Friday, April 17, 2015

Herbs That Work Wonders for your Hair


Gooseberry,is a vitamin C rich herb that claims to add shine and lustre to your dull and lifeless hair.This tiny green ball look alike has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which further helps maintain a healthy scalp, thus promoting hair growth.
Rubbing the scalp with fresh Amla juice or applying the paste of Amla powder mixed with lemon juice on the hair for 10 to 15 minutes prior washing offers positive results.

Curry leaves:

Curry Leaves, a very common and well known herb, claims to prevent premature greying, stimulates hair growth and nourish the roots.
You could boil these little leaves in oil (coconut, olive or sesame) and apply it to your scalp, and leave it overnight for healthy, strong and shiny hair. You also could grind and mix it with buttermilk or yogurt and apply  on regular basis as yogurt is said to help restore hair moisture.


Anti- inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties rich herb, Neem claims to treat and soothe the scalp.

It also boosts hair growth, and prevents and cures many hair problems like itchiness and dandruff. Boiled neem water, when used as last rinse after a hair wash, reduces dandruff and prevents it from coming back.

Dry neem powder can be mixed with water to make a thick paste and this can be massaged on the scalp to exfoliate, cleanse and nourish the scalp. Nearly 30 minutes before shampooing will offer benefits. Note that the core of Neem oil is strong, and thus, it should be mixed with lighter oil such as olive, coconut and almond before application.

Hibiscus Flower:

Hibiscus flower is known to add shine to the dull hair while and also fights graying hair.

Heat any oil that you use on your hair with this flower and apply it on your scalp 30 minutes before a hair wash for positive results. You could also make a pulp of this flower and apply it on the hair for 30 minutes.

 Aloe Vera gel:

Aloe Vera, an important ingredient in the herbal hair salon, is said to promote natural hair growth. Apply fresh pulp and juice on the scalp, hair and leave it for around 30 minutes. This will help hair to grow. This moisture filled herb claims to offer best results when used from freshly cut leaves.

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