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How To Use Potato Juice For Hair Growth

How To Use Potato Juice For Hair Growth

Nourish your scalp and strengthen your hair with this unassuming root vegetable.

If you have never used potato juice for hair growth, you should give it a try. Potatoes are a much-loved vegetable. They have many culinary uses and health benefits. Potato juice is known to have several skin benefits and may help in tan removal. However, potato juice can also keep your hair healthy and promote hair growth. Potatoes are high in vitamins B, C, iron, and zinc, stimulating hair follicles and encouraging hair development. But what else is it capable of? We have talked about how potato juice can help with hair growth, how to prepare it, and some recipes in this article. Keep scrolling.

Benefits Of Potato Juice For Hair Growth

There are no scientific studies to establish a direct relation between potato juice and hair growth. However, it is believed that the following properties may help potato aid hair growth:

  • Potato contains vitamin B, vitamin C, zinc, niacin, and iron (1), (2). These nutrients nourish the hair follicles and can promote hair growth (3).
  • Potato juice can help in cleansing the scalp by absorbing sebum and sweat. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it unclogs hair follicles, keeping the scalp clean.
  • Potato juice exhibits antioxidant activity (4). This may keep the scalp free of infections like seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.
  • Using potato juice may add shine and luster to your hair by closing the cuticles.
  • Anecdotal evidence suggests that it acts as a conditioner when used in combination with ingredients like honey and egg.
  • There is also much anecdotal evidence that potato juice works as a good natural hair dye, though there isn’t any research to back it up. Many bloggers use potato juice to cover up gray hair.

In the next section, we have discussed the procedure to make potato juice.

How To Make Potato Juice For Hair Growth

You Will Need

1 potato

Prep Time

10 minutes

Method
  1. Wash a potato and peel the skin.
  2. Chop it into tiny pieces and blend them until you get a smooth puree.
  3. If the puree is too thick, dilute it with a little water.
  4. Use a cheesecloth to squeeze out and collect the potato juice in a container.
  5. Prepare fresh potato juice before each use.

You can use just potato juice to promote hair growth or combine it with other ingredients to reap added benefits.

Mentioned below are the different ways in which you can use potato juice for hair growth.

How To Use Potato Juice For Hair

1. Applying Potato Juice Directly To The Scalp

Potato juice may nourish your hair follicles, cleanse the scalp, and make your hair shine. Research shows that massaging the scalp stimulates blood circulation and helps get rid of impurities from the hair follicles and strengthens them (5).

You Will Need

1/2 cup potato juice (for medium length hair)

Processing Time

25 minutes

Process
  1. Massage potato juice into your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Once you have covered your scalp, start working the juice into your hair, from the roots to the tips.
  3. Leave it in for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Once a week.

2. Potato Juice, Honey, And Egg Mask

If you have dry hair, this is the right potato juice hair treatment for you. Honey and egg yolk are hair conditioning ingredients (6). Honey is an emollient with antifungal properties that can help reduce and prevent dandruff and hair loss (7), (8). The egg yolk contains water-soluble peptides that can stimulate hair growth (9).

You Will Need

  • 3 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Extract the juice from the potatoes and collect it in a bowl.
  2. Add a whisked egg yolk and a tablespoon of honey to this. Mix well.
  3. Apply this pack to your scalp and hair and leave it in for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with cool water.

How Often?

Once a week.

3. Potato Juice And Onion Juice

Like potato juice, onion juice is a great hair growth boosting aid (10). Combining the two ingredients will give you an efficient hair growth-boosting potion.

You Will Need

  • 1 large potato
  • 1 medium-sized onion

Processing Time

25 minutes

Process
  1. Wash a large potato and peel its skin.
  2. Chop the potato and the onion into tiny pieces and blend until you get a smooth puree.
  3. If the puree is too thick, dilute it with a little water.
  4. Use a cheesecloth to squeeze out and collect the potato-onion juice in a container.
  5. Massage the potato-onion juice into your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Once you have covered your scalp, start working the juice into your hair, from the roots to the tips.
  7. Leave it in for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Rinse it out with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Once a week.

4. Potato Juice And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties (11). It was also found to be useful in treating conditions like seborrheic dermatitis (12). It also has photoprotective properties, which can help protect the hair from UV rays.

You Will Need

  • The juice from 1 large potato
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Combine the potato juice and aloe vera gel until you have a smooth mixture.
  2. Massage this mixture into your scalp and work it through your hair.
  3. Leave it in for 30 minutes and then wash off with cool/lukewarm water.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Remember, the first and foremost step towards enhancing hair health is to change your lifestyle. Consume nutritious foods and keep yourself hydrated. Use shampoos and hair conditioners suited to your hair and scalp type. Minimize stress and try to exercise or meditate.

Potato juice is commonly used in kitchens across the world. Its rich nutritional profile makes it ideal for unclogging the pores, adding shine and moisture, and stimulating hair growth. Additionally, potato juice exhibits antioxidant properties that reduce scalp infections such as dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. You can directly apply potato juice for hair growth or with other organic ingredients such as honey, onion juice, aloe vera, or egg. However, if you continue experiencing hair fall despite using these home remedies, consult a doctor immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does potato juice bleach hair?

Potato juice is believed to have mild bleaching properties that can slightly lighten the hair. However, the effect may not last very long.

Is boiled potato water good for hair?

Anecdotal evidence suggests that rinsing the hair with the water used for boiling potatoes may help add a nice luster to hair.

Sources

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  • Potato And Human Health, Critical Reviews In Food Science And Nutrition, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19960391
  • The Three Dimensional Distribution Of Minerals In Potato Tuber, Annals Of Botany, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3064541/
  • The Role Of Vitamins And Minerals In Hair Loss: A Review, Dermatology And Therapy, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380979/
  • Antioxidant Activity Of Potato Juice, Acta Scientiarum Polonorum, ResearchGate.
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223974526_Antioxidant_activity_of_potato_juice
  • Standardized Scalp Massage Results in Increased Hair Thickness by Inducing Stretching Forces to Dermal Papilla Cells in the Subcutaneous Tissue, Eplasty, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/
  • Ethnopharmacological survey of home remedies used for treatment of hair and scalp and their methods of preparation in the West Bank-Palestine, BMC Complementary And Alternate Medicine, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5499037/
  • Honey In Dermatology And Skin Care: A Review, Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24305429
  • Therapeutic and Prophylactic Effects of Crude Honey on Chronic Seborrheic Dermatitis and Dandruff, European Journal Of Medical Research, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11485891
  • Naturally Occurring Hair Growth Peptide: Water-Soluble Chicken Egg Yolk Peptides Stimulate Hair Growth Through Induction Of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Production, Journal of Medicinal Food, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29583066
  • Onion Juice ( ALluim Cepa L.) A New Topical Treatment For Alopecia, The Journal of Dermatology, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12126069
  • Aloe Vera: Potential Candidate In Health Management Via Modulation Of Biological Activities, Pharmacognosy Review, US National Library Of Medicine, National Institutes Of Health.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4557234/
  • A Double- Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Of An Aloe vera (A. Barbadensis) Emulsion In The Treatment Of Seborrheic Dermatitis, Journal Of Dermatological Treatment, Taylor Francis Online.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09546639909055904
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