The lemon (citrus or Limón) is a species of small evergreen tree native to Asia. Lemon is a yellow fruit more commonly used for culinary and also non-culinary purposes throughout the world. It is known primarily for its juice, which has both culinary and cleaning uses. One of its lesser known uses is its immense beauty and cosmetic benefits. Lemon, which is one of the most popular fruit, is rich in Vitamin C, folic acid, Vitamin B, phosphorous, calcium etcetera. Due to its acerbic nature it is increasingly used as a cleaning agent. These are many benefits of using lemon juice on your hair and below given is the list of some:
Natural hair straightening and easing frizz and tangles
You must have spent a lot of money to straighten your hair and get it detangled. Now that would become a thing of the past once you begin using lemon for the same. Mix one-fourth cup of lemon juice and one cup of coconut oil to make a homogeneous mixture and refrigerate the paste for some time. Now apply a thick coating on your hair, leave it for fifteen minutes and then shampoo it to get the desired silky smooth hair you always wanted. Now flaunt your style!
Treatment of oily and itchy scalp
By applying a little amount of lemon oil before washing your hair would also help in reducing sebum which is secreted by the sebaceous glands. This would also help to get rid of pimples as an oily scalp is often responsible for acne and pimples. An irritable itchy scalp condition can also be overcome by adding a few drops of lemon juice to your shampoo or conditioner.
Helps to prevent split ends
Split ends give a damaged and ugly look to your hair. Massaging concentrated lemon juice at the tips of your hair helps to prevent split ends which in turn help your hair to grow longer.
Treatment of hair loss and helps in the thickening of hair
A commonly strategy for making an effective hair mask for controlling hair loss and thickening of hair uses ingredients like lemon juice, powdered cumin seeds, vinegar, and ground black pepper.
Effective remover of lice
Due to its high content of citric acid, folic acid and Vitamin C, it is highly effective in cleaning the scalp from lice and also helps you to get rid of tormenting eggs and in turn rejuvenating the scalp.
So there are immense opportunities reap the benefits of this ‘super fruit’ in your kitchen and turning it to your hair-savior. Lemon has such benefits from food to cosmetics and hair which cannot be surpassed by many.