Friday, 1 February 2013

Homemade Curry Leaves Hair Oil for Hair Growth and Premature Greying


Our neighbor in our village used to collect curry leaves from our farm regularly. One day when I was talking to her, she mentioned about this curry leaf hair oil. She said that, she has been using this oil regularly and it has helped her premature greying and hair growth significantly. She taught me the way, she makes the oil. It is very easy to make this curry leaf hair oil. Just two ingredients and you have a very nice hair oil in your hands. But the ingredients are very important. I always use home made coconut oil to make this oil (every year in summer we grind our own coconut oil from the coconuts in our farm for that years use in cooking). You can use virgin coconut oil which is readily available everywhere now. Use freshly plucked curry leaves which is not sprayed with pesticides. Curry leaves should be cleaned thoroughly and dried in the shade to remove moisture. If there is moisture in curry leaves, the oil will turn rancid very soon. This oil is light green in color and has a very nice smell. I really love the smell of this curry leaf hair oil. As this oil conditions and strengthens the hair, it helps in hair growth too. It really helps people, who has problems with premature greying, but the oil has to be applied regularly.


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METHOD:
1.First clean the curry leaves in water and dry it in shade, spread on top of a plate or kitchen cloth till there is no moisture left.



2.Take 1 cup of coconut oil in a pan and heat it .

3.Once the oil is hot, add all the curry leaves at once and switch off the flame immediately.


 4. Let the oil cool and pour it in a bottle along with the leaves. The only important thing here is that the leaves should be completely immersed in oil. If the leaves pop out of oil, the oil will turn rancid soon.
  
                                                                                                              
NOTES:
  • This curry leaf hair oil keeps well for few months, but make sure the leaves are fully immersed in the oil.

352 comments:

  1. Nice and very clear to understand....

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  2. Also try using nellikani (maranelli). It cures dandruff, strengthens the root and prevent greying. I have experienced this.- Catherine

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  3. hii.. for heating process can v keep d oil wth dry curry leaves under d sun for 2 days

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  4. Hi, You can heat the oil under the sun too. But make sure to make this oil in peak summer, when you have plenty of sunlight.

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  5. Hello,
    I just tried making this oil but i might've overheated the oil - when i put the leaves in they popped and immediately curled and turned dark, like almost if they'd fry, but the oil was not boiling before i put them in. I took out the pan out of the oven right away. Is that a problem? Also another question, how often should/can i use it? Also, will the coconut oil stay liquid at room temperature? - I used organic paste type oil..
    Thanks! I'm looking forward to trying this. :)

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  6. Hi,
    I think the oil was way too hot, when you added the curry leaves and try heating the oil in medium flame. You can use this oil even every day. If the temperature drops, it might solidify, in that case keep the bottle in warm water for few minutes.

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  7. Thanks for the reply. Should I discard that oil mix for making it too hot and make a new one, or will it still have the desired properties?
    Also, what's the correct/best way to apply it?
    Thanks again!

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  8. If the oil is burnt, then I think you should discard it. To apply, take a little bit of oil and massage into your scalp well and let it soak for some time before having your hair wash. This oil also strengthens and conditions the hair well.

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  9. Where should you store the oil?

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  10. Pour the oil in a glass bottle and store it in a dry place. I store the oil in my pantry.

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  11. From where should I get this Curry leaves?

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  12. Hi, You will get it in Indian grocery stores......

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    1. u can also get it from e bay

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  13. Hi Ramya, Thanks for sharing this article. Will this prevent dandruff too?. If not what is the remedy for dandruff pls.

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  14. Hi, This oil will not prevent dandruff. Try Fenugreek hair pack, I have been using it for a long time and find it very effective. Here is the link: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/01/dandruff-cure-with-fenugreek.html

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  15. Hi, Thir recipe is pretty good but the problem is that I couldnt fînd Fresh Curry Leaves. here Dried Curry Leaves are available that are used to add in cooking. Can I use these leaves instead of Fresh Green Leaves.

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  16. Hi Javeria,
    Try with dried curry leaves, it will work well too.....

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  17. Is this to be applied daily and style as usual..or apply, sit, n rinse?

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  18. It gives the best results when applied daily and styled as usual :)

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  19. thank you so much for this post are there any other indian hair growth secrets and can you get fresh curry leaves with no pesticides? Please keep posting stuff that have indian long hair secrets cause i wanna have long hair before school starts.
    Thank you and god bless you











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  20. Can I add tulsi(fresh basil)leaves to it in addition to curry leaves? I find Basil's fragrance quite soothing and undoubtedly tulsi is beneficial for one's tresses I believe :)

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  21. Hi Nidhal,
    Basil is very good for the hair. I have always made my curry leaf hair oil like mentioned in the post, but try basil leaves, since you like the fragrance very much :)

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  22. hey..Can we put this oil over night..

