One of things I'm most obsessed about is my hair. Why? Because it's been falling out in what seems like bucketfuls ( I know that is a major exaggeration but it sure feels that way) and it's the thinnest its ever been. I cry. Yes, I seriously do! In my constant quest to find new beauty secrets one of the most interesting and exciting ones I found is garlic for the hair.
Many of you know one of my favorite beauty secrets from my book, Passport To Beauty, is garlic in your nail polish for harder than acrylic nails. But did you know the women in the Dominican Republic also use garlic in their shampoo to stop hair fall and strengthen hair? I scream!! Yes! I love this beauty secret and it's definitely made a huge difference not only in the thickness of my hair but also in the shine!
What these gorgeous beauties do is take a few cloves of fresh garlic and drop it into a bottle of shampoo they keep in their shower. They use a separate shampoo for this versus their daily shampoo because you only want to use this 1-3 times a week depending on your hair condition.
If you don't want to DIY it at home, there are a slew of garlic hair products on the market (I'll be reviewing a few of my favorites in an upcoming video).
One that I love is the Dabur Vatika Garlic Hair Mask and I'm obsessed with their Vatika Garlic Hair Oil (I'm adding a link to Amazon as that's where I was able to get it the cheapest) l. I have personally seen a significant difference in my hair since I started using it. My hair is much softer, fuller and shinier. For a long while it was so dry and brittle. It's like it stopped growing but it was just breaking at the tips. The oil has been a huge help.
In addition, you can find some great garlic shampoos on the market. I like the following ones the best:
Queen Helene Unscented Garlic Shampoo
Alter Ego Unscented Garlic Shampoo
Nutrine Garlic Shampoo (it's unscented and has some great ingredients on top of the garlic to make your hair soft)
Garlic has a slew of benefits! It really helps nourish and condition dry hair, which is great if you chemically treat your hair or over style it.
Garlic is a natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial which makes it a great fighting agent against bacteria, germs and parasites. Mainly anything that could be causing your hair to fall out. Garlic also helps to stimulate circulation which helps boost hair follicles and can stimulate hair growth. This goes back why I'm often promoting scalp massages and the benefits of boosting circulation on the scalp.
In ayurvedic medicine, garlic is used to help decrease shedding of the hair and to strengthen hair.
Try it! We know you'll love it xo
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