Ghee, the perfect hair care agent – Part II

Not only is ghee a super food, it is also a skin care and hair care agent. Ghee has been used for managing and beautifying hair since time immemorial in India. It has a place of pride in Ayurvedic treatments, and is widely considered a miracle ingredient.

Ghee for hair care

Ghee is a very useful ingredient in hair-care regimens.  It conditions dry, frizzy, and rough hair, making it soft, glossy and manageable. Ghee and olive oil, or coconut oil mixed together and applied to the hair, all the way from the scalp till the ends, is said to treat almost any hair-related problem.

Ghee for split ends

Ghee can be used very effectively to treat split ends. Hair splits at the ends when it is dry and coarse. Ghee attacks the problem naturally. Just warm a little ghee and apply it to the ends of hair. Leave on for an hour or so. Rinse with a mild shampoo and cold water and discover better hair day by day.

Ghee as a conditioner

Ghee is an inexpensive deep hair conditioner. All you need to do is take a few natural oils such as coconut oil or olive oil, mix them with ghee, and apply the mixture all over your hair. Massage your hair thoroughly from the scalp to the roots for 20 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo.

Ghee as a dandruff removal agent

Once you start using ghee for tackling dandruff, you will never need chemical-laden anti-dandruff shampoos. Here’s what you need to do. Take a tablespoon of gooseberry (aamla) juice, a tablespoon of lime juice, two tablespoons of almond oil and two tablespoons of pure ghee. Massage this mixture into your scalp and leave on overnight, or at least for 45 minutes. Wash it out with a mild shampoo. If you plan to leave it overnight, wear a shower cap to avoid staining your pillow.

Ghee for preventing hair fall

Ghee is also great for arresting hair fall. Grind four tablespoons of fenugreek (methi daana) and four tablespoons of sesame seeds (til), and store them in a jar. In another jar, take half a cup each of almond oil and desi ghee. Now, add one level teaspoon of the ground spices to one or two tablespoons of the ghee and oil mix. Massage into the scalp thoroughly. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, and wash out. Follow this procedure on an alternate day basis till you achieve the desired result.



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