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Beauty, Hair care Beetroot for Hair Growth

Beetroot for Hair Growth

By Varnika Chauhan   

There are several ingredients which can be used for promoting hair growth and once such ingredient is beetroot. Beetroot has an earthy taste and is quite a common ingredient in salads. It has numerous benefits for the hair as well as the skin. It can be used for applying externally as well as consuming internally to get gorgeous looking hair.

Here are some home remedies you can follow to use beetroot for hair growth:

Beetroot and Avocado Hair Mask

You will need:

  • Pulp of one avocado
  • 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds
  • 1 cup of diced beetroot
  • 1 cup of water

How to:

  1. Add the flaxseeds gel to the water.
  2. Let the water boil for two minutes.
  3. Strain the mixture immediately.
  4. You will find that the water has thickened and turned into a gel. Let this gel cool down.
  5. Add the beetroot and flaxseed gel into the blender and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  6. Add the avocado as well and blend on high speed for another 30 seconds.
  7. Apply this paste on your hair and tie them up in a bun.
  8. Let it stay for 30 minutes.
  9. Shampoo your hair as usual.
  10. Do this remedy once a week.

How this works:

Beetroot contains plenty of antioxidants. It also helps in detoxifying the hair very well and adds shine to them. Avocadoes contain a whole lot of omega 3 fatty acids which nourish the hair from within. Flaxseed gel is also an excellent source of fatty acids. The regular use of this mask will make hair healthy and also reduce frizz.

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Beetroot and Henna Powder

You will need:

  • 1 cup of diced beetroot
  • 1 cup of henna powder
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of gooseberry powder

How to:

  1. Add the beetroot dices to the blender and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  2. Put this paste in a strainer and press with a spoon to extract the juice.
  3. Add ½ cup of this beetroot juice to the henna powder.
  4. Add the milk slowly along with the gooseberry powder/amla powder.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well together so that the paste has no lumps.
  6. Cover the mixture with a plastic wrap for 2 hours.
  7. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on for 3 hours.
  8. Shampoo your hair as usual.
  9. Do this remedy once a month.

How this works:

This remedy is a great way of hiding grey and white hair. It can also be used to provide a red tint to the hair and make them extremely shiny. Henna powder will help the color to develop and milk will nourish the hair. This hair mask can be used as a natural hair dye.

Beetroot Smoothie

You will need:

  • ½ cup of diced beetroot
  • ½ cup of diced carrot
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup of coconut water

How to:

  1. Add the beetroot to the blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients as well and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  3. Drink this smoothie two times a week.

How this works:

Beetroot contains several vitamins and mineral which help in hair growth. It contains vitamin A and Vitamin C which are extremely helpful in making the hair grow. It also contains potassium and other minerals which help in nourishing and strengthening the hair follicles. Chia seeds and Greek yogurt contain fatty acids while coconut water contains vitamin E.

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Beetroot Salad

You will need:

  • 1 cup of diced beetroot
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1 cup of boiled sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of chopped baby tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons of flaxseeds powder
  • ½ cup of chopped almonds
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano seasoning

How to:

  1. Peel the boiled sweet potatoes and add them to the blender.
  2. Add in the mayonnaise and blend on high speed for 30 seconds until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Now mix the broccoli florets, the carrots, the diced beetroot and the tomatoes in a bowl.
  4. Add the sweet potato paste and the nuts. Mix well.
  5. Add in the oregano seasoning and the flaxseeds powder and mix well.
  6. Have this salad two times a week.

How this works:

Beetroot contains anti oxidants and also helps in cleansing the digestive system. It detoxifies the blood when consumed internally and helps in improving digestion. This in turn helps in better absorption of other vitamins and minerals as well as protein. Almonds and walnuts provide some much needed fats while broccoli contains vitamin C. carrots contain caratenoids which help to boost hair growth.

Beetroot and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

You will need:

  • 1 cup of beetroot juice
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of water

How to:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Rinse your hair with this mixture while in the shower and keep massaging your hair for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with normal water.
  4. Shampoo your hair as usual.

How this works:

This hair rinse will help in fighting scalp infections and deep clean the hair follicles. Apple cider vinegar and beetroot juice will help to cleanse the scalp and also get rid of dandruff.

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Caution: In all the external remedies, make sure you use a towel to cover your shoulders as beetroot can stain very quickly.



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