When one of my friends mentioned about using potato for hair growth, I was skeptical at first. I have used potato for beauty treatments but it was always for skin and never for hair care. My friend convinced me to try it and I am very glad I did. The first treatment I tried was potato hair rinse. After boiling the potatoes I had the left over potato boiled water that I usually discard so I thought of using it as a final rinse along with lemon juice. And it really left my hair shiny and smooth immediately after using it. The next was potato hair mask, which I made by mixing potato juice along with Aloe Vera gel like my friend suggested. I also added in few drops of virgin coconut oil as I have dry hair and I liked the hair mask too. My scalp felt clean and free of dandruff after using it. Now after trying these treatments, I regularly use potato in my hair care regime. If you get to know the hair benefits of potato, you will too. Here are some of the hair benefits of using potato juice for hair: 1. Potato boiled water adds shine and luster to hair if used as a final hair rinse. 2. Potato juice is rich in nutrients like vitamin B, vitamin C and zinc, very essential for hair growth. 3. It treats dandruff, if used along lemon juice as a hair pack. 4. Potato juice cleanses the scalp really well removing all the product build up. 5. Potato juice when used as a hair mask conditions the hair really well especially if used along with nourishing ingredients like yogurt or Aloe Vera. If you are new to using potato juice for hair growth, I would suggest starting with the hair rinse as we regularly boil potatoes for sabzi and throw the potato boiled water out. Once you start using it, you will always continue using potato for your hair….
3 TOP WAYS TO USE POTATO JUICE FOR HAIR GROWTH:
1. Potato Water For Hair:
After boiling the potatoes, reserve the water that the potatoes were boiled in. Squeeze in the juice of about half a lime to it and mix well. Use this as a final hair rinse.
2. Potato Hydrating Hair Mask:
Grate a potato and squeeze in the juice completely. To the squeezed juice, add in Aloe Vera gel (either fresh or store bought) and 1/4 tsp of virgin coconut oil and mix well. Use this a hair pack weekly once to deep condition the hair.
3. Potato Juice For Hair Wash:
Like rice water, we can add potato boiled liquid to shikakai powder and use it for hair wash. It will keep our hair soft and smooth.
- Use the freshly squeezed potato juice immediately, else it will discolor.
- When using Aloe Vera gel for hair, try to use 100 % pure Aloe Vera gel that is free of color and perfume.
- You can also mix onion juice and potato juice in equal proportions and use it as a hair mask.