Nutmeg benefits are aplenty. This exotic spice is packed with essential nutrients, which are beneficial for health and beauty. It is a popular spice used across the world for the flavor it imparts. But that’s just one side of the equation.
Nutmeg is packed with nutrients: minerals such as magnesium, manganese and copper; and vitamins such as B1, B6, etc.
Nutmeg can easily become a part of your hair care regimen too… Want to know the reasons? Read on…
For Shiny Hair
You can add ½ to 1 tsp of nutmeg powder to your 8 oz of favorite shampoo and conditioner for shiny, strong, and healthy hair.
But do not forget to give it a good shake before use.
Nutmeg oil can be added to your weekly hair mask also. It not only helps the follicles retain moisture but also acts as an antiseptic which can help in curing dandruff issues and bacteria from spreading.
For More Hair
Not only can nutmeg oil help hair become stronger and shinier, it can also prevent hair fall, encourage hair growth, and even add extra volume.
All you have to do is massage a couple of drops of nutmeg oil into your scalp
Nutmeg Hair Growth Mask:
- In a bowl, add ½ tsp to 1 tsp nutmeg powder, 1 tbsp yogurt and 1 tbsp honey.
- Mix them all up to form a mixture.
- Massage this onto your head in the shower then wrap your hair up and throw on a shower cap.
- Leave it on for about 7 minutes then wash off very well with your favorite shampoo.
- You can try this once a week!
Scalp Treatment Mask
You will need
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of rosemary
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg alternately you can use rosemary oil or nutmeg oil
- Blend all ingredients
- Shake well
- For best results let the herbs infuse in oil for a few days
- Apply directly to scalp and massage into wet hair in the shower
- Leave on for 10-15 minutes
Rinse well. You may have to shampoo twice.
Tip- You can buy nutmegs and grind them in a pepper mill to solidify the pureness or purchase organic nutmeg from any grocery store. The cost is minimal, but the health benefits are excessive!
As usual, do a patch test with nutmeg before applying it on your body. Don’t use a lot of nutmeg powder in your beauty treatments (face masks, hair masks, etc). That’s because nutmeg is a ‘hot’ spice like cloves, cinnamon and pepper. It can cause unpleasant burning sensations on your skin!