Lemongrass, also referred to as Citronella and Cymbopogon, is a perennial herb. Home to the lands of India, parts of Australia and other subtropical and tropical regions, its leaves are a striking yellow with grass blades as high as ten feet tall.
Recent studies have recorded that lemongrass possesses antifungal and antibacterial properties. Let me explain why this is important. So Mister, the glands present in your scalp are responsible for the secretion of oils that harbour and attract fungal plus bacterial growth. This leads to itchiness and dandruff. These factors often lead to damage to the hair follicles, resulting in undue hair loss. Results of the study discovered that lemongrass was able to outperform a great number of essential oils as an antimicrobial treatment option for hair care.
This herb makes sure that your scalp is less prone to inflammation, hair breakage and it’s excessive shedding. It is also known to strengthen the hair follicles, keeping them healthy and their elasticity intact.
As an integral source of iron, the deficiency of which is one of the main causes of hair loss, lemongrass can also fight conditions like anemia along with those of hair fall.
Male Pattern Baldness or Androgenic Alopecia, a progressive hair loss disorder in men, can also be managed using this ingredient amidst an expert blend.
So how must one blend this ingredient into everyday use? Read below to find out:
If you’re looking for an anti-dandruff rinse, use 1.5 cups of distilled water, half a cup of apple cider vinegar and 2-3 dabs of lemongrass. Mix the ingredients well and apply onto your hair, leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse with water. For best results, repeat about twice a week.
If you do not wish to go through even this much trouble, try adding about 2 drops of lemongrass to your regular shampoo and conditioner and watch your hair health improve!
Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP