Garlic, a spice that is widely used in our kitchens, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. For centuries, it has been used in the culinary field and the natural treatment of various ailments, including skin. Using shampoos containing garlic extracts can cure scalp infections, significantly improve hair health, promote hair growth, and in some cases, stop hair loss.
There are now deodorized garlic shampoos available on the market, so you can use them on your hair without worrying about creating an odor. However, when purchasing shampoo, it is always a good idea to check and make sure that it does not contain any harmful ingredients to your health. To get a healthy and genuinely effective product, spending a little more money on quality shampoo is better.
Below are some of the main benefits that you can get from using garlic shampoo:
-Improves the overall health of your scalp and hair
-Relieves itchy scalp
-Prevents hair from thinning
-Repair damaged hair
-Applying crushed garlic directly to your scalp can help nourish your hair and eliminate the problems that plague your scalp.
To reap the benefits of garlic:
- Heat a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil and soak the crushed garlic in the oil for a few hours.
- Massage the warm oil into your scalp and leave it on for at least 30 minutes
- Wrap a warm wet towel around your head and let the oil soak into your scalp.
- Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
- It is advisable to use this natural remedy twice a week to solve various scalp problems.
Besides topical treatments, regular intake of garlic is also an excellent way to improve hair growth and health. There are many ways to eat garlic; for example, you can crush a clove and pound it with a sip of warm milk and honey. You can also mix the garlic juice extracted from the garlic press with various fruit and vegetable juices or cook.
Garlic is a powerful natural antibacterial and antibiotic, thanks to the allicin in it. This means that garlic shampoo can effectively deal with scalp infections and the itching they cause. This shampoo is usually highly recommended for people with dry skin.
Also, if you are suffering from thinning hair, garlic shampoo can help stop hair loss. Garlic shampoo is especially effective if bacteria cause hair loss. Its use improves blood circulation in the scalp, supplying more nutrients to the hair and stimulating the hair follicles.
Garlic shampoo also helps repair hair damaged by dyes, bleaches, hairdryers, straighteners, and other beauty treatments. By using garlic shampoo, you can nourish your hair and restore its health. In addition, garlic thoroughly removes harmful chemicals from the scalp and length of the hair.
How to Use Garlic Shampoo
Garlic shampoo can be used two to three times a week. Apply the shampoo to damp hair and scalp and leave it on for three to four minutes. Then rinse off with water. If the garlic shampoo does not smell good, you can use a scented conditioner to remove the smell from your hair.
Do-It-Yourself Garlic Shampoo
If the garlic shampoo you’re looking to buy doesn’t satisfy you, doesn’t contain quality garlic extracts, or you have concerns about other ingredients, the best solution is to make your shampoo at home. The only problem is that DIY garlic shampoo cannot be deodorized. However, you can use a scented hair conditioner to eliminate the strong, pungent odor.
The first step is to buy good quality, preferably organic, fresh garlic. Large purple garlic is best, but white garlic is also fine.
You will then need to purchase a good shampoo. In some cases, you will need to buy an eco-friendly and delicate shampoo. Choose a shampoo that contains natural ingredients such as lemon, henna, amla, tea tree extract, and peppermint.
Next, take 10 to 15 cloves of raw garlic and wash them well with water so that no dirt remains. Peel the cloves and place them in a blender. Blend until a smooth paste is formed. Add water to make the batter as creamy as possible. If desired, you can add a small amount of olive oil, peppermint oil, or tea tree oil. This will help cover the pungent smell of garlic. Once you have a reasonably creamy mixture, mix it well with the shampoo. The consistency will then be noticeably richer. It is normal to have traces of garlic in your hair while using the shampoo. Therefore, it is advisable to rinse your head well and also use a scented balm.
Have you ever tried using garlic shampoo?