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How To Use Ghee On Your Red Hair and Skin

Perfect for fall skin too:

Ghee. A word you may have never heard before… until now.

Ghee is clarified butter originating from India and commonly used in cuisine, rituals and medicines. It is made by melting butter and skimming the fat off the top. The result: a yellow liquid AKA ghee.

Ghee is known to increase metabolism and aid in digestion. It is rich in vitamins and 100% lactose free.

We recently discovered ghee can actually be used on your red hair and skin — much like the adored coconut oil. Ghee aids as a moisturizer and treatment to both your red locks and sensitive skin. Here is how to do it:


Using ghee in the hair is an ancient Ethiopian hair treatment. They believe it promotes hair growth, and oils help with frizz and management (especially if you are a curly redhead).

Condition your hair with ghee. Mix a few tbsp of ghee with coconut oil (or simply use ghee by itself) and massage into your hair. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and shampoo. Ghee can also be used on split ends only.

If your hair is really needing from TLC, we recommend slightly heating the ghee first before applying. You’ll want it warm with the ability to touch it. The heat helps to absorb into the hair follicle faster. It is optional to wrap your hair in plastic wrap to trap the heat; usually we do this extra step if time allows.


Ghee is a great option if you’re looking for an at-home remedy to moisturize your skin. Take 1-2 tsp of ghee and mix with water. Apply to your face and leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinsing with cold water. You will notice a little excess residue on your skin — that is ok! The extra ghee will continue to moisturize your skin.

You can also use ghee as a facial moisturizer, like you would coconut oil. We love to use ghee  on our lips as a hydrator and under the eyes to help with puffiness and dark circles.

READ: How to Cure Your Redhead Dark Under Eye Circles

Our favorite ‘Redhead Friendly’ ghee brand: 4th and Heart


Would you try it at home? Rock it like a Redhead!