DIY Homemade Hair Oil To Benefit Your Hair
By: Pinki Sat, 21 Nov 2020 6:54 PM
Are you troubled with hair fall? Plus there is dandruff? And your hair looks dull, right? To make everything worse, nothing is working!! Don’t worry, most of us have been there. And trust me guys, the best thing you can do right now is to go back to the basics. Instead of buying different shampoos/hair masks, try hair oil. These days, we don’t use hair oils, because it is so ‘old-school’, right? But a good hair oil can resolve almost all of our hair woes, that we expect from expensive branded shampoos. Here we have discussed a few homemade hair oil recipes that can restore the shine and health of your hair naturally. They are a combination of different natural oils that help repairing your damaged hair. So, let’s get started.
# Homemade Hair Oil with Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves
- Take some coconut oil in a container and add a handful of curry leaves to that.
- Place it over low flame and wait until the oil starts to look dark in color.
- Remove from the heat and wait until the oil reaches room temperature.
- Now, with the help of a strainer, separate the leaves from the oil and pour the oil in a clean bottle.
- Store away from sunlight.
- Heat this homemade hair oil slightly every time before application.
# Homemade Hair Oil with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera
- Take half of a cup of organic coconut oil and mix it with equal amount of pure aloe vera gel.
- Warm up this mixture slightly by placing it on low heat for 5-6 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let it reach room temperature.
- Once done, add 5-6 drops of tea tree essential oil to the aloe vera gel and coconut oil mixture.
- Mix together and pour this homemade hair oil in a clean glass bottle and store it in a cool, dark place for about 2 weeks before first application.
# Homemade Hair Oil with Hibiscus and Coconut Oil
- Take 5-6 fresh red hibiscus flowers and wash them thoroughly.
- Separate the petals and dry them in the shade for couple of days.
- Take 1/4th cup each of coconut oil and olive oil in a container and heat it.
- Add the hibiscus petals to the oil mixture and keep it on low flame for about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let it cool down.
- With the help of a strainer, separate the petals from the oil and collect the oil in a dark glass bottle.
- Keep it in a cool, dark place and heat this homemade hair oil slightly every time before application.
# Homemade Hair Oil with Amla and Coconut Oil
- Take 2 amla fruits and cut them into small pieces.
- Dry them in the shade for few hours.
- Take 2-3 tbsp each of organic coconut oil and bhringraj oil in a pan and add the amla pieces there.
- Heat the mixture on a low flame until the bubbles start to appear.
- Remove it from the heat and let it cool down a bit.
- Transfer this homemade hair oil in a clean, dark glass bottle and store it in a cool place for about a week before the first application.
- Keep a close check to make sure the amla pieces are there in the homemade hair oil and shake the bottle regularly.
# Benefits of the Ingredients
- Coconut Oil
This is the key ingredient of all our homemade hair oil recipes. And for all the right reasons. Coconut oil boosts our hair health in multiple ways. It is enriched with the goodness of medium chain fatty acids, that help nourishing and moisturizing our hair as well as scalp and can resolve almost all our hair problems.
Along with these fatty acids, coconut oil contains other hair nourishing nutrients as well, that help restoring healthy hair. Coconut oil is a source of omega 6 as well as Omega 9 fatty acids. These two fatty acids are extremely beneficial to nourish our hair and keep it soft, smooth and healthy as well as prevent hair breakage.
Lauric acid in coconut oil is one of the most beneficial medium chain fatty acids, that come with anti bacterial as well as the anti fungal benefits. It helps to maintain a healthy scalp and facilitate hair growth.
Coconut oil contains anti oxidants, that help fight off the free radicals as well as various environmental elements and protect our hair from a number of problems, such as dry hair, split ends, hair breakage, premature graying of hair, dandruff, etc.
Moisture loss is one of the main factors behind dry and dehydrated hair. However, excess moisture build up can also ruin our hair texture and make it dry and frizzy. Fortunately, coconut oil has the ability to prevent moisture loss as well as excess moisture build up. It coats our hair to prevent water loss and also protect it from various damages.
- Curry Leaves
Curry leaves come packed with a number of hair beneficial nutrients. It contains good amount of calcium, vitamin B6, C, phosphorous, proteins, beta carotene, iron, fibers, amino acids, carbohydrates as well as anti oxidants, that help repairing hair damages and make our hair shine with health.
Topical application of curry leaves helps in boosting blood circulation in the scalp, thanks to its rich nutritional profile. Better blood circulation provides nourishment to the hair follicles and strengthens them, that helps to reduce hair fall. Also it stimulates the scalp, removes toxin and boosts hair growth.
Build up on our scalp surface often results in uncontrollable hair fall. It blocks the pores and makes our scalp unhealthy as well as stops hair growth. Homemade hair oil with curry leaves is very useful to clear up scalp build up and restore healthy hair as well as healthy scalp.
The anti oxidant compounds present in curry leaves protect the scalp and hair from free radial damages, such as, hair fall, hair breakage, dry hair, dry scalp, dandruff, etc. Also for the same reason, curry leaves are considered as a great natural remedy to prevent premature graying of hair. Besides, curry leaves are a good source of B vitamins, which are also effective to preserve our natural hair color and shine for a long time.
