It is a matter of good fortune for those who have naturally beautiful hair that does not require a lot of care and maintenance. But those with not so beautiful hair do not need to lose hair over this.With a little care and use of some amazing natural ingredients like curry leaves for hair, your mane can look gorgeous too.
Benefits of curry leaves for your hair:
Curry leaves can be applied on hair by themselves or in combination with other ingredients like fenugreek, shikakai and neem which aid healthy hair. They can also be used in food as they have a distinct and wonderful aroma. Curry leaves are rich in beta carotene, amino acids and anti oxidants which are good for hair in the following ways:
1. Prevents premature greying of hair
2. Aids healthy hair growth by nourishing hair follicles
3. Maintains natural hair color by improving hair pigments
4. Prevents hairfall by strengthening hair shaft
5. Removes dandruff
6. Promotes scalp health by removing dead cells
7. Moisturises hair and treats dry and damaged hair.
Curry leaves can be incorporated in hair care regimen as a hair mask, hair vitalizer or in hair oil. A fine paste of fresh curry leaves mixed with curd can be applied on hair. It moisturises and nourishes hair and gives lustrous hair. The reduced water left after boiling curry leaves is a great hair tonic that imparts all the goodness of curry leaves. Though the best and easiest application is using curry leaves in your hair oil. This oil is easy to prepare, store and use.
Coconut oil- 1 cup
Fresh curry leaves- 1-2 entire fronds which have 10-12 leaves each
Fenugreek seeds (methi seeds): 1 tbsp
Heat coconut oil in a pan till smoking point. Take care not to burn it. Take the pan off the heat. Add fenugreek seeds and curry leaves in hot oil and cover the pan. When the oil cools off a little, but still in a liquid state, pour it into a glass jar. You may strain it if you prefer.
Massage generous quantities of this oil on hair and scalp and leave for a couple hours. You can use the warm towel method at this stage which is optional. Soak a small towel in steaming hot water and squeeze it well. Wrap it over your head to cover your hair. The steam from the towel will help the oil to spread well and moisturise the scalp and hair. Wash the oil off with your regular shampoo. You will definitely notice the change in your hair after a couple of uses.
Create this fabulous hair oil infused with curry leaves and get shinier, healthier hair with each application. As a bonus, the yummy aroma of this oil makes you want to apply it before every hair wash.