Homemade Curry Leaves Hair Oil for Hair Growth & Premature Greying !

Homemade Curry Leaves Hair Oil

Curry leaves hair oil also called Kadi Patta oil in Hindi and Karuveppilai oil in Tamil has amazing hair benefits and we make it by mixing curry leaves with coconut oil. We use it to treat premature greying of the hair and to arrest hair fall. 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 treat her premature greying along with promoting hair growth significantly. She taught me the way she makes the oil and it is so very easy to make the curry leaf hair oil using her method. Just two ingredients and you have a very nice hair oil in your hands. But the quality of the ingredients are very important.

Curry Leaves Hair Oil Ingredients:

I always use homemade unrefined pure 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 also 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.

Curry Leaves Hair Oil Benefits:

  • Curry leaves oil when used regularly as a massage oil nourishes the scalp and strengthens the hair follicles. If you are suffering from hair fall, I would suggest using this oil regularly.
  • It is one of the best home remedy for treating premature greying of the hair. Like I have mentioned before I have seen it personally work in reversing grey hair. But try to start using this oil as early as possible to see results.
  • When we massage our scalp with curly hair oil made with pesticide free curry leaves and pure unrefined coconut oil, it helps improve blood circulation in the scalp thus promoting new hair growth.
  • It is also one of the safest and mildest herbal hair oils that we can make at home. Since it is very mild, it can be safely used for young children too.
  • If you are suffering from frizzy and dry hair, I would suggest using curry leaf hair oil regularly. Within just one or two uses your hair will become super soft and silky. You can also use this curry leaf hair oil as a pre shampoo treatment too.

Curry Leaf Hair Oil Recipe:

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.

curry leaves and coconut oil for hair growth

2.Take 1 cup of coconut oil in a pan and heat it but make sure not to heat it to smoking point.

curry leaves oil benefits

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

kadi patta oil

4. Let the oil cool in the pan, the leaves will darken a bit once the oil cools.

karuveppilai oil for hair

4. Once the oil is completely cool, pour it in glass bottles 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.

curry leaves and coconut oil for grey hair


  • This curry leaf hair oil keeps well for few months, but make sure the leaves are fully immersed in the oil.
  • Make the oil using only unrefined coconut oil.
  • Make sure to use fresh curry leaves for best results.
  • Also make sure that curry leaves don’t burn.
  • If properly made, the oil will last well for almost a year at room temperature.

curry leaves for hair growth


  1. GracessJo
    June 17, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    Nice and very clear to understand….

    • Jon
      November 30, 2016 / 6:37 am

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    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2017 / 4:05 am

      I put mine in the fridge is that on

  2. Anonymous
    August 14, 2013 / 12:42 pm

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

  3. Anonymous
    September 8, 2013 / 2:50 am

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

  4. ramya
    September 8, 2013 / 10:38 am

    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.

    • Unknown
      September 22, 2015 / 1:24 pm

      Hi Ramya, I prepared the curry leaves oil & it's brown can I still use it. My hair is falling like crazy fm past 1 year. My blood work is all normal, what can I do to stop my hair fall. Pls help

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 24, 2015 / 5:41 pm

      I think you overheated the oil and as far as the oil does not smell burnt you can continue using it. Try applying fenugreek hair mask from the blog weekly thrice, this mask controls hair fall very quickly. Also try to reduce stress as stress is also one of the major factor for hair fall. You can also try oil bath (method in the blog) to relax…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 28, 2015 / 5:52 pm

      You can use both the curry leaves tea and the mask. Curry leaf tea can be consumed daily for months together without any side effects…

    • Unknown
      September 30, 2015 / 12:36 am

      Hi, how long after I notice the hair fall less with fenugreek mask. Will I get my lost hair back (will I grow new hair).will taking ashwaghanda help my hair growth.i can see my scalp in the front, what do u suggest on that

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 8, 2015 / 8:08 am

      Usually regular application of fenugreek hair mask arrests hair fall very soon (within 2 weeks of application but the time may from from person to person). Continue applying the hair mask, have oil bath regularly, reduce stress and eat healthy, definitely you will find your hair growing back very soon.You can also take ashwagandha for hair growth…

    • Unknown
      October 15, 2015 / 11:17 am

      Thanks, I am taking all my vitamins & applying hair mask.i am not applying oil because if I apply oil my hair falls more & in shower & when I come my hair. I think my hairs are very week. Pls suggest

    • saurav suman
      January 30, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Can i use parachute coconut oil available in market to prepare this mixture??

  5. Anonymous
    March 12, 2014 / 4:29 am

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. ramya
    March 12, 2014 / 8:13 am

    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.

  7. Anonymous
    March 12, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    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!

  8. ramya
    March 13, 2014 / 7:04 am

    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.

    • Anonymous
      September 7, 2016 / 9:40 am

      What if the oil is burnt……can I use it or discard it

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 10, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Please discard the oil if it is burnt…

  9. Anonymous
    April 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

    Where should you store the oil?

  10. ramya
    April 22, 2014 / 3:14 pm

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

  11. Anonymous
    May 2, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    From where should I get this Curry leaves?

  12. ramya
    May 13, 2014 / 11:44 am

    Hi, You will get it in Indian grocery stores……

    • Anonymous
      August 11, 2014 / 2:24 am

      u can also get it from e bay

  13. Anonymous
    June 2, 2014 / 1:33 am

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

    • Sadhna Payal
      August 23, 2016 / 6:20 am

      Hi! Though the question is asked to Ramaiya, who is very kind to share the information, I am eager to share the cure for dandruff. I got rid of the problem after two three wash. Oil your hair regularly at least 30 minutes before washing. After shampooing apply conditioner as per your hair type. Leave it for five minutes, with the help of 1/4 cup of tolerably hot water massage your hair not the scalp with soft movements for two minutes . Then wash with normal water. Hot or even lukewarm water strictly no no even in winters after conditioning. Wrap hair into a towel around. Always use fresh towel for washed hair and also change pillow cover the day you wash hair. Very important. Clean your comb also with detergent and an old toothbrush. Twice a month apply onion juice( peel and grind one big onion and sieve) on the scalp 20 minutes before shampooing and conditioning hair. Don't apply oil on the day using onion juice. Send me your feedback, if you feel like , on my mail id sadhna.capri@gmail.com

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 23, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      Thanks a lot for taking your time to share the remedy Sadhna, I am sure many will benefits from it…

  14. javeria asmat
    June 3, 2014 / 6:41 am

    Hi, Thir recipe is pretty good but the problem is that I couldnt fรฎnd 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.

