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How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair

Have you got dry or damaged hair? You can repair its appearance by including wheat germ in your beauty routine. This natural ingredient contains vitamins and nutrients that improve the appearance of hair and also skin and nails, promoting their healthy growth. In this OneHowTo article we explain how to use wheat germ for hair so you make maximum use of this natural ingredient and without the need to apply to your hair chemical or conventional products.

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One of the properties of wheat germ directly impacts the health of the skin, nails and hair. Incorporating it into your routine treatments based on this ingredient your hair can look healthier and shinier due to the high dose of vitamin B, including B1, B2 and B6. In addition this ingredient also contains zinc, which is responsible for bringing more vitality and health to these parts of our body.

How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair - Step 1

Cereal germ can be used on hair both as a moisturizing product that can be applied after each wash or a hair mask to be applied once a week. The trick is to be constant and, above all, to use a ingredients of organic origin so to avoid apply a product full of pesticides or GMOs.

How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair - Step 2

To make a wheat germ hair mask you just have get some wheat germ oil, which you can buy in health food stores, and apply it on your hair after washing. The hair must be clean and damp so to repair its dryness; with a gentle circular massage expand the product throughout your hair from root to tip, permeating it all over but with emphasis on the areas that are most damaged.

Unlike other masks, this mask should not be rinsed out immediately: let the power of cereal germ act all day or overnight, and then you can rinse thoroughly. If you choose to go to work with oil in your hair note that the visual effect is similar to that of hair gel and it gives off a very good smell, so no one will notice that you are wearing a mask.

How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair - Step 3

Another way to use wheat germ oil for hair is to heat a little of this product in a glass until warm. Then you should pour some of the oil into the palms of your hand and rub them so that it coats the skin. Then, with oil dampened hands, massage your hair from root to tip for about 10 minutes.

You should let the oil act for 1 hour and then rinse with water. Repeat this procedure once a week and, little by little, you will see how your hair is stronger and healthier.

How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair - Step 4

You can also use wheat germ oil mixed with other essential oils, among the most common is coconut oil as it has multiple benefits for hair. This essential oil can be made at home and is a perfect conditioner for hair because it has a lot of vitamin E that helps prevent ageing, weakening and hair loss. So, combined with cereal germ, it becomes a potent natural product which is perfect to help you keep your hair shiny.

To take advantage of the properties of both products you simply have to mix in a bowl equal amounts of both oils and apply it after your normal washing routine and whilst your hair is still damp. Do a massage to activate the hair cuticles and let it react for 1 hour. Repeat this treatment once a week and see how it improves the appearance of your hair.

How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair - Step 5

In addition to its uses for hair health, wheat germ also works perfectly for skin care due to its high contribution of Vitamin E which prevents premature ageing of cells and neutralizes free radicals.

You can use cereal germ oil mixed with your daily make-up remover, making sure that every day you apply these nutrients to your skin. You can also mix it with your daily bodymoisturizer to maximize its benefits. In this OneHowTo article we tell you how to use wheat germ on skin.

How to Use Wheat Germ for Hair - Step 6

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