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Ginger For Hair Growth (Can Help Reduce DHT)

ginger for hair growth

Ginger is a great remedy for thinning hair. And that’s because it stimulates scalp circulation and boosts hair growth. Plus, it helps to prevent shrinking of hair follicles. Let’s get to know more about ginger…

This aromatic, pungent, and spicy root is liberally used in Asian kitchens. In India, adrak wali chai or ginger-infused tea is a household favorite, and it’s also a natural antidote for cold, cough, and headache.

Ginger is native to Asia. During the 13th and 14th centuries, ginger and black pepper were commonly traded spices to Europe. These spices were exorbitantly priced and were out of reach of the common man — one pound of ginger would cost the equivalent of one sheep.

But not anymore. Now you can buy the knotted, knobbly root year-round and it doesn’t cost you a sheep. So if you want to cook with ginger or use it on your hair, there’s no thinking twice. Also, I have done thinking and researching for you on why you should use ginger on your hair.

Ginger For Hair Growth

Ginger helps to boost hair growth in three ways. Its warming and stimulating effects increase scalp circulation and encourage healthy hair growth. Ginger contains antioxidant gingerol, which neutralises hair damaging free radical and thus save your hair from thinning.

Those of you who are losing hair on the top of the head (also known as androgenic alopecia), ginger works by inhibiting the enzyme 5α-reductase. It’s the enzyme that plays a major role in converting testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone). When there’s excess DHT, it causes the hair follicles to shrink which then produces weak hair that falls out easily. So if you are looking for a natural alternative to reduce DHT, ginger may be your answer to getting rid of androgenic alopecia.

Ginger is also a great hair conditioner. Rich in minerals and essential oils, it makes hair more manageable, softer and shinier. Besides, ginger is a useful remedy for dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. It contains natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help keep scalp healthy and clean.

Overall, ginger boosts hair growth, protects hair from thinning and makes hair shiny and soft. Let’s see how to use this amazing herb.

How to Use Ginger to Promote Hair Growth

you will need

grated ginger

Take a 2-inch piece of ginger, wash and peel. Next, fine grate or blend the ginger into a fine paste, then squeeze out the juice using your hands or sieve.

Put the ginger juice and coconut oil in a bowl and mix well. If your coconut oil is in a solid-state, place the bowl in hot water until it turns into a liquid. Then add ginger juice and stir well.

How to use: Massage the mixture into your scalp and leave it on for an hour. You may feel a slight warming effect on your scalp, and that’s okay. Then wash as usual.

Repeat once or twice a week for best results.

Oil selection:

To improve hair growth, you can use sesame oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.

For hair loss use sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil.

Health Benefits Of Ginger

We just saw the many hair benefits of ginger. Ginger is also useful to reduce aches and pain, bring relief from cold and aid digestion. Let’s have a look.

1. Cold Remedy

Ginger is one of the best natural remedies for cold. Drinking ginger – cinnamon tea will relieve your congestion and hasten recovery.

To make this tea you will need: 1/2 teaspoon ginger (freshly grated), 1 inch cinnamon stick, a pinch of cardamom powder and 1 teaspoon honey.

Steep ginger, cinnamon and cardamom in 1 cup of hot water for 7 to 8 minutes. Strain the mixture. Once the mixture is warm (or drinkable) add honey to it and drink.

2. Aids Digestion

Ginger stimulates digestion and absorption of nutrients by encouraging gastric juice production. It is also a powerful cleansing drink that mobilises toxins and improves general health.

To make digestive tonic: Combine 1 teaspoon of thinly sliced ginger with one cup of water. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Strain and drink.

3. Helps Relieve Joint or Backache

The anti-inflammatory action of ginger combined with its analgesic effects can be very helpful in rheumatism or arthritic pain.

Apply a paste made of 1 tablespoon ginger powder (or freshly grated ginger), 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, and 2 teaspoon olive (or sesame oil). Rub on the painful area and cover with a dry cloth to trap the heat. Leave on for a couple of hours then wash off using warm water.

How do you use ginger? Please share in the comment box below….

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Charmaine Harris says

This is a wonderful day. When I wear braids I use a mixture of Sage, Rosemary, and Ginger simmered slowly in Distilled water just until water changes color. Then I let cool, strain into a misting bottle, and mist my hair every morning and night before bed. Keeps my hair and scalp from drying out or splitting. Plus your hair will grow like crazy!

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    Minaz says

    That sounds fantastic, real hair food. Both conditions and promotes growth. I have tried the combination of sage, rosemary and marshmallow, worked pretty well for me.

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Hajnövesztés says

Interesting post! I usually use rosemary oil for scalp, but I will try ginger as well.

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Harshita says

Ginger and cinnamon works like magic indeed. Can we use ginger juice for Skincare? For face?

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    Minaz says

    I have not heard of ginger juice for skincare.

