Curry leaves hair oil

Curry leaf is a wonder leaf for hair health. Curry leaf oil can reduce hair fall, promote growth of thick hair, cure dandruff problems, delay gray hair and can control thinning of hair. This oil shown here is curry leaves infused hair oil that can be made easily at home. You can make this curry leaves hair oil once in two months and store it.

How to make curry leaves hair oil

  • 200 ml Coconut oil
  • 7-8 stalks Curry leaves (Known as Kariveppilai in Tamil.)
  1. Take fresh curry leaves and wash them well. Remove the stems and take out the leaves separately. We will sun dry them.
  2. Place the leaves on a clean surface and allow them to dry in the sun for a few days till the leaves are crisp.
  3. Once the leaves are fully dry, place them in a blender.
  4. Blend on high for a few minutes till you have a fine powder. A coarse powder will also work.
  5. In a bowl, take coconut oil. I use organic coconut oil.
  6. Add the curry leaves powder to the oil. Leave the leaves in the oil for 10 to 15 hours so that the leaves extract fully infuses in the oil.
  7. Strain the oil with the use of a clean white cloth. A strainer can be used but a cloth works better to get oil free of any impurities.
  8. The oil is now done and is ready for use.
  9. You can store this oil in a glass or plastic jar. Keep it in a cool dark place. The oil can be stored for up to 6 months.

This oil is excellent for hair growth, reducing hair fall and to prevent pre-mature graying.

You can either use it as a leave on oil or apply it one hour before shower and wash off with a mild shampoo.

Always massage the oil into both the scalp and your hair till the tip.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.