I recently prepared one of the most requested homemade herbal hair oil and used it rigorously twice a week, 2 hours before showering. I would recommend using it lukewarm for this to work most efficiently. Oiling is part and parcel of our lives and can change the entire outlook of hair. Let’s jump to directions to use and tutorial now!
Ingredients of herbal hair oil
- Curry leaves
- Hibiscus leaves
- Basil leaves
- Fenugreek seeds
- Black seeds
- Hibiscus Flowers (fresh or dried)
- Coconut oil
- Pour 1 cup extra virgin coconut oil into a pan or mud vessel, and put the flame to the lowest.
- Add 10-15 curry leaves along with 8-15 hibiscus leaves and a small bunch of tulsi leaves into the oil.
- Along with the mentioned ingredients, add 1 tbsp. fenugreek seeds and 1 tbsp. black seeds.
- Stir using a large spoon until all ingredients mix well with the oil for good 15-20 minutes.
- Using a sieve, filter out leftover oil into a glass jar and close it using the lid.
- You can later add dried leaves and other ingredients to the glass jar for a longer effect.
- Keep the oil away from any moisture and store it in a dry place.
Benefits of herbal hair oil:
- It prevents premature greying of hair.
- Regular application of this oil promotes hair growth, improves blood circulation in the scalp and stimulates nerves.
- Smoothen cuticles of the hair, hence great for frizzy hair.
Ingredients for herbal oil
Holy Basil/Shyama tulsi:
Shyama or Krishna tulsi is a variety of basil with purple colour leaves, it has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties with vitamin K, phytonutrients, electrolytes and other essential minerals. A must-have plant for your home.
Often named as neem leaves, curry leaves are rich source of beta carotene, vitamin B, amino acids, protein, carbazole alkaloids and other vital nutrients essential for hair growth and preventing premature greying of hair.
Hibiscus flowers and leaves
Hibiscus are rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, antioxidants, and amino acids which help in the production of keratin in the cells along with rehydrating keratin fibres of hair follicles. It repairs and strengthens hair, and softens hair cuticles by naturally conditioning them.
Rich source of vitamins A, K, potassium, iron, protein, and nicotinic acid along with many essential nutrients. Fenugreek is helpful in preventing dandruff and hair fall. It hydrates and strengthens hair follicles. You can even use fenugreek as herb rinse by fermenting it for 24 hours in water.
Kalonji is known to neutralize the effects of free radicals that improve the quality of hair. It improves scalp health, reverses hair damage and prevents premature greying of hair. Here you can find how to use kalonji oil, correctly.
Coconut oil is rich source of lauric acid and vitamin E that strengthens hair and works best for both high porosity and low porosity hair. Coconut oil penetrates hair within an hour, thus it is one of the fastest absorbing oil and works best in herb infusion.