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Benefits of guava leaves for hair: many and wonderful

 The benefits of guava fruit trees are not limited to their fruits only, but guava leaves may have many benefits for health and beauty, and in this article we will specifically review the benefits of guava leaves for hair, in addition to various recipes that may facilitate the task of obtaining these benefits:



Benefits of guava leaves for hair

Guava leaves may have many wonderful benefits for hair and scalp, so what are these benefits specifically? Here is the answer:


1. Resist and treat hair loss

Guava leaves contain a group of active and beneficial substances for hair and scalp, such as:

Certain types of antioxidants are important for hair growth, such as vitamin C, which may help combat hair damage.

Vitamins of group B, which may help to: nourish the follicles, and promote hair growth.

The mentioned substances and other useful substances present in guava leaves may help to resist hair loss cases, and stimulate the follicles to start hair growth again and to increase its density.


2. Scalp infections resistance 

One of the potential benefits of guava leaves for hair is that it may help reduce the chances of scalp infections, which, if they arise in the scalp, may lead to hair loss, and guava leaves may help improve the condition of some scalp problems, such as dandruff.


The potential benefits of guava leaves in this regard are often attributed to the richness of these leaves in natural substances important for scalp health, as these substances are:


Anti-inflammatory.

Antimicrobial.

Anti-oxidant.

3. Other benefits of guava leaves for hair

Guava leaves may also have many other potential benefits for the scalp and hair, such as:


Enhance the natural luster of the head hair.

Enhance the softness of the hair strands.

Clean the pores of the scalp, and reduce the chances of excessive sebum production in the scalp area.

Protecting hair strands from damage that may be caused by ultraviolet rays from sunlight, due to the richness of guava leaves in lycopene, which may be important in this regard.

How to get the benefits of guava leaves for hair

To improve the health of the scalp as well as the hair, guava leaves can be used in more than one way, as follows:


1. Guava Leaves and Shikakai Recipe: Anti Hair Loss

Grind a handful of guava leaves with a little water, then add to the guava leaf paste several spoons of shikakai powder and a few drops of natural coconut oil. Apply the mixture of guava leaves and shikakai to the hair, and rinse after 2-3 hours with shampoo and water.


2. Guava leaf boiled recipe: to enhance hair density

Take a handful of guava leaves and put them in a saucepan containing a liter of boiling water. Leave the guava leaves to boil for 20 minutes, then put the boiled guava leaves aside until its temperature becomes room temperature.


The hair is washed with water and shampoo, then the wet scalp is massaged with guava leaves for at least 10 continuous minutes. It is possible to leave the soaked guava leaf on the hair for two hours or until the next morning, and then wash the hair with warm water.


3. Recipes and other methods

It is also possible to benefit from guava leaves for hair in other ways, such as:


Applying a recipe for boiling guava leaves and bark, where the guava leaves are boiled with pieces of the bark of the guava tree, then the boiled leaves and bark are left until it cools down and used to massage the scalp.

Applying the ground guava leaf recipe, where the guava leaf is crushed, and then the leaf paste is applied to the scalp for a certain period of time before washing it.

Drinking guava tea, where a handful of fresh guava leaves is placed in a liter of water, and the mixture is left to boil for 10 minutes, then the tea is filtered from the guava leaves, and drunk warm.

Use an herbal shampoo that contains guava leaf extract.

Cautions and disadvantages of using guava leaves

Although the benefits of guava leaves for hair may be present, the use of guava leaves may have some damage, for example:


Applying guava leaves to the skin may exacerbate eczema cases, because guava leaves are rich in substances that may stimulate skin irritation.

Eating guava leaf infusion or guava leaf tea may cause potential complications, such as: constipation, and possible complications for pregnant and lactating women.

To avoid potential guava leaf recipes, the following are recommended:


Pay attention to the low temperature of the boiled guava leaf before using it on the scalp within any of the above-mentioned hair recipes.

Avoid using hot water while washing hair from recipes that contain guava leaves, as hot water may cause dry hair and scalp.

Avoid the use of guava leaves and guava leaf soaks by people with eczema.

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