Like many other flavours, black pepper has a very specific flavour too. An apart from using black pepper for food purpose, it is also quite useful for your hair care too. You read that right. You can include black pepper in your simple DIY hair care routines and help your hair achieve the best health. It brings your hair the kind of shine that it needs. Black pepper also solves some serious hair issues. Although, you must use black pepper in moderation. Because if you overdo it in your hair care routine, it might just start irritating your scalp.
Here's how black pepper works wonders for your hair and how you can include this spice in your everyday hair care regime:
Keeps dandruff away: Black pepper has vitamin C that helps the scalp stay clean and also prevents it from dandruff. For this, you can mix a pinch of black pepper powder with virgin olive oil and apply it on your hair. Leave it on for an entire day and wash it off the next day.
Cleans the scalp: Just one spoonful of black pepper powder added to two spoons of lemon juice can keep your scalp clean and you can also achieve soft hair. Leave the solution on for 15 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly.
Prevents premature greying of hair: One spoon of black pepper powder and three spoons of curd make a paste that you need to apply to your hair and wash it off after 20 minutes. Since black pepper is rich in copper content, it helps in keeping premature greying at bay. Also, the curd helps in moisturizing the hair.
Promotes hair growth: Black pepper can stimulate hair follicles and promotes hair growth while also preventing baldness. For this, you need to mix some ground black pepper with some olive oil. Seal the container for two weeks and then drains the oil and apply it to your hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.