Grandparents have a saying: “Hair is the human angle”. However, to properly care for your hair to save time and money is something that not all women know. In particular, the scalp is always uncomfortable because of dandruff is a problem that women are always concerned about.
So, today, I will introduce to you a very simple and effective hair care and dandruff secret with only available ingredients, which is lemongrass.
1 Uses of lemongrass in medicine
The scientific name is Cymbopogon flexuosus Stapf ( Lemongrass) or Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt (Java lemongrass). The main components of lemongrass are citronella, citral, geraniol and citronellol. Lemongrass has a warm and pungent taste and has many uses.
Some of the effects can be mentioned as body detoxification, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and effective cancer prevention. In addition to health care uses, with its nutrient-rich essence, lemongrass also has the effect of beautifying the skin, improving dizziness, and supporting the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and many other disorders.
In particular, lemongrass is also combined with other ingredients to prepare remedies to help treat dandruff, here’s what we’ll find out!
2 How to treat dandruff with lemongrass
Method 1: Use pure lemongrass
Ingredients: 10 lemongrass bulbs
Wash 10 lemongrass and bring to boil with water until boiling. The solution after cooling can be used directly to wash your hair. Lemongrass essence in the shampoo will have the ability to smooth hair, fight dandruff, and help you feel more comfortable and comfortable when washing your hair with shampoo with completely natural ingredients and good for the scalp.
Method 2: Lemongrass combined with olive oil
Ingredients: 1 jar of pure and 8 lemongrass bulbs.
First, you peel the lemongrass, wash it, drain it and cut it into small pieces. Then, put all the cut lemongrass into the olive oil jar. Next, boil the mixture for 10 minutes and let it cool. You can keep it in the fridge for up to a month.
When using, first wet your hair, use a mixture of lemongrass and processed olive oil to gently apply to the hair layer. Incubate for 15 minutes then rinse with water, and wash with shampoo as usual.
Method 3: Lemongrass combined with locust
Ingredients: 5 locusts and 5 lemongrass
First, you grill the locust, then cook it with lemongrass and water. After boiling, the mixture can be used to wash hair directly. The combination of locust essence and lemongrass essence makes the hair shinier and significantly cleans dandruff.
You can do this 2-3 times a week or if you are busier, doing it once a week is completely feasible when you are persistent.
Method 4: Wash your hair with lemongrass and grapefruit peel
Grapefruit essential oil is a great “savior” for your hair, in addition, when combined with grapefruit peel and lemongrass, it will make your hair 2 times stronger without using expensive hair care products.
300g fresh grapefruit peel 5-6 branches (or lemongrass leaves) Water Tools: pot, brass, bowl, knife
Note when choosing grapefruit peel: You should choose fresh, succulent grapefruit peel to have the most essential oil. Or if you don’t have grapefruit peel, you can use grapefruit leaves instead.
How to make a shampoo mixture with lemongrass and grapefruit peel
Step 1 Process materials
Grapefruit and lemongrass peel you wash with water and dry. You separate the lemongrass peel and use a pestle to crush the lemongrass to release its natural fragrance.
For the grapefruit peel, you use a knife to cut it into medium pieces (not too small).
Step 2 Cook lemongrass and grapefruit peel
You put crushed lemongrass and fresh grapefruit peel (or grapefruit leaves) into the pot. Then, put the water on the face of lemongrass and grapefruit peel and start boiling for 5 minutes. Turn off the stove, let the mixture cool down, and proceed to wash your hair.
You wash your hair with, dry your hair (don’t need to dry it too much). When the mixture of grapefruit peel and lemongrass juice cools, you put it on your hair, gently massaging from the roots to the ends. Then, dry your hair without rinsing it with water. You should do it 1-2 times a week to make your hair smoother and stronger.
Method 5: Wash your hair with lemongrass and ginger
When you wash your hair with lemongrass and ginger, you won’t have to worry about itchiness or hair loss anymore. Active ingredients and in ginger effectively improve the texture of the hair.
- 1 branch of lemongrass
- 3 – 4 ginger root
- Tools: pot, brass, brass
How to make a mixture of lemongrass and ginger shampoo
Step 1 Process materials
With lemongrass, you prepare and smash as above. Use a sharp knife to scrape the ginger skin and rinse it thoroughly with water. Then you cut the ginger into small pieces or smash them.
Step 2 Cook lemongrass and ginger
Put lemongrass and crushed ginger in a pot with clean water, and boil the mixture for 10 minutes. When the essential oils of ginger and lemongrass are released, turn off the heat and put the ginger lemongrass juice in a bowl, then let it cool.
While waiting for the lemongrass ginger juice to cool, wash your hair as usual. Dry hair (do not need to dry completely) and use lemongrass ginger water to continue rinsing hair. At that time, use your fingers gently for better absorption of lemongrass and ginger essential oil. No need to rinse with plain water. For best results, regularly wash with lemongrass ginger water 2-3 times a week.
The above are very simple anti-dandruff uses from lemongrass that anyone can do at home. With just a few basic steps, you can take care of your scalp health without worrying about spending money or time!