Ghee is not only a culinary favorite, but it is also packed with numerous beauty benefits. The health quotient of ghee is often under debate, but nobody can disagree that you can improve hair texture and hair growth using ghee. We will look at some of the many benefits of ghee for your hair, and also a few DIY recipes.
Deep Conditions Hair
The scalp can easily absorb ghee since it is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants. Ghee can repair and deeply condition damaged, frizzy and dry hair. It is for this reason some people prefer ghee to store-bought conditioners. Ghee does not have any added chemicals that damage the scalp, and you can make your own conditioner with ghee at home.
Detangling your Hair
Tangles and knots in your hair both hurt and annoy you. What most people do not know is that tangles and knots harm your hair. Does your scalp hurt when you run your comb through tangled hair? Tangles make the hair more brittle, which leads to thinning and breakage. Fortunately, ghee can come to your rescue. Say goodbye to tangled hair, and hello to shiny and knot-free hair.
Say Goodbye to Dandruff
Dandruff is not only embarrassing to deal with, but is also a pest. When your sebaceous glands produce more oil, it leads to an itchy, dry and flaky scalp. If you use ghee on your hair, you no longer have to worry about the white spots on your jacket when you give a presentation in front of your boss or are out on a date. All you need to do is massage your scalp with a mixture of almond oil and ghee twice a month. You will soon see a remarkable difference.
Strengthen your Hair
Do you use a hair straightener or dryer often on your hair? If you do, I am sure you find yourself holding a few strands of that beautiful hair in your palms. To avoid this, use ghee on your hair twice a month. Apply ghee and leave it overnight. Wash the ghee off the following morning with shampoo or onion juice. The process sounds a little smelly, but it is worth the effort.
Repairs Split Ends
Ghee is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, such as Vitamins E, D, A and K2. Since most people do not care too much for their hair, the strands become undernourished leading to split ends. The nutrients in ghee nourish the hair and repair split ends.
Promotes Hair Growth
There are multiple reasons why people have hair loss. Some common reasons are vitamin and mineral deficiencies, stress and undernourished hair. Since ghee is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, conjugated linoleic acid and Omega 9 acids, it works wonders when it comes to treating hair fall. Ghee also contains Vitamins A and E and carotenoids that promote cell growth and fight free radicals. This helps to nourish the scalp, and improve hair growth.
The Extra Shine
If you have used highlighters on your skin, you know how shiny your skin looks. Ghee has the same effect on your hair. If you want shiny and soft hair in a matter of minutes, use ghee on your hair for the extra shine and bounce. All you need to do is heat ghee in a bowl and apply it to your hair. Leave it for twenty minutes before you wash your hair with warm water. You will love the results.
Now that you know the benefits of ghee, I am sure you want to look at some quick recipes you can use to improve the texture of your hair.
Ghee for Conditioning Hair, Split ends and Improving Texture
2 teaspoons Amber and Gold Ghee
2 teaspoons olive oil
Add ghee into a small pan. Melt ghee over low flame. Do not heat it for long, heat until it just melts and is warm.
For improving texture: Apply the ghee on your scalp, using your fingers. Apply on your hair as well. Rub the ghee gently into your scalp.
For split ends: Apply warm ghee at the end of your hair. Leave it on for an hour. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
For conditioning: Apply the ghee on your scalp, using your fingers, at bedtime. Apply on your hair as well. Rub the ghee gently into your scalp. Use more ghee if required. Cover your head with a shower cap. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo the next morning.
For deep conditioning: Add warm ghee into a bowl. Add olive oil and stir well.
Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair. Massage your scalp for about 15 minutes. Cover your head with a shower cap.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo the next morning. Let your hair dry naturally.
Ghee for Hair Growth
2 teaspoons Amber & Gold Ghee
2 teaspoons coconut oil
Add ghee into a small pan. Melt the ghee over low flame. Do not heat it for long, heat until it just melts and is warm.
Pour into a small bowl. Add coconut oil and stir. If coconut oil is solid, add it to the ghee while melting.
Apply the mixture on your scalp, using your fingers. Apply on your hair as well. Rub the ghee gently into your scalp. Massage your scalp for 10 minutes. Leave it on for an hour.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Let you hair dry naturally.
1 large sprig fresh rosemary
6 tablespoons Amber & Gold Ghee
4 tablespoons olive oil
Pour ghee and olive oil into a small saucepan. Place the saucepan over low flame. Add rosemary and cover the saucepan with a tight lid.
Let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes. The temperature of the mixture should not go beyond 140F. For this you can keep removing the pan from heat and place it back again after a couple of minutes.
Turn off the heat and let it cool for some time. Discard the rosemary.
Pour the mixture into a small glass jar with a fitting lid.
To use: Take the required quantity of mixture and apply it on your hair, starting from the head towards the ends of the hair. Cover your hair with shower cap. Let the mask be on your hair for at least 3 hours.
Wash your hair as you generally do.You can repeat this every 6 – 7 days.