I love curry leaves and use it extensively both in cooking and for hair care. I have grown up seeing both my grandmothers and aunts use curry leaves for hair care and so naturally I started using it for my hair too. Till today, curry leaf hair oil remains my all favorite hair oil, I love it because it strengthens the hair follicles and greatly prevents hair fall. Along with external application, I would suggest consuming curry leaves regularly as it provides all the nutrients required for hair growth. Here are some of the hair benefits of curry leaves: 1. Curry leaves when used externally as an oil nourishes the scalp and strengthens the hair follicles. 2. Curry leaves when used as a hair pack removes product build up in the scalp. We regularly use many chemical products on a regular basis for our hair which results in product buildup. Weekly once use of curry leaf hair pack removes product buildup from the scalp. 3. Curry leaves are one of the best home remedies for treating premature greying and I have seen it personally. My neighbor who had premature greying reversed her greying with curry leaf hair oil. It really amazed me to see how effective curry leaves are for treating hair problems. 4. When we massage our scalp with curry leaf hair oil made with curry leaves and coconut oil, it improves blood circulation in the scalp thus promoting new hair growth. 5. Curry leaves are rich in nutrients essential for hair growth, regular consumption of curry leaves will stop hair loss caused due to nutrient deficiencies. Also curry leaves are rich in antioxidants so it prevents free radicals in the body which are the main cause of premature ageing of skin and hair. At home, we add curry leaves as a seasoning to almost all our dishes and I have been advised from young age to consume the curry leaves added to the dishes. Usually most people discard the curry leaves found in the dishes and because of that reason curry leaf is usually sited as an example for people who make use of people in need and discard them later. I would highly suggest both consuming curry leaves and applying it externally on the scalp on a daily basis, it will keep our hair lustrous and strong……
3 TOP WAYS TO USE CURRY LEAVES FOR HAIR GROWTH:
1. CURRY LEAF HAIR PACK:
For the hair pack, take a cup of curry leaves in a mixer. Add in the juice of about half a lemon. Finally add enough homemade coconut milk or yogurt and grind to a smooth paste and apply as a hair pack. Wait for half an hour for the hair pack to dry before washing it off. This hair pack will treat dandruff, product build in the scalp and arrest hair fall.
2.CURRY LEAF TEA TO STOP HAIR LOSS:
Curry leaves: 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp
Peppercorns: 1/4 tsp
Water: 2 cups
Take pesticide free curry leaves in a mortar and pestle and pound coarsely. Take the cumin seeds and peppercorns in a mortar and pestle and pound it coarsely. Heat water in a cup, add the pounded curry leaves and cumin, peppercorns mixture. Boil till the color of the water changes to green color. Switch off and strain. drink this tea regularly to stop hair loss.
3. CURRY LEAF HAIR OIL:
To make curry leaf hair oil, take 1 cup of curry leaves, wash, spread on a cloth and shade dry to remove all moisture. Now heat a cup of unrefined coconut oil and once hot, add all the curry leaves at once and switch off. Store this oil along with the leaves and use daily. You can find step by step instructions for making it here.