In the natural hair world, you will learn every day how simple foods in your kitchen and be used to accelerate your hair growth. I’ve heard of hair drinking bottles of beer so they can look shiny afterwards. I’ve heard of hair having a complete balanced diet of eggs, bananas & yoghurt in order to remain strengthened. Recently, guava leaves have become the new trend. I was surfing over the internet when I saw the rave about Guavas for hair loss & hair growth. I deep-dived & saw that this time around, it was not the guava fruit that was doing the magic, it was the leaves. What use are Guava leaves for hair growth I wondered?
Just like the guava fruit, its leaves are rich in vitamin B2 & C which helps repair the cells and tissues in your body. Apparently, this vitamin also helps to boost collagen activity required for hair growth. Guava leaves also contain Lycopene that gives hair protection from sun’s UV rays.
Guava Leaves for Hair Growth
How to Use Guava Leaves for Hair Growth
According to Hairlossable,
- In order to reap the full benefits that guava has to offer, all you need to do is boil a handful of guava leaves in a litre of water for about 20 minutes. At that time, set it aside to cool down to room temperature, before straining the water. Before applying the leaves, you must ensure that your hair is product free, so it might be best to use after showering.
- When the water is at room temperature, apply it onto your hair from roots to tip, and then massaging into your scalp and hair root. The restorative properties that are found in the guava leaves are transferred within the water, once it is boiled. If you put the solution onto your hair shaft regularly, the mixture will work to help reduce your hair loss.
- You can put on your shower & wrap your towel around it for up to two hours. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm water. Remember to moisturize & seal afterwards.
I know that here in Nigeria, you have to boil some herbs in order to reap their benefits. By massaging the guava leave extract into your scalp, this improves blood pressure, which helps the follicles receive more nutrition. You can do this Guava extra rinse on your wash days.
Remember to visit a trichologist if you have severe hair loss or scalp problems.
So tell us, have you ever tried using guava leaves for hair growth?