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Ginger For Hair Growth

Ginger for hair growth


Ginger has amazing stimulating and healing qualities..

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 great 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.

Now, the good news is this knotted, knobbly root is available year round and it doesn’t cost you a sheep.

Ginger For Hair Growth

The warming and stimulating effects of ginger work to increase the scalp circulation and encourage healthy hair growth. 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.

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.

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You can also blend the ginger into a fine paste, then squeeze out the juice using a muslin cloth or sieve and use that.

Combine ginger and coconut oil (always use extra virgin coconut oil) together until well mixed.

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

To use: massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave the treatment on for 1 hour. You should feel slight warming effect on your scalp. 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 you can use sunflower oil, coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil.

Health Benefits Of Ginger

1. Cold Remedy

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

To make this tea you will need: 1/2 teaspoon ginger (freshly grated), 1 inch cinnamon stick, 1 Pinch cardamom powder (optional), 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Steep ginger and cinnamon in 1 cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture. Once the mixture turns warm (or drinkable) add honey and cardamom powder.

Note: Never add honey in hot  or boiling water, as its composition changes and it does more harm than good.

2. Aids Digestion

Ginger stimulates digestion and absorption of nutrients by encouraging gastric juice production as well as peristalsis (intestinal movement). 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 (you can also use dried ginger powder) 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 drop of eucalyptus essential oil, and 2 teaspoon olive (or sesame oil). Rub on painful area, and cover with a dry cloth to trap the heat. Leave on for couple of hours then wash off using warm water.

Caution: Do not take ginger if suffering from hyper-acidity. And do not apply ginger paste on cuts, boils, acne, or any other lesions.

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


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  • Arun Sanwal says:

    Has anyone had any success with ginger ?

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

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

  • 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!

    • 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 !!!!

    • Great! thanks for sharing.

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  • Tor says:

    Can you use Castor oil with the ginger paste recipe?

  • Kasia says:

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

  • Hi Kasia, use fresh ginger for hair.

  • 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.

    • Orango says:

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

  • 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.

  • Henrietta Holmes Blair says:

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

  • Holly Marble says:

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Elian says:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Minaz says:

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

  • Nilesh says:

    Can i boil ginger and use boiled water?

    • Minaz says:

      I have never done that.

  • 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.

  • 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?

    • Minaz says:

      once a week.

  • suzeet says:

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

    • 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.

  • 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 ?

    • Antonia says:

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

    • Minaz says:

      Superb! Thanks for sharing!

  • 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??

    • Minaz says:

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

  • Priya says:

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

  • Kenny says:

    thank you

  • 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?

    • Minaz says:

      Do use ginger. The free radicals are bad and not ginger 🙂

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