Bay leaves or “Tej patta” as the Indians call it, is a very commonly used spice in Indian cuisine. But did you know that this spice has multiple benefits for the hair and scalp?
When bay leaves are boiled in water, the water gets infused with the benefits of the bay leaves. Thus, using this water for the hair and scalp can help rid the scalp of dandruff, give your hair a renewed shine, boost hair growth and support better hair health.
Here are the benefits of using the bay leaf spray for your scalp and hair:
1. Promotes better hair shine
Bay leaves are very helpful in promoting hair shine and add luster to the hair. It can help promote better hair health in general as bay leaves are rich in antioxidants and can help keep the hair away from external damage.
2. Helps keep scalp conditions at bay
Scalp conditions like dandruff, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, folliculitis, etc, are common. Using the bay leaf spray on the scalp can help prevent the spread of such scalp conditions and also help cure them if they are in their mild stages, as bay leaves have anti-fungal and antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Can help fight lice infestation
Lice infestation is a problem that is mainly faced by children but can also happen in adults. If it isn’t treated at the right time, it can spread from one person to the other very easily as head lice grow and breed at a rapid rate.
Therefore, using this bay leaf spray on the scalp and hair can help reduce scalp itchiness and can help prevent the spread of the lice, as the smell of the bay leaves help to inhibit the spread and further contamination.
4. Helps boost hair growth
Hair fall is faced by many and is now becoming a very common problem. Using this bay leaf spray on your scalp and hair can help boost hair growth, as bay leaves are rich in vitamin B. This spray can also help reduce hair loss, as it strengthens the hair roots.
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How to make the bay leaf spray at home?
Wash the bay leaves under running water to get rid of any impurities. Then into a heating pot, crush the bay leaves, and add them in along with some water.
Let the water come to a boil while on high flame and then let this simmer on low flame for 10 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the bay leaf water cool down. Once it cools down, strain out the bay leaves and pour the bay leaf water into a spray bottle. It is ready to be used.
Storage and shelf life: You can store this bay leaf spray for up to one week in the refrigerator.
How to use the bay leaf spray on your hair and scalp?
Wash your hair as usual and pat dry it with a towel. Leave it to air dry. When your hair is damp, spritz the bay leaf spray evenly all over your scalp and hair and let it dry. It is not required to rinse off, as it is a leave-in hair spray.