10 Astonishing Benefits Of Papaya For Hair

5 Explore-worthy Benefits Of Papaya For Hair & Must Try Papaya Hair Growth Mask

Many cosmetic products, like shampoos, contain ‘papaya extract’. Isn’t it much easier (and cheaper) for you to use the fruit directly? Given that it is available all around, it seems like the best thing to do. Here are 10 reasons why.

The papaya fruit is native to India, which makes us one of the luckiest people to be. The fruit is choc-a-bloc with antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin C and B, carotenes and flavonoids, fibre and minerals like magnesium and potassium. All these are excellent for our body and hair.

And that’s just from eating the fruit. In my house, however, the fruit sometimes gets overlooked (in favour of smaller, easier-to-eat options) and ripens overnight.

Why chuck it when you can use the ripe papaya for hair nourishment? Yes, this clunky-looking fruit does a lot for your hair, from helping hair growth, to fighting dandruff, to conditioning it.

Why don’t you read all the benefits at one go, right here?

10 Reasons Why Papaya Is Good For Hair:

#1 Papaya creates volume

Papaya nourishes your hair shaft and adds volume to your tresses. 

#2 Papaya prevents balding

The nutrients in papaya strengthen your hair and prevent balding.

#3 Papaya fights dandruff

A nourished scalp is a dandruff-free scalp, made possible with papaya.

#4 Papaya controls hair thinning

You can boost your diet and eat papaya for hair growth. People suffering from thinning hair problems can fight back by drinking papaya juice 2-3 times a day.

#5 Papaya adds shine and bounce to hair

A papaya hair mask can help remove oil and accumulated dirt from your hair, naturally, leaving you with shiny hair that bounces.

#6 Papaya clears chemical build-up

All those products that you use leave behind a chemical build-up. You can use a papaya pack for hair that is dull and lifeless, and give it a fresh breath of life.

#7 Papaya works as a hair conditioner

Papaya leaf extract is a known hair conditioner, used even in high-end salons to add life to limp hair.

#8 Papaya makes hair strong

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Papaya makes hair strong and nourished, from the root to the tip. Use a papaya hair pack to give a natural boost to your hair.

#9 Papaya controls split ends

Dry, under-nourished hair is prone to split ends. You can prevent and even treat them with a wholesome papaya hair mask.

#10 Papaya prevents premature greying

Healthy, nourished, strong hair has no reason to turn grey, not if you make papaya a part of your regular diet.

2 DIY Papaya Hair Masks To Retain Your Hair Glow:

#1 Papaya hair mask for dry, damaged hair

Make this nourishing papaya mask for hair that is dry and damaged from neglect and the environment.


  1. Take a few pieces of a freshly-cut ripe papaya
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to it and blend well
  3. Mix in 2 tablespoons coconut oil to make a thick paste
  4. Apply this to your hair
  5. Wash it off after 30 minutes with Pantene Pro-V Silky Smooth Care Shampoo and Conditioner

#2 Papaya hair mask for split ends

You can tackle your split ends with this simple homemade papaya mask.


  1. Chop up half of a ripe papaya
  2. Drop the pieces in a blender
  3. Add ¼ cup olive oil and ½ tablespoon honey
  4. Blend thoroughly into a smooth paste
  5. Coat your hair with this and let it sit for 1-2 hours
  6. Wash off thoroughly with a good shampoo and conditioner like Pantene Pro-V Silky Smooth Care

Add papaya to your diet, either a food or as a hair mask, and you will soon have a thick, luxurious mane.

Like papaya, even fenugreek works wonders for hair. So check out 13 less known benefits of fenugrek for hair health here.

Check out a complete hair care guide with amazing hair care tips, hairstyling ideas and DIY hairstyle tutorials here.

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