Turmeric, more commonly known as ‘Haldi’, is a yellow colored earthy spice. It is a part of ginger family and is best known for its association with cooking. Turmeric is also known for its various health and beauty benefits. This magic herb not only gives beautiful color to our food, but also has amazing curing abilities. We all know that turmeric is used heavily in skin care. It has anti oxidants, antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties that gives amazing benefits for skin. But what most of us do not know is that turmeric has numerous hair benefits as well. Not only healthy and glowing skin, but turmeric can also give us long, beautiful and healthy hair. How? Read below my post on Turmeric Magic for Hair.
Turmeric Magic for Hair
Turmeric for Treating Dandruff
Turmeric is rich in anti bacterial, anti microbial and anti oxidant properties. So, it works great to get rid of dandruff. Turmeric has the ability to thoroughly cleanse the scalp and also stimulates blood circulation in the scalp. Result is healthy and clear scalp. Increased blood flow throughout the scalp contributes in hair growth as well.
Mix 1 tsp of turmeric powder with 2 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil and apply this paste all over the scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse off with a natural shampoo.
Turmeric for Treating Hair Loss
Say goodbye to hair fall by including turmeric in your hair care routine. Mix turmeric powder and raw milk. It should be a semi-liquid solution. If you have dry hair, then add some honey to it. Gently massage your scalp with this mixture. Leave it on for some time. Rinse off with your regular shampoo. For best results, repeat this twice a week.
Turmeric for Hair Color
Want a lovely golden tint on your hair? Look no further. Mix turmeric, henna and curd in 2:4:2 ratio. Apply it on your stresses. Leave it on for 4-5 hours and let the color sits on your strands. Wash off with cold water and shampoo and follow up with a conditioner. This will give a beautiful golden shade to your tresses without using synthetic hair dye.
Turmeric for Healthy Scalp
Turmeric is known for its antiseptic properties. Hence, applying turmeric on the scalp can keep various scalp diseases at bay. Fungal infections, ermatitis, eczema, itching, inflammation etc can be treated with turmeric. Simply make a paste of turmeric and water and apply it on the scalp. Wait for some time and wash off with cold water.
So these are some of the benefits of turmeric for hair. Try not to use the regular turmeric powder, instead go for natural and organic turmeric powder for best results. Follow these recipes for your hair care and enjoy shiny, lustrous and healthy hair.