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  23. Yes, you can use this oil overnight....

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  24. Hello mam Please explain is it helpful to fight for premature greying and how much time it will Take?

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  25. Hi Nia,
    This oil is very effective for treating premature greying, but it has to be used continuously for at least for 4 to 5 months....

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  26. This is very helpful. I recently noticed I having grey hair when I am not even up to 30. But can I combine it with the amla deep conditioning and hot oil for hair growth or should I use only one at a time?

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  27. Hi Queen Anele,
    We use this curry leaf hair oil as a daily application hair oil and amla hair oil as a pre shampoo treatment. It is better not to combine the oils....

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  28. Thank you,
    Do you suggest i use amla oil to deep condition/pre poo and then use curry leaf as daily hair food? and how often should this be done? i mean, do i have to wash my hair everyday?

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    1. Yes, I have my hair wash alternate days and I apply curry leaf hair oil the previous day night. Deep conditioning can be done weekly once, when you have plenty of time like on a Sunday, as you need time to let the oil soak in your hair for at least 30 minutes....

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  29. I combined curry leaves and neem leaves in equal ratio. Is it okay n 7 months b4 I prepared dis oil til these leaves r immersed in oil nly n m using daily night n is it okay m I doing it correct r hw

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    1. Hi, I have never used neem leaves in the oil but if you don't mind the neem smell, then it is ok to use the oil like you mentioned....

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  30. Thank you for the very informative post and answers. Is it okay to mix this oil with essential oils like Rosemary, lavender and lemon oil just before I apply on my scalp and also do I have to wash it off every time?

    Thank you

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    1. This oil is a daily application oil and you don't have to wash your hair each time you use it. I have never tried adding essential oils as I love the smell of curry leaf oil itself, but give it a try...

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  31. can i make tea with dried curry leaves?, if yes, then how many leaves to a cup of water and how often can i drink it?

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    1. Hi, We do drink a decoction of curry leaves though we never call it curry leaf tea. To make a cup of tea, add around 25 to 30 leaves per cup of water. You can drink it everyday and it has wonderful health benefits...

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  32. HI Rayma.

    thank for the detail tutorial. Just a quick question. is it recommended to apply the oil on a daily basis to treat premature grey hair for better result? Do u have to shampoo the hair every day after you apply it or just use water if you leave the oil overnight.


    thanks

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    1. This oil is best applied everyday to treat premature greying. You can leave it on if you don't mind greasy hair, else you can oil the hair previous night and wash it off the next day. You have to use shampoo to wash it off, try to use a mild herbal shampoo.....

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    2. Hello Ramya,

      Per your above comment, do you suggest any readily available mild herbal shampoo in the market? I hear from many people to use mild herbal for head bath after applying the above curry leaf oil but end up using Pantene, Head & Shoulders and all useless brands.

      Please suggest a good shampoo to use or post any URL if you know where we can buy it online else I'll try in the stores.

      Thanks,
      Srikanth.

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    3. Hi, We use arappu powder at home( you can read about it in the blog). You can also try making homemade shampoo with reetha and shikakai pods (recipe in the blog), it is easy to make and works well...

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  33. Hi Ramya, thank you for your blog, and natural remedies. You are generous in your information and kind. So thank you for sharing your wisdom and experience with all of us out there.
    Now, I've prepared the curry oil, but it became solid, since it is cold over in my country. So I place the glass jar in a bit of warm water and then use the oil. Hope that is ok?
    I have premature greying and early-menopausal hair fall and brittle and dry hair (being 40).
    what else do you advise me.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi, It is fine to use the oil even if it gets solid, even mine is solid right now :) Try the curry leaf oil regularly and try oil bath weekly once, it will greatly condition the hair and also try hair packs whenever you have time. All these at home treatments will nourish the hair and along with a healthy diet, you can easily control hair fall....

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  34. Hi,
    Tks for the hair oil preparation.. Pls let me know if this oil would help reversing the grey hair back..also how do I know the oil is hot enough to put in the curry leaves...waiting for your reply

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  35. Hi.. Pls let me know any home remedies to increase the hair volume

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    1. Hi Saritha,
      My neighbor completely reversed her greying hair but the main thing is to be very regular with the oil application. She was using it for years. The easiest way to find whether the oil is at the right temperature is by adding a single curry leaf, it should sizzle immediately and never heat till the oil smokes, the leaves will burn. After a few trials you will be able to easily get the temperature right. For hair volume, the only natural treatments that works are hair massage with homemade oils, hair packs coupled with great diet and stress free life...

