Homemade Ayurvedic DIY Indian Hair Oil

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This is something very common in India, prepare a concoction of different oils and other ingredients to make a homemade ayurvedic hair oil that would be very effective for all hair related problems. In India make it a point for all girls to oil their hair atleast twice a week, they would put a particular oil on our scalp and massage it properly so that all the oil seeps into the scalp.

A good hot oil massage is so comforting and relaxing in such a stressful environment. Oiling your hair is really important for the health of your hair and today I realize how important it was to oil my hair regularly when I was a kid. I usually oil my hair at night or in the evening and let it sit on my scalp overnight. I wash my hair in the morning with a mild shampoo.

Let’s start with this DIY:

Ingredients Required:
  • 500 ml of Coconut Oil as a base.
  • 15 Fresh Hibiscus Flowers and a handful of leaves.
  • 3 Tbsp Fenugreek Seeds.
  • 8-10 pieces of Fresh Indian Gooseberry. If you do not get the fresh ones you can add 3 Tbsp of Amla powder or Indian Gooseberry powder.
  • 2 Tbsp of Henna Powder.
  • Handful of Curry Leaves.
  • 3 Tbsp of Bringraj Powder or a handful of fresh bringraj leaves.
Procedure:
  • Heat the coconut oil in a pot.
  • When it becomes hot add all the ingredients to the oil one by all.
  • Let all the ingredients cook and sizzle in the oil for 20 minutes on low flame.
  • Turn off the gas and let all the ingredients stay in the oil overnight.
  • Strain the oil in the morning and store in a glass jar.
  • Leave the glass jar in direct sunlight for atleast 2 days.
  • After 2 days the oil is ready to use.
How to Apply the Magical Hair Oil:
  • Detangle your hair and divide your hair in sections.
  • Take the oil in a bowl and keep it in a pot of hot water for a few minutes.
  • Take a cotton ball and start applying the hair oil on your scalp.
  • Cover the scalp properly and whatever is left you can apply it to your hair length and hair ends.
  • Now give yourself a good relaxing head massage for 5 minutes. Apply very little pressure while massaging.
  • After the massage wrap your hair in a high bun and cover your hair with a shower cap.
  • Leave the oil on your scalp for 3 hours to overnight. Leaving the oil in your hair overnight is the best thing you can do for your hair. I always leave the oil in my hair overnight.
  • In the morning you can also apply a hot towel to open up the pores of your scalp. This is optional but do it atleast once a month.
  • Wash off with any paraben and sulfate free shampoo.
  • I do not feel the need to condition my hair after a hair massage, you can do so if you feel like.

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