  15. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    June 5, 2014 / 1:03 pm

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

    • Prophetic Mantel 2
      February 9, 2018 / 12:29 am

      Can you use and leave in hair every day

  16. Anonymous
    June 7, 2014 / 12:14 am

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

  17. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    June 7, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    It gives the best results when applied daily and styled as usual ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Anonymous
    August 11, 2014 / 2:23 am

    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

  19. nidhal sinha
    August 12, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    August 12, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Anonymous
    September 30, 2014 / 7:23 am

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

  22. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    October 2, 2014 / 4:21 am

    Yes, you can use this oil overnight….

  23. Nia Sindhia
    October 21, 2014 / 5:25 pm

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

  24. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    October 23, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    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….

  25. Queen Anele
    December 14, 2014 / 9:22 am

    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?

  26. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    December 14, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    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….

  27. Queen Anele
    December 14, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 16, 2014 / 4:29 am

      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….

    • Unknown
      October 19, 2015 / 11:54 am

      hi..i overheated d oil and leaves turned crispy..can i use it still.wil it do any harm to my hairs..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 21, 2015 / 5:36 pm

      As far as the oil does not smell burnt or the leaves have turned black, you can use it without any problem…

  28. SRini mj
    December 15, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 16, 2014 / 4:32 am

      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….

  29. Anonymous
    January 10, 2015 / 11:01 am

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 10, 2015 / 6:32 pm

      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…

  30. Anonymous
    January 26, 2015 / 4:46 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 27, 2015 / 2:32 am

      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…

  31. Anonymous
    January 26, 2015 / 5:45 am

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 27, 2015 / 2:03 am

      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…..

    • Chinnu
      May 30, 2015 / 8:05 am

      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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 31, 2015 / 2:52 pm

      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…

  32. Anonymous
    January 28, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 29, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      Hi, It is fine to use the oil even if it gets solid, even mine is solid right now ๐Ÿ™‚ 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….

  33. saritha harikumar
    January 29, 2015 / 10:33 am

    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

  34. saritha harikumar
    January 29, 2015 / 10:36 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 29, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      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…

  35. saritha harikumar
    January 31, 2015 / 6:38 pm

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

  36. ram keishna
    February 12, 2015 / 11:44 am

    HelloThank 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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 14, 2015 / 11:08 am

      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…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. vinu gopi
    February 19, 2015 / 2:39 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 21, 2015 / 4:00 pm

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

    • Anonymous
      March 4, 2015 / 10:59 am

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

  38. ramya
    March 4, 2015 / 11:14 am

    After applying dis oil can I apply besan on it?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2015 / 5:20 pm

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

  39. Ramya Shetty
    March 30, 2015 / 11:16 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 30, 2015 / 5:14 pm

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

  40. Anonymous
    March 31, 2015 / 8:18 am

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 2, 2015 / 5:10 am

      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………..

    • Anonymous
      August 22, 2015 / 7:20 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 26, 2015 / 12:35 am

      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…

  41. Anonymous
    March 31, 2015 / 12:19 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 26, 2015 / 12:38 am

      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…

  42. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    April 2, 2015 / 5:05 am

    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…..

    • Unknown
      November 24, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      I'm a man trying out the curry leaf oil for graying, hair thinning & hair lose. I made the curry leaf oil. I don't like the smell of it. So I was wondering what oil with a scent I could used to cologne the oil? I also read that peppermint oil is good for hair problems. If I were to add peppermint oil to the curry leaf oil, would it hurt the oil?

  43. Anonymous
    April 9, 2015 / 4:50 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 12, 2015 / 5:40 pm

      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…

  44. Anonymous
    April 14, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    Can dis remedy will help in eradicating white hair also?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 17, 2015 / 8:59 am

      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…..

    • Anonymous
      April 17, 2015 / 3:26 pm

      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.

  45. Anonymous
    April 17, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    Can we add any other oil to it like castor oil

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 19, 2015 / 3:26 pm

      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…….

  46. ramya
    April 17, 2015 / 3:16 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 19, 2015 / 3:45 pm

      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……..

  47. Anonymous
    April 20, 2015 / 4:10 am

    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.

  48. ramya
    April 20, 2015 / 5:10 am

    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…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 21, 2015 / 4:25 am

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

  49. Worried Mom
    April 21, 2015 / 1:04 am

    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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 21, 2015 / 5:08 am

      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….

    • Ramya
      April 21, 2015 / 11:14 am

      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…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 24, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      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…..

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2016 / 11:12 am

      hi maaam it this mixture safe for hairs of any type?

  50. Uma Nagarajan
    April 21, 2015 / 9:17 am

    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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 24, 2015 / 5:01 pm

      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……

    • Uma Nagarajan
      June 29, 2015 / 9:48 am

      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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 2, 2015 / 5:16 pm

      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….

  51. Babbu
    April 22, 2015 / 3:15 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 24, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      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….

  52. vidya sagar
    May 3, 2015 / 5:50 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 7, 2015 / 2:52 am

      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……….

  53. gopi
    May 4, 2015 / 5:49 am

    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!?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 7, 2015 / 2:58 am

      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….

  54. Anonymous
    May 7, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 8, 2015 / 7:52 am

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

    • Anonymous
      May 9, 2015 / 5:42 pm

      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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 13, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      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….

  55. Sonia
    May 12, 2015 / 4:51 am

    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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 13, 2015 / 5:01 pm

      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……..