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Gerre Shipe says

Thank you for this information with the Ginger, my scalp is constantly itchy with no dandruff and after I wash it, it feels like small sand on my scalp! I am hoping this ginger will help, if you have any other suggestions please let me know, Thank you for being there for us!!

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Joshua W Towa says

Hi Minaz,

Thank you for the tips on how to regrow hair with ginger and coconut oils. This is quite simple and cheaply affordable for me and those around me who suffered extremely worse hair losses and are now with bare scalps. Will give a go by this pm/week and twice weekly and will advise the result in my next post.

Thank you,

Joshua William T.

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    Minaz says

    You are welcome. Hope it helps.

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Linda Rosebud says

Can I add the 7 days hair growth wit my leave in conditioner.

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Darlene Turner says

Can you use in shampooing

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Shadab says

How frequent we can use these remidies

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    Minaz says

    You can use them once a week.

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Suzie Jaye says

Wow! How timely this ginger article is. Just this weekend i mixed ginger, garlic, onion and coconut oil together for my hear. I cover and let it sit in my hair for an hour. The result was amazing, my hair was noticable shinier, softer to the touch and interestingly my detangleing session was much easier and faster too. So this article show that i was on the right track. Thanks.

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    Minaz says

    Yeh! glad to know it worked for you.

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Rukhsana says

I like ur posts i have hair loss problem approximately my ful head is baldness i m 40 years old. Due to this i m facing alot problem people make a joke. Due to financial problem i cannot do any thing for my self.
But l really appreciate u people u always send us nice tips remidies for poor people. May Allah give u reward for it.
Thank u

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    Minaz says

    Thanks for your kind words Rukhsana.

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Marcia L SAVAGE says

What advice can you give for hair that’s low porosity?

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Megha Manchanda says

hi Minaz, i hv very thin hair, i had hairfall also 1 yr back,got medicine and it ws fine.now after 7 monthsit strtd again, like i can see hairs falling while washing and as i hvvery thin hairs pls suggest me some remedies, should i strt with ginger juice?

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Virgie ramales says

I use ginger juice for my hair.

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Priyanka says

Can I use patanjali hair oil with ginger

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    Minaz says

    I can’t say as I have never used it.

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Saritha says

Pls … give measurements of coconut oil and ginger juice ….. I want to grow my hair.

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    Minaz says

    Saritha, it’s in the article, 2 tablespoon coconut oil and 1 tablespoon ginger juice.

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shaifali says

HI there,

I have never ever try ginger juice with oil. LIttle bit confused what to do and what not to do… Definately, i am looking something that give shine and softness to my hair along with hair growth. I have read all comments here on comment box and feel like that it would be worth to give a try. One confusion is that does ginger make hair white or not? Waiting for your reply. Then, i will try it.

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    Minaz says

    Hi Shaifali, it doesn’t make hair white.

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Agengo Josephine says

Ginger works for real, I also give testimony on it, ginger had made my hair wonderful and most of my friends ask me what I really use for my hair. Please give me more about how to maintain my hair beauty.

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Maggie Garcon says

My hair is damaged wheel bed, please help me with it. Tell me which product is the best to use on my hair. I will greatly appreciate it. Please and thank you

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Adithya says

Mam , Will it lead to any side effects? I have heard that ginger will lead to hair whitening? Will my hair start to decide if I stop using this. And what is the free radicles how can I avoid it?? Mam plzz give me a reply

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    Minaz says

    Like how the iron rusts over time, the bread becomes stale. Likewise over body also undergoes oxidation due to free radicals. Free radicals are generated in our body as result of normal metabolism, so you can’t avoid them. But what you can avoid is they harming your hair and body.
    Ginger contains antioxidants which help to get rid of the free radicals.

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Adithya says

Mam Will ginger leads to any side effect. Will it lead to hair fall after stopping the use.

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Moumita Bhadra says

Will ginger help for regrowth of hair?

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Kumar says

Does ginger prevent hair fall if it can cause of their genetics

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Shilpa says

I am confused!
What does this mean now?
Ginger contain antioxidant gingerol, which helps to fight free radical – you got to keep them away as these can damage hair cells, and cause hair thinning and hair loss.

Should I use ginger or no?

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    Minaz says

    Do use ginger. The free radicals are bad and ginger helps fight them 🙂

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Kenny says

thank you

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Priya says

Why can’t I use ginger for acne? I did so a week ago.

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Bharat says

Can I mix some ginger juice in the hibiscus hair rinse (which you have given in Ditch Conditioner, Use Hair Rinse: 6 Hair Rinse Recipes for Gorgeous hair )and use it on my hair??

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    Minaz says

    I don’t see any harm trying. Let us know how it works.

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chin says

I have serious hair drop issues. My question is, must i add oil to the ginger juice ? Will oil cloak the hair pores or it helps to open up the hair pores ? It is better to use ginger juice and lemon juice only ? Or it has better result with a bit of oliver/coconut oil ?

