Why is ginger so great for your hair?
In Ayurveda, ginger is highly regarded as a hair growth treatment. There are several components in ginger that aid in hair growth like magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. These minerals help stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which encourages restored hair growth. Ginger has an abundance of fatty acids that help with thinning hair, so while it is encouraging blood flow to the scalp it is also preventing thinning hair from turning into hair loss.
Ginger has natural antiseptic properties that provide alleviation for dandruff. Just mix 2 tablespoons of grated ginger with 3 tablespoons of olive or sesame oil and a dash of lemon juice. Massage into your scalp and leave in for 30 minutes or overnight before rinsing. This mix should be used at least three times a week until dandruff has been remedied. Besides helping with hair growth ginger is also known to help with eliminating dandruff and adding sheen.
Ginger for thinning edges
Thinning edges is a common problem and can occur from genetics, hormones, certain medications, or excessive styling. Overuse of ponytails that are pulling too tightly, slicking down edges with gels that contain drying alcohols, wig caps, and glues can also damage your delicate edges. With the blood circulating properties in ginger, you can turn a nightly massage into something more than just a relaxing way of drifting off to sleep.
You can simply squeeze the juice from the Ginger and massage it into your edges with with jojoba oil or avocado oil. This should turn into a nightly routine to encourage the hairs to stop breaking and to regrow those edges. Keep in mind that ginger does two things for thinning edges: stop the hair from falling off by even more and stimulate the hair follicles to grow at its own optimal speed. It does not make it grow faster, but it increases blood flow to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and encourage growth.
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Very interesting post. My edges are my biggest hair struggle and I will at some point be trying this out.
Good! Please come back and let me know how it goes.
Interesting… I've been brutal to my edges wearing crochet braids. I'll give this a shot.
Be careful and give those edges some rest too. Come back and let me know how it goes.