Home made hair oil #1
Recently, when i visited a Health and glow store i just picked up some hair oil of a random brand. I was literally shocked to see how many harmful ingredients were included in it. Mineral oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Avobenzone, and many Antioxidants and colorants. You know? These does serious harm than good to your hair and scalp as well. These hair oils may make your hair look shiny or manage frizz to make your hair smooth, but remember these are only temporary results/benefits that are used to deceive you to use the hair oils in the long run. And if used in the long run, These harmful ingredients in the oils may cause scalp allergies, bald spots and thinning of hair.
So i decided to make one for me with the goodness of all natural ingredients and thought of sharing with you guys as well. My mom used to make this hair oil for me in my school days, when i experienced serious hair fall – i don’t know for what reason. 🙁 Ever since I was using this hair oil, my hair became dark and the roots are even stronger now.
So let’s get started with the preparation of this Home made Hair oil in a simpler yet effective way. 🙂
You need only 3 simple ingredients which are already lying in your kitchen right now.
- Pure coconut oil
- Amla ( Indian gooseberry)
- Curry leaves
Here is the goodness of each ingredient used
Why coconut oil?
Coconut oil is the one such oil which is used in almost everything from cooking to moisturizing skin and nourishing hair due to its wide variety of uses and benefits. The vitamins and the essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil helps to remove sebum-buildup from hair follicles and nourishes the scalp. It is an excellent antioxidant that helps to counter adverse effects of whitening of hair and ageing. Its effectiveness can be increased when used with the right ingredients that help to Fight with dandruff, dry and itchy scalp.
Use 100% pure virgin coconut oil for better results.
Why Amla/Indian gooseberry?
Indian gooseberry also known as Amla is power packed with lot of nutrients. It is rich in polyohenols, vitamins, minerals and iron which has its own benefits as antimicrobial and antiviral.Its antioxidant nature prevents from premature graying of hair and improves the texture of hair keeping it strong from inside and shiny from out. Amla when either consumed or used externally is beneficial and treats many skin related problems like acne, blemishes and discoloration of skin. It improves the pigmentation of hair, makes it dark and gives relief from dandruff.
Eat one fresh Amla daily early in the morning for incredible health and medicinal benefits.
100mg of Amla= 445mg of vitamin C
Why Curry leaves?
Curry leaves are believed to be Ayurvedic medicine from ancient times. As it has many medicinal properties such as anti-diabetic, antioxidant,antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic. It helps to get rid of dead hair follicles which prevents hair loss and thinning of hair. Curry leaves are also rich in amino acids that helps to strengthen the hair roots and keeps your mane shiny and healthy. It is rich source of vitamin B which is one of the essential vitamin for your hair growth.
I guess next time you wont throw those curry leaves form your food 😉
Preparation: Home made hair oil for shiny BLACK HAIR & get THICKER HAIR naturally
Preparation time: 7-10min
Don’t worry, the preparation of this oil is as simple as preparing a maggi, If you thick it is :p
Keep all the ingredients ready with you.
>>Take a small bowl and add 5-6 Tablespoons of 100% Pure Virgin coconut oil.
>>Take a clean sauce pan and add the measured coconut oil in it. Put it on a cook-top or stove and start heating in a low flame.
>>After the oil gets heated,add 10-15 curry leaves.
CAUTION: Add the curry leaves carefully, as the oil may spill out or you may burn your hands.Be sure not to keep your face too close to the sauce pan. Please take your elder’s help if necessary.
>> Let the curry leaves simmer for a good 3-4 min and now add chopped pieces of Amla.
>>Stir the mixture slowly till all the pieces of Amla and currey leaves turns black.
>>Simmer the mixture until the oil turns light brown and then Off the stove /cook-top.
>>Strain the oil with a cheese cloth or any loosely woven cloth to separate just the oil form the mixture.
>>Let the oil cool at room temperature, or use the oil when it is warm. Apply all over your hair from roots to tips and gently massage for 5 min. Leave the oil overnight or for at least 5-6 hrs and wash-off with a mild shampoo and condition as usual.
This oil can also be prepared more and can be stored for one month. I liked to prepare at that point when i’m using it. So i prepared little here. You can prepare for 250ml or 500ml of coconut oil and take appropriate amounts of Amla and curry leaves and prepare the oil in the same way, but remember if more oil is used with its proportionate amounts of Amla and curry leaves the preparation time also increases. Keep a watch on the oil while preparing and always take your elder’s help if you are preparing it for the first time.
Used the oil twice weekly for better and noticeable results.
Do let me know if you facing any hair related problems, i will hopefully give you the best possible natural way to cure it. Comments your opinions or any additional information that you think may help others.
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