Want long, voluminous hair? These curry leaves hacks can do wonders to your mane

First Published 21, Nov 2020, 4:07 PM

Magical cures for your everyday beauty issues are hidden right inside your kitchen shelves, locked in jars and cabinets or lying cold and neglected in your refrigerator. It's about time we start looking, going back to our roots and identifying the brilliance trapped in our indigenous ingredients.

<p>In India, you will commonly find everyday kitchen ingredients being put to multiple uses and for good measure. Besides being sprinkled into the pan to make lip-smacking delicacies, they are used as home remedies for health and beauty purposes. One such local ingredient is South India's humble curry leaf.</p>

In India, you will commonly find everyday kitchen ingredients being put to multiple uses and for good measure. Besides being sprinkled into the pan to make lip-smacking delicacies, they are used as home remedies for health and beauty purposes. One such local ingredient is South India's humble curry leaf.

<p>The rich, glossy green leaves come packed with a bevy of health benefits, including liver and heart health, keeping a check on cholesterol and blood glucose levels, and relieving one from digestive troubles. Besides this, curry leaves have long been touted as an excellent ingredient for hair maintenance.</p>

The rich, glossy green leaves come packed with a bevy of health benefits, including liver and heart health, keeping a check on cholesterol and blood glucose levels, and relieving one from digestive troubles. Besides this, curry leaves have long been touted as an excellent ingredient for hair maintenance.

<p>Curry leaves come loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, beta-carotene and other micronutrients essential for hair growth and strengthening. These are also believed to be beneficial in tackling premature greying of hair.</p>

Curry leaves come loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, beta-carotene and other micronutrients essential for hair growth and strengthening. These are also believed to be beneficial in tackling premature greying of hair.

<p>Curry leaves come loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, beta-carotene and other micronutrients essential for hair growth and strengthening. These are also believed to be beneficial in tackling premature greying of hair.</p>

Curry leaves come loaded with amino acids, antioxidants, beta-carotene and other micronutrients essential for hair growth and strengthening. These are also believed to be beneficial in tackling premature greying of hair.

<p>Hair oil and masks: A traditional way to use curry leaves is to add them in your hair oil or hair mask. Take 2-3 leaves and add them in mustard or coconut oil. Heat the oil, strain out the leaves and apply as usual. A teaspoon of powdered curry leaves or its paste can be added in your regular hair mask. Curry leaves when teamed with amla, shikakai and reetha work wonders for hair.<br />
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Hair oil and masks: A traditional way to use curry leaves is to add them in your hair oil or hair mask. Take 2-3 leaves and add them in mustard or coconut oil. Heat the oil, strain out the leaves and apply as usual. A teaspoon of powdered curry leaves or its paste can be added in your regular hair mask. Curry leaves when teamed with amla, shikakai and reetha work wonders for hair.
 

<p>With yogurt: Yoghurt is another ingredient used traditionally to tame dull and damaged hair. You can make a paste of curry leaves and yoghurt (add a few neem leaves if you want), few drops of oil and apply it as a mask. Let it sit for an hour or so and wash off with a mild shampoo.</p>

With yogurt: Yoghurt is another ingredient used traditionally to tame dull and damaged hair. You can make a paste of curry leaves and yoghurt (add a few neem leaves if you want), few drops of oil and apply it as a mask. Let it sit for an hour or so and wash off with a mild shampoo.

<p>Magical cures for your everyday beauty issues are hidden right inside your kitchen shelves, locked in jars and cabinets or lying cold and neglected in your refrigerator. It's about time we start looking, going back to our roots and identifying the brilliance trapped in our indigenous ingredients. Once you start adopting those age-old, grandma-recommended remedies, you will notice a significant change.</p>

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Magical cures for your everyday beauty issues are hidden right inside your kitchen shelves, locked in jars and cabinets or lying cold and neglected in your refrigerator. It's about time we start looking, going back to our roots and identifying the brilliance trapped in our indigenous ingredients. Once you start adopting those age-old, grandma-recommended remedies, you will notice a significant change.