  56. Anonymous
    May 14, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    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)

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 16, 2015 / 4:13 pm

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

  57. Anonymous
    May 22, 2015 / 4:34 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 26, 2015 / 1:51 am

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

  58. Anonymous
    May 24, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 26, 2015 / 1:53 am

      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…

    • Anonymous
      May 27, 2015 / 3:16 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anonymous
      November 6, 2016 / 11:17 am

      hi miss can i use parachute oil which is coming noa days

  59. Anonymous
    May 26, 2015 / 5:31 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 28, 2015 / 4:11 pm

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

  60. Anonymous
    May 26, 2015 / 9:02 am

    Hi… Can v parachute coconut oil for making this hair oil…?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 28, 2015 / 4:12 pm

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

  61. Anonymous
    May 27, 2015 / 7:41 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 28, 2015 / 4:14 pm

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

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2015 / 8:48 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Pratheeksha Shetty
    May 28, 2015 / 9:02 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 28, 2015 / 4:16 pm

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

  63. Anonymous
    May 29, 2015 / 5:23 am

    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!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 31, 2015 / 2:58 pm

      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..:)

  64. Anonymous
    May 29, 2015 / 10:17 am

    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…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 31, 2015 / 3:04 pm

      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….

  65. Anonymous
    May 29, 2015 / 11:53 am

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 31, 2015 / 3:12 pm

      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….

    • Anonymous
      May 31, 2015 / 4:04 pm

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

  66. Anonymous
    June 2, 2015 / 11:53 am

    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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Please go ahead and try it with bajaj almond oil…

  67. Anonymous
    June 3, 2015 / 6:07 am

    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

  68. dilip gochhayat
    June 4, 2015 / 11:07 am

    hicurry leaves & coconut oil can side effect for hari…………..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2015 / 5:12 pm

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

  69. Anonymous
    June 7, 2015 / 12:05 pm

    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..?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 14, 2015 / 4:40 pm

      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…

  70. Anonymous
    June 10, 2015 / 7:47 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 14, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      Try virgin coconut oil…

  71. Anonymous
    June 11, 2015 / 6:04 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 14, 2015 / 6:09 pm

      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…

  72. Anonymous
    June 26, 2015 / 2:23 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 27, 2015 / 7:03 am

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

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2015 / 9:11 am

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

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2015 / 11:31 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 30, 2015 / 4:22 pm

      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…

    • Anonymous
      June 30, 2015 / 4:38 pm

      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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 3, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      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…..

  73. Anonymous
    June 30, 2015 / 3:05 am

    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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 3, 2015 / 4:34 am

      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..

  74. Anonymous
    July 1, 2015 / 6:47 am

    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..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 3, 2015 / 4:57 pm

      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…

  75. Anonymous
    July 3, 2015 / 10:54 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      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: https://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/01/dandruff-cure-with-fenugreek.html.

  76. Anonymous
    July 5, 2015 / 4:21 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      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: https://www.wildturmeric.net/2013/01/dandruff-cure-with-fenugreek.html

  77. Anonymous
    July 5, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 6, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      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…

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2015 / 6:43 am

      K will do that. Thank you

  78. Anonymous
    July 7, 2015 / 10:17 am

    helo mamcan i use the curry leaves with musturd oil for my hairs??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 10, 2015 / 8:10 am

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

  79. Anonymous
    July 7, 2015 / 11:29 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 10, 2015 / 8:11 am

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

  80. Anonymous
    July 8, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 10, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Yes, you can use virgin coconut oil.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 / 9:27 am

    Donno y is my hairfall not at all controlling ๐Ÿ™ m very worried abt that. Does virgin coconut oil work like a pure coconut oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 14, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      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…..

  82. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 / 11:25 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 14, 2015 / 5:13 pm

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

  83. Anonymous
    July 13, 2015 / 11:59 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 19, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      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……….

  84. Sonia Sisodia
    July 15, 2015 / 4:21 am

    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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 22, 2015 / 4:09 pm

      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…

  85. Anonymous
    July 16, 2015 / 5:17 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 22, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      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…

  86. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    July 19, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    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….

  87. Sudeepthi Lakkireddy
    July 25, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 30, 2015 / 4:58 pm

      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….

  88. Anonymous
    August 3, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2015 / 4:57 pm

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

  89. Anonymous
    August 4, 2015 / 1:55 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2015 / 4:48 pm

      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..

  90. Anonymous
    August 5, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Hi Ramya post delivery my hair fall has increased and there is premature greyingcan u please suggest me with some good remedybharathi

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 12, 2015 / 1:09 pm

      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….

  91. Amitha Ambika
    August 7, 2015 / 10:04 am

    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 RegardsAmitha

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 12, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      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….

  92. Anonymous
    August 15, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    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??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      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…

  93. Suchitra R
    August 20, 2015 / 3:38 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 21, 2015 / 5:57 pm

      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)…

  94. Sangeetha Siri
    August 22, 2015 / 4:43 pm

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 26, 2015 / 12:40 am

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

  95. preethika godha
    August 24, 2015 / 3:50 am

    Hi RamyaI 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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 27, 2015 / 5:15 pm

      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..

  96. Anonymous
    August 24, 2015 / 6:12 pm

    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?

  97. Anonymous
    August 25, 2015 / 6:03 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 27, 2015 / 5:19 pm

      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…

  98. Vinet Mahajan
    August 25, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 28, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      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…

  99. anu goyal
    August 29, 2015 / 11:47 am

    HiCan 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.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 31, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      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…

    • anu goyal
      September 1, 2015 / 2:40 pm

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

    • anu goyal
      September 1, 2015 / 2:43 pm

      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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 4, 2015 / 6:02 am

      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…

    • anu goyal
      September 7, 2015 / 9:47 am

      Ok thanku very much Ramya.

  100. Anonymous
    September 9, 2015 / 7:25 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 12, 2015 / 3:03 am

      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..

  101. Umesh Kumar Ray
    September 10, 2015 / 7:51 am

    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?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 12, 2015 / 3:10 am

      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…

  102. Pari
    September 11, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 17, 2015 / 5:09 am

      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….

    • Lilsept Howell
      November 24, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      I'm a male trying out the curry leaf oil for graying, thinning & hair lose. I don't like the smell of it, so I were wondering what oil with a scent that would cologne the curry leaf? I read that peppermint oil is good for hair and scalp. If I were to add peppermint oil, would it hurt the curry leaf oil.

