Anyone who’s eaten in my kitchen knows how much I love garlic. Let’s just say I’m not worried about vampires AT ALL. I’m aware of the health benefits of garlic, like contributing to a healthy heart and healthy cholesterol, and its cancer preventing powers. But I never knew what it could do for hair until I was introduced to Nora Ross Garlic Shampoo & Conditioner.
The benefits of garlic for hair are pretty cool. It is hailed for halting hair loss and supporting hair growth by fortifying the roots. Its anti-microbial properties and sulfur content thoroughly cleanse the scalp and can help treat dandruff and itchiness— something that I personally struggle with. Because sulfur is also naturally found in keratin (what your hair is made of), it’s safe to say that it helps the overall health and texture of your locks, too. On top of that, the selenium in garlic aids your body in using vitamin E to keep your hair hydrated and shiny.
Overall, garlic is full of vitamins and minerals that contribute to keeping your scalp and hair healthy.
So it should be obvious by now why garlic in shampoo is a thing. I’ll admit, as someone who not only deals with dandruff, an itchy scalp, as well as extreme shedding, I was all in for trying it. First things first: I can assure you that it does not smell like garlic in the least bit. The Nora Ross Garlic Shampoo and Conditioner has a refreshing herbal scent that leaves you smelling clean… not like an Italian dinner.
I’ve been using the garlic shampoo and conditioner as my stand-bys since the beginning of March. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a shampoo and conditioner leave my hair feeling so soft and hydrated, yet so… light. I could literally feel the difference in how cleansed my scalp was. I was able to absorb all of the benefits with absolutely no residue left behind. After I stepped out of the shower I was like, “Oh… is this how clean hair is supposed to feel!?”
As a beauty blogger, it’s part of the job to try a bunch of different hair products: shampoos, conditioners, creams, serums, styling sprays galore. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of products that I’ve found and love, making my hair feel and look great. But most of my favorite moisturizing products leave a sort of coated feeling that I never even noticed until I washed my hair with the garlic shampoo and it was gone. After playing with different products to experiment with textures and styles, it’s nice to be able to get a good cleansing, and have my hair back to it’s natural state.
While I’m still experiencing some flaking, my scalp does not feel as irritated as it normally does this time of year. I’ve also seen a significant reduction in shedding, both in and out of the shower (which Adam certainly appreciates). The texture of my hair has improved, as it feels so much softer (especially the ends) and has been more manageable, even to wear curly.
All in all, the Garlic Shampoo and Conditioner from Nora Ross have become this beauty blogger’s stand-bys when I need a fresh start.
Do you have any surprising ingredients in your hair care?