There are a large number of natural elements that support hair growth, and garlic forms an important part of the amount.
Not only does garlic contain antimicrobial properties that kill the bacteria responsible for hair damage, but it also contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese and selenium that collectively promote hair growth.
Here are 6 ways you can use garlic to treat hair growth.
Chop a few cloves of garlic and add them to olive oil, coconut oil, or any hair oil you use. Leave the mixture to sit overnight. Apply to scalp and along your hair to the ends. Rinse it well with water after about 20 to 30 minutes.
Crush a few garlic cloves and add them to a large amount of honey. Mix them together in a bowl until smooth and apply the mixture on your scalp and hair. Allow hair to absorb all the benefits for 30 minutes, then rinse well with water.
Crush and squeeze a few cloves of garlic to juice. Apply the juice to hair and scalp an hour before bed. Gently massage the latter to ensure even application and to increase blood circulation to the hair follicles. After 30 minutes, apply about 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to the hair to reduce the risk of skin irritation. Wear a hair cap and leave it on overnight. Wash off the mixture with shampoo in the morning.
Crush 8 garlic cloves and add to 16 tablespoons of coconut oil or any other carrier oil over low heat. Mix the mixture gently for a few minutes, then remove the mixture from the heat. Filter the mixture and store the oil in a bowl, preferably a glass container. Apply 2-3 tablespoons to hair and massage gently into scalp. Cover the hair with a head covering and shampoo the mixture after about 20 minutes. Repeat this process twice a week for best results.
Wash and mix all the cloves in 1 onion with a little water until you get a smooth and creamy paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and olive oil. Mix well with a wooden or rubber spoon. Add the mixture to any organic shampoo in the bottle or transfer it to an airtight bottle. Use it 2-3 times a week for best results.
Eating garlic helps your body fight low blood pressure and cholesterol, and it also slows down or stops the growth of some cancer cells in the body. And yes, it does have some hair-promoting properties. Include it in your diet to enjoy these and many other benefits.
Note, however, that the sulfur compounds in garlic can irritate the skin and eyes, so garlic hair should be treated with care. Also, if you are allergic to garlic, consult your doctor before starting any garlic hair treatment.