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Curry leaves hair oil

Homemade Curry Leaves Hair Oil for Hair Growth-Premature Greying

Curry leaves known as “kadi patta” in Hindi, “karuvepillai” in Tamil is commonly used in Indian cuisine. But today we are going to see how to make hair oil with curry leaves. Curry leaves oil (karuvepillai ennai) is very effecting in treating many hair related problems. Making curry leaves oil at home is very easy. This oil smells good and is very effective in preventing hair fall. I personally use this hair oil and have never suffered from dandruff or any hair related problems all these years. Today we will learn how to make curry leaves oil at home to prevent hair loss and premature greying.

Homemade Curry Leaves Hair oil for premature greying-Karuvepillai ennai

Curry Leaves Hair Oil


Curry leaves hair oil

 Prep Time : 10 mins Cook Time : 10 mins
 Yields: 1 Cup
 Recipe Category: Hair Care-Beauty
 Author:Padhu Sankar

Ingredients needed

   Coconut Oil – 1 cup
   Curry leaves – 1/4 cup firmly packed
   Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp

Benefits of Curry leaves oil

Promotes Hair Growth.

Conditions hair.

Stops hair loss and thinning.

Prevents premature greying when applied regularly.

Treats damaged hair.

Strengthens your hair and prevents dandruff.

Preparation 

Wash curry leaves, pat it dry and spread it on a cloth to dry in shade. There should be no moisture in the curry leaves.

Grind curry leaves without adding water. It need not be a paste. You can also add the leaves as such.

Method 

Heat a cup of coconut oil, add a tsp of fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.

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Cook on medium low heat stirring continuously.

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When the bubbling subsides and the leaves turn crisp, turn off the heat. Leave it to cool.

Let the leaves remain in oil overnight.

Then filter it and store it in a clean bottle. Curry leaves oil is ready to use.

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How to use Curry leaves oil

Take some oil and apply it on your entire scalp using your finger tips.

Remain for an hour, then wash your hair normally using shampoo or homemade herbal shampoo.

This can be down twice a week.

This oil is safe and can be used for daily application also.

Note – Use pure or virgin coconut oil and organic curry leaves (free of pesticides) for making this curry leaves hair oil. I have used curry leaves from my kitchen garden.

Do try it and give me your feedback.

You can also include curry leaves in your diet to prevent hair fall. Check out recipes using curry leaves HERE.

Oily Hair Care-Oily Hair Home Remedies

Oily hair or greasy hair looks lifeless. In this type of hair the oily glands (sebaceous) are over active. But the good thing it can be controlled with simple tips and home remedies.

Oily hair needs frequent washing, so avoid using harsh shampoos. Go for mild shampoo or a baby shampoo to wash your greasy hair. Lemon based shampoo works great for oily hair.

Rinse your hair with cool water as this will help slow down sebum production and retards oiliness of hair and scalp.

Though gently brushing is good for hair, avoid over brushing as it stimulates the already over active oil glands.

Avoid creamy conditioners and gels. If you need to condition your hair, choose a light conditioner and apply it to your mid lengths and ends of hair. Use  products or shampoos meant for oily hair.

Keep your combs and hair brushes clean by regularly washing them. Clean them every time after washing your hair.

Avoid fried food in your diet and include lot fresh fruits, vegetables, sprouted cereals and pulses. Also drink enough water.

Home Remedies for Oily hair

Squeeze juice of 1 lemon in a mug of water and use it as a the final rinse for oily hair.

Dilute 3 tbsp of beer in a mug of water and use it for the final rinse to give your hair a healthy shine.

Boil used tea leaves in sufficient water, allow it to cool, then use that liquid as the last rinse.

Hibiscus flowers and leaves are good natural conditioners for the hair. You can grind 2-3 leaves or flowers and use its juice along with your herbal shampoo.

Grind leaves of hibiscus plant, apply the paste to your hair and wash off after 15 minutes. It is a wonderful homemade conditioner for oily hair.

