From our grandmothers’ to ayurvedic experts, all of them swear by the benefits of hair oiling. Also it not only strengthens our hair but helps in reducing hair fall. Everyone has their own way of making and using natural hair oil when they face hair fall. Where vigorous “chumpis” can damage our tresses but a gentle hair massage with oil that’s enriched with quality ingredients can reduce hair fall.
To save you all some time, we have come up with one of the best hair oil that you can easily make at home. All you need is handful of the ingredients mentioned below and a little bit of patience.
INGREDIENTS TO USE AND THEIR BENEFITS
● Olive Oil
Olive oil is not just for cooking purposes, it has a multitude of benefits for your hair. It adds softness to your hair and also strengthens it. Good quality olive oil can hair by penetrating the hair shaft and preserves moisture. In addition to this it’s is also efficient in decreasing dandruff and lice.
● Dried Hibiscus leaves
Dried hibiscus leaves is a well-known herbal remedy for hair growth. It has various advantages on hair like preventing hair loss, making hair healthy and lustrous. It also helps to thicken your hair. And adds volume to hair by reducing premature graying. An added bonus is that it controls dandruff.
● Black mustard seeds
Mustard seeds are a good source of Vitamin A. And as we know, vitamin A is a great nutrient for hair growth. It is a stimulant which leads to faster hair growth. Mustard seeds are rich in protein, calcium, vitamin A and E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. All of these together strengthen your hair from within resulting in reduction of hair fall.
● Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek contains vitamins-A, B, C, K, protein, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphates, folic acid, saponins, flavonoids, etc. The list is never ending. All these components have antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that maintain a healthy scalp thereby promoting stronger hair growth. It has lecithin, which acts as a natural emollient. It conditions and moisturizes your scalp and provides nourishment to the roots. Fenugreek contains protein and amino acids, which help repair damaged hair. It also provides shine and softness to your hair.
● Curry leaves
Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants moisturise the scalp reducing dandruff , and also removes dead hair follicles. Apart from that, curry leaves are high in beta-carotene and protein. This makes hair strong, preventing hair loss and thinning of hair. Curry leaves are also high in amino acid content which strengthens the hair fibers and promotes hair growth.
PREPARATION OF THE OIL
To prepare the natural hair oil, follow the steps that we have mentioned below properly:
1) Take a glass bowl of suitable volume and add olive oil to it.
2) Once you have poured olive oil, you can add dried Hibiscus leaves, black mustard seeds, dried fenugreek seeds and curry leaves one by one.
3) You need to store the contents so that they don’t stick together while making the natural oil.
4) Lastly, make sure your preparation stays exposed to sunlight for an extended time period. Sunlight is a major source of vitamin D, which is largely beneficial for so many reasons.
Keep the jar in the sunlight for 3-4 days and you will have your all natural homemade hair oil.