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Most of us are well-aware of how beneficial cucumber is, whether it is for our gut or skin. But did you have any clue that it works well for hair too? Surprised? We totally understand. Ladies, now make sure to remember that applying cucumber juice on your hair and scalp can really do wonders!
Cucumber juice is apt for the summer season, and even when the humidity soars, making your scalp dry and flaky. A simple massage with cucumber juice can replenish the hydration levels of your scalp, strengthen the hair follicles, and help in the reduction of hair fall..
But how can the humble cucumber do all this and more? Well, let’s find out.
Just the way it works for your skin, the same principle applies to your scalp. According to Dr Ajay Rana, dermatologist and aesthetic physician, cucumber juice contains nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, silica, calcium, and zinc. It also contains silicon and sulphur that helps to collectively stop hair fall and promote strong and healthy hair. The vitamin A, C and silica content of cucumber juice repairs and reduces thinning of hair.
The rich sulfur and potassium content present in cucumber stops hair fall and stimulates hair growth. Cucumber juice provides silicon, sodium, calcium, sulphur, etc., all of which are nutrients that are needed for hair growth and hair strengthening. Rinse your hair with cucumber juice regularly to get silky, shiny hair soon.
Washing your hair with cucumber juice daily can give you strong tresses. Minerals and vitamins present in cucumbers can help to repair damaged hair. Eating cucumber can hydrate your skin and prevent hair fall. Cucumber juice can assure healthy and shiny locks.
“The vitamin A, C, and silica content of cucumber juice repairs and adds strength to your thinning tresses. It is generally combined with eggs and aloe vera to prepare an effective hair pack. This mixture is directly applied to the scalp which makes the scalp healthy,” suggests Dr Rana.
Using cucumber juice is very simple. In fact, you can add some more ingredients to it to make it all the more effective. Here are three variants for all types of hair:
1. Mix cucumber juice, egg, and olive oil to make a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on your hair evenly. Leave it on for 15 minutes and after that rinse it thoroughly.
2. Mix cucumber juice, 5-6 tablespoons yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil, mixing all the ingredients properly to make the cucumber hair mask. Apply this creamy mixture to dry hair. Make sure to use your fingers and massage it on the scalp for 5-10 minutes. Leave it on the hair for 20 minutes.
3. Take cucumber juice, eggs, olive oil, and mix them to make a conditioner. Apply this conditioner on your dry hair and massage it well. Let it sit there for at least 30 minutes. Next, wash your hair properly to get rid of this mask. Apply this once in a week to promote hair growth.
“The best time to use cucumber juice on your hair is before a hair wash,” recommends Dr Rana.
So ladies, it’s time to keep your scalp as cool as a cucumber!