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This DIY curry leaves and lemon oil can give your hair healthy growth

Curry leaves and lemon are more than just kitchen staples! A homemade hair oil made of curry leaves and lemon can help to promote hair growth.
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Use this oil for better hair volume. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Grace Bains Published: 30 Sep 2021, 05:00 pm IST
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Are you looking to protect your hair from hair fall and add volume to it? If yes, then look no further as what you needs is hair oil made from natural ingredients that can help you fight common problems like hair fall, dandruff, and dullness.

A hair oil made at home will ensure that you target the problem areas by using the ingredients that are suited to your needs. So, if you want to promote healthy hair growth and reduce dandruff, then a hair oil made of curry leaves and lemon can come to your rescue.

Using this homemade oil can work wonders on your hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s why using curry leaves and lemon hair oil works for hair growth

Curry leaves (kadi patta) are usually associated with seasoning dishes like sambhar, poha, and kadhi. However, they are also packed with benefits for our hair, as they contain a compound called carbazole alkaloids, which are known for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help ward off scalp infections and dandruff, and increase the strength of your hair. It is also packed with protein, vitamin B and C, and beta-carotene which prevents hair from thinning, promotes hair growth, and reduces dullness.

Similarly, the benefits of lemon extend beyond flavouring the dishes. It is loaded with vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, and flavonoids. This nutritional profile helps to make hair stronger by strengthening the hair follicles, combats dandruff causing fungus, and fights scalp infections. As per research published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, vitamin C plays a critical role in normal hair follicle cycle, and promotes hair growth.

So, are you ready to make curry leaves and lemon hair oil?

Here’s what you will need:

  • Fresh or dried curry leaves
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Coconut oil
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Curry leaves and lemon hair oil will strengthen your hair! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how to prepare the curry leaves and lemon hair oil for hair growth

Step 1: In a clean glass jar, pour coconut oil and then add crushed curry leaves to it.

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Step 2: Next, add a few drops of lemon essential oil. Don’t go overboard with the quantity of essential oil. Undiluted essential oil can irritate the skin. Store in a clean and dry place overnight.

Step 3: Strain out the leaves and filter the oil.

Your hair oil is now ready!

Here’s how to use the hair oil for optimal results

Step 1: Take a teaspoon of the oil and pour it on your scalp.

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Step 2: Massage the oil thoroughly across the scalp and the entire length of your hair.

Step 3: Leave the oil for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off using a shampoo.

You could also use an applicator bottle to target specific areas and remember that this hair oil is good for at least 5-6 months in a dry place.

Use this hair oil for hair growth at least once or twice a week. You will see the results only after regular use! Wait no more, and make this curry leaves and lemon hair oil a recurring feature of your hair care routine.

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