7 Kitchen Ingredients for hair care routine you need to start in 2021

2020 has shown us the importance of having a healthy lifestyle and these ingredients which are readily available in your kitchen can make your dreamy hair a reality.

The common mistake we make in our young age is using toxic chemical products that takes deep root into our body over the time. So without any due, here is the list of 7 items and how to use them for beautiful, healthy and shiny hair.

1. Holy Basil 

Specifically, Shyama Tulsi, the purple variety of Holy basil is surely the elixir of life.  Almost every Indian household has a Tulsi plant for preparing tea or treating cold, the multi-benefits of tulsi requires a separate post in itself. 

To sum up, rich in antioxidants and vitamin K with antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Holy basil helps in Preventing hair loss, dandruff, premature greying, balding and deep cleansing.

How to use:

Grind 15-20 Tulsi leaves in a mortar pestle and apply the leftover juice into the roots of your hair. Leave it for 1 hour and wash off with normal water.
Kitchen Ingredient For Your Hair

2. Curry leaves

Not only an essential ingredient in the kitchen, curry leaves are source of beta carotene, protein and antioxidants which helps in getting rid of dead follicles which causes dandruff and infections and strengthen your hair roots.

How to use:

Chew curry leaves in the morning after brushing your teeth. OR
Hair tonic(with water as a base) OR hair mask(with curd) leave it for 30 minutes and wash with normal water.

3. Buttermilk

Curd or chaas which you enjoy in the summer has lactic acid and protein that helps in improving health of your hair inside and out.

The results are dandruff-free and lustrous hairs with hair conditioning and cooling properties that will make you feel relaxed.

How to use:

Pour some buttermilk in a copper utensil and leave it for 3-5 days, apply the sour buttermilk or chaas in your hair and leave it for 45 minutes, wash off with normal water.

4. Fenugreek seeds

Known as methi Dana, you can use it as hair mask, hair spray as well as for delicacies popular in Indian households.

Fenugreek seeds have Nicotinic acid, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, calcium and antioxidants properties which helps in preventing hairfall, hair thinning, dandruff, and retain moisture hence to healthy silky, smooth hair to woo yourself.

How to use: 

Soak 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in water for overnight, apply the paste by adding 1 tbsp coconut oil(optional) on the roots of your hair for 20 minutes, wash off with cold water while doing a light massage for blood circulation.


5. Mustard oil

Yes, that mustard oil which you gulp with your French fries and pakodas. It has abundant of omega-3 fatty acids which helps in reducing inflammation, hair breakage, split ends and strengthen your roots.

How to use: 

With the help of the double boiling method, heat up mustard oil and once it is tolerable, massage it and RELAX!

6. Green Tea

EGCG(epigallocatechin gallate) extracts of green tea strengthens hair follicles preventing hair loss and increases hair growth.

In addition, Some researches link presence of EGCG in treatment of alopecia.

How to use:

Boil green tea bag and allow it to cool in a cup of water(250 ml), apply the liquid into your hair roots for 30 minutes, wash off with cold water (or later enjoy tea with the above-cooked meal).

7. Honey

Honey is an excellent moisture loaded substance with glucose oxidase which brings shine to your hair and works as a perfect natural conditioner.


This honey passes NMR(Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) test which most of the brands fails.
P.S. If honey crystallises Don’t worry it is because of pollens present in it.

How to use:

Honey mixed with a pulp of banana and olive oil if applied for 15 minutes can give you a party-ready shiny look. OR
Honey with extra virgin coconut oil in addition to a Lukewarm massage.


In other words, these evergreen hair remedies are not only easily available, budget-friendly and delicacies in our home but also being used for ages and has solid cause and effect in your lifestyle. Therefore, go for it and love your hair even more.


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