B vitamins are essential for healthy hair and any deficiency of the same can cause hair loss. Being rich in B vitamins, curry leaves work wonderfully to stop hair fall. Along with that, they help increasing hair growth and make hair longer and stronger.
- Aloe Vera
The main reason why we used aloe vera in our homemade hair oil recipes is because it can resolve a number of hair problems. Aloe vera has hair conditioning benefits and with regular use, it helps improving our hair texture. Along with hair, aloe vera also restores healthy scalp.
Aloe vera helps to get rid of dry and itchy scalp. It contains proteolytic enzyme, that helps with controlling the excess amount of dead cells in the scalp and treats dryness and itchiness. The anti bacterial as well as anti viral benefits of aloe vera protect the scalp from bacterial infection as well.
The anti fungal benefits of aloe vera help with dandruff treatment to further boost our scalp health. Being rich in water, aloe vera helps in hydrating and moisturizing the scalp, that helps to control further dandruff formation. In addition, the natural anti inflammatory benefits of aloe vera help soothing irritated scalp.
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil comes with amazing healing properties for our scalp and hair, due to its anti bacterial and anti fungal benefits. The natural therapeutic properties of tea tree oil help to get rid of our scalp and hair problems without causing any side effects. It is particularly beneficial to drive dandruff away.
Tea tree oil is a source of terpene hydrocarbons, monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, which are responsible for its anti bacterial, anti viral as well as anti fungal benefits. Also terpinen-4-ol, a compound found in tea tree oil, comes with powerful anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
Dandruff is mostly caused by malassezia, a type of fungi. It is there in everyone’s scalp, but sometimes goes out of control, that leads to extreme skin cell growth. These cells, when die, become dandruff. Being anti fungal in nature, tea tree oil can fight off the fungi and help to get rid of dandruff.
Furthermore, the anti septic as well as anti inflammatory properties of tea tree oil help soothing irritated scalp. Also, regular application of tea tree oil accelerates the healing process and prevent the spreading of dandruff flakes.
The natural astringent benefits of tea tree oil is responsible for its great cleansing properties. When used on the scalp, it removes dirt, impurities, excess sebum, dead skin cells and product build up from the scalp, which can otherwise make the scalp unhealthy and also affect our hair health.
Tea tree oil has higher dermal penetration rate, which means this essential oil can reach deeper into the skin layers and help reversing the damage.
Hibiscus flowers are time tested remedy for healthy hair. They contain vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, C, as well as calcium, phosphorus and other minerals along with amino acids, AHAs, etc. These vitamins and minerals along with the other nutrients help repairing hair damages and restore healthy hair.
They help nourishing the hair follicles and stimulate them for healthy hair growth. This is why, experts recommend including hibiscus to hair care regimen if you want to grow long hair.
If you have dry hair that hasn’t responded to any other treatment, try homemade hair oil with hibiscus. Hibiscus is a good source of Vitamin A which helps in promoting sebum production in the scalp. This helps to moisturize as well as nourish hair and scalp and eliminates dryness.
It contains calcium as well, that plays a vital role in moisturizing dry scalp and hair. Hibiscus flowers have natural hair conditioning benefits that work wonders to put life back to dry, dull and frizzy hair.
The high amount of vitamin C present in hibiscus also helps with boosting hair health. Vitamin C boosts collagen production in the hair which helps in maintaining the natural elasticity of the hair. This in turn, prevents split ends and hair breakage due to dry, brittle hair.
The amino acids present in hibiscus aid in overall nourishment of the hair and scalp. They help making hair lustrous, soft, smooth and shiny. Dandruff troubles almost all of us and hibiscus is great natural remedy to drive dandruff away. It contains vitamin C that has anti oxidant benefits and it helps eliminating dandruff. Plus it hydrates the scalp to control further dandruff formation.
The mild, acidic nature of hibiscus makes it a great natural cleanser for scalp and hair and helps in eliminating the toxins to boost hair as well as scalp health. Hibiscus is a great treatment for premature grey hairs. However, the red variant works best, because the rich red pigment produces a lovely violet hue that helps hiding the grey hairs easily.
- Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of the best natural remedies for dull and damaged hair. It contains both omega 6 as well as omega 9 fatty acids, which help with moisturization and nourishment of our hair and scalp. Homemade hair oil with olive oil helps to repair hair damages and restore healthy hair.
Olive oil, with regular use, creates a protective layer on our hair strands to protect the hair from external damaging factors such as, excess moisture, UV exposure, harsh wind, dry weather, etc. In addition, the anti oxidant components present in olive oil fight off the free radicals and protect our hair from hair fall, dandruff as well as dry hair.
Olive oil is a great source of vitamin A as well as vitamin E. Vitamin A is extremely effective to provide relief from dry hair by increasing sebum production from the sebaceous glands present on the scalp. The sebum moisturizes the scalp and hair and nourishes them as well.
Vitamin E comes with both anti oxidant as well as deep conditioning benefits for our hair. It replenishes the hair and scalp with lost moisture. The healing properties of vitamin E reduce scalp inflammation and boost hair growth effectively. Being an anti oxidant, it neutralizes the free radicals and also fights off the environmental elements to protect our hair from damages.
Olive oil is highly beneficial for our scalp as