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  36. Hi Tks for the reply...hope the oil preparation turns out to be a success.. Tks once again

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  37. Hello
    Thank you so much for sharing great hair tips.
    Can I leave this curry and coconut oil on hairs for 2-3 days?
    I usually apply coconut oil on my hairs after washing and drying the hairs.
    I shampoo my hairs twice a week and apply oil on rest days.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks and regards,
    Mrs. Rajni

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    1. Hi, you can leave this oil on the scalp for 2 to 3 days. This oil also smells good apart from strengthening and conditioning the hair so it will be easy to leave it on for 2 to 3 days.... :)

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  38. Should we discard the curry leaves once we get to the bottom of oil or pour new oil on top.

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    1. Discard the curry leaves once you get to the bottom and make a new batch again....

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    2. Tq for sharing posts.... After applying dis oil can I apply anyother thing like egg or fenugreeks paste?

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  39. After applying dis oil can I apply besan on it?

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    1. After applying this oil, you can use any kind of hair mask that you like......

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  40. Tq mam for ur suggestions.... Can u plz post on skintan also...

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    1. Hi Ramya,
      I will try posting remedies for skin tan soon...........

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  41. Hi ramya ! Love ur blog ...keep posting the treasure remedies ..:)
    Pl suggest can i use this oil in preparation of fenugreek oil instead of plane coconut (over a sprouted,sundried fenugreek n vetiver mix.) n then sun dry the whole combination if needed.Since fenugreek N curry leaves both help in prevention of premature greying of hair want both the ingredients in single oil.pl reply

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    1. Thanks a lot..:) Fenugreek oil is made without heat, only by sun drying. Instead of making this oil then make fenugreek oil, why not dry curry leaves under hot sun till crisp and add it along with vetiver & sprouted fenugreek to coconut oil? Try it and see...........

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    2. Hi.. can we add fenugreek and curry leaves in the mixture of castor and olive oil?

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    3. Yes you can add the curry leaves to the castor oil and olive oil mixture but you can't use it as a daily application oil as it will be very sticky. The oil also might smell a bit weird whereas curry leaf oil made with pure coconut oil has a very pleasant smell...

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  42. hi is it possible to use other oil rather than the coconut like olive oil or argan oil
    thx

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    1. Yes you can use other oils but in my personal opinion coconut oil pairs up beautifully with curry leaves as the oil made with the combination has the best smell and color...

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  43. Hi, Since this is a daily application oil, coconut oil is perfect for making this oil and this combination also smells wonderful. But I think any cold pressed oils will work well, give it a try.....

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  44. Which shampoo you suggest ramya I mean I use head and shoulder is it fyn ?

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    1. I was making my own homemade shampoos and soaps for some time and I was ph testing every store bought product to compare. What I found was almost all the branded shampoos are the same, no matter what they claim. If you feel the shampoo you are using does not dry your hair or cause any undue hair fall then it is fine. Also if you could get arappu powder in your place, give it a try. I am sure you will like it more than store bought shampoos...

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  45. Can dis remedy will help in eradicating white hair also?

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    1. If the white hair is due to premature greying, you can this curry leaf hair oil to treat it. But it should be applied regularly for a few months to see results.....

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    2. Hello, this is my first time here and i think you are great for taking the time to answer all these questions. I am a senior and my hair used to be almost halfway down my back and it is now shorter and thinning. I welcome these recipes and have just sent for amd made curry oil last night. I am 'African american' for wont of a better word, and hope this works to better my hair. thanks for your time. will be coming back here soon.

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  46. Can we add any other oil to it like castor oil

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    1. Since this oil is a daily application oil, adding castor oil will make it sticky and it will have an odd smell too. Try pure almond oil or extra virgin olive oil.......

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  47. Hie mam... I have very thin n dry hair plz suggest me which remedy is gng to wrk on my hair...

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    1. Start with this curry leaf oil, try applying it regularly. Also try homemade hair packs like fenugreek hair mask weekly twice. You can also try weekly once oil bath, all these are the best hair treatments for thinning hair........

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  48. Hi Ramya, Very nice blog. I love all the pictures. Beautifully captured. makes me want to put my hand in the screen and grab the stuff for real. I am going to try this oil soon.

