All Ginger Everything

Posted on 25 July 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

 

Ginger is an herb with an odd shape. It has a warm spicy scent with bottom notes of mint. Aside from its common culinary uses it is wonderful for hair and skin. I love to use it with Ayurvedic herbs for hair treatments. It stimulates the scalp, fights dandruff, reduces scalp inflammation, increases circulation, clears blemishes and fights acne too. 

 

 

 

Here are 3 of my recipes that can be used in any part of your hair care regimen from start to finish

 

Ginger Pre-poo Treatment - Emilia O.

Need:

  • A few pieces of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or a humectant of choice)
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (full fat)

Steps:

  • Add the ginger into a blender. Blend very well.
  • Add the yogurt and honey to the blender. Mix until full incorporated.
  • Pour into a bowl.

Use:

  • Apply to dry unwashed hair.
  • Massage the scalp for 1-2 minutes.
  • Leave in for approx 20-30 mins. 
  • Rinse with cold water.
  • Cleanse the hair as normal.
  • Deep condition.

Results:

Leaves the hair feeling soft, smooths the hair, soothes and refreshes the scalp. Very beneficial to use as needed.
 

 

Ginger Tea Rinse - Emilia O.

Need:

  • 2 bags of a tea of choice (ex: mint, black tea, green tea, etc...)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (or a humectant of choice)
  • a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger or 1 tea bag of ginger

Steps to prepare:

  • Put ginger, tea and humectant into a glass heat safe container.
  • Pour boiling water into container.
  • Cover and leave to cool completely. (I like to do this step at night so it is ready to use in the morning.)
  • Strain and pour infused liquid into a bowl.

Use:

  • Pour it over your hair as a final rinse.
  • Massage the scalp.
  • Rinse with cold water.

Results:

Leaves the hair with a nice sheen and softness. Tea rinses are wonderful to do weeekly or biweekly.

 

 

Ayurvedic Hair Mask - Emilia O.

Need:

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon each of: bhrami, bhringraj, horestail, amla powder, nettle, tulsi, rose powder
  • 2 tablespoon a humectant of choice (ex: honey, glycerin, agave nectar, etc...)
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger or 1 tea bag of ginger

Steps to prepare:

  • Warm the distilled water and coconut cream.
  • Add the all of the other ingredients to the warmed mixture. 
  • Stir and take off of heat. Leave covered until completely cooled. Do not refrigerate at this point.
Use:
  • Apply mask to hair and cover the hair with a disposable shower cap.
  • Leave on for 20-30 mins.
  • Rinse out with cold water.

Results:

Leaves the hair feeling strengthened, softened and the sheen is incredible. One of my favorite masks I've made a few years ago. Still prepare it as needed.

 

Ginger is great to use in oils, creams, scrubs etc... Incorporate it in the ways you like and enjoy!
When you try out the recipes share your results!

 

Disclaimer: Be sure to speak to your doctor or dermatologist prior to trying any of these recipes. I am not a physician. I share what I've created, used and my results.

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