Amazing Hair Benefits Of Curry Leaves You Probably Weren’t Aware Of!

Amazing Hair Benefits Of Curry Leaves You Probably Weren’t Aware Of!

Curry leaves, aka neem ki patti adds a unique flavour to our food... Be it kadhi, south Indian food, or even in India’s fave breakfast, poha. Curry leaves add the much-needed punch of flavour and the fresh aroma of curry leaves when they are added to a pan of hot oil, ah, yum!

Not just to make our fave food items taste so much better, but curry leaves play a very important role in hair care too! Did you know that curry leaves are really good for our hair? They are rich in antioxidants that help reduce dandruff, moisturize our scalp, remove dead skin, and so on! Here are some of the hair benefits of curry leaves that you'll be surprised to know. 

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    Benefits Of Curry Leaves For Hair

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    One of the most common reasons for hair fall is the poor health of hair follicles. You may not even realise it but your hair follicles may be getting clogged. And unlike our pores getting clogged, it doesn’t lead to breakouts or bad skin but instead, our hair starts to fall. Common reasons for our hair follicles getting clogged are pollution, excess of hair products, oily scalp, or something as basic as not washing your mane properly.

    Since curry leaves are rich in antioxidants, they help relieve the scalp of these issues in addition to many others. 

    Reduces hair fall

    Did you know that curry leaves have a high content of protein and beta-carotene which helps reduce hair fall greatly? They are also super-rich in antioxidants that help moisturize the scalp and remove the irritating dead skin follicles too.

    Curry leaves are super beneficial for our hair and using them in the form of a hair paste will only bring good news to you and your hair. So, what are you waiting for? Go outside and grab a handful of curry leaves this instant!

    Boosts hair growth

    Curry leaves are awesome for our hair. Turning curry leaves into a paste and then adding it to your hair care routine will boost hair growth in no time. Apply the curry leaves paste into your hair directly or mix it with curd or DIY hair pack and use your curry leaves hair pack twice a week. 

    Make sure you apply the hair mask properly all over your scalp and roots. Leave it for 20 minutes and that’s it.

    New hair, who dis?

    Makes hair shiny

    The amino acids present in curry leaves have nothing but good intentions for our hair. Apart from reducing hair fall and boosting hair growth, applying curry leaves hair paste can also make your hair super shiny and glossy.

    So, turning those bitter curry leaves into a powerful hair care ingredient may be one of the best things you'll do today.

    Makes our hair stronger

    The antioxidants present in curry leaves help neutralize free radicals and make our hair stronger. You can either apply curry leaves powder or in the form of a paste to improve your hair overall infrastructure.

    Another sure shot way to ensure that the goodness of curry leaves penetrate deeper into our scalp is via curry leaf oil for hair. You can either fry a few curry leaves with your fave hair oil in a pan (make sure you do not stand near the pan) and use your DIY hair tonic on your scalp or strain its juice and mix it with your regular hair oil. Either way, your hair is gonna love it.

    Strengthen hair follicles

    Curry leaves also have amino acids that help strengthen the hair follicles. As mentioned earlier, curry leaves are awesome for hair. You can use them to strengthen your hair and free yourself from hair woes that are more annoying than your little sibling. They not only stop hair from falling but help remove dead skin and thus strengthen hair follicles.

    How To Use Curry Leaves For Hair

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    Now that you know that curry leaves are excellent for hair, it's time to include this ingredient in your hair care routine. Before we get started, remember that curry leaves are really strong. So either first do a patch test on your hair or if you have really sensitive skin, please try to avoid it altogether.

    As Dry Powder

    There are a lot of natural or Ayurvedic hair powders available in the market that you can use on your hair to make them stronger and healthier. Once such powder that is in great demand is curry leaves powder.

    Here’s how you can make a simple DIY curry leaves powder for hair to combat your hair woes.