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  49. Tq mam for ur suggestions... Bt do I need to heat even almond oil or olive oil along with coconut oil n then add curry leaves in it...

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    1. Yes, add whatever oil you want to use to coconut oil, heat it and then add the curry leaves......

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  50. Hi Ramya. My son has gray hair and he's only 8 years old. Read a lot of blog on treating premature gray hair with coconut oil with curry leaves so I tried making the coconut oil wid the leaves. When I checked the oil the following day, the coconut oil became soild. can I warm it up with water and still use it? how often should i put it on my son's hair and how long should i let it stay before rinsing it. hoping this will work on my son's gray hair. he's too young to have gray hair. Thank you for your time.

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    1. Hi, you can warm it up and use, even mine has solidified. But don't heat the oil each time, keep the bottle under sunlight or in hot water for few minutes. Please don't worry, my neighbor reversed her premature greying at the age of 28, so for your son, it will be much quicker. But she used the oil every single day. If he does not mind applying the oil everyday, massage it well in the scalp everyday for best results, leave it on overnight and rinse it off the next day morning. It might take a few months but it will work....

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    2. Hie mam... Can u plz suggest me any remedy to reduce bladness(gents).. N for my husband it is in intialstage so I dnt want it to be increased...

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    3. I have not come across a trusted home remedy for reversing baldness but regular hair packs like fenugreek hair mask and homemade hair oils will delay it.....

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  51. Hi ramya,
    thank u for this wonderfull remedies. i'm 30, n have wheezing pbm. everytime i have a hair wash i catch cold easily, n suffer with running nose n wheezing. my doc advised to stop massag'g and appl'g cool oils. but i m havg heavy hair fall pbm, my hair is so thin like a string. i dont have dandruf. i m so much worried of this, plz suggest me some remedy.

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    1. Hi Uma, Try heating unrefined sesame oil with dry ginger and massage it in the scalp. Dry ginger will improve the circulation but at the same time, it will prevent you from catching cold easily. Also try turmeric and coconut oil remedy from the blog for drying your hair, that is what we do for babies after hair wash to prevent them from catching cold......

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    2. Hi ramya,
      Thank u so much, i tried hair wash using the indian hair oil massage in ur blog(using sukku) as told by u. its great, all the times, i didnt had too much cold pbm n hair fall also little bit reduced. am using store bought shikkai pwd, it is a combination of poonkankai,fenugreek,greengram,amla etc,etc as it is put in the cover.
      can u plz suggest how to make this kind of pwd at home, as we dont get good arappu pwd to mix with shikkai alone.
      Also can i use this curry leaf oil for daily application, does it have too much cooling effect?

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    3. Hi Uma,
      I will try and post it very soon. Curry leaf oil can be used safely for daily application and it does not have too much cooling effect....

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  52. For how much time the oil should be heated? Doesn't it effects the properties of cold pressed oil ?

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    1. The oil should be heated slightly (the heating time will vary depending on the size of the vessel, the type of vessel and the amount of oil), else the leaves will burn. Since we don't heat it to very high temperatures, it usually does not affect the properties....

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  53. I had alopecia problem please tell me any home remedy oil and packs

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    1. For Alopecia, try drinking green tea as it will block DHT which is the main reason for alopecia. Also to increase the blood flow in the hair follicles, try fenugreek hair mask from the blog regularly. you can also try pumpkin seed oil as it is also a very good DHT blocker..........

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  54. Shall i do this process using amla oil!! will it be effective? ie shall i heat curry leaves in amla oil? will it be helpful for regrowth of hair!! and reducing hairloss!?

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    1. I have always made curry leaf oil like above and find it very effective for hair loss. If you want to make it with amla oil, give it a try but I would suggest making a small batch and if it agrees with you then make a large batch....

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  55. Hi ramya. I put curry leaf to pan as soon as I kept oil for heat and boiled it for sometime..... and also after oil got cool I stored itn plastic bottel....please tell me can I use this oil

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    1. You can use the oil, but try to store the oil in a glass bottle......

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    2. Hi..I just made my curry leave oil and I think the leaves is too dark and it was dry leaves and also the oil was not warm enough..so the colour is brownish? Can I still use the oils?

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    3. I am surprised the oil is brownish in color! If you feel the oil is not heated up properly, try keeping it under the sunlight for a few days and then use it....

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  56. Hi Ramya, Thanks for so much detailed information.

    I have made this oil. However, to preserve this oil, I have thrown away the curry leaves used for boiling. Is that okay?
    Plus, I am just in my 30s - do you think this oil will help reverse the gray hair ? I have suddenly bumped up the counts on my gray hair.

