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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.
Benefits of Curry leaves oil
Promotes Hair Growth.
Stops hair loss and thinning.
Prevents premature greying when applied regularly.
Treats damaged hair.
Strengthens your hair and prevents dandruff.
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.
Heat a cup of coconut oil, add a tsp of fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
Cook on medium low heat stirring continuously.
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.
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.
Dry hair looks dull and lifeless due lack of moisture and oil. It needs plenty of nourishment and care. The causes of dry hair may be due to environment conditions, poor diet, harsh shampoos, presence of chlorine in water used for washing hair, improper care and styling practices, chemical treatments to your hair etc. All you have to do is to take special care of your hair and keep it well moisturized and nourished.
Find below easy dry hair care tips which will help combat dryness of hair.
Excessive shampooing will strip the hair of its natural moisture and makes it dry. Before shampooing your hair, apply natural oil like coconut oil, olive oil or avocado to your hair, leave it for 15 -20 minute and then wash with a mild shampoo. Avoid shampooing often.
A good moisturizing shampoo helps to combat dry hair.
Use creamy conditioners, apply it on your hair, leave it for 2 minutes and rinse your hair well. Use cool water to rinse your hair.
Warm oil massage helps to combat dryness of hair. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo after an hour.
Do’s and don’ts
It is advisable to avoid treatments like bleaching, coloring, perming, straightening as far as possible as they make the hair brittle and weak.
Also, the heat from hair dryers, curling iron dries the hair further. Hair spray also aggravates dryness of hair. So avoid or limit using these products.
Wear a hat while you are outdoors to protect your hair from the heat of the sun as exposure to strong sunlight can dry your hair further.
Wear a swimming cap while swimming to protect your hair from chlorinated water.
Trim your hair regularly to get rid of split ends.
Drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated and include a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, greens, safflower oil, nuts, sprouts and beans . Also see to it that you have a good protein intake. Lastly maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Dandruff is the problem of the scalp and can be effectively treated with natural home remedies. If not treated, it can lead to other problems like hair loss, pimples and acne, so treat it at the earliest. Find few natural home remedies to cure dandruff below
1.Curd is a very effective home remedy in the treatment of dandruff. Take half a cup of curd/ plain yoghurt and leave it outside for 3 days (i.e. do not refrigerate). Then massage it on your scalp and wash it off after 30 minutes with besan (bengal gram flour) or a mild shampoo.
2.Sour Curd mixed with a few drops of fresh lemon juice is also an effective natural remedy for dandruff. Apply the mixture and wash your hair after 20 minutes .
3.Take pure coconut oil, warm it, add juice of fresh lemon to it and massage your scalp with it. Wash your hair after 30 minutes. Follow it regularly twice a week. Alternatively you can warm coconut oil, apply it to your scalp and leave it overnight. Next morning, apply juice of one lemon and shampoo after an hour. This natural treatment can be followed once or twice a week to get best results.
4.Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind it to a paste and apply it on the scalp. After 20 minutes wash it off with shikkakai or herbal shampoo. Follow it once in a week regularly to cure dandruff naturally. This is one of the oldest and most effective remedy in treating dandruff.
5.Dilute cider vinegar with an equal quantity of water and apply it on the scalp with cotton wool, wash it off after 20 minutes.
6.Grind white pepper with milk, warm it and apply it on the scalp, then wash it off after 15 minutes. Follow this treatment once in a week to get effective results.
Dandruff cure with Neem
Soak neem leaves in water overnight, filter that water and use it for the final rinse. This will help in controlling dandruff as neem leaves have antiseptic properties.
Heat coconut oil, switch off the gas when the oil starts smoking, then add a few neem flowers to it. Close it and keep it aside. When cooled, filter it and use that oil regularly once in a week. Massage it on your scalp 20 minutes before shampooing. Neem is very effective in dandruff treatment.
Application of neem oil 10 -15 minutes before bath is also an effective natural cure for dandruff.
Beetroot in curing dandruff
Boil beets in a cup of water, cool it, use that concentrated liquid to massage your scalp. It helps clear dandruff.
Alternatively, you can even grate raw beetroot, squeeze it juice, mix it with a little vinegar and massage the scalp with it, using your finger tips. Wash it off after 20 minutes with a mild shampoo.
Mix beetroot juice with a little ginger juice and apply on the scalp for 20 minutes and wash it off. This helps in controlling dandruff.
Do’s and Don’ts
Avoid using creamy hair conditioners, use mild herbal shampoos to wash your hair.
Keep your combs, brushes and pillow covers clean by washing them in an antiseptic solution.
Lastly include fresh fruits, soups, salads, yoghurt and sprouts in your diet and drink 8 glasses of water everyday. Avoid fried foods, spicy foods and sweets as much as possible.
If you find these natural methods are not working for you, then you can always take the help of a dermatologist.