Myth Debunked: Does Turmeric Really Remove Hair?

Turmeric is one of the powerful herbs for flawless skin. People are familiar with the use of turmeric as hair removal, whether mixing it in a facial mask or wax. It is easy to find, simple, affordable, and highly effective.

Does Turmeric Remove Hair?

While turmeric is used to remove hair from the skin, it does not kill hair follicles. There are only a few scientific studies about Turmeric as hair removal and if it works to reduce or slow hair growth, it would work definitely slowly and less drastically than waxing, plugging, or shaving hair off.

In fact, there are many laboratory researches suggest that Turmeric actually helps to fight hair loss and boost hair growth including consuming and applying regularly. Turmeric contains the highest amount of Curcumin—a substance that boosts the body’s immune system, anti-inflammatory antiseptic, and anti-bacterial properties which stimulate hair growth.

In other scientific studies, the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties have proved to be reducing hair loss and supporting hair growth by healing the scalp from bacteria, impurities, product build-up, and dandruff.

Benefits Of Turmeric For Hair

  • Help reduce dandruff: Scientific research shows that turmeric when worked with coconut oil, can be used as an anti-fungal treatment for dandruff. This prevents hair loss, scales on the scalp, and itching.
  • Fights Inflammation: Turmeric can help heal and soothe small wounds on the scalp as well as inflammation. It also provides antioxidant support against the free radicals we are exposing to on daily basis.
  • Maintains hair colour: In a study, curcumin was found to help keep natural hair from turning gray.
  • Improves hair growth: Researches show that curcumin helps support healthy hair growth.
  • Stimulates blood circulation: One major cause of hair thinning includes low blood circulation. Turmeric helps support better flowing of blood vessels, hair density, thickness, and stimulates hair growth.

With its many hair benefits from turmeric, it's worth incorporating it into your hair care routine to improve overall hair and scalp health.

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