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    1. Hi Sonia, You can use the oil even if you have discarded the leaves but next time you make the oil preserve the leaves in the oil. As we age the reversal might take longer but this oil will definitely prevent new grey hairs from forming and in addition it conditions the hair well too........

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  57. Hie... Curry leaf hair oil will it wrk in eradicating white hair also.. I did nt have in bunch bt jst 2-5 hairstrands.. If yes I will give it a try on hair.. (my age is 22years)

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    1. Curry leaf oil is very good for premature greying, give it a try...

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  58. Can v use bajaj almond oil instead of coconut oil bcz I dnt use coconut oil...plz rply..

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    1. I have not used bajaj almond oil but you can use any pure almond oil for making the curry leaf oil too...

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  59. Hi Ramya,
    Thank you for this post. can you please tell which coconut oil did you use? I have virgin coconut oil that I sometimes use for cooking. Will that work?

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    1. Hi, I have always used my homemade coconut oil for all my homemade preparations. Virgin coconut oil will work well and is the best for making the oil...

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    2. Thank you :)

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  60. Hello Ramyaji. Can we make the same concoction with mustard oil instead of coconut oil?

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    1. Hi, If you are used to oiling your hair with mustard oil try with mustard oil....

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  61. Hi... Can v parachute coconut oil for making this hair oil...?

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    1. Instead of refined coconut like parachute try making this oil with unrefined coconut oil for best results...

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  62. Hi Ramya,
    Can i use the normal parachute coconut oil that you get in the market? Is it ok if i heat the oil in the iron kadhai?

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    1. Try making the oil with unrefined coconut oil and you can use iron kadhai for making the oil.....

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    2. Thank you :)

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  63. Hi,
    Can I use three different oil like coconut oil, Olivi oil, almond oil with curry leaves.

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    1. Hi Pratheeksha, Give it a try, I am sure it will work well too....

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  64. Hello Ramya,

    Thanks for the post. I have sun-dried curry leaves as opposed to shade-dried that you mentioned. Will sun dried curry leaves work? Will the rest of the recipe for the oil remain the same?

    Looking forward to try the oil. Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi, You can use sun dried leaves too and the method for making it is the same. Try and let me know how you like it..:)

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  65. Hi.. Thanks a ton for ur reply but really I dunno refined n unrefined oil.if it's possible that v can make this oil with parachute oil then surely I vl give it a try.. So plz tell me that if v can make this with parachute oil...

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    1. I keep mentioning about unrefined coconut oil because it retains all the nutrients. I have made a video on making coconut oil easily at home using coconut milk, if you are interested please check it out. But if you don't want to use unrefined coconut oil then make it with parachute oil....

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  66. hi,
    My hair has turned completely grey and I'm only 38! This is hereditary and quite upsetting.

    Want to know if this oil will reverse the graying and how soon?

    Is there any other remedy or oil you know of to reverse the gray? Or do I need to add anything else to this oil. I've made it and started using it since 2 days now.

    Please help.

    thank you

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    1. I have seen my neighbor reverse her premature greying with this oil but she was using it for almost 6 months to an year daily before she saw results. Her hair was not fully grey, she had streaks of grey on her hair. But don't give up, continue using the oil daily, it will also arrest hair fall and condition the hair....

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    2. Thanks a ton. Pls do let me know of any other remedy if you come across for my problem. Thanks once again.

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  67. Hi.thanks a lot for ur rply but pure almond oil is not available n at the same time I don't wana leave bajaj almond hair oil..if it's ok we can make with bajaj almond oil instead then sure I wana definitely give a try.

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    1. Please go ahead and try it with bajaj almond oil...

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  68. Hi I will surely make the curry leaf oil can u send the link of your home made coconut oil recipe and I have a hair falling problem my new hair smaller than an inch are falling it is so depressing

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    1. Here is the link for the video on making coconut oil at home: https://youtu.be/iYLUZD4aDWA

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  69. hi
    curry leaves & coconut oil can side effect for hari..............

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    1. This curry leaf oil does not have any side effects for hair....

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  70. Thanks a lot dear for ur rply but I doubt whether there would b side effects if v make this oil with bajaj almond oil..?

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    1. I haven't used bajaj almond oil so I don't know whether it will have side effects. If you are doubtful make a very small batch, use it for a week and see if it agrees with you...

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  71. Hi... can't understand which coconut oil should I use. I have parachute but not too confident using it. Please advice.

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  72. Hi ramya,
    i had a very thick and long hair do to pollution and other problems i löst all my hair and is thin now..
    Does this oil help for regrowth of hair?

