Homemade Ayurvedic Oil For Hair Growth
Are you spotting wispy strands and seeing clutches of tangled hair in brushes? I know it’s distressing and is giving you sleepless nights. Many reasons such as current hectic lifestyle, pollution, and adulterated chemical-leached hair care products can damage our hair. Hence numbers of people rely on Ayurveda to fight against hair loss. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest medical system and it offers a plethora of healing remedies for concern.
Hair fall, hair thinning, hair breakage comes to a halt in just 1 week. Regrow strong dense and healthy hair with the below mentioned amazing homemade hair oils. Each of these herbal hair oils provides intense nourishment to the scalp, stimulate hair growth, strengthen hair roots and treats alopecia and other hair loss problems. These hair oils are also highly effective in fighting against greying hair, dandruff, and scalp infection. Say goodbye to commercial made hair care products and make your own favourite essential oil at home without any huge effort.
Best DIY (Do It Yourself) Bhringraj-Amla Hair Oil For Hair Growth:
Bhringraj is amazing for pre-mature greying. It gives countless benefits to hair and controls hair loss. It also improves the quality of sleep and powdered Bhringraj can be used in all hair masks as well.
Amla contains an array of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants which combats all hair issues and induces lustre and shine to your hair. It increases blood circulation and promotes hair growth. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which have a cooling effect. Let us look into this DIY Bhringraj-Amla oil.
- Bhringraj powder/leaves -100 grams
- Amla powder/leaves – 100 grams
- Coconut oil – 500 ml
- Castor oil -250 ml
- Henna powder/leaves – 100 grams
- Hibiscus powder/leaves – 100 grams
The time required: 30-40 minutes
- Wash all the leaves, make sure they are clean and allow them to dry completely.
- Blend Bhringraj leaves and Amla using a blender. Add some water if necessary.
Way to extract juice from the herbal leaves:
Take a bowl and spread a white cotton cloth. Now pour the blended paste into the white cotton cloth. Make a pouch with the cloth and extract the juice completely from it by squeezing it.
- Add 500 ml of coconut oil, 250 ml of castor oil, and blended juices of Bhringraj and Amla into a vessel.
- Boil them for 5 minutes and now add dry hibiscus and henna leaves.
- Keep stirring the oil occasionally to avoid it bubbling up and boil it for about 30 minutes in a very low flame.
- Once the dry leaves become crisp and the oil starts to froth on the top, it means that the boiling is done.
- Switch off the flame immediately and transfer this hot oil to a different vessel.
- Allow this oil to completely cool down and transfer it to an air-tight container.
Points to remember:
- If you don’t find fresh herbal leaves, you can completely opt for herbal powders.
- Try to collect fresh, organic and pesticides free leaves. Run all the leaves and ingredients under cold water to make sure they are free from fertilizers and pesticides.
- If you get fresh hibiscus and henna leaves, you can squeeze out the juice form them as above and add them to the oils.
- When oil bubbles up and overflows, there is a high chance for the flame to ignite more, so make sure it doesn’t overflow (hence keep stirring)
- Strain the oil when it is hot. Because once it cools down, the debris (dry leaves) absorbs the oil.
For best results, use Pure Virgin Coconut Oil while making this oil. Use this herbal hair oil along with Herbal DIY Shampoo Powder.
Henna conditions your hair repairs damage and strengthens your hair. It also balances the natural scalp pH and balances oil production. It is the best herbal remedy for hair growth. Hibiscus flower is amazing whether used fresh or dry. Hibiscus flowers and leaves, both can take care of hair loss and dandruff. It promotes the length and thickness of hair. Basil/Tulsi contains vitamin A, K, C, folate, copper, iron, calcium, and magnesium. This adaptogenic herb which is rich in flavonoids hence takes care of dry, brittle and damaged hair.
DIY Coconut base oil:
Coconut oil which is best for Pitta dosha is rich in Vitamin E, K, lauric acid and minerals. It’s antifungal, anti viral and antibacterial properties support hair growth and fight with scalp infections, dandruff and fungus and protect the hair from sun damage. Fenugreek contains Vitamin C, iron, potassium and lecithin improves the strength of hair follicles. It removes the split ends, prevents hair fall, dandruff and itchy dry scalp.
- Pure coconut oil – 500ml
- Mustard seeds – 2 tablespoons
- Fenugreek seeds (Methi) – 4 tablespoons
- Cloves – 7 to 8
- Grated Indian gooseberry (Amla) – 7 tablespoons
- Grated Onion – 1
- Henna powder/leaves – 50 grams
- Hibiscus powder/leaves – 50 grams
- Hibiscus flowers (Red or White) – 20
- Basil powder/leaves (Tulsi leaves) – 50 grams
- Brahmi powder/leaves – 50 grams
- Curry leaves – 1 wistful
The time required: 40 minutes
- Take a steel vessel and pour coconut oil and add all the items one by one.