  103. Sameer Mehta
    September 19, 2015 / 10:04 am

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

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 22, 2015 / 4:57 am

      I would suggest making this curry leaf oil with pure unrefined coconut oil instead of store bought refined coconut oils…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 30, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Continue using the oil but the next time when you prepare try making it with only unrefined coconut oil…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 5, 2015 / 2:36 pm

      Since you had already made it continue using it but next time try making the oil with unrefined coconut oil…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 8, 2015 / 7:50 am

      Since you have already made it continue using it but for the next batch make it only with unrefined coconut oil..

  104. Jasmine
    September 24, 2015 / 2:59 am

    I have read in many popular sites to heat the oil and curry leaves till a black residue is formed…but in the process my oil also gets burned…is it safe to use this oil after cooling?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 25, 2015 / 5:33 pm

      Hi Jasmine, I have always made my curry leaf oil like mentioned in this post so I am not sure about the oil made in the way you mentioned. But generally if the oil smells burnt I would suggest not to use it…

  105. Unknown
    September 24, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    Hi Ramya, I have been having hair loss for a while now. I tried making the curry leaves hair oil & it turned out brown can I still use it. Pls suggest me any thing else so I can reverse my hair falling, my hair is just getting thinner & thinner day by day pls help me

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 30, 2015 / 5:34 pm

      If the oil does not smell burnt, you can continue using it. Try taking supplements for a few days and along with it try using anyone of the hair masks from the blog weekly twice, it will greatly strengthen the hair and prevent hair loss…

    • Unknown
      October 1, 2015 / 12:22 am

      Thanks, I am using the fenugreek mask, it is making my hair dry. For how long do I have to continue the mask. When will I see the difference.i take multi vitamins & biotin supplements

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 8, 2015 / 8:49 am

      I am surprised it is making your hair dry because it is one of the best hydrating hair masks ever! Are you making the hair mask with yogurt and fenugreek or just with water?

    • Unknown
      October 10, 2015 / 11:49 am

      Yes, I am making it with yogurt like in yr blog.i am using it since a week now.i do 2 times fenugreek mask & 1 time curry leaves mask.still my hair fall is lots, when will it stop .

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 14, 2015 / 3:30 pm

      Usually the hair fall stops very soon once we correct our nutritional deficiencies and scalp problems like dandruff. I would suggest you continue using the mask for another 2 weeks. But if still hair fall problem persists consult a doctor as he might able to pinpoint the problem very soon…

  106. chhaya dooky
    October 3, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    I'm suffering from thinning hair, is it beneficial for me?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 8, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Yes this curry leaves oil will help thinning hair…

  107. priya
    October 5, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    hello ramya…coconut oil does not suit me .it causes itching.so can i use olive oil with curry leaves?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 8, 2015 / 4:39 pm

      If coconut oil does not agree with you then make it using extra virgin olive oil….

  108. Anonymous
    October 6, 2015 / 4:20 am

    Hi mam ….. without boiling how can i add curry leaves in cocnut oil ….

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 8, 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Sun dry the curry leaves first to remove all moisture and then add it to the coconut oil. Sun dry the oil again for a few days covered with a thin mesh, it is best done in summer…

  109. Anonymous
    October 12, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    Thank you Ramya! Can I use both curry leaves & hibiscus flowers with coconut oil ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 20, 2015 / 2:32 pm

      I have always made the oil like mentioned in the post but I am sure adding both curry leaves and hibiscus flowers will work, give it a try…

  110. Anonymous
    October 13, 2015 / 4:47 am

    hi from last one month i am using curry leaf oil its giving better results .i am applying it at night and washing it on morning but i want to use amala oil also so when to use amala oil and when to use curry leaf oil can u plz tell me

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 20, 2015 / 2:37 pm

      Use curry leaf oil daily like you are doing now and use amla oil for oil bath as a preshampoo treatment…

  111. Anonymous
    October 15, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Hello……when you say one cup of oil and a few sprigs of curry leaves do you mean all the leaves on a few sprigs or just a few leaves.In the picture you have a lot of leaves.Other thing is…….if you put leaves in when after boiling the oil…….should they sink to the bottom of the oil container or float about.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 21, 2015 / 3:11 pm

      Hello, I meant all the leaves in the five sprigs, you can increase or decrease depending on the size of the leaves. If the oil is of the correct temperature, when you add the curry leaves it should immediately sizzle and float about like shown in the picture…

  112. Anonymous
    October 18, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Thanks for this wonderful post ramya,Can I use it in conjunction with amla&rosemary oil, I m suffering from premature greying ,thinning of hair plz reply , and I m 22 male

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 21, 2015 / 5:17 pm

      This oil by itself is very good for premature greying and strengthening the hair roots but you can use it along with other oils like amla and rosemary too..

  113. Unknown
    October 20, 2015 / 4:14 am

    can i apply this oil for over night and wash it off next day

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 21, 2015 / 5:44 pm

      You can apply this oil overnight and wash it off the next day…

  114. Anonymous
    October 20, 2015 / 8:48 am

    hi Ramya.. how many days do we need to home dry Curry leaves.. how we know that the moisture in the leaves is gone

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 27, 2015 / 3:35 pm

      Usually 1 to 2 hours is enough to shade dry the curry leaves. We are shade drying to remove the water on top of the curry leaves from washing it not the moisture in the leaves….