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    1. This oil conditions the hair really well and will prevent hair loss. But for best results pair it up with a good diet and a stress free life...

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  73. Hello,
    Will dis oil be suited to all hair types? N in how many days we can c the diff in hairfall?

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    1. Yes, this oil is suited for all types of hair. With regular use you will see a difference with a week or two...

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    2. Thank u so much for ur rply. Will let u know the result soon.

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    3. N wen can v see the difference in hair growth n volume?

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    4. Usually you will notice a difference in the texture of the hair within a week of regular use. If coupled with a good diet, you should see noticeable difference in hair growth within a month...

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    5. Ohhhh really, thats really great to hear. Thanks again.And for how many days the oil lasts, coz i am going to UK in 2 months, is it k if i prepare 1-2 lts of oil at a time? N how many leaves i require for 1-2 lts of oil

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    6. It usually lasts around 6 months, even then it odes not spoil only it loses it's fresh smell. You can prepare 1 to 2 liters of oil at a time, last time I did a liter for me and my cousin. For 2 liters of oil approximately curry leaves from 20 to 25 sprigs will work well.....

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  74. Hi Ramya garu,
    I facing severe hair fall here in USA.Im applying Almond oil with garlic seed mildly heated and applying it to the hair.Later Im applying lime on the scalp.I have seen your post about curry leaves oil.Please suggest me if Im doing anything wrong and help me in stopping hair loss and dandruff and promoting a strong hair.

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    1. For dandruff, I find fenugreek paste works so well and it arrest hair fall too, I have been using it for the past 15 years! You can find the method in the blog and along with it try applying curry leaf oil regularly. Also check for any deficiencies and try to eat our traditional food as much as you can..

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  75. I hv long dry frizzy hair I wash my hair once in a week and apply oil Only before hair wash ..does ths oil help frm premature greying in tht case..
    Also tell can i prepare nd store it for further use..

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    1. It will help but it will take a long time to see results. You can prepare and store it for future use, it keeps well for at least 4 to 5 months...

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  76. Can u plz post the process of fenugreek seeds here? N plz rply to my previous question

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    1. Hi, sorry for not replying to the first question. Both garlic oil and lemon are very good for dandruff, we use garlic in the oil that we use for oil bath and it has always helped prevent dandruff. But I don't know about both combined together. I would suggest fenugreek hair mask as it helps to treat dandruff and prevent hair fall as well, here is the link: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/01/dandruff-cure-with-fenugreek.html.

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  77. Hello ramya,
    I never used to have dandruff at all before, but after using this oil i have noticed that i have got dandruff. Is it coz of dis oil r wat? Can u plz help me out in getting rid of this dandruff!!
    Will this oil prevent from getting dandruff?

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    1. I have been using this oil for a very long time and in my experience this oil will never cause dandruff, but if you feel you have got dandruff after using the oil, I would suggest to stop using the oil and use only pure homemade coconut oil. Try the fenugreek hair mask from the blog for treating dandruff, here is the link: http://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/01/dandruff-cure-with-fenugreek.html

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  78. I am having so much of hairfall, today is the 4th time i applied dis curry leaves oil for hair, but i am having heavy haifall, even after combing my hair m having hairfall while applying oil. Plz help me out wat to do?

    N i am using parachute oil, is it k to use parachute oil?

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    1. Hello, I have been using this oil for the past 10 years and it is one my favorite oils. I or none of my family members have experienced hair fall or dandruff after applying the oil. I have always made with pure homemade coconut oil and the curry leaves from the farm. I don't know about parachute oil as I haven't used it. Some light hair fall is normal when we are applying any hair oil but If you are experiencing very heavy hair fall, I would suggest stop using the oil. Instead try using only pure coconut oil, preferably homemade (I have a video on making coconut oil from coconut milk, if you want to make your own coconut oil...

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    2. K will do that.
      Thank you

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  79. helo mam
    can i use the curry leaves with musturd oil for my hairs??

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    1. If you are used to using mustard oil for your hair then of course you can make it with mustard oil....

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  80. Will this oil be effective if i make coconut oil at home?

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    1. Homemade coconut oil is the best but you can also try with virgin coconut oil....

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  81. Hello,
    I made home made coconut oil today, but the quantity which came out was very less.

    Can i use extra virgin cocnut oil instead of home made coconut oil? Plz rply!!
    waiting for ur rply

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    1. Yes, you can use virgin coconut oil.. :)

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  82. Donno y is my hairfall not at all controlling :( m very worried abt that. Does virgin coconut oil work like a pure coconut oil?

