I have told you about DIY Hair masks & how to detoxify your hair. Now its turn for some deep root nourishments.
Our grandmother and mother tells us constantly about hair nourishment and how oiling your hair on a regular basis is a big part of hair care routine.
Nourishing your hair with a good oil is like keeping your body nourished and healthy with food. Oil is a hair food and you should feed your hair on a regular basis to keep it nourished, healthy, lustrous and thick.
Oiling your hair regularly conditions your scalp and promotes hair growth by stimulating our hair follicle and improving blood circulation to the scalp for thick shiny hair.
Trust me listen to your mothers and do a regular champi, even though you not thrilled about oily sticky hair, and you will sure see a noticeable difference.
Now the question come what hair oil to use? So many available in the market right…
Well please do read some of my homemade hair oil recipes which are definitely better than store bought hair oils.
Curry Leaves Hair Oil
Curry leaves aid in hair growth, as they are high in amino-acid & beta carotene which really essential for hair growth. They are also rich in antioxidants which moistures your scalp and also remove dead skin and hair follicles. Apart from this curry leaves are also high in proteins which is very useful in preventing hair fall and thinning of hair. Besides controlling
There are a lot of health benefits to consuming curry leaves and it also helps when used externally to repair and rebuild damaged hair in a natural and non- pharmaceutical way.
1 Bowl curry Leaves
1 bowl coconut hair oil.
Add both the ingredients in a bowl and heat it up until you see the leaves change colour to black. Heat this mixture on extremely low flame. Once the leaves change colour turn off the flame and let it cool down. Strain this mixture once it is cool and store in a air tight bottle.
Massage this oil once a week in your scalp and in your hair as well if they have become dry. Keep it for 3-4 hours or overnight and rinse it with paraben and sulphate free shampoo and conditioner.
You can store this oil for 2 months.
Hibiscus and neem Oil
Using neem oil on the scalp is recommend solution by Ayurveda to maintain scalp health. Neem oil keeps the dandruff, flaky scalp, Itchy scalp problems away. Neem oil contains antioxidants, fatty acids and antimicrobial compounds which benefits the skin and scalp in numerous ways. These compounds are know to fight skin and scalp allergies and infection and promote a healthy growth.
Neem oil is a perfect oil to keep your scalp health and when it is combined with Hibiscus flowers, you will get the perfect solution for Hair fall and thinning.
Deficiency of Vitamin C is know to cause hair fall. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin C and because of this infusing these flowers in your oil can boost hair growth immensely.
This flower stimulates re growth of hair from follicles and bald patches. A study conducted on rats has proved that, leaf and flower extract of this tree can promote re growth of hair.
This oil not only will strengthen your hair from the roots but will improve the overall thickness of your hair as well.
3/4th bowl dried and crushed hibiscus flower
3/4th bowl dried and crushed neem leaves.
20 - 25 fresh hibiscus flowers
1 bowl Almond oil
1 bowl Olive oil
½ bowl Neem oil (optional – it is of if you don’t have this, the powder will also be sufficient)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and heat it on an extremely low flame. Heat this mixture until the flowers change colour and the oil starts bubbling. This should take about 20-30 minutes depending on your gas flame. Remove this oil from your gas and let it cool down. Strain the mixture and store in a air tight bottle.
Apply this hair oil on your scalp once or twice a week and leave it for 4-5 hours or over night. Shampoo and conditioner your hair after that and you will see a visible difference in your hair in about a month.
Aloe Vera and Coconut hair oil.
Aloe Vera is considered to be a super plant is Ayurveda. Aloe Vera is very beneficial for hair and give you super lustrous locks and combine this super plant in your hair oil and you will get a outstanding hair oil for your hair. Aloevera helps penetrate inside your scalp and hair follicles and repairs the damage and conditions you’re your hair naturally.
This homemade hair oil is a great remedy for preventing hair fall by soothing a flaky, dry and itchy scalp. It also strengthens week hair, increases hair growth, and nourishes your hair follicles and balance the pH level of your scalp and hair.