  115. Unknown
    October 23, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Thanks, I am taking all my vitamins & applying hair mask.i am not applying oil because if I apply oil my hair falls more & in shower .I think my hairs are very week. Pls suggest

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 31, 2015 / 3:22 pm

      Just a gentle massage with good homemade oil and a weekly twice hair pack application will greatly strengthen your hair. Start off with the hair pack and then slowly start applying hair oil too. With regular application you will start seeing results…

  116. Anonymous
    November 18, 2015 / 8:59 am

    Hie Ramya…. Thanx for d such a nice blog. Can u plz tell me dat for how much time i need to use this oil for a better result…m using dis remedy from july bt for d first 2 months i made dis oil wid parachute coconut oil but after dat i read ur blog n i saw u suggesting for using virgin coconut oil… After dat i started using virgin coconut oil for preparing dis remedy…. M using dis oil continuously bt i don't get any result…Help me with ur suggestions. What should i do nw?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 27, 2015 / 1:12 am

      I would suggest that you continue using the oil for a minimum of 6 months at least and you can also start using a hair pack, it does help a lot to strengthen the hair roots. But please do remember external applications can go only so far so try to eat a good balanced diet, reduce stress and drink lots of water, you will start seeing results very soon…

    • Anonymous
      November 28, 2015 / 9:42 am

      Ramya actually from last 3 months m using dis remedy continuosly with good balanced diet,water intake is also good….bt i m nt getting any result…should i continue wid dis remedy or switch to another one?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 9, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      This oil gives the best results when the premature greying is in the starting stages. I would still suggest continue using the oil as it also strengthens and conditions the hair really well…

  117. Loveleen
    November 20, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    Thanks Ramya for all the information. I want to use this as i have grey hair problem , i have a question, is it ok to wash hair 2 or once a week and apply this oil daily. Please suggest.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 29, 2015 / 4:26 pm

      Hi, if you are applying this curry leaf oil everyday I would suggest having hair wash more often than once or twice a week as oily hair attracts grime and dust fast. Alternate days will be good if not at least once every 2 days will work well….

    • Anonymous
      December 1, 2015 / 4:42 am

      Hie Ramya …. actually m confused because m using dis remedy regularly from last 3 months with proper balanced diet and good water intake…but i didn't get any result till now,so shall i continue with dis remedy or switch to another one… please do suggest something. Waiting for your reply. Thanks.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 16, 2015 / 6:35 am

      The main problem with hair loss is finding the root cause of the problem. If we find out the reason we can easily rectify it. Usually with a good diet and regular hair massage the hair fall stops but if it still does not, check 1. Whether any medicines2. Stress3. Scalp infections4. Illnesses5. Hereditary is causing it.Try to pinpoint the problem in the mean time, I would suggest continuing with the oil application as it conditions the hair well and strengthens the hair roots too. I would also suggest using fenugreek hair mask from the blog weekly twice…

  118. Elena Baker
    November 29, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Hi Ramya,thank you for a such informative blog! I was reading it for few hours… my question is: does curry leaves oil prevent premature greying or greying from age in general? I am 50 y.o and I do not have many grey hairs, but I would like not to get more of it, would you think that this oil will help me? Also, my husband has inflamed scalp. would this help him by any chance? thank you again, God bless you.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 14, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      Hi Elena, Curry leaf oil works best for people with early signs of premature greying. Though there is no study to back it using curry leaves is said to delay greying too. I would suggest you use the oil regularly and I am sure you will love it as much as I do :). You can use curry leaf oil for scalp inflammation too as curry leaves have been proven to have anti inflammatory properties through clinical research. You can read about the study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24447050

  119. Unknown
    December 27, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    i made this curry leaves oil but some leaves are floating in the oil and some leaves settled in the bottom can i use this oil or throw it away

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 8, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      You can use the oil as far as the oil does not turn rancid, remove the leaves that are floating in the oil with a dry spoon and continue using it…

  120. Kavitha
    January 4, 2016 / 2:22 am

    What is tender coconut oil??Can we use parachute coconut oil??

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 23, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      This is the first time I am hearing of tender coconut oil but from the label of the parachute tender coconut oil I saw that it is made up of 79% mineral oil, I would suggest using only pure unrefined coconut oil….

  121. Adi
    January 20, 2016 / 5:04 am

    Hi Ramya, I am not sure if my comment is going through. Thank you for the recipe. I made the oil today. The curry leaves are completely immersed except for two. Will these two leaves make my oil go rancid? Also why does this happen? I can ofcourse remove those two but just wanted to know the reason. I have added fenugreek seeds, cut almonds and castor oil. What do you think about the additions? Will I benefit?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 6, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Hi, your comment went through ๐Ÿ™‚ and I am very sorry for the late reply. When the leaves are exposed they tend to spoil sooner which will affect the oil too. I add fenugreek seeds and castor oil to my hair oils and they greatly condition the hair but I have not used almonds in my hair oils so I don't know about it…

  122. Doris Jeyaraj
    January 21, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Your tips are really useful. Am following. Please tell how to get rid of very dry face and elbow/knee black..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 14, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      I would suggest Aloe Vera oil from the blog, it stinks but is wonderful for treating dry skin, you can use it for both face and elbows…

  123. Sakshika
    February 6, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Can i add ratanjot to this recipe as well so I am not maintaining two versions of coconut oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 12, 2016 / 2:59 am

      I have always made this curry leaf oil like mentioned without any additions but give ratanjot a try. I would suggest making a small batch of the oil and if you like it and it agrees with you, then make a large batch…

  124. Anjli Sharma
    February 18, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Hello,i m using this oil overnight…. so as i am using it daily,i have to apply shampoo daily which is nt good…so suggest something for dis

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 4:45 am

      You can also leave this oil in your hair for a day if you use small amounts, just apply a teeny amount of curry leaf oil in your hands and gently apply it all over the scalp, that way your hair will not be very greasy and at the same time it will condition your hair. You can also take hair wash alternate days this way…

  125. Anonymous
    March 4, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Hi Ramya, Can one add both curry leaves and dried amla in coconut oil and heat it?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 20, 2016 / 7:57 am

      Though I haven't tried it yet, you can do it…

  126. Anonymous
    March 19, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    can i use iron tawa for heating this oil? is it the proper method or not?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 21, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      You can use iron kadai for making this curry leaf oil…

  127. Anonymous
    March 31, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Hello Ramya,I would like to have a curry tree in my home,but there is no curry seeds in my country.How can I buy it,is there some seller from your country?Thank you.

