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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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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

    Minaz says

    Thanks for your kind words Rukhsana.

Marcia L SAVAGE says

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

Megha Manchanda says

hi Minaz, i hv very thin hair, i had hairfall also 1 yr back,got medicine and it ws 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?

Virgie ramales says

I use ginger juice for my hair.

Priyanka says

Can I use patanjali hair oil with ginger

    Minaz says

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

Saritha says

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

    Minaz says

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

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.

    Minaz says

    Hi Shaifali, it doesn’t make hair white.

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.

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

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

    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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