Curry leaves or sweet Neem leaves are used in a variety of Indian dishes. They are used to add flavour, aroma and taste to your dishes. They are also known to have various health benefits. They are great for the digestive system, help prevent diarrhea and also control cholesterol. Apart from just tempering your dishes for the added magic, curry leaves can also work wonders for your hair.
Benefits of Curry leaves:
1. Treats damaged hair:
Due to excess pollution and chemicals in artificial hair products, hair follicles may become clogged resulting in dull, damaged and weak hair. This may also cause hair loss. Curry leaves are very effective since it assists in the scalp restoration process, helping the hair follicles breathe and making them stronger. You can apply the paste directly on your scalp which helps repair the roots. Once your roots are strong, the hair will also grow faster! You could also consume curry leaves.
2. Reduces Hair fall and thinning:
Hair loss can occur due to improper diet, lack of proteins and even improper combing techniques. Curry leaves are a rich source of beta-carotene and proteins, which can reduce hair loss and increase hair growth. They also contain amino acids and antioxidants which strengthen the hair follicles and moisturize the scalp. Curry leaves also help remove the dead hair follicles, which can be the reason behind dandruff.
3. Prevents premature hair graying:
This may be caused due to genetic build-up, stress, alcohol and smoking. Curry leaves are a rich source of vitamin B, which help restore hair color by nourishing and strengthening the roots.
How to use curry leaves for hair?
1. Hair tonic:
Combine fresh curry leaves and coconut oil in a bowl. Boil together, until you see the black residue forming. Cool, and apply it directly onto the scalp. Leave it on for an hour, wash with a mild shampoo. Apply twice a week and you’ll see the difference in 15 days, Coconut oil is great for the hair, and in a mixture with curry leaves it stimulates hair growth. This tonic can also prevent graying of hair.
2. Hair mask:
Take some curry leaves, and make a paste. Mix this paste with yogurt and massage on your hair. Leave it on for about 20-25 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo. Apply every week to see results in hair growth. This can also make your hair shiny, bouncy and smooth.
3. Curry leaves tea:
Boil curry leaves in water, squeeze a lime and add sugar to it. Drink daily for about a week. This will increase hair growth, and make your hair shiny. It’s also great for digestion!