Published By: Nirtika Pandita

Homemade hair care oils for lush and healthy hair growth

 If you have been looking for effective ways for hair growth, this is it 

Hair fall and obtaining healthy hair have often been a problem for most people. With every changing season the quality and texture of the hair change. And mostly it is not in our hands to control it and keep it sane season after season. While washing hair regularly is one way to keep hair health in check, the other best way in Indian households is oiling. By moisturising the scalp it keeps the hair follicles healthy and hair grows strong. A bottle of coconut oil is common to be found, but there are various other hair oil concoctions that can promote healthy hair.

Amla and olive oil

Amla is rich in vitamin C and also works as a conditioner deeply hydrating the hair.

Boil some dried amla pieces in olive oil and leave the pieces in the oil for a week. Remember to always store this in a glass bottle. Massage the scalp with this oil twice a week.

Curry leaves and coconut oil

Curry leaves are rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and amino acids that prevent hair fall and strengthen hair follicles. They are also rich in proteins that stimulate hair growth.

Boil a handful of dried curry leaves in 100 ml of coconut oil. Once the leaves change colour, turn off the heat and let it cool. Strain the oil and massage the scalp.

Camphor, castor oil, and olive oil

The auspicious camphor is not only good for the skin, but also for the hair. A piece of camphor is rich in antiseptic and antioxidant properties. It strengthens hair cuticles and cures dandruff and hair fall.

Mix equal parts of camphor oil, castor oil, and coconut oil. Heat the oil before massaging on the roots of the hair.

Kalonji seeds and olive oil

Kalonji seeds are a powerhouse of vitamins A, B, and C and nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, iron, and potassium. The seeds are also rich in essential fatty acids, which aid in healthy lush hair growth.

Grind a tablespoon of kalonji seeds and add the powder to the bottle of olive oil. Keep the oil stored for two-three days before using. Also, before every massage, it is important to heat the oil. One can also use coconut oil instead of olive oil.

More oil concoctions for healthy hair are Hibiscus flower and coconut oil; Onion and lavender oil; Peppermint oil and grapeseed carrier oil; Neem and almond oil, among various others.