Pomegranates taste great and they also come with various health benefits, but have you ever thought about the fruit’s peels that you throw away without a second thought?
Well, it may surprise you to know that pomegranate peels actually do have numerous benefits especially when it comes to preventing hair thinning.
Here is a simple recipe that has been used for decades and promises positive results.
How to Use Pomegranate Peels to stop Hair Loss
Our bodies tend to have lots of toxins either from within or outside. Sometimes, these toxins play a part in hair loss and hair thinning hence the need for detoxification.
Pomegranate peels are rich in antioxidants that can detox your scalp, and further strengthen your hair follicles.
Stronger hair follicles lead to better hair growth.
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup of pomegranate peels (dried or fresh)
- 2 cups of water
- A pot
- Drip bottle
- A sieve
How to Make and Apply
With all the necessary items ready it’s now time to prepare this home remedy for hair loss. These are the steps you need to follow:
Put your pot on fire and add water
Add your pomegranate peels. You can use dried or fresh ones. It does not matter because they work the same.
Bring the water to a boil and allow the pomegranate peels to simmer for about ten minutes. You will notice that the water changes color once you put the peels in.
Once the water is saturated with color, take the pot off the fire and set the solution aside until it cools down to a comfortable temperature.
Strain the water from the peels using a sieve
Pour your pomegranate peel water into a drip bottle for easier application. You can buy an empty bottle from your local store but if you have the same bottle that had a different product, you can use it as well.
Just ensure that you clean the bottle properly before pouring your pomegranate water in.
Section your hair into several parts and drip several drops of your solution onto each section with special concentration on the scalp. Ensure that the water is evenly distributed around your head.
Massage the pomegranate peel water into your scalp and hair. This ensures that it gets absorbed into your scalp and increases blood circulation as well.
NB: Massaging the scalp is a good way to promote relaxation and improve blood supply to the hair follicles. That can further help support hair growth.
Other Benefits of Pomegranate Peels for Hair Thinning
These are more benefits for your hair when you use pomegranate peels. Here are some of them.
Pomegranate peels contain ellagic acid that helps in hydrating the scalp and keeping it moisturized. A moisturized scalp is better placed to hold on to hair than a dry one that allows hair to fall off easily.
Potential Anti-Cancer Effects
Pomegranate peels can help combat some types of cancers although more research needs to be done regarding the extent to which that happens.
Dandruff Eliminating Effects
Pomegranate peels eliminate dandruff and itching. Besides these being an embarrassment, they contribute to hair loss and hair thinning.
Other How-To Guides:
As you can tell by now, pomegranate peels really do come with a host of benefits for thinning hair. The recipe we have discussed above works well but you can try other methods that involve grinding the peels in a mixer and combining with other ingredients to make hair masks as well.