Are you finding more unconventional methods to get beautiful hair? Look at these yucca root benefits for hair betterment!
Yucca root is native to the Caribbean belt, Mexico and South America and is also referred to as the Caribbean cassava. The plant looks like aloe vera and is infamous for its cleansing and antiseptic properties. The root helps in cell regeneration and has therapeutic properties that heal the skin and scalp from both environmental and chemical agents. The emollient plant root is an ideal ingredient for natural shampoos and other hair care products like conditioners, masques, and hair packs.
Yucca root is rich in vitamins and minerals and contains vitamin K, A, C, B complex, riboflavin, niacin, and betaine, and the minerals include calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is famous as a remedy for hair loss as it’s high in folate, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fibers. The saponins in the root clean the scalp and reduce any form of inflammation and flaky dandruff. Even as natural medication poses no harm to your health, it is always better to consult a physician before adding a product to your skin or hair care regime for the long-term.
Yucca Root Benefits For Hair
1. Helps maintain a healthy scalp
The yucca root has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that help keep a healthy scalp. The roots clean the buildup of dirt or flakes on the scalp. Both topical application and dietary consumption of the yucca roots are beneficial for the health of the scalp.
2. Strengthens hair
The yucca root extracts maintain the natural balance of the scalp, moisturizes, and strengthens the hair. The straightening and moisturizing properties of the root improves the quality of the existing hair. The root extracts in the masque form can be applied from the roots to the tips for the best results.
3. Help treat hair loss and dandruff
The root extracts are believed to improve the quality of hair and prevent hair loss as well. A massage with the root extract ten minutes before a hair wash will help with the maintenance of the hair quality and hair loss. Application of the roots also stimulates the blood flow, improving hair growth. The roots are supposed to be peeled and crushed before use.
DIY Yucca Root Recipes for Hair
Yucca Root Shampoo for Dry Hair
- One tablespoon of yucca root powder
- Two cups of water
- Add two cups of lukewarm water and yucca powder in a food processor.
- Blend the ingredients till the liquid forms froth.
- Pour the mixture in a clean shampoo bottle.
- Use it like your regular shampoo and rinse off.
You can rinse the hair after shampoo with a natural DIY rinse for better results. For the hair rinse, mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and five drops of lavender essential oil in a cup of distilled water and shake well. Wash your hair with cold water after the hair rinse. You can let the natural rinse recipe stay in the hair as well as the smell of vinegar will dissipate and leave shiny hair behind.
Yucca root hair pack for oily hair
- Two green tea bags
- One cup of water
- Two tablespoons of yucca root powder
- Boil the water with the green tea bags and set aside for fifteen minutes.
- Slowly add the green tea infused water to the powder to make a smooth paste.
- Apply the yucca root paste on the scalp and leave if for five minutes.
- Rinse off the pack with cold water.
- After the wash, massage sweet almond oil to your hair to condition and moisturize the hair.
Add this fantastic root to your daily skincare and hair care regime. The roots are good for your digestive system and skin as well. Yucca root is not recommended for consumption for people with severe kidney diseases, liver problems, and infants and pregnant women. The mentioned people should consult a doctor for topical application as well.