Moringa Oleifera Lam (Moringaceae), is found in both tropical and subtropical parts of the country. The plant’s various parts are rich in protein, vitamins, Betacarotene and amino-acids. Supritha Ramesh (Founder, Sash Products) lists some of its magical hair benefits.Antimicrobial action
Moringa is rich in pterygospermin, which acts as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal agent, helping to prevent dandruff and itchy scalp.
Moringa contains a peptide that coats the hair shaft. This seed is a great source of hair care products that prevent premature greying. Moringa is high in Vitamin C, which acts as an anti-oxidant. The presence of Vitamin C’s free radicals causes a delay in the loss of melanin pigment, which is crucial for hair colour.
Hair cell development
Moringa is high in amino acids, which are the building blocks of cells. This helps to rejuvenate hair and reduces alopecia. It activates dormant hair cells, thereby stimulating hair growth in the bald areas.
It is an excellent source of Biotin. Biotin increases the production of RBCs, thereby increasing oxygen supply to the scalp. This helps to prevent hair loss by extending the life of hair cells and delays the telogen phase.
Hair thickness enhancement
Moringa, a rich source Omega-3, plays a significant role in hair growth. Moringa can be applied topically to create an over-coating of Omega-3. This helps to close the pores of the hair shaft cortex, which allows for the nutrition to be retained. It also increases moisture entrapment.
Hair growth improvement
Moringa is rich in zinc, Vitamin A, iron, which are all essential for hair growth. Zinc helps keep the oil glands of the scalp healthy. This helps to maintain a healthy scalp environment that is conducive for hair growth.
Application of Moringa is also important in enhancing its benefits.
You can use moringa as an oil to dilute with coconut oil, castor oil, or jojoba oil.
Hair pack: Mix moringa powder and solvents such as rose water, curd, or rice water.
Hair toner: Boiling moringa leaves in water and spraying it on your hair is another option.
It is also beneficial to drink Moringa juice
Hair and skin health is dependent on a healthy lifestyle that includes proper intake of vitamins, proteins, and other essential nutrients.