Ever thought that saunf or fennel seeds which we commonly use in our Indian kitchens can be a part of our beauty routine? Fennel seeds are commonly used for their amazing flavour. A lot of us also munch on these seeds after our meals. It works as a great mouth freshener and tastes amazing! Well, a lot of you may be unaware of the amazing benefits of using fennel seeds for your hair.
Fennel seeds or saunf is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients which is great for your hair. From treating hair fall to scalp infections, fennel seeds can help you deal with a lot of your hair issues. How? Read on to know.
Fennel Seeds Or Saunf Oil
An easy way to make fennel seeds a part of your hair care routine is by preparing an oil. This homemade oil using saunf can be prepared using just 2 ingredients.
- Fennel Seeds
- Olive or Coconut Oil
Take half a cup of fennel seeds and chop them into small cubes. In a pan, add olive or coconut oil and add the chopped fennel seeds to it. Bring the oil to boil. After 1 boil, put the pan on medium heat and cook for a while. Next, let the oil cool and then strain in a container. This can be placed in the refrigerator for longer use.
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Benefits Of Using Fennel Seeds Oil For Hair
Increases Hair Growth
Your hair stops to grow when free radicals harm the roots and prevent new hair growth. Free radicals in your scalp can lead to oxidative stress which then prevents hair growth and leads to hair thinning. To fight these free radicals, your body needs to have antioxidants. Fennel seeds have acid, iron, copper, folate, and niacin which helps in increasing hair growth.
Fennel seeds help in fighting oxidative stress which prevents hair growth and leads to problems like hair fall. Using saunf oil is a great way of increasing hair growth.
Keeps Hair Moisturised
Our hair does need a lot of protein for good growth and natural shine. However, using protein products in excess can wash off the natural oils of your scalp and lead to dryness. Fennel seed oil has antioxidants and antimicrobial properties which keep your hair and scalp healthy. They prevent the natural oils of your scalp from stripping off and keep your tresses soft and moisturised.
Cleanses The Scalp
It is so important to keep our hair scalp clean in order to prevent any infections which can further lead to issues like hair fall. Using fennel seed oil helps in cleansing your scalp. It prevents the growth of bacteria and fungi on the scalp. Fennel seeds have acetone which reduces problems like dandruff, irritation, and eczema.
Makes Your Hair Strong
Weak and thin hair tend to break more. For strong and thick hair, we need to fuel our hair with the goodness of oils. Fennel seeds or saunf has vitamin C, calcium, iron, and magnesium which strengthen your hair follicles and make your tresses stronger. Usually, our hair starts to thin and fall when they lack nutrients. Using fennel seeds oil gives your hair the much-required nutrition and you have strong and healthy hair.
For all these amazing benefits for your hair, you must make fennel seeds oil a part of your hair care routine. You can apply it once a week. Keep it overnight or you can wash it after 1-2 hours of application. We hope this guide helps you get healthy and gorgeous looking hair you always wished for! For more such beauty DIYs, stay tuned!