
- Garlic and coconut oil
Extract the garlic juice – as mentioned above – and mix it with one tablespoon of warm coconut oil. Massage your scalp with this solution and let it rest for 20 minutes, before rinsing it away.
- Garlic oil
Before going any further, it’s important to know that garlic oil and garlic essential oil are 2 different things. So don’t use one instead of the other. While the first is ok to use, the latter can be quite dangerous if it is not diluted properly. Severe skin irritations might arise from improper usage!
Start by peeling and then mincing the garlic. Soak it in some warm olive oil. You could use 1 tbsp. of olive oil per every clove of garlic and let the mixture steep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. Strain it afterwards, and you are free to use it. To prevent it from spoiling, you may store it in a dark glass recipient in your fridge.
There are also other remedies for hair loss you can take into account. Plants like rosemary, for instance, have a great effect on your hair. So does castor oil or the simple use of onions, so try more remedies to see which suits you.