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The Effects of Garlic Shampoo

by Angela Melero

At first thought, a garlic-infused shampoo may not seem like a likely hair-wash candidate. However, the herb’s dietary benefits that make it a common, healthful ingredient in meals and dietary supplements also translate to hair care.

Health Benefits

Garlic is believed to aid in lowering the risk of cancer and heart disease, when consumed in large quantities. Garlic has also been found to be a detoxifying agent, as it increases levels of a key enzyme in the body that removes toxins in blood cells.

Hair Loss

Garlic contains a sulfur compound called allicin (also found in onions), which has been linked to remedying hair loss. Garlic-infused shampoo is designed to stimulate hair-growth activity in cells and help boost hair growth.

Hair Strength

Garlic extracts in shampoo can also help in overall hair health. The herb can aid in strengthening locks, preventing and treating hair breakage and adding a nice, nourishing shine.

Overall Benefits

The benefits of garlic shampoo are not limited to just hair. This plant-infused formula can also do a body good. The wash can help cleanse and detoxify the body, while also serving as an antibiotic and protect from bacteria and disease.

About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Angela Melero has been a writer since 2008, contributing to various publications. She serves as an assistant editor for a beauty publication and enjoys writing about health, fitness and beauty trends. Melero received her bachelor's degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge.

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