Haircare is a monumental task, you never end up achieving the desired results. You want a cure to hair thinning, hair greying, and want a dense growth of hair that is black, shiny and smooth. It is time you stopped bothering with shampoos and masks available on the market, just step out into your backyard, pick up a handful of curry leaves and begin your therapy for a lush, voluminous mane.
Yes, curry leaves are used as a flavouring agent in Indian cooking particularly down South, but in the very curry leaves lie the answer to hair fall, hair thinning and early greying. You can make a tonic out of it or drink them in form of a herbal tea, and see the results. Your hair growth will naturally double while getting a boost in its texture too.
Here’s how you can use curry leaves for your hair problems.
Curry leaf tea
This is the simplest and most effective way to incorporate them in your diet. Take a handful of curry leaves and boil them in a pan of water. Once they boil over, strain the leaves and pour out the liquid in a cup. Squeeze in a few drops of fresh lemon and a dash of honey if you prefer some sweetness in your tea. Drink this concoction at least once everyday for a whole month and notice the difference it makes to your hair. There won’t be any chance of premature greying and your hair texture will become softer and smoother.
Curry leaf hair tonic
To draw the nutritional benefit of curry leaves you can heat a cup of coconut oil and drop a handful of curry leaves to it. Allow it to simmer. Then strain the curry leaves and decant the oil in a glass air-tight bottle. Now pour some of the tonic on your palm and apply it generously on your scalp, and massage thoroughly. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and rinse off with a gentle shampoo. Repeat this ritual twice to thrice a week for lush hair growth, and preventing premature ageing and hair thinning.
What curry leaf does to your hair
1. Heals damaged roots
The roots of our hair tend to get easily damaged due to pollution, frequent shampooing or use of chemical-laced hair products. The leaves are rich in Vitamin C, phosphorous, iron and calcium aside from being loaded with carbohydrates, fibres and proteins, and these nutrients help in the repair of damaged roots, a major reason for frizzy hair crowded with split-ends.
2. Strengthens hair follicles
In the process of styling our hair, using chemical products or excessive blow drying it, we end up damaging our hair follicles and then complain of hair loss. Weak follicles make hair loss imminent. Curry leaves owing to its richness in Vitamin B6 and natural proteins serve as food for the hair which in turn makes the roots strong and prevents hair damage.
3. Curbs premature greying
You can either use curry leaves as a hair tonic or drink curry leaves, or even make a hair oil out of it by blending it with some coconut oil. Its array of Vitamins and other essential nutrients make is a natural conditioning and nourishing agent for the hair, which helps prevent premature greying.
4. Prevents hair loss
Blend a tablespoon milk and few curry leaves into a paste. Apply it generously on your hair and leave it on for about half hour. Rinse off with a mild shampoo. This goes a long way in putting a stop to hair loss. Try this method for at least a month, you need to take up this ritual at least twice a week.
5. Boosts hair growth
Blend a tablespoon of yoghurt and 5-6 curry leaves to make an even paste. Apply this on your hair and allow it to dry for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with a soft shampoo. You hair follicles will get stronger over time and you will grow a thick mop of black, shiny hair in as quick as a few weeks.
Just one ingredient, and you won’t any more have hair problems. No hair fall, no early greying and soft, smooth, voluminous hair!