Turmeric has been a long-time treasured secret amongst ayurvedic medicine and natural beauty enthusiasts. Potent with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, its lively yellow hue only lends a hint to what its true power beholds. Classically associated with teas, curries, lattes, and even face masks – many have yet to discover turmeric benefits for hair, too. While we know it may seem far-fetched to use a well-known spice on your crown – we have a list of all its hair benefits (and our best products that feature it, too!) that will surely put your concerns at ease. Still questioning is turmeric good for your hair? Find out why we think so, here:

Boosts Hair Growth

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which helps to improve blood circulation all over the body including the scalp. According to published studies, better circulation means that more nutrients and oxygen can reach the hair follicles, thus promoting healthy hair growth. Plus, its antioxidant properties can help to protect hair follicles from damage caused by free radicals from our daily diets, pollution, and environmental factors which can not only affect your health but your hair too – essentially leading to hair loss and other hair issues.

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Promotes Scalp Health

Turmeric has also been found to improve scalp health by reducing oil secretion and promoting sebum production. Sebum is actually the natural oil produced by the scalp that helps to keep your scalp happy, healthy, and feeling good. With the addition of turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties, if you have any reaction in the scalp from irritation – like tight braids or chemical reactions – this little antidote can help to reduce inflammation that could potentially block your hair follicles and prevent your hair from flourishing.

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