Garlic is an herb that has been utilized throughout time and space as food, seasoning, and medicine. The Ancient Egyptians used garlic in their religious traditions while today the number of garlic dishes truly spans the globe.
High Cholesterol, the common cold, vampires, and hair loss are just some of the things garlic is believed to combat as it is comprised of some of nature’s most essential and potent vitamins, nutrients, and minerals.
These include calcium, zinc, sulfur, manganese, selenium, and vitamins B-6 and C - each an excellent hair generator. Garlic has been noted to purify hair follicles, strengthen them, and prevent them from clogging which not only prevents hair loss but also promotes hair growth and, sometimes, regeneration. The antimicrobial and antifungal nature of garlic is said to result in further protection of the scalp and hair follicles from germs and bacteria.
Interestingly, garlic is also thought to exhibit numerous anti-aging properties. It is known to boost the body’s collagen production which results in healthier, longer hair as well as younger-looking skin. Through garlic’s strong antioxidant profile, it has been shown to rejuvenate skin, improve blood levels, and increase energy levels. Allicin, a compound in raw garlic, is said to have wrinkle fighting properties.
Now, while garlic’s individual components are known to promote hair growth, this does not necessarily mean we should start bathing in it. Most scientific research indicates a negligible, minor improvement in hair growth; although one famed, notable exception occured with alopecia patients that showed a positive response in 100% of cases. Many of the garlic oil recipes available online seem to be based on myth, generational advice, or holistic medical principles. Traditional medicine and hard science does not support the theory that garlic promotes hair growth or slows down hair loss; it has not negated these things either.
Ultimately, the ideal solution is the Diggn’It one...Live your vibe! Try out a garlic-based solution and independently determine whether garlic is as effective as “they” say it is. These garlic oil solutions are entire programs that require time, effort, and dedication, they are not miracle cures that will show instantaneous results. Garlic oils need to be applied several times a week over 2 to 3 months. Further, time is required for the preparation of garlic oils and application of them.
If you do try a garlic-based solution for your hair care, please let us know your experience...good, bad, or neutral.