Benefits of black garlic for hair

Black garlic is the most common kind of garlic, and it is also one of the easiest to grow. Black garlic, also known as Vietnamese garlic, is a variety of garlic that has been fermented with salt. 

The result is a strong-tasting, smoky-flavored garlic that is popular in Southeast Asia.

Benefits of black garlic for hair

Black garlic is usually sold in small jars or packets, often with other spices such as cinnamon or star anise. 

The black color comes from the high sulfur content which gives it its distinctive flavor and aroma.

The process for making black garlic is simple: you simply cut off some of the tops of your head of garlic and allow it to sit in a jar with salt for a few weeks or months (depending on how much time you have). 

The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor will be and therefore more pungent than if you had just started with it fresh out of the ground.

After several weeks or months have passed, squeeze out any excess moisture from each clove using your fingers or a utensil such as a spoon or a fork. 

Then put them into another container with some more salt and mix well so that all clove surfaces are covered evenly in salt.

Benefits of black garlic for hair

Black garlic offers hair benefits similar to the benefits of white garlic, but what distinguishes it is its high content of antioxidants, especially allicin, and its less annoying smell compared to white garlic. Here are the potential benefits of black garlic for hair:

Adds shine to hair

Black garlic nourishes the hair and increases its moisture and elasticity, which contributes to the appearance of the hair's natural attractiveness.

Helps hair growth

Black garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that may infect the scalp, thus it helps to get rid of any obstacles that healthily limit hair growth, thus it stimulates hair growth, and increases its density as well.

Fights hair loss

The use of black garlic for hair can contribute to reducing hair loss, and in cooperation with other preparations and treatments, it may help in treating hair loss in women.

Black garlic for hair

Recently, hair care products containing black garlic extracts have appeared, such as black garlic shampoo, black garlic hair serums, and masks.

Masks and mixtures of black garlic for hair can be prepared and applied at home, but you should consult a doctor before that. Here are some of these mixtures:

Mix garlic oil with onions or ginger

The mixture includes the following:

Mix ingredients

It is as follows:

8 cloves of garlic.

Half a cup of olive oil or coconut oil.

A medium-sized onion, cut into slices if you want to add onions or add a small piece of ginger instead.

Mixing steps

It is done as follows:

Crush the onion or ginger with garlic in a blender to get a smooth pulp.

Heat the used oil in a small frying pan, then add garlic and onion or mashed ginger to it.

Leave the mixture on the fire until the color of the puree changes to brown.

Allow the mixture to cool, then strain and discard the garlic, onion, or ginger pulp.

Massage your scalp with two tablespoons of the mixture for 15 minutes.

Rub the entire hair strands with the mixture, then leave it for 30 minutes.

Wash your hair well with shampoo.

Repeat 3 times a week.

Garlic and honey mixture for hair

The mixture can be prepared as follows:

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Which includes the following:

2 tablespoons of honey.

7 cloves of black garlic.

3 tablespoons of coconut oil.

Mixing steps

It is as follows:

Crush the garlic well to make it soft.

Gradually add honey and coconut oil until the mixture is homogeneous.

Apply the mixture to the hair and scalp for 30 minutes.

Wash your hair with shampoo and warm water.

Black garlic side effects

Black garlic is one of the safe foods, but some warnings must be noted, which are as follows:

Black garlic benefits for hair and scalp

Applying garlic to the scalp is often safe, but people with sensitive skin should be warned, as rubbing raw garlic directly on the scalp can irritate it, which can resemble a skin burn.

General black garlic side effects

It is okay to add black garlic to food or eat black garlic cloves, but it should be noted not to overdo it because this may lead to the appearance of an unpleasant odor for the breath and mouth, a bad smell of sweat and skin, and stomach disorders.

In some rare cases, the side effects include the following:


Increased risk of bleeding, especially in patients with blood clotting problems or taking blood-thinning medications.


The benefits of black garlic for hair have been known for a long time, and it has been used by people all over the world. 

It helps increase circulation to the scalp and improves the texture of hair. 

However, it is best to consume black garlic instead of applying it on the scalp to avoid possible side effects. 

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