Ghee is an ancient Ayurvedic tradition, a customary cleanser, and a nourishing potion for the mind, body, and soul. It has gained the status of power food - thanks to its innumerable benefits for skin, hair, body, and overall health! I was aware of the health benefits of ghee for the body and skin. But I was quite surprised to hear about so many benefits of ghee even for hair.
Long, shiny, and lustrous tresses are something every girl wants. I have personally used plenty of hair care products and spent thousands on hair treatments but still suffered from many hair problems until I recently learned about the benefits of applying ghee for hair. I have always vouched for the goodness of ghee so I did not hesitate to try it on my hair. I have been using ghee religiously for almost two months now and trust me, it has become my holy grail.
Ghee Benefits For HairThere are many surprising facts about the benefits of ghee for hair. Get ready to discover some of them which will help you get not just a good hair day but a good hair life.
Natural Hair Conditioner: Ghee is a great source of antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids which makes it an excellent natural conditioner for dry and frizzy hair. It hydrates the hair roots and improves the strength of hair. It is way better than the store-bought varieties as it has no added chemicals which can cause damage to the scalp. Make a homemade natural conditioner by mixing two tablespoons of ghee with one tablespoon of olive oil. Use this ghee conditioner for hair after every wash to get silky and shiny hair!
Helps to Detangle Hair: Ghee can also be used as a serum to detangle hair. Detangling hair can be very annoying and causes a lot of hair breakage and thinning. Don’t forget how much it hurts when you try to comb tangled hair. Simply use a bit of ghee on your hair after washing to detangle and smoothen it and say hello to tangle-free hair!
Provides a rejuvenating massage: Massaging your scalp and hair with ghee not only helps you in getting frizz-free tresses but also gives you a super relaxing experience. It will definitely help you through all kinds of stress, be it the pressure of deadlines or of looking good at a party. But more importantly, it increases blood circulation which helps in maintaining the health of your hair. Mix equal parts ghee and coconut oil and use it to massage your hair. This nourishing mix of ghee and oil is good for hair growth while being very calm and relaxing for your mind.
Helps fight dandruff: Ghee can also help in getting rid of dandruff from your scalp. Dandruff is caused by a naturally occurring fungus and can get a little embarrassing. The anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties of desi cow ghee help to get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp. You just need to massage your scalp with warm ghee and almond oil. Wash it off with warm water and apply regularly for a month to see visible results.
Makes hair shiny: Ghee is used as a massage oil in Ayurveda. Using ghee as a hair oil can make your hair silky & soft. Apply ghee to previously washed hair while it is still wet, wait for 20 minutes and then rinse off with lemon water. This gives an extra bounce and a natural shine to the hair. The results are great. You will fall in love with your hair!
Makes hair stronger: Want strong locks that don’t break every time you detangle or use some hair tools? Apply ghee overnight on your hair thrice a month. Wash it off the next morning with onion juice. It sounds like a smelly process, but it is definitely worth the effort. Your hair will slowly regain its strength naturally.
Stimulates hair growth: Ghee nourishes the scalp and stimulates hair growth making your hair longer and stronger. All you need to do is massage your scalp regularly with ghee. For better results, mix coconut oil with ghee and enjoy its benefits for hair growth.
Helps prevent itching scalp: Ghee works as a great home remedy to get rid of itchy scalp. Mix ghee with lemon juice, apply it to the scalp, and massage for some time before rinsing off. For dry hair, mix warm ghee with almond oil and massage it into your scalp and the lengths of your hair. After 20 minutes, rinse off with rose water. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and repeat this twice a week. You’ll be surprised to see this benefit of ghee for hair.
Helps to treat scalp infection: Ghee helps to kill the bacteria that cause scalp infection. Massage the scalp with hot ghee twice a week to get rid of scalp infections. Ghee increases the circulation of blood and leaves the scalp feeling cleansed and healthy. If you have white spots on your scalp, massage the scalp with hot ghee regularly to help get rid of scalp infections.
Prevents premature greying of hair: Premature greying of hair mostly happens due to unhealthy and infected skin of the scalp. My uncle used to say grey hair is a sign of wisdom but premature greying of hair can be very annoying and embarrassing. Apply hot ghee to hair and massage well. Wrap up your hair in a towel for 15 minutes and then rinse off with a mild shampoo. You’ll see the results in no time. It will not only treat premature greying but will also prevent premature greying symptoms
Improves hair texture: Ghee is also useful for improving the texture of hair. Applying ghee regularly to hair endows it with shine and smoothness improving the overall texture of hair making hair look soft, smooth, and healthy
Hydrates hair: Just like our skin the hair also needs hydration. Lack of moisture can make our hair dull and dry. The rich fatty acids found in ghee help nourish the scalp and hair follicles from within. Ghee gives a boost of hydration to the hair and restores its health.
Helps cure bald patches: Our appearance is highly affected by the way our hair looks. Untimely baldness or bald patches on the scalp are never appreciated. Drinking milk mixed with ghee and turmeric powder is helpful for hair repair and it gradually cures bald patches.
Prevents hair fall: Applying ghee to hair is beneficial and helps in treating hair fall too. Ghee contains carotenoids, omega 3 fatty acids, conjugated linolenic acid, and vitamins A and E. These antioxidants fight free radicals and promote skin cell growth which leads to a nourished scalp all of which nourish the scalp & prompt healthy hair growth. Heat cow ghee in a container and add some chopped almonds to it. Wait till the almonds turn black and remove the bowl from the flame. Filter it and apply cow ghee to your hair while it is still warm. Wash off using warm water. This hair treatment with Ghee helps stop hair fall making hair silky, healthy, shiny, and strong.
All these benefits make ghee a superfood for hair. It is a goldmine of nutrition for your body, skin, and hair.