  128. Anonymous
    April 2, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Helloo.What oil can I use to make my hair darker?I have brown hair and I would like to have dark brown hair or black like indian women.Is there some remendie for that?I dont like chemical colors.Thank you.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 25, 2016 / 8:17 am

      I don't know any hair oil that changes the color of our hair dramatically but I would suggest using this curry leaf hair oil as it prevents premature greying and drying of the hair resulting in shiny smooth hair…

  129. bhakti bhatia
    April 6, 2016 / 11:34 am

    hi i really like your blogs…wanted to know if the curry leaf oil can help to regrow fallen hair or reduce baldness from the center of the head?thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 27, 2016 / 3:06 pm

      This oil conditions the hair really well and prevents premature greying but I am not sure how far effective it will be for baldness…

  130. Eddie
    April 9, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    You mentioned that this mix will also condition the hair. I normally deep condition after every hair wash. Should I continue doing this if I use the curry and coconut oil treatment?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 30, 2016 / 12:39 am

      You can use this curry leaf hair oil to deep condition your hair.

  131. Eddie
    April 14, 2016 / 2:33 am

    I don't understand how you can use up the oil in the jar and not have the curry leaves being above the oil as the jar gets empty. Won't the leaves be above the oil? Shouldn't we use up all the oil before discarding the leaves and starting a new batch?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 30, 2016 / 1:00 am

      Hi Eddie, the curry leaves does pop out as we keep using the oil, I usually remove some of the leaves and make sure the oil floats on top and at last I just strain the oil and use…

  132. Elena Baker
    April 19, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Hi Ramya, I made this oil, it really smells good, but the problem is it's hard to wash out. I use regular shampoo and it took 3 washes to get my hair back to not greasy look(I have long hair). I noticed in comments that nobody talks about it, why so? how do you do wash it out without having problems? thank you in advance

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 4, 2016 / 7:32 am

      Hi Elena, I am really surprised to hear that this oil does not wash out of the hair as coconut oil washes off the hair pretty quickly. This is the oil all of us use at home too and none of us have the problem. Did you use any other oil along with coconut oil?

  133. chitra
    May 6, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    hi ramya A big thanks for the magnanimity and kindheartedness in sharing these valuable recipes.I have prepared the curry leaves oil and loved it.since curry leaves is considered hot,can we add some fenugreek seeds or vetiver root to the oil while using in hot summers

  134. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Hello Ramya, which pan you have used to heat the oil please ?Can we use steel pans ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:21 pm

      Any pan except non stick will work well for making this oil..

  135. Anonymous
    May 8, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Ramya , when I put leaves in the oil (in the glass jar) , they all pop out ! How to let them sit properly ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:31 pm

      Try to press the leaves gently down with a spoon. If the leaves are added at the proper temperature they will cook well and will settle down without any problem…

  136. Anonymous
    May 9, 2016 / 3:27 am

    Mam does this oil also prevent split ends ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Yes this oil prevents split ends..

  137. esha
    May 9, 2016 / 11:51 am

    HiMy two year old daughter has few grey hair strands and new ones keep popping,and her hair is brown in few places.am scared if that brown hair will turn grey.I would like to know if the curry leaf oil will work on kids and also i heard of amla and coconut oil which works and is that right?I prepare curry leaf oil by boiling the leaves in coconut oil till the leaves turn black..is it right?

  138. esha
    May 9, 2016 / 11:51 am

    HiMy two year old daughter has few greay hair strands and new ones keep popping,and her hair is brown in few places.am scared if that brown hair will turn grey.I would like to know if the curry leaf oil will work on kids and also i heard of amla and coconut oil which works and is that right?I prepare curry leaf oil by boiling the leaves in coconut oil till the leaves turn black..is it right?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      This curry leaf oil will work well for kids and is very safe for them…

  139. Anonymous
    May 11, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Hi Ramya,I had experimented making this curry leaf oil + amla + hibiscus for the 1st time. However, I boiled the oil on slow-medium for about 20-25 mins & was almost smoking when I switched it off. All the ingredients turned black. Would this be ok/harmful to use?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      I would suggest discarding the oil and making a fresh batch..

  140. Anonymous
    May 17, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I'm having a lot of hair loss, so, will this remedy be useful for me?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:57 pm

      This oil will help prevent hair loss

  141. Ritu
    May 19, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Ramya mam Please…reply me I have some urgent questions:1.I made oil but it didn't turn out light green (looks whitish yet), what is the solution for now?2.How to make leaves sit at the bottom (very few sits at bottom, rest of all floats) ?3.What does this mean that I'm not getting the curry leaves aroma ? (before making oil, leaves had a nice aroma)mam please please reply soon..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:55 pm

      I think you didn't heat the oil enough before adding curry leaves. If you add at the correct temperature and if the leaves are fresh the oil will be green, leaves will settle down and will have a wonderful aroma…

  142. Unknown
    May 19, 2016 / 9:34 am

    How much time it can be stored

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      This oil can be stored for more than 6 months..

  143. Real lionz
    May 29, 2016 / 10:49 am

    I'm using this since 3 or 4 months..but i didn't saw a big diffent in my white hair…so is that time is not inoughf..please tell me๐Ÿ˜ง?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      I am sorry that you didn't see a positive difference after using curry leaf oil. If the premature greying is in the starting stages you will see good difference within 6 months. Is your hair completely grey or is the premature greying just starting? Also I would still suggest continue using the oil as it also conditions the hair really well

  144. Unknown
    June 8, 2016 / 6:58 am

    Hi Ramya,I prepared the oil the other way.. I heated the oil and curry leaves till they turned dark and i strained it and stored in the bottle without the leaves. The leaves had turned brown. Is this way the oil is usable for couple of months. If we do not pour the leaves in the oil, how can the oil be preserved? Is it necessary to use glass bottle for storage or can we use a plastic air tight container? Please help.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 8, 2016 / 8:53 am

      I would suggest using glass bottle for storing the oil. If the oil has not burnt and the oil smells nice, even if you have strained out the leaves, you can use the oil…

  145. Anonymous
    June 23, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Hii Ramya akka. I love your blog honestly.seriously very few people are like you with out selfishness sharing their incredible knowledge for well being of others.iam a 26 year un married girl having premature greying of hair.when iam 10 years old iam affected with vitiligo on small part of front hair line area but it doesn't spreads any more .but in that area hair will be white in colour.5 years back skin grafting should be done for that area for covering the white hair.but my fate it is leaving scar on that area and totalwhite hair also not covered.after 1year of surgery my remaing hair should be slowly greying.now 30% of hair will be grey.iam very worried about this please suggest me what to do for reversing my grey hair.iam having very sensitive skin and migraine also.so suggest me the hair oil and hair packs which were suited for me to treat grey hair.thanks in advance.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 8, 2016 / 6:32 am

