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How to use ginger for hair

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How to use ginger to grow hair


Derived from the rhizome of the Zingiber officinale species native to India, ginger is used as a spice in cooking, but also in traditional medicine as a natural remedy and cosmetics, in particular, to fight against hair loss and baldness.

Let’s find out together why and how to use ginger to stimulate hair growth.

How does ginger work for hair

The ginger is a spice in the rhizome that has a slightly irritating and warming action, which will cause a reaction of the organism which will increase the flow and the blood exchange at the level where it is applied.

By applying a ginger preparation to the hair and hair leather, the flow and exchange of blood will be amplified at the level of the hair bulb, which will strengthen the hair, prevent its fall, and even stimulate its regrowth.

Indeed, poor blood microcirculation can slow hair growth, because it is the blood flow that brings all the necessary nutrients to the bulb, which will create keratin (hair fiber), at the origin of the hair.

The feedback and opinions are very positive, the hair does not grow back visibly, but the results are visible, we are talking about the growth of 2 cm in 2 weeks, against an average of 1 cm per month usually.


Beyond its effect on stimulating hair growth, ginger will nourish the hair and restore shine and health to hair, for dull and tired hair.

How to use ginger for hair growth

The goal is to extract the juice from the fresh ginger roots, so with the extractor, it’s easy, with a blender (or mixer), you have to pour water into the bowl and add pieces of fresh ginger peeled, then mix until you get a paste. If you don’t have fresh ginger, you can use powdered ginger.

Squeeze the dough to keep only the ginger juice, and filter through a colander if any pieces remain. Apply the ginger juice to your roots and scalp, on dry hair, and massage well to distribute the juice on the scalp.

The application can be done with the fingers, with a coloring brush, or with a small pipette or syringe, but I recommend doing it with the fingers.


If you have extra ginger juice, don’t throw it away, you can store it for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

Leave on for about an hour, then rinse with clean water. It is possible to shampoo to remove any residue, but it is not mandatory.

You will feel a heating sensation or even tingling, this is completely normal, on the other hand, if you feel a burning sensation, this is not normal, then rinse immediately.

It is advisable to repeat the process 2 to 3 times a week, this for 2 or 3 weeks maximum.


Some additional tips

The cure can be done several times a year, but not more than 3 times, which could irritate the scalp, dry out the hair, and end up having the opposite effect by weakening the whole.

Ginger juice is runny and can run down your neck and face. Avoid contact with the mucous membranes of the eyes.

Side effects of ginger for hair

As we discussed, ginger can be irritating to the scalp in people with sensitive skin. In this case, it is possible to add a few drops of castor oil to soften the preparation, and at the same time add its many benefits for hair growth.

If you generally suffer from sensitivity or any condition affecting the scalp, you should refrain from applying this method for hair regrowth: psoriasis, eczema, dermatosis, etc.

This is also the case for people who suffer from dandruff, be aware that in this case, ginger could accentuate the problem.

Consult the contraindications and  side effects of ginger on the body.

Alternative solutions

Other products help the formation of keratin and therefore hair growth, including food supplements enriched with vitamin B8 (biotin) or zinc, to strengthen the hair.

All these methods are not miraculous, if you are very concerned about your hair loss, consult a doctor or another health professional who can make a diagnosis or refer you to a specialist, who can make a diagnosis to understand the precise causes of your problem, and thus offer you personalized


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