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    1. Yes, you can use virgin coconut oil instead of homemade coconut oil. Along with external treatments, try to eat healthy and reduce stress to stop hair fall.....

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  83. And can i add even fenugreed seeds into oil while adding curry leaves for curing dandruff?

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    1. For curing dandruff, I would suggest using fenugreek hair mask from the blog instead of adding the seeds to the oil..

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  84. Hello,
    Can i add curry leaves n fenugreek seeds as well in the oil while heating, for curing dandruff?

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    1. I would suggest trying the fenugreek hair mask (method in the blog) for dandruff as it is more effective than adding the fenugreek seeds to the oil..........

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  85. I made this oil and stored that in the glass container but after few days later when I see the oil has a white color residue at the bottom of the bottle. Don't know wether to use it or not. What did I do wrong.
    Thanks.

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    1. I think the coconut oil has solidified, keep the oil under hot sun for an hour. If the the residue fully dissolves then you can continue using it. If on the other hand it does not dissolve then I think the oil has turned rancid due to moisture either in the bottle or when handling and it is best to discard it...

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  86. Hi, my hair has been falling so much since childbirth. Till now my hair is growing so slow and also drops a lot. How to stop the hairfall and grow my hair faster please?

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    1. I would suggest that you check for deficiencies especially anemia as most of us Indian women are anemic without realizing it and start taking supplements accordingly. Then start applying any one of the homemade hair oils and hair packs from the blog regularly to condition and strengthen the hair. Also try to relax and drink plenty of water...

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  87. Sometimes if the climate is cold, the oil will solidify at the bottom which is normal. This oil rarely turns bad unless the curry leaves pop out of the oil or it has been months since it is made. I would suggest that you sun dry the oil and see if the residue dissolves. If it dissolves, continue using it and make sure the curry leaves are fully immersed in the oil. If on the other hand the residue floats on top and does not dissolve, discard the oil....

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  88. Hi, I have severe hail fall problem and my colleague suggested me to put both garlic and curry leaves into hot oil and massage my scalp.Will this help in treating hair fall.. Kindly reply. Thanks in advance

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    1. Unfortunately not only scalp problems but stress, deficiencies, medication side effects, illnesses also cause hair fall. If it is for scalp infection alone the oil mentioned will work well as garlic treats scalp infections but along with it a stress free life and a great diet is very very important to arrest hair fall....

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  89. Hi Ramya,

    I am looking for a dood home made hair oil recipe for my 3 year old daughter's hair.
    Can I use the curry leaves oil for her hair. I want her to have healthy, black, silky hair.

    Thanks in advance

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    1. Yes, you can use this curry leaf oil for her hair, this will hair oil will protect her hair if used regularly...

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  90. Hi...Can u pls tell me ....is it OK if I strain the curry leaves and oly keep the oil for future use ??

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    1. Even with the leaves you can store for future use. If you don't want the leaves you can strain it out, but I find the leaves keeps releasing the essence the longer you keep them in the oil..

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  91. Hi Ramya
    post delivery my hair fall has increased and there is premature greying
    can u please suggest me with some good remedy
    bharathi

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    1. Hi, Bharathi, I am very sorry for the late reply. I would suggest using this curry leaf oil regularly. Try to eat nutritiously and try using a hair mask weekly twice (you can choose any one of the hair masks from the blog). Also consider taking supplements for a few months....

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  92. Hi

    even i have over boiled the 5 types of oil Almond oil, Castrol Oil Coconut oil Mustard oil & Sesame Oil with curry leave Fenugreek seeds . is there any problem in using this oil.
    kindly guide me
    Regards
    Amitha

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    1. Hi Amitha, I don't think there is any harm in using the blend of oil you mentioned. But I would suggest watching your hair for any changes after using the oil for few days continuously. If it agrees with you continue using it....

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  93. hi..i am 17 years and have grey hair at a particular spot in bunch..so can I reverse the situation?? and is this oil effective in my case??

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    1. Hi, since you are very young and the premature greying is just starting, this oil will work well. Please use it regularly to see results...

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  94. Hi Ramya,

    Do we need to add 10 sprigs of curry leaves if using 2 cups coconut oil ?


    Regards
    Suchitra

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    1. You can add 10 sprigs of curry leaves for 2 cups of oil but when storing the oil make sure the curry leaves are not popping out of the oil else the oil will turn rancid soon (you can remove some of the leaves after making the oil if they pop out)...

