Curry leaves as panacea for hair problems, methods for their effective use

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The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties of curry leaves make the hair stronger and shiny.

Curry leaves are an inevitable part of Indian cuisine, adding incredible flavour and aroma to the dishes. However, these leaves are not eaten even though they are flavoursome. These humble leaves that are widely grown in our backyard are known for their amazing nutritional and cosmetic benefits.

Curry leaves contain many ingredients that promote hair growth. It can effectively prevent hair loss, split ends and hair thinning. Oils that are infused with the goodness of curry leaves are excellent to tackle a number of hair related problems. Moreover, using curry leaves is an easy and natural way to make your hair shine.

Loaded with beta carotenes, that can aid hair growth, curry leaves are added to almost all Ayurvedic and herbal hair oils. Moreover, its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties make the hair stronger and shiny.

Curry leaves oil

Heat 200 gms coconut oil on high flame. Add 15 – 20 sprigs curry leaves. Now, lower the flame and simmer until the essence of the curry leaves gets infused into the oil. Turn off the flame when the oil turns green in colour. Transfer the oil into a glass bottle after it cools down. Apply this oil thrice a week on the scalp and the hair.

Curry leaves hair mask

Blend 15 – 20 sprigs curry leaves with 4 – 5 tbsp water in a mixer jar. The paste should be thicker. Apply this mask to the scalp. Wash it off when the mask begins to dry.

Don’t throw away

Even though curry leaves are added to curries and dishes, most people do not eat them. However, organically grown curry leaves could be eaten as they are free of toxins and loaded with nutrients.

Curry leaves can be used in oils or as a hair mask for hair growth, to prevent breakage of hair strands and hair loss, to maintain the moisture of hair, to make the hair soft and shiny, cleanses the scalp, prevents dandruff, strengthens hair root and add lustre to the hair by removing the dead cells from the scalp. 

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