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    Antonia says

    I use it without the oil. I just extract fresh ginger and massage to my scalp right away with no problems

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      Minaz says

      Superb! Thanks for sharing!

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suzeet says

I use ginger paste daily.
Is it right way
and how long should I continue applying for best result..

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    Minaz says

    Mix it with some oil and then use. Repeat twice a week. If it works for you or not, you will know in 3-4 uses.

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Vizo says

I apply twice/thrice a week on the scalp with ginger juice and olive oil. How long should I continue applying for best result?

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    Minaz says

    once a week.

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kezha says

How long should i continue using ginger juice with olive oil? It has been more than 2 weeks since i started this application, yet no sign of hair regrowth.

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Nilesh says

Can i boil ginger and use boiled water?

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    Minaz says

    I have never done that.

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Chaudhry says

Is it possible to use ginger juice with olive oil and how long time does it take that new hair will began to come out.

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    Minaz says

    Yes you can use that combination. If it is working for you you will see new growth in 2-3 weeks.

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wewe says

Hi, a few months ago i tried putting ginger on my scalp for a while, maybe a few times a week. Over time, my scalp became numb and I stopped the ginger after that. I thought the numbness will disappear over a few weeks but it has been a couple of months and the numbness is still there. The numbness is not as bad as before but it is still there and I am not sure how long it will last. For those who are trying this ginger treatment, do take caution when using it! If there is anyone with similar experience, do tell me about it as it seems like I am the only one with this issue.

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anjum ishrat says

Hi Minaz,
After a long time I am feeling good to write you again..This article and comments are seems good but I just wanna ask that Is there any side effect of Ginger and Olive oil?
And please suggest the know how before and after of it.
Thanks

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Anjum, if you are using it for the first time, do a patch test.

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Elian says

Can I use a juicer to extract the ginger juice before mixing it with the oil?

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Aria says

I recently got highlights and had to get three inches cut off so I want to try this. Would anything bad happen to my highlights or my hair since it’s been lightened?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    You can try on small strip of hair.

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Ali says

You were asking how do we use ginger. As an asian descendant, we grow and eat tons of ginger. Usually raw if possible.
As american like mayonnaise or ketchup, we use ginger .
Particulary I love these recipes:
1. Grated ginger with green onions and salt marinated for at least 30 minutes, killed by hot oil.
2 . Extremely finely chopped ginger just to add to any dish (instad of salt).
3 Simmered soy sauce infusion, with ginger, and garlic. strain it , store in a glass bottle in the friidge upto 1 week if it is too much for one meal.

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Vickey Goyal says

thank yous so much for the above information.But, is applying ginger oil on my patchy beard help it grow? please REPLY AS sooN AS POSSIBLE. *with details please.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Give it a try, it may work.

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Miriam Strysik says

Do you have to apply it topically to get the results for hair? I use a recipe for a drink called switchel from another site. You add honey, apple cider vinegar and lime juice to filtered water. Very refreshing and not too sweet.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    No, ginger has benefits when taken internally. The drink sounds tasty and refreshing.

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Holly Marble says

Does using the pulp and not straining it just as effective or should i only use the juice?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    You can use the pulp

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      Holly Marble says

      Awesome. Seems like a waste to throw away the pulp.

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Henrietta Holmes Blair says

Would powdered Ginger work as well. Or even a knob of fresh Ginger crushed up?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Crushed up fresh ginger is fine

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Karen says

Can you use ginger tea in your hair rather than ginger mixed with the oil? I have to go very light on oils in my hair.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Give it a try in a small area and see how your scalp reacts.

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      Karen says

      Thank you.

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Raji says

I started using this ginger hair mask, used twice, i keep it for 2 hours before shampoo. I don’t know about hair fall but my hair became more soft and shiny.

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    Orango says

    Hi there. Yes I can testify this ! Ginger juice is definitely softening and I am completely obsessed with it.

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Minaz @hairbuddha says

Hi Kasia, use fresh ginger for hair.

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Kasia says

Hi, thank you for such a great website!
Can I use ginger powder instead of fresh ginger?

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Tor says

Can you use Castor oil with the ginger paste recipe?

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Ruchi says

I have been using ginger juice with oil for 6 months and it made my hair grow long faster. my hair has become soft and shiny. love ginger!

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    Orango says

    I look forward to seeing a difference in the growth too. It’s ben almost a month now and I am so pleased that it softens my hair it’s a miraculous combo !!!!

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      Minaz @hairbuddha says

      Great! thanks for sharing.

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Natural Oils for Hair & Health says

I used it in a poultice I used to treat dandruff a few years ago. Worked quite well.

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Arun Sanwal says

Has anyone had any success with ginger ?

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    Tejashri Gandhi says

    I don’t know about hair growth, but It helped to get rid of dandruff..

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