Curry leaves are a native Srilankan and South Indian staple, as popular in the Asian cuisine as bay leaves are in the West. Curry leaves are the shiny, dark green in color and belong to the citrus fruit family. When fried in hot oil they give a nutty aroma. Curry leaves are available all the year-round. They are a rich source of Vitamin A and B along with minerals, amino acids, and alkaloids.
Besides their use in cooking purposes, curry leaves are also popular as a medicinal plant and are believed to possess anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. They have been known to have various health benefits, especially for hair. The long strong hair locks that every woman wishes to have maybe just a few curry leaves ahead! These leaves are rich in vitamin C, phosphorus, iron, calcium and nicotinic acid. All these essential nutrients have a wide variety of benefits for your hair. Curry leaves can be used orally or topically for the desired purposes.
Following are some essential benefits of curry leaves for strengthening your hair.
Promote Hair Thickness
The protein, vitamin B6, and the beta-carotene found in the curry leaves can promote hair thickness plausibly. They bless your hair with greater length and strength. They improve hair shaft along with the overall health of the hairs. The oil extracts from curry leaves can be used in making natural hair masks at home. This oil can be used with your regular massage oil for additional benefits. You can also rinse your hair with curry leaves boiled in water.
Prevent Dandruff and other Scalp Infections
Curry leaves are asserted to possess potential anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that promote a healthier scalp, keeping the chances of dandruff and other infections at a minimum. They serve the purpose well within hair packs and hair masks. For that purpose, curry leaves must be grounded into a paste and then mixed with yogurt and applied on hairs for about 30 minutes. This works best for sensitive scalp. Fenugreek seeds can be employed for additional benefits.
Reduce Hair fall
Shedding 50-100 strands of hair a day is normal as per dermatologists. However, a person shedding hair more than this may be at a serious risk of hair loss. People suffering from alopecia are one of the similar cases because they shed the greater amount of hair. The antioxidant content of the curry leaves can strengthen your hair follicles thus locking the hair strands strongly into their place. In addition, they improve blood circulation to the scalp ensuring a proper hair growth. Extract of curry leaves mixed with hibiscus can prevent hair loss effectively.
Restore Healthy Scalp
A dry and damaged scalp with clogged hair follicles is one of the leading reasons for hair loss. Curry leaves induce the scalp restoration and moisturization, boosting the growth of your hair. It opens up the dead and clogged follicles and eases their access to fresh breath. Curry leaves blended with Amla and fenugreek oil could serve the purpose. A research states that oil with 7 to 9% of curry leaves extract can recover dead hair follicles within 6 days thereby inducing a fast and healthy hair growth.
An unhealthy diet and a polluted environment exert serious, negative impacts on the health of our hair. Curry leaves are best at neutralizing the damage because they can fight free radicals effectively. Alcohol water extract of the leaves can effectively clear all the pollutants embedding your hair scalp, allowing your hair to grow healthy and strong.
Prevent Graying of Hair
Curry leaves can help lock your natural hair color for longer times. It prevents graying of your hair before time and restores the natural hair shade. Boiled curry leaves’ residue mixed with coconut oil can serve the purpose. It protects the natural color by enhancing the production of melanin and thus prevents the premature graying of hair.
Before going out for those expensive hair treatments and products, try to practice these natural remedies employing curry leaves. Results will surely be as desired and for a long term.