Top 10 Homemade Ayurvedic Hair Oils

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Ayurvedic hair oils

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Frequent salon visits sure give your hair a makeover. And you can be sure of dealing with bad hair days perfectly. But what about the core health of your hair? Does a good appearance always mean healthy hair? Salon treatments and hair products that are available in the market cannot guarantee nourishment for your tresses. Something that is absolutely essential. Ayurvedic hair oils, on the other hand, will leave your hair feeling alive in no time. Don’t believe us. Just try these easy recipes to see for yourself. The plus being an absence of side effects. In other words, even if the homemade oils do not really benefit you after several uses, they won’t cause any harm either. Also, the natural way of your hair will be maintained in a fairly easy manner.

1. Brahmi Oil
Brahmi oil

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  • Stir and heat Brahmi powder with coconut oil
  • Let it cool after a few minutes
2. Herbal Henna Oil
  • Carefully heat Gingili oil and bring it to a boil
  • As the oil is still boiling, throw in five cups of henna powder
  • Stir well and let it boil for another six-seven minutes. Let it cool
  • The concoction has a shelf life of up to two months and is known to speed up hair growth
3. Tulsi Oil
Tulsi oil

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  • Make a paste out of a bundle of Tulsi leaves
  • Add ½ a cup of coconut oil to the paste and heat it on low flame
  • Add a couple of corn kernels or some fenugreek seeds
  • Turn of the heat when the kernels have popped
  • Cool the mix, strain and store for use
4. Coconut Oil
  • Grind some white coconut flesh and put it on a cheese cloth
  • Squeeze the cloth so that all the liquid is drained into a fresh, clean container
  • Refrigerate this extract for a few hours. When you take it back out, you should be able to see two separate layers
  • The bottom layer is that of hardened coconut milk. Dispose it off. The top layer is what you would be using
5. Extracts Of Curry Leaves
Extracts of curry leaves

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  • Boil curry leaves with some coconut oil
  • Cool and store
6. Hibiscus Oil
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  • Heat some chopped Hibiscus flowers
  • Add coconut oil and stir
  • Add 3 tulsi leaves when the mixture starts to smoke
  • Strain and store
7. Amla Oil
  • Make a paste with powdered amla, fenugreek and coconut oil
  • Heat the paste till it turns brown
8. Coconut Milk With Aloe Vera
Coconut milk with aloe vera

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  • Make a mix of tulsi paste, aloe vera and brahmi
  • Add it to heating coconut milk
9. Bhringraj Oil
  • Chop some Bhringraj leaves and add it to a cup of heating coconut oil
  • Continue heating for 5 minutes. Add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds
  • Turn off heat after five minutes. Cool and strain
10. Castor Mix
  • Mix a cup of castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil each
  • Heat it with some camphor
  • Cool, strain and store

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Ayurvedic Hair Oil Benefits

Ayurvedic hair oil benefits

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The nature of Ayurvedic hair oils is such that almost every person who uses them is benefitted in some or the other way. The most highlighted benefits of these oils include:

    Improvement in the health and quality of hair due to the absence of artificial additives and chemicals

  • Fresh and natural nourishment for hair cuticles
  • Reduction in dandruff, hairfall and an array of other hair related problems
  • A calming experience that relieves stress
  • Deep conditioning and strengthening of hair
  • Reduction in facial lines and wrinkles over time
Ayurvedic Hair Oiling Techniques

Ayurvedic hair oils are meant to be used in a certain manner. That is what makes them the most effective. Deriving their essences from traditions, Ayurvedic hair oils are fairly easy to use. The following steps are the most commonly followed during the traditional hair oiling techniques drawn from Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic hair oiling techniques

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  • After the oil is made and ready to use, it is heated up so that it is comfortably warm to the touch
  • The warm oil is picked up with cotton buds and gently applied to the roots of the hair in parts
  • Gradually, the same oil is applied to evenly coat all the strands
  • Once that is done, a gentle massage helps to improve the blood circulation of the scalp thereby enhancing the absorption of the oil
  • Finally, steam and hot towels are used to further stimulate and open the pores. This can be left on for a little more than an hour

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Author Biography
D’ipanjenah Ali Ghoshal D’ipanjenah is an artist and designer from NIFT. Apart from painting and fashion, her appetite for creativity also encourages her to write poetry, blogs and papers. She also plays the guitar in her leisure time and loves reading. She is a traveller and coffee fanatic too. D’ipanjenah currently resides in New Delhi with her two year old cat!

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