Using buttermilk for hair growth is not new. Our ancestors have been using it since years to wash their hair. Even the butter that is extracted after churning buttermilk. Curd, buttermilk, home made butter and ghee are some of the best old age remedies for all our hair and skin problems. With time, we not only ignored these golden treatments but acquired western methods.
Indians are known for long, lustrous and shiny hair. But unfortunately we have started to look for different ways to improve our hair’s health, since the last century.
There are no better conditioners, face packs or tips the world can give you than India alone. We just need to go back to our roots and learn what our grandmas once did for their skin and hair.
Once just miracle remedy is using buttermilk for hair growth.
Buttermilk contains good bacteria called the Lactic acid, which helps in gently exfoliating the scalp to remove dead skin and dirt buildup on scalp. This lets our hair follicles to breathe and also helps in fast absorption of the goodness of any hair pack/natural oils that we put on.
Now you being aware of this wonderful benefits of buttermilk, I know you cant wait to know how to use buttermilk for hair growth in your home. So, why late? Let’s quickly dive into the recipe.
How to use Buttermilk for Hair Growth
This is one of the simplest yet most effective hair growth pack recipe that you will ever try.
Infact, this recipe is so safe and natural that you can even drink it daily and trust me, consuming this is more beneficial and the results are seen much faster than applying this to your scalp. But if you don’t like to consume buttermilk on daily basis but still want to get the benefits it gives, then this simple recipe is for you. Try it out today.
To use buttermilk for hair growth, you will need:
1) Sour Buttermilk (Preferably home made)
2) Curry Leaves
To prepare this hair tonic using buttermilk, follow the steps below:
1) Take 4 tablespoons of sour buttermilk in a bowl.
2) Now take 5-6 fresh curry leaves. Crush them using a mortar and pestle, add few teaspoons of water into it while doing so. Strain the juice into a small cup and add 2 tablespoons of this juice into the bowl of buttermilk.
3) Finally add one tablespoon of fresh rose water in to it and mix all the ingredients well.
4) Part your hair in small sections and apply this tonic to your scalp.
5) Massage for 5 minutes and tie your hair up in a bun.
6) Wash your hair with a mild shampoo after 40 minutes.
As most of your hair fall is directly dependent on your hair follicle’s health, it is important to give them right nourishment from time to time. Not only that, a clean scalp is a way to dandruff free hair which means less hair fall and less hair problems indeed.
As buttermilk is an excellent cleanser, it cleanses your scalp by removing all the dead skin cells and dirt formed by pollution and any product buildup.
While, curry leaves, being an excellent source of Vitmain B6, protein and beta-carotene helps for faster hair growth by combating the hair fall problems from the roots. Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants that moisturize the scalp while getting rid of dead hair follicles
This buttermilk tonic is not only for those who want to grow their hair faster, but also for those who wants to reduce grey hair growth and start grey hair reversal in their early stages of pre-mature graying problems.
Remember, it is better to avoid using buttermilk to your scalp if you are easily prone to cold or flue. Do not use this face pack during winters or cold temperatures. Always use only in the day time.
I believe, this is a simple and lazy girl’s hack to take care of hair. And so there are no excuses to try this out for you. 🙂
Do let me know how this buttermilk tonic worked for you and it doesn’t taste that bad, so you can prepare a little extra to have it after your meals.