Boil soap nuts skin (reetha or boondi kottai in tamil) in water, cool it and use that liquid as the last rinse for silky hair.

Dry lemon peels in the sun and powder it. Use it along with shikakai to wash your hair.

Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight, grind it to a paste and apply to your hair. Wash it after 20 minutes. This is an effective home treatmentnot only for oily hair but also for dandruff.

Mix Besan+ sour curd  to form a paste, use it to wash your hair. It helps to get rid of oily hair.

With these natural tips and treatments, one can effectively manage oily hair.

You might like out Natural Hair Care tips  also.

Natural Hair Care Tips

A glowing and silky hair can be a great beauty asset for a person, provided it is taken care well. One has to devote some time to take care of the hair everyday. Find below a few natural hair care tips that can be easily followed at home  for a glowing and healthy hair.

Tips for healthy and silky hair

1. Diet plays a very important role in maintaining the health of the hair. According to hair experts, vitamins and minerals are essential for healthy hair. One should include cereals, lots of leafy green vegetables, fruits and sprouts in one’s diet. Take food rich in protein, essential fatty acids, carotenes, iron, silica, zinc, Vitamins E , C ,Vitamin B (especially biotin) to have a healthy head of hair. Good sources of protein : milk, fish, eggs, cheese, soy.

2.Washing your hair is a very important part of hair care. Choosing the right shampoo for your hair is equally important. Avoid harsh shampoos as it will strip the hair of its natural oil. One can also use natural ingredients like sikkakai or besan or paste of fenugreek seeds to clean the hair. If that is not possible, then go for herbal or mild baby shampoos.

3. Always dilute shampoo in a little water and use it. Do not use it directly. Wet your hair first and then apply this diluted shampoo and lather it well.

4.Conditioning your hair is also an integral part of hair care. Conditioning moisturizes, protects your hair from damage, keeping it soft and healthy. Conditioning makes it easy for you to manage your hair. Rinse your hair well after shampooing and then apply conditioner. Choose a conditioner that is suitable for your hair texture. Follow the instructions on the pack for applying it. Thoroughly rinse the conditioner as its residue can make the hair look dull.

5.Massage your scalp with olive oil or warm coconut oil using your finger tips. Remain for half an hour and wash hair well. This natural remedy is an excellent conditioning treatment. It also helps in blood circulation. Follow this natural remedy once in a week for healthy hair. It also controls frizz.

6.Mayonnaise is an excellent conditioner for dry hair. Massage your scalp with mayonnaise and leave it for half an hour. Then shampoo as usual. Always rinse your hair well so that no traces of shampoo is left behind.

7.Do’s and Dont’s – Avoid using or limit using hair dryer to dry your hair. Dermatologists recommend letting your hair partially air dry before you style or comb. In this way, there is lesser chances of hair damage. After washing hair, avoid drying vigorously, instead dry it by blotting the hair with a towel.

8.Use wide toothed comb to remove tangles and do not comb wet hair as combing wet hair can stretch the strands causing them to break.

9.Do not tie your hair tightly or use normal rubber bands, as they break the hair. Always use coated rubber bands or soft hair ties of fabric.

10.Brush your hair daily using a brush with rounded tip bristles to improve blood circulation. Do it gently

11.Cover your hair with a scarf or shawl during travel to prevent tangles and to protect your hair from dust.

12.Avoid chemical treatment on your hair as they damage the hair and make it brittle. Dying, perming, bleaching, straightening cause damage to the hair, so try to avoid such practices.

13.Drink 8-9 glasses of water daily to keep yourself hydrated 

14.Exercise for 5 days a week as it improves blood circulation to your scalp.

Follow these simple hair care tips to have a healthy and silky hair.

To sum up, the way you wash, style and treat your hair can go a long way in maintaining the health of your hair. So treat your hair with care and do not abuse it. Lastly maintain a healthy life style, as the health of your hair is related to your lifestyle.