    You’ll need:

    - 15-20 curry leaves
    - Amla (Indian gooseberry) powder
    - Fenugreek (methi) powder

    Step 1: In a blender, add your curry leaves, 1 tbsp methi and amla powder and blend it for a minute.

    Step 2: Once done, take it out of the blender and make sure everything is blended and mixed well.

    Step 3: You either use your hair powder as an added ingredient in your DIY hair mask or mix it with 2 tbsps curd and we bet your hair will only get better with every use.

    As A Hair Paste

    Admit it, applying something to your hair that has a paste-like consistency is much easier (and less messy) than applying powder. Here’s how you can make curry leave hair paste within minutes:

    You’ll need:

    - A handful of curry leaves
    - 2 tbsp yoghurt

    Step 1: In a blender, add both the ingredients and blend everything for 2-3 minutes.

    Step 2: Once everything is turned into a fine paste, you can apply it directly to your scalp.

    Step 3: You can also add a few drops of essentials oils or olive oil to turn this into a more nourishing mask.

    Using curry leaves in its paste form is one of the most popular ways of reeking amazing benefits from them. You can always add more ingredients into your curry leaves hair mask such as essential oils, rosewater or even adding it to your hair packs.

    As A Hair Tonic

    Have you ever tried a hair tonic? If not, you’re missing out big time! But don’t you worry, we love DIY-ing everything here! Here’s how you can make a hair tonic in no time:

    You’ll need:

    - 20-30 curry leaves
    - Coconut oil

    Step 1: In a pan, pour 2 tbsps of coconut oil and the curry leaves.

    Step 2: Keep heating and stirring your mixture until you see a blackish residue forming on the curry leaves as that means your mixture is getting hot (make sure you’re standing far from it as we do not want any oil to splatter on you).

    Step 3: Turn off your gas and allow it to cool down.

    Step 4: Once it's cooled down, strain it properly and your curry leaves hair tonic is ready to be applied to your scalp.

    FAQs

    We bet you have questions about how to use curry leaves for hair. Read on, for we have all the answers. 

    How can we make curry leaves paste?

    Turning a handful of curry leaves into a paste is a great idea. Here’s how you can do it at home, in no time. 

    In a bowl, add curry leaves, 2 tbsps amla powder, along with 2 tbsps of methi powder. Grind everything together in a blender so you have a powder mix of all three ingredients. In order to turn it into a paste, you can either add curd or water and that’s it.

    Can we eat curry leaves for hair growth?

    Well, not really. Curry leaves are a great source of anti-oxidants, have anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which makes it an excellent choice to use if you have an itchy or a super oily scalp. But you can most definitely eat curry leaves for hair control. Simply chew a few curry leaves first thing in the morning daily!

    The best way to gain the benefits of curry leaves for hair is by turning it into a paste and applying directly on your scalp.

    Will eating curry leaves turn my hair black?

    Again, this is not really possible. Curry leaves are known to combat pre-mature greying of hair, so yes, you’re definitely in the right direction. But if you really wish to turn your hair black, crush dried curry leaves into a fine powder and mix it with your hair oil. You can use this 2-3 times a week and we bet you’ll have your dream hair in no time.

    Can curry leaves reduce hair thinning?

    Yes, curry leaves are packed with antioxidants and are also a rich source of beta-carotene that helps reduce the thinning of hair. They are also rich in amino acids that help strengthen hair follicles. Applying curry leaves on your hair is a great option if you want your hair to stop falling and reduce hair thinning. 

    Can curry leaves reduce hair damage?

    Before we say yes, always remember that hair damage cannot be undone!

    If you have permanent hair damage such as burnt hair, hair breakage or even split ends, it cannot be undone or rectified. But temporary hair damage such as hair fall, rough and brittle hair can be treated with simple home remedies and using curry leaves is an excellent start!

    Well, that’s everything you need to know about curry leaves, how to use curry leaves for hair growth, to reduce hair fall and make our hair stronger and better. Now time to go pluck some leaves! 

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