- Now transfer this vessel onto a stove and allow it to boil for about 30 minutes on a low flame.
- Keep stirring the oil and once the oil is dark; your coconut base oil is ready.
- Filter it immediately.
- Once it cools, store it in an airtight container.
Massage this oil every night before going to bed. For best results use this oil at least twice a week and shampoo off with pH Balanced Shampoo the next morning.
DIY Onion Hair Oil
Onions rich in Sulphur can promote hair regrowth; minimize breakage and thinning of hair. It also acts as scalp cleaner and follicle stimulator.
Curry leaves rich in beta-carotene and proteins, contain amino acids and anti oxidants that strengthen the hair follicles and moisture the scalp. They also remove the dead hair follicles that cause dandruff.
- Pure coconut oil – 500 ml
- Onions – 4
- Curry leaves – 1 big bunch
The time required: 40 minutes
- Chop the onions and keep it aside.
- Now transfer the chopped onions, curry leaves, and coconut oil into a vessel and keep it on the stove.
- Boil it on a low flame for about 30 minutes and keep stirring meanwhile to avoid the oil bubbling up.
- Filter it immediately and once it cools down, transfer the oil to an air tight container.
- This oil can be preserved for 3-4 months and apply it overnight twice a week.
- Shampoo your hair with a mild herbal shampoo the next morning.
- Combination of onion, curry leaves, and coconut oil acts a wonderful hair tonic.
For the best effective results use this oil along with Herbal DIY Shampoo Powder.
DIY Pure Virgin Coconut Oil
The anti bacterial properties in pure coconut oil can ward off folliculitis, a hair follicle infection. It can also fight fungal infections such as ringworm of the scalp. It can soothe cradle cap, a skin issue prominently seen in infants. When you open the jar of extra virgin coconut oil, the aroma reminds you of fresh coconuts.
Method: Heat Extraction method
- Raw Coconuts
- Break the coconuts and scoop out the coconut from the shell and cut into small pieces. Never use rotten or spoiled coconuts.
- Blend it in a blender by adding some hot water and extract coconut milk from the pulp.
Way to extract coconut milk from the pulp
Take a bowl and spread a big white cotton cloth. Pour the blended coconut paste into the white cotton cloth. Make a pouch with the cloth and extract the juice completely from it by squeezing it.
- Repeat the process of blending and extracting the coconut milk with the same pulp again.
- Now take a plastic cover and pour the coconut juice into it and hang it onto a hanger or let it sit in a container for about 4 hours. Don’t disturb it. This makes water settle down at the bottom leaving the coconut oil pulp on the top.
- Without disturbing, carefully cut the plastic cover and drain out the water alone. Transfer the coconut oil pulp into an iron kadai. Preparing oil in an iron kadai lets the iron get absorbed into the oil which makes it more iron rich.
- Put the kadai on a medium flame and keep stirring it continuously till the oil is ready.
- You can notice chunks of coconut pulp and oil getting separated.
- Once the coconut pulp chunks turn light black, it means that the oil is completely extracted.
- Strain the oil to a container and transfer it to a bottle once it’s completely cooled.
Points to remember:
Make sure the plastic cover has no holes which make it leakage proof. Care should be taken to not to spill out the oil during the entire process which can be harmful.
For best results just make this oil in the above way and replace your normal oil with this coconut oil. You will be surprised to see the results. This recipe is painstaking but you will have assured effective results.
Pure Homemade Castor Oil
Castor oil is an affordable multi-purpose vegetable oil that people have been using for thousands of years. It’s moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent option to keep hair soft, hydrated and reduces dandruff symptoms. It is rich in ricinoleic acid that helps in moisturizing the skin and also acts as a natural acne remedy. When consumed by mouth (occasionally), castor oil releases ricinoleic acid which helps in reliving constipation.
- Castor seeds – 500 grams
The time required: 2 hours
- Take castor seeds into a pan and start roasting them on a medium flame. Roast them till the upper shell shines.
- Carefully blend them in small batches in a blender or blend them in a traditional way using a wooden pestle.
- Now take a pan and boil 2 litres of In hot boiling water, add the blended castor seeds paste to it.
- Keep the pan on a medium flame and leave it for 2 hours so that the water evaporates. Stir it occasionally to make sure that it does not get burnt
- Oil starts to ooze out from the castor seeds paste. Transfer the oil immediately to a container.
- Transfer the paste to a strainer and let it rest, this makes oil ooze out completely.
For best results just apply this oil once in a week till 2 months and it can do wonders.
Omega-6 fatty acids and ricinoleic acid in castor oil enriches the scalp and helps in increasing the blood circulation to the scalp which improves hair growth. It also works super well for digestion. Applying this homemade castor oil to hair has countless benefits.
According to Ayurveda, regular hair oiling and scalp massaging which is called as kesya abhyanga improves the blood circulation and helps in revitalizing the blood vessels in the scalp. Use these oils and let me know your best favourite herbal hair oil. Comment below !!!