Did you know that guava leaves are beneficial to your hair? In case you don’t know, guava leaves have being tag to be a miracle solution for hair loss. The leaves contain ingredients that make them immensely beneficial for hair health. So, to give your hair the most deep nourishing it deserve, try using guava leaves as of your numerous hair treatment. Guava leaves are beneficial to your hair because it:
Prevents hair loss: Washing your hair regularly with guava leaves water has been known to slow down hair loss. The vitamin C present in the leaves nourishes the roots of your hair and makes them stronger.
Encourage hair growth: Guava leaves also work as a hair thickening agent. The vitamins B and C nourish hair follicles and help them grow stronger and healthier.
Promote scalp health: Guava leaves are rich in analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Massage the extract deeply into your scalp to maintain optimum scalp health.
Treats dandruff: Dandruff is the result of a dry and itchy scalp. Guava leaves extract goes deep within your scalp to nourish the skin and treat dandruff at the roots.
Treats split ends: You can make a guava leaf hair pack by coarsely grinding the leaves and adding a teaspoon of honey. Coat your hair from root to tip with the paste and wash off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes. Do this regularly to treat split ends.
Promote healthier hair: The vitamins present in guava leaves enhance collagen activity which encourages faster growth of healthier hair. Prevents hair damage: The antioxidants present in guava leaves fight free radicals and prevent hair damage. Protection from the sun: Lycopene, one of the several ingredient, offers protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Improves blood circulation: When you massage the solution into your scalp it improves blood circulation and deeply nourishes hair follicles, leading to healthy hair.
Cleanses and purifies: Guava leaves extract works hard at removing dirt and grime build-up from your hair and follicles. This takes care of any oil or resultant dandruff leaving you with hair that is smooth, shiny and soft.
How you can make and use guava leaves extract on your hair:
1. Boil 6-8 guava leaves in a litre of water for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid and let it cool.
2. Wash your hair with a good shampoo. Skip the conditioning.
3. Towel-dry your hair until it is almost dry.
4. Section your hair and apply the guava leaves solution.
5. Massage it deeply into your scalp and make sure your hair tips are saturated too.
6. Leave the solution in your hair for up to 2 hours if you wish. You can even leave the solution overnight.
7. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
You can also make a guava leaves mask by grinding the leaves coarsely with a little water. Apply the mask to your hair, massaging it well into your scalp and coating your hair right to the tips.
By Mercy Kukah