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  95. Can we apply this oil over night and apply homemade hair pack next day and wash hair

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    1. Hi Sangeetha, you can apply this oil overnight and use a hair pack the next day...

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  96. Hi Ramya

    I am 23 yrs old and facing severe hairfall from past 25 days
    I dont know the exact reason but guessing it might be due to change of shampoo.

    Currently I am using the curry leaves oil which u mentioned and leaving it overnight and rinsing it with Biotique Green Apple Shampoo.

    How much tym vl it take to reduce hair fall?:(
    is there anything else to follow?

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    1. Hi Preethika, give it at least 2 to 3 weeks to see results. In the mean time check for any deficiencies or notice whether you are stressed or not eating properly, all these might cause hair fall too..

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  97. Hi I made the oil mixture tonight and only a few leaves are floating at the top but not popping out. Is that okay? My problem is the oil is not a light green color as the oil looks on this site. Is that a problem?

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  98. hello, i have had grey hair for years and im now 33 years old. Will this oil help for my grey hairs? I made the oil last night and i had a few leaves floating at the top so i removed it.The oil didnt go light green tho, is that a problem?

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    1. I am surprised that the oil didn't turn green because it usually does! Did you heat the oil enough before adding the leaves? This oil is one of the best methods for treating premature greying and I would suggest giving it a try...

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  99. Hi Ramya,

    I am loosing my hairs day by day.

    For this somebody had suggested me that i should take a container full with mustard oil and put 2-3 amla into that and keep it for few days and then apply on my hairs.

    Pls confirm me if this will help in making the hairs strong and remove baldness.

    Regards,

    Vineet

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    1. Hi, if you add the whole amla into the oil, it won't release it's essence into the oil. I would suggest that you try the amla oil from the blog. If you have a family history of baldness then external application can go only so far. I would suggest trying out natural DHT (the hormone that causes baldness) blockers like saw palmetto, green tea, etc. If you start taking DHT blockers along with external applications, you will see results very quickly...

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  100. Hi

    Can I add dried amla pieces and curry leaves both to the coconut oil and then pour it in a glass jar and keep it in sunlight.

    After 1 month it will be ready to use.

    Will it be effective on premature greying of hair.

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Anu, you could do that, but I would suggest shade drying the curry leaves till there is no moisture left and then add to the oil for sun drying. It will be effective for premature greying...

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    2. Ok thanku and any idea how much time will it take to get ready?

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    3. 1 thing more also is there any benefit of eating raw curry leaves. I mean for grey hair. And if yes then in how much time I can see the effect?

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    4. If you have good sunlight, it will take about 3 days of drying under direct sunlight. Make sure to dry the curry leaves before adding it to the oil. Yes, eating curry leaves is said to help in premature greying but I am sorry I can't pinpoint the time frame as it varies from person to person. But with regular use, you will see results...

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    5. Ok thanku very much Ramya.

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  101. Hello, I couldn't find fresh curry leaves (I'm in the UK) so I made the oil with dried curry leaves I bought. Is this ok? Also, I followed a different method as I hadn't read your blog. I added the leaves to cold oil then heated it up and heated it till the leaves turned brown. Is this ok or should I throw away the oil? Should we warm up the oil before applying it each time we use it? Also, if you don't shampoo your hair after using it and only rinse it, and then apply oil again, will it not become too greasy?

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    1. Hi, as far as the leaves are not burnt, the oil is good to use, don't throw it away. I usually don't warm the oil, but if you prefer a warm oil massage, take only the required amount and warm it up in low flame. The greasiness depends on how much oil we use and the type of hair. If we use very very little oil, then we don't notice the greasiness at all but if we use a lot and don't shampoo after using the oil, the hair will be greasy. If you are prefer having hair wash after using the oil, apply and wait for an hour and then wash it off..

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  102. Hello Ramya ji. I have dried curry leaves and made it powder. can I use it ? If yes then how long I should keep coconut oil on oven and when powder should be poured in it?

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    1. I would suggest mixing both coconut oil and curry leaf powder together well and then heat in the oven (OTG) for about 15 minutes. You can also heat it directly in low flame but try to use a thicker bottomed vessel to prevent burning...

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  103. Hi my baby is 1 year 9 month old I have seen 2- 3gery hair whn he was 3 month ...is it safe to use this to him ..I m worried

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    1. This oil is very very safe to be used even on babies but I would suggest you use only the curry leaf oil made with pesticide free curry leaves and pure unrefined coconut oil....

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  104. Hello, frm last two mnths I made dis curry leaf oil mixng vid parachute coconut oil. Should I cntinue with dis?

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