1. Sulfur – Hair is made from protein and sulfur forms part of the building blocks of hair. Sulfur makes for a great healthy hair additive and as mentioned before is very prominent in garlic.
2. Selenium – Yet another component great for preventing hair loss and improving the overall health of your hair.
3. Vitamins B, C, B6 and B1 – These are all directly related to healthy hair, prevention of hair loss and circulation which is what your scalp needs to get the follicles going again. Vitamin C keeps you hair strong and breakage free while vitamin B1 is directly related to blood circulation.
4. Iron, Manganese, Calcium and Copper – These minerals are geared towards hair growth so once you recover from shedding the new hairs that are sprouting can be pushed along quickly using these components of garlic.
With all that said there is no question why garlic is great for our hair, it was almost like it was built for our strands! We cannot just examine the benefits of using garlic without knowing exactly how we can incorporate it into our regimen, right? So if you are looking for some recipes get your apron on because we are going to play mixtress.
Moisturizing Garlic Paste
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon garlic juice
2 egg yolks
3 table spoons of chamomile tea
24 ozs of water
Note: To extract the juice, you can use a very fine sieve or cheesecloth. The video on the next page also shows a good way of getting the benefit of the juice without the hassle of juicing the garlic.
Start by using a garlic press to mince the garlic then extract the juice. Mix into your honey in a bowl and place the bowl in the fridge until you are done with the other ingredients.
Boil water with your chamomile tea and set aside once you are done. Remove the honey and garlic from the fridge and add the egg yolks and the gel then mix well. Apply the garlic mix your hair and scalp, leaving it on for 30 minutes to an hour. Wash your hair with a sulfate free shampoo and then use the chamomile tea as your final rinse.
If you prefer something a little less complicated or just want some product suggestions with garlic then flip over to the next page.
Originally posted 2014-02-16 15:00:44.