The Benefits of Ginger Hair
Before you tell how to properly use the root of ginger hair, it does not hurt to find out what substances contain the underground part of the Asian plant Zingiber officinale Roscoe (or Amomum zingiber L.), and, of course, what is the benefit of ginger hair and scalp head.
To begin with, as of today, about 500 different chemical substances have been detected in this spiny-broom and medicinal plant. In 100 grams of fresh ginger root contains: thiamine (vitamin B1) - 0.05 mg; riboflavin (B2) - 0.17 mg; nicotinic acid (B3) - 9.6 mg; pantothenic acid (B5) - almost 0.5 mg; pyridoxine (B6) 0.6 mg; folic acid (B9) - 13 mcg; vitamin C - 0.7 mg. Of the micro- and macroelements, most potassium (13 g), magnesium (214 mg), phosphorus (168 mg), calcium (114 mg). Also there are manganese, iron and zinc.
Non-volatile phenylpropanoid derivatives of gingerol, shogaol and eugenol give the ginger root an acute taste, and the stiffness is added by capsaicin (an alkaloid that is also contained in bitter pepper). A peculiar smell of ginger is the merit of its essential oil, consisting of terpenes (zingiberyrene, beta-bisabolene, farnesen) and monoterpenes (beta-felladrine, curcumin, cineol and citral). All these substances are antibacterial active, in addition, citral, gingerol and shogaol have anti-allergic properties; Capsaicin, curcumin and eugenol - anti-inflammatory; citral, cineole, gingerol and farnesene - antiseptics. As you can see, essential oil of ginger for hair can have a serious health effect.
The root of ginger contains natural fatty acids (lauric, linoleic, linolenic, etc.), which nourish the hair roots, and also promote faster growth and healthy hair.
Ginger is not related to cedar or fir, but, nevertheless, its root has in its composition protects from rotting gum, and the gum contains tar (terrenic) acids, including active against viruses abietic. A melatonin, the source of which is the root of ginger - a powerful natural antioxidant, and, more powerful than glutathione and vitamin E.
Hair treatment with ginger
To treat ginger hair as efficiently as possible, it is recommended to use fresh ginger.
Thanks to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the plant, the hair mask with ginger is useful for oily hair, with excessive allocation of fat to the skin of the scalp. To make it, you need to grate a piece of peeled root on the smallest grater (the length of the slice is about 5-6 cm), squeeze the juice from the grated mass and apply it to the scalp (with a swab or dipping the fingers into the juice). In parallel - rubbing movements - you massage your skin, which is also very useful.
By the way, it is so necessary to use ginger for hair growth. The juice must be completely absorbed into the skin (excess will dry), and for this the duration of the procedure should be at least 40-45 minutes. Then the head is cleaned in the usual way, but it is better to dry hair naturally (without a hair dryer), because under the action of terpenes and capsaicin, the blood circulation in the scalp becomes stronger. In this hair follicles get more nutrients, oxygen, and, consequently, the growth and condition of the hair improves.
In addition, methoxyphenolic derivatives in ginger (dehydrozingeron, veta-iso-gingerone, etc.) are active against fungal diseases and in passing contribute to a decrease in the intensity of keratin proliferation. And this means that the juice of ginger hair is useful in the presence of dandruff.
Admission advice: rubbed root after the extraction of juice do not throw, but fill with a liter of hot water for about an hour, strain. The result is a therapeutic conditioner for normal and oily hair.
With dry hair and dried head skin, hair mask with ginger is prepared as follows: a tablespoon of grated root mixed with two tablespoons of any vegetable oil; mixture put on the scalp, wrapping the head with polyethylene and a towel for 30 minutes. Wash off with warm water followed by washing using shampoo.