1 fat and long Aloe Vera stem, if you have smaller one use 2
1 cup organic coconut oil
Essential Oil of your choice (Tea Tree Oil , Rosemary oil)
Peel of the aloe vera stem and remove the pulp from it. This should give you 1 cup of aloe vera pulp. Mix 1 cup of aloe vera pulp and 1 cup of coconut oil. The ratio of aloe vera and coconut oil should be 1:1 if the pulp is not enough you can cut one more aloe vera stem and remove its pulp.
Combine both the ingredients well and put it on a low heat for about 7 minutes. Let this cool down completely and add about 10 drop of essential oil of your choice. Pour this mixture in a dark airtight bottle and let it sit for 3 weeks before you start using it.
Shake the oil well before you start using it. You can apply this hair oil once of twice a week. You can keep this hair in your hair overnight or if you think that becomes too mess do keep it at least for 3-4 hours before you wash it off.
Please try and use chemical and sulphate free shampoo while using these hair oils to see better results.
Onion Hair Oil
Onions are high in sulphate. This is the reason why onion helps with the treatment of variety of hair problems. Onion hair oil promotes hair growth and is also known for treating baldness.
Sulphur prevents hair thinning and split ends. It also prevents breakage of hair and make the strands thicker.
Onions also balances the pH level of the hair which helps in preventing premature greying of the hair. This oil even has antibacterial and cleansing properties that helps in treating scalp allergies and infections.
It also contains vital minerals and vitamins needed to strengthen hair roots giving you dense, thick and strong hair growth.
Studies show that onion hair oil is very effective in regrowth of hair if applied at an early stage of baldness. If this hair oil is applied 2-3 times a week you will start noticing visible difference in 6-8 weeks.
½ cup coconut oil
3 table spoon Olive oil
4 cloves garlic
2 medium size onion
10 drops of Lavender or Rosemary Essential oils
Finely chop the garlic and onion and put it in a thick bottom bowl. Add both the oils in it. Heat this mixture on a low flame until the onions and garlic become crisp dark brown.
Make sure the onions have left all their juices into the oil. Remove the mixture from the flame and let it cool down completely. Strain this mixture properly and add essential oils in this mixture. Store this oil in a air tight bottle and store it in the fridge.
Use this oil 2-3 times a week and leave it overnight before rinsing your hair off with a chemical free shampoo.
Amla (Gooseberry) Hair oil
Amla is extremely rich in Vitamin C and natural antioxidants named polyphenols and flavonoids. When this super berry is mixed with oil it is known to condition and strengthen follicles down to its roots.
Ayurveda also say amla can oil can stop premature greying and promote hair growth and keep dandruff away as well. Amla are rich in Vitamin E, they are anti inflammatory and are great hydrators for hair all of which helps in protecting hair shafts and giving you thick health shiny hair.
This is a perfect hair oil for women and men suffering for premature greying, hair damage and hair fall. A good massage with this oil will provide cooling effect on the scalp and will ease out stress as well. Regular use of this hair oil will increases hair flexibility and elasticity and will make you hair silkier softer and darker.
1 cup extra virgin coconut oil.
3 table spoon Sesame oil
6 - 8 fresh amla
Grate the Amla fruit in a bowl, mix both the oils in this and leave this mixture out in the sun for 1 day. Keep this bowl on a low flame the next day and cook it until it starts making bubbles and the grated amla has left all its juices into the oil.
Remove this mixture out and keep it in the sun for one more day. Strain this mixture and store the oil in a dark bottle. Let the oil rest in a cool place for a week before you start using it.
You can use this oil twice a week. Apply it the night before or just 3 hours before you hair was. Make sure you using organic chemical free shampoo and conditioner for better results.
Precautions while making homemade oils
- Always extremely slow cook these oils, as cooking them on a high flame will destroy its nutrients. Don’t keep the flames heat beyond 300 degree Fahrenheit.
- Make sure the oils have cool down completely before you start straining them
- Never over heat the coconut oil or it will loose its nutritional value.
- Do not oil your hair more than twice a week and avoid washing your hair everyday or you will loose out on natural oils.
- Please switch to natural chemical free shampoos and conditioners.
I hope this blog was helpful. Let me know which hair oil worked best for you in the comments below.