      Thanks a lot for your kind words, means a lot to me. In my experience, curry leaves, bhringraj and henna are the best for treating premature greying, you can either use this curry leaf oil regularly or try a homemade oil using all the above mentioned 3 herbs (I would suggest making the oil using direct sunlight method and also use virgin coconut oil & fresh herbs for best results), you can find the recipe for it here

  146. rehana mutaliph
    July 11, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Hi! Can I do this hair oil only with almond oil (for everyday use) or part almond n part coconut oil? Thx

  147. Anonymous
    July 11, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    Hi! Can i make this hair oil with only almond oil or part almond n part coconut oil? For everyday use. Tnx

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 8:59 am

      Yes, you can make this curry leaf hair oil with almond and coconut oil combination….

  148. Siju
    July 16, 2016 / 5:58 am

    Hi,As per my friends suggestion,I have mixed 600ml sesame oil with 200 ml castor oil and used tulasi leafs, hibiscus leafs and dry amla pieces and boiled it for some 30 minutes.Now the mixture is ready with me. Can I start using it.Please advise as I haven't used castor oil or sesame oil in my head before

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Yes, you can. try and let me know the results, I will give it a try too….:)

  149. Anonymous
    August 3, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Hi Ramya,Thank you for sharing this great recipe!I have a few questions and it would be great if you could answer them , TIA.*Can this oil be used on eyebrows and eyelashes to prevent them from graying? ** Can i add some castor oil to this for hair growth (What proportion)?*** Will this recipe benefit with the addition of hibiscus flowers/powder as well ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      I have not used this oil on eyebrows & eyelashes but you can. We use this oil as a daily application oil, if you add castor oil to it the oil will be sticky…

  150. Anonymous
    August 6, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    hi, I am 19 and i have grey hairs in a few areas around my head, i was just wondering will this curry leaves oil turn them grey hairs back to my natural hair colour and what is the minimum amount of minutes i should leave this oil on my hair for each time i apply it? Also will this oil delay new grey hairs forming? Thank you

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      This curry leaf hair oil works best when we start using it when premature greying starts itself and I am sure it will work well for you and it will delay further greying if used regularly. I would suggest applying it in the evening and having hair wash the next day…

  151. Unknown
    August 7, 2016 / 7:22 am

    Can I also apply same oil to 2 year old?

  152. Ruchi Sehgal
    August 7, 2016 / 7:26 am

    Can I apply this on my 2 year old daughter also?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Yes you can apply this curry leaf hair oil for a 2 year old….

  153. Shweta Shinde
    August 11, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Till what time this oil can be used?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      This oil can be used for years together without any side effects

  154. Wigs
    August 30, 2016 / 4:35 am

    Nice blog, very interesting and helpful. I would like to try curry leaf oil for my falling hair. Hope it can prevent hair fall and helps my hair to grow faster. Thank you for sharing

  155. Ikuenogbon Boladale
    September 1, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    Please what do you mean by oil turning rancid

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 2, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      The oil will start smelling stale and if the leaves pop out, the leaves will start molding too…

  156. Unknown
    September 2, 2016 / 6:51 am

    hello Ramya Venkateshwaran mam. my hairs are very dry so i made hair all at home by using coconut oil, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds i use this oil only for 1 month but after one month suddenly hair fall is started. I really afraid because hair fall is so much till date i stop using that oil from last one month. mam i m really impress from the features of curry leaves because it helps to grow my hair long. but not happy from hair fall. so please suggest me something for my hairs. msk.printout@gmail.com

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 3, 2016 / 6:20 am

      Hi sir, Me and my family members have been using curry leaf hair oil for many years now and none of us have had any problems. But each one of are different and react very very differently to herbs. You can try either amla oil or bhringraj oil from the blog. When making hair oil at home, try to use only unrefined oils and fresh herbs for best results…

  157. slimsportie
    September 3, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    HiI live in Atlanta GA do you know where I can purchase Indian curry leaves or what substitute I can use? Thank you

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      I think you can buy curry leaves in Indian stores. If you don't get fresh curry leaves, use the dried ones….

  158. G.S.K Gonella
    September 4, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    hello can you tell me detailly about the preparation of curry leaves oil and how to apply it and clean please say me detailly

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      I have the directions for preparing curry leaf oil above, please read it. To apply, take the little bit of curry leaf oil in the hands and gently massage it all over the scalp preferably everyday in small circular motions…

  159. Harman
    September 6, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Hello maamI Boiled the coconut oil and currey leaves in a pan they become black colur same as the oil. can i use this oil or i have to discard it and make a new one. i having big problem of hairfall,grey hairs and volume is very less as they are thin.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      If the oil has turned black, then it is burnt. Please discard it and make a new batch. Try not to overheat the oil before adding curry leaves…

  160. karthik
    September 15, 2016 / 8:32 am

    Hello Madam, I am suffering from hair loss severely. Please suggest which is the best hair oil- Curry oil or bhringraj oil ?. I have dandruff too. please suggest a shampoo too as i am using medicated shampoo which might be the cause of hair fall….

