Garlic has been used to treat hair problems from ancient times. In our family, we use garlic when we have oil bath, it is a tradition that we have been following for many many years. My husband’s late grandmother was an authority in home remedies and she lived to the ripe old age of 97.
She used to be very particular about the way the oil for hair bath should be prepared. Even when she was in her nineties she used to personally monitor how the oil was prepared :). The oil was always made with a blend of unrefined sesame oil, garlic, peppercorns, dry ginger and cumin seeds. We still follow it religiously to this day, traditions like this should be treasured and passed on from one generation to the other else it will get lost very soon.
After having oil bath with this mixture you will rarely have scalp infections or itchiness or dandruff and you will also feel very relaxed and refreshed because of the massage. Though garlic has a strong unpleasant smell that many don’t like, it does wonders to scalp if applied regularly.
Garlic Hair Benefits:
1. Garlic For Scalp Infections:
2. Garlic For Hair Growth:
3. Garlic For Dandruff:
4. Garlic For Hair Loss:
5. Garlic For Alopeica Areata:
How To Use Garlic For Hair Growth: Garlic hair Treatment
If you can’t bare the raw smell of garlic, try the garlic oil made with virgin coconut oil and raw garlic regularly. For regular general use, I would suggest using garlic weekly twice during oil bath, it will greatly help prevent all scalp infections. I have given the method for making garlic oil and garlic juice for hair below.
1.How To Make Garlic Juice For Hair: For Alopecia Areata
a. For making the raw garlic juice for hair, first peel and pound the garlic in a mortar and pestle very finely.
b. Take it in a thin white muslin cloth and tie it into a bundle. When you press the bundle, the raw garlic juice will ooze out. To apply, press the bundle all over the scalp.
2. How To Make Garlic Oil For Hair: For Alopecia Areata
a. For making raw garlic oil for hair, first peel and pound the garlic pods very finely and take in a bowl. Add virgin coconut oil on top till the garlic is fully immersed in the oil and mix well.
b. Let the mixture steep for an hour or two, strain and store. You can use this raw garlic oil as a pre-shampoo treatment.
3. Garlic For Hair: General Use For Everyone
For general use, I would suggest adding garlic to the oil that we use for taking oil bath. I would suggest men have their oil bath on Saturdays and women on Fridays as per the tradition. Make the oil and while it is still warm, massage it well all over the scalp. Better still, ask someone in your family to massage it gently for you, wait for an hour and have your hair wash. You can find the recipe for making it here.