Ghee for Hair: Benefits, Side Effects, and Uses

Dr. Prawin Shinde

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Prawin Shinde

General Physician

4 min read


Ghee has been a staple in Indian cuisine and has multiple uses. Being a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, ghee has the potential to treat your hair problems more quickly and efficiently. 

Key Takeaways

  • Ghee is loaded with nutrients to help in reducing multiple hair problems
  • Massaging ghee on the scalp will improve hair growth and texture
  • Ghee has antimicrobial properties to fight both bacteria and fungus infections

Long, shiny, healthy, and lustrous tresses are something every woman wants. It enhances your personality and sets a unique tone for your entire appearance. But have you ever applied or thought of applying ghee on your hair? While many of us only consider ghee as a part of culinary adventure, believe us, ghee is more than food. Feeding ghee to your hair can do wonders for growth due to its ample beauty benefits.

Yes, ghee is one of the oldest and most efficient well-known home remedies that holds a significant role in hair growth. Wondering how? According to the NCBI, ghee contains Vitamin A and E, which significantly reduce hair fall and promote hair growth.

Additional Read: How to stop grey hair growth

Benefits of Ghee for Hair 

Ghee is an ancient Ayurvedic tradition and acts as a nourishing potion for the mind, body, and soul. Thanks to its countless health properties, you might be quite surprised to hear about its inevitable role in healthy hair growth. Read on to discover some potential benefits of applying ghee on hair. 

Ghee for Hair

1. Get Rid of Dandruff

Dandruff is one of the most common hair problems, and most people suffer from it. However, applying desi ghee on hair will help reduce dandruff. Ghee, combined with other useful ingredients, can eliminate the Malassezia furfur fungus, one of the primary factors for dandruff.

2. Quick Detangling of Frizzy Hair 

Dry and frizzy hair is another common painful and annoying problem in women, especially when you notice the amount of hair falling after every detangling session. Frizzy hair is more susceptible to breakage and thinning. Applying pure ghee will help you eliminate frizzy hair and its roughness. The ghee's excellent moisturizing properties improve the hair's texture, eventually making it more shiny and bouncy.

Benefits of Ghee for Hair

3. Reduce Split Ends 

Due to increased exposure to excessive heat, hair becomes dry or spilled. In such a condition, applying ghee to the hair will help you to get rid of two-faced hair. Ghee can retain the moisture content in the hair, thereby reducing the dryness of the hair and protecting them from splitting.

4. Preventing Premature Greying of Hair 

Premature greying of hair occurs mostly due to an unhealthy and infected scalp, which could be very annoying and embarrassing. If you are thinking about how to stop grey hair growth, using ghee on your hair and massaging it will treat the premature greying of hair and effectively reduce the symptoms.

Side Effects of Ghee on Hair 

Despite the benefits of ghee on your hair, at the same time, it is important to keep in mind its quantity and quality. When you apply it in excess quantity or poor quality, ghee can damage the hair and affect its growth. Moreover, if you are dealing with any medical problem related to hair or scalp, ensure to contact the healthcare professional before using the ghee.

If you have more concerns about using desi ghee for hair, book an online appointment with a Dermatologist.

Additional Read: 10 Essential Hair Growth Tips

How to Use Desi Ghee for Hair 

Several studies have indicated the effectiveness of ghee as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent inducing hair follicle growth. Below are some hair growth tips which you can implement with the help of pure ghee.
  • Massage your hair with warm ghee to enhance the shiny appearance. 
  • Use ghee with almond oil and lemon juice to get rid of dandruff. 
  • Combine ghee with aloe vera and olive oil as a natural conditioner. 
  • Mix ghee with coconut oil as a rejuvenating agent. 
  • Use ghee with cold-pressed coconut oil as a hair mask to retain the moisture.

Healthy hair means more confidence. But if you spend more on chemical conditioners, shampoos, and other products, it's time to revive your thought process. Instead of suffering your hair with these artificial products and even paying the price for it later, choose a natural hair care option – ghee, a hub of nutrition for your body, skin, and hair.

Ghee is an indispensable name in every household and has roots traced to Ayurveda. With so many ghee benefits on your hair and the combination of remedies, you can maintain healthy and happy hair throughout the year. It's time to use desi ghee on your scalp and bid adieu to all your hair troubles, bringing its amazing benefits to life!

Published on 4 Aug 2022Last updated on 27 Dec 2022

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Dr. Prawin Shinde

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Prawin Shinde

, MBBS 1 , Diploma in Medical Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine 2


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