Spinach is an excellent source of folate, a B vitamin that plays an important role in promoting hair growth. Your body needs folate for building healthy red blood cells. The red blood cells transport oxygen and nutrients to all the body tissues including the hair follicles. Folate deficiency slows down supply of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles leading to poor hair growth.
Folate is also required for energy production. Hair growth slows down when your body’s energy level decreases. Spinach is rich in vitamins A and C. It is a good source of zinc, iron, copper and vitamin E. All these nutrients work together to stimulate hair growth.
To Promote Hair Growth Use Spinach In The Following Ways
Spinach And Coconut/ Olive Oil
To improve hair growth, massage your scalp with spinach infused oil. Adding spinach to your regular hair oil helps in boosting the nutritional value of the oil. When the skin of your scalp absorbs the oil, the nutrients directly reach your hair follicles.
How To Make
Put half a cup of chopped spinach leaves in a blender and make a smooth paste. Mix the spinach paste with half a cup of coconut or olive oil. On low heat, warm the oil for five minutes. Gently massage your scalp with the lukewarm oil. Leave the oil on your scalp overnight to maximize absorption. Next morning, wash your hair with mild shampoo. Use the spinach infused oil at least thrice a week for best result.
Spinach And Honey
If your hair is dry and frizzy, treat your tresses with a hair mask prepared by blending spinach with honey. Honey works as humectant and antiseptic. It makes the hair soft and helps in minimizing dandruff.
How To Make
Add a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of hair oil of your choice to ½-cup of chopped spinach leaves. Blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Saturate your scalp with the mixture. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes and wash off with mild shampoo.
Spinach And Rosemary
Rosemary helps in stimulating the hair follicles. To promote hair growth, massage your scalp with spinach and rosemary mixture. The hair mask nourishes the hair, stimulates blood circulation, reduces dandruff and arrests hair loss.
How To Make
Cook three cups of chopped spinach is a small amount of warm water for two to three minutes. In a blender, add the cooked spinach and two tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves. Blend until smooth. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.