Lemon for Hair Growth: Benefits, Ways to Use & Expert Tips

Lemon for Hair Growth

Lemon has various benefits, from weight loss to clearer skin and healthy hair. It can be consumed with warm water or applied with a carrier substance on the scalp for reducing dandruff and better hair growth. Lemon juice is filled with antioxidants, citric acid, ascorbic acid, iron, potassium, calcium, flavonoids and other active ingredients that benefit your overall health and also hair health.

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Benefits of lemon for hair growth

  • Applying lemon juice boosts the production of collagen thereby improving hair growth
  • It strengthens hair follicles and reduces hair fall
  • It removes frizz and dullness
  • Its anti-fungal properties help in curing scalp infections
  • It cleans the scalp by unclogging hair follicles
  • It removes dandruff
  • It makes the hair longer and stronger
  • It controls the production of oil in the scalp
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Ways to Use lemon for hair

1. Use lemon juice directly

  • Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice
  • Massage it on the scalp for 5 minutes
  • Let it stay for another 5 -10 minutes
  • Wash off with a mild shampoo

2. Use lemon juice with coconut oil and camphor

  • Warm some coconut oil and add a cube of camphor
  • Squeeze some lemon juice in it
  • Mix it well and apply
  • Leave it overnight or an hour
  • Wash hair with a mild shampoo

3. Lemon juice with castor and olive oil

  • Mix 1 tbsp warm olive oil with half tbsp castor oil
  • Add 3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • Massage it on the scalp and leave it overnight
  • Wash off with a mild shampoo

4. Lemon juice with aloe vera

  • Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice with 2 tbsp aloe vera juice
  • Apply and leave on for 1 hour
  • Wash off with a mild shampoo

5. Use it as a hair mask

  • Mix 1 tbsp olive oil in one egg
  • Add the juice of half a lemon
  • Apply it on the scalp and leave to dry
  • Wash off with plain water

There are various other ingredients you can use along with lemon juice like curry leaves, curd, honey, coconut water, and henna.

These packs and potions will not only nourish the hair and scalp but will also make your hair shiny and smooth. They will better your hair health and lead to hair growth.


Expert Tips

  • It is best to use freshly squeezed lemon juice rather than go for packaged juice
  • Do not use more than the required amount of lemon juice as it may sometimes cause dryness and make your hair brittle due to its astringent nature
  • It also contains bleaching properties so using just lemon juice on your hair should not be left for too long especially if your hair is coloured
  • It is best to dilute lemon essential oil and lemon juice as well with another carrier oil or substance

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