Go 'desi'; use ghee to get rid of hair problems!

Were you aware that your kitchen has that one ingredient that can help you get rid of half of your hair problems?

By Udita Madan | Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016, 20:55 PM IST

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​New Delhi: Tired of trying to control those unmanageable and unruly hair? Good healthy hair in these times of air pollution is hard to come by and with global warming doing its stuff, the scorching heat doesn't exactly help matters.

Be it girls or boys, that mane sure is a thing of pride. But, people put their hair through so much – styling, curling, straightening, colouring, etc. - it's evident that this will take its toll.

Even with all the pampering and caring you do for your hair, don't forget that many hair products are home to chemicals, which can have adverse effects in the long run.

This may have put you in a dilemma, but, were you aware that your kitchen has that one ingredient that can help you get rid of half of your hair problems?

That magic secret ingredient is Ghee! No, this is not about eating it, in fact, this is about applying it on your hair. You may not have seen or heard many people use this method, but it's super effective!

Want to know how it will help your hair? Read on!

1. Conditioning:

Desi ghee is the perfect conditioner for your unmanageable mane. Not only does it make your hair shiny, but it also makes them softer and luscious. Simply mix two tablespoons of ghee and one tablespoon of olive oil. Apply it directly on the hair and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo.

2. Removes split ends:

Do your split ends frustrate you no end? If you've tried everything from trimming to texturizing to oiling and nothing in the world seems to work, then ghee can be your saviour. Ghee has the power to not only remove your split ends, but also prevent them! All you have to do is take three tablespoons of ghee and apply it evenly on the split ends. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then comb the hair gently. Later, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.

3. Hair growth:

Is this the answer to your prayers or what? Yes, you read this right! Ghee does promote hair growth, albeit with a little help from other kitchen ingredients. Once you apply ghee on the hair, you'll need to wash it off with either amla or onion juice. Wash your hair normally the next day. This method is ideal to be used at night before bed. Do this at least twice a month.

4. Dandruff woes:

If you have dry hair and dry scalp, then you probably suffer from dandruff issues too. Although, this is something that most people complain about during winter season, ghee is your best friend during these times. All you have to do is massage your scalp with a mixture of lukewarm ghee and almond oil. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash your hair with rose water to remove the oil from the tresses. Try this twice a month to get rid of dandruff.

Get ready for happy, healthy hair!