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 23, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Both oils are good for preventing hair loss, but whatever oil you choose to make, try to make with pure unrefined oils for best results. For dandruff, I would suggest fenugreek hair mask from the blog, it gives very good results. For shampoo, try this chemical free homemade shampoo: shampoo recipe

  161. renee daniels
    October 3, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Hello, Can I use castor oil instead of coconut oil, not sure what is is but my hair seems to very hard after this treatment, if it is the Glory dye or the curry leave treatment not sure

  162. renee daniels
    October 3, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Hello, can I use castor oil instead of coconut oil, my hair seems to very hard and coarse after the curry leave coconut treatment, not sure if it is the glory dye or curry leave treatment

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 7, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      I am surprised because if you use unrefined coconut oil for making this curry leaf oil, your hair will be conditioned and not dry and coarse. Since this is a daily application oil, we don't use castor oil as it will make the oil very sticky…

  163. Aameena
    October 11, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    hi ramya, good blog, i really love ur blog. thanks for such wonderful infos. i have sinus and mucus problems so can i add ginger to this oil while making this oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 11, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Dear Aameena, thanks a lot. Adding ginger will alter the smell of the oil but you can add…

  164. Anonymous
    October 14, 2016 / 3:36 am

    Can i use both coconut oil and almond oil to boil with curry leaves to apply on hair daily?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 11, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Yes, you can use both coconut and almond oils

  165. Anjana SP
    October 22, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Hi Ramya, can the fresh curry leaves paste mask to hair help in preventing greying of hair. Please let us know.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      November 25, 2016 / 7:06 am

      Yes, it will help prevent greying of the hair if used regularly…

  166. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 / 11:52 am

    If my hair is tightly coiled, fragile and fine will the oil make my hair more manageable, softer and silkier since the oil is said to make my hair shaft and roots stronger?

  167. barosha ravee
    November 28, 2016 / 4:02 am

    Hi,i put the leaves and it is immediately curled and turned dark, almost fried. Can i use tht oil? its turn acidic.? Hw long can i keep the oil in glass bottle?

  168. Anonymous
    November 28, 2016 / 4:03 am

    Hw long can i store the oil

  169. Anonymous
    November 28, 2016 / 4:05 am

    i put the leaves and immediately curled and turned dark, almost they fried, Is that i can use the oil or throw away? Is tht acidic.?

  170. Anonymous
    November 30, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Hello mam i am 21 years old suffering from grey hair does this oil turns grey hair completely and permanently?

  171. Lokesh S
    December 15, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Hi madam, can i place the mixed under the sun instead of boiling keeping under flame?

  172. Lokesh S
    December 15, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Hi madam, can i place the mixed under the sun instead of boiling keeping under flame?

  173. Anonymous
    December 19, 2016 / 4:59 am

    Hi Ramya madam. I have a question. now I am 30 years old. i started getting grey hair when i was 24. now almost 60% of my hair are grey. i apply mehandi once in a week to hide grey hair. but i fed up by applying mehandi. i want permanent solution. Because of this grey hair i look very aged, i do not look beautiful. please tell me if i use this curry leaves oil my grey hair will turn into black. is it possible. please suggest me

  174. Vairam
    January 3, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Your website is a wonderful work, thank you so much for all the tips !

  175. Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 / 4:29 am

    hello, i've been using this for a year now on my beard. the oils i make tho last very few days, probably about 3-4 days at most and then the odor turns rancid and i throw them out, so i make new ones every 4-5 days and i make in smaller quantities. it might be because i don't dry in the shade the leaves, i just wash them well and then dry with a towel. i haven't seen enough results but keep using it almost every night, i rub my beard with it keep it overnight about 4-5 times a week. still get tons of white beard hairs popping and popping. is there anything i'm doing wrong?

  176. Ikuenogbon Boladale
    February 6, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Is curry leaf the same all over the world? Am commenting from Nigeria, the curry leaves around me are not as big as the one in the picture

  177. Anonymous
    February 10, 2017 / 5:52 am

    Hi, I have dried curry leaves in shadow and made it like powder and put it in coconut oil and keeping this oil in sunlight. After 3 days my oil is little green like, so how is this oil for using, is it ready?

  178. Kakaponny
    June 6, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Will it completely reverse the grey hair into black? How many months will it take to produce 100% results?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 7, 2017 / 9:29 am

      My neighbor started using this curry leaf hair oil immediately after her hair started greying and for her it completely reversed her grey hair to black after 6 months of daily usage. The time it takes depends on the amount of grey hair a person has but I would highly recommend using this curry leaf hair oil….

  179. Unknown
    June 12, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Can I add castor oil,almond oil,and vitamin e capsule in this oil?

  180. Anonymous
    June 25, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Hi mam, I am using curry leaves oil for past 2 months. Now my hair colour is turned to brown like coloured. I don't know why…will hair colour turn to brown?

  181. Unknown
    June 30, 2017 / 2:25 am

    It makes the hair black ??????

  182. Ajith Kumar
    June 30, 2017 / 2:30 am

    I use straightner and my hair turns into brown I can use curry oil it makes my hair black??????

  183. Blue Rose
    August 10, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Hello Madam Ramya. Greetings from NW Kansas in the USA. I was new to the benefits of Curry leaf. Thank you very much for your informative site and the generosity of your spirit in sharing your knowledge. Your curry leaf oil recipe has greatly enhanced the quality of my hair. Growth is much quicker, and while my natural color is dark brown, it has become even DARKER ! Also, summer here has brutal heat. I have always drank buttermilk in hot weather, but your advice of using curry leaf in the diet has changed plain buttermilk to the divine. I dress up the buttermilk with ground curry leaf, cumin, pink salt and black pepper, one feels refreshed immediately. I have been able to procure good quality dried curry leaf on line and I am waiting for a fresh Curry plant to be delivered. I take the benefits of Curry leaf very seriously. Thank you again. Kindest regards from America, Judy

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 12, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      I am so glad Judy and thank you for taking your time to comment…

  184. Anonymous
    May 16, 2018 / 4:27 am

    You mentioned you wash the hair every other day (not twice a week Tuesday and Friday due to the pollution), and this oil is left in the hair not washed out usually.

    On the days you don’t wash your hair with herbal shampoo or herbal paste, do you still wash the hair with plain water or you just leave the hair dry not allowing it to get wet, either wearing a hair cap or just avoiding the water, and you wash the body instead? Then afterwards you add oil to the dry hair?

    I’m just trying to understand the full and complete process…..

  185. Melissa
    April 26, 2020 / 8:03 am

    Why does the oil need to be discarded? What is the harm of using it? As organic oils are not cheap.

  186. April 5, 2021 / 4:09 pm

    Nice Blog, With lot of information. Thanks for sharing this.

  187. raul
    July 12, 2021 / 1:55 pm

    Is it available in Doha Qatar for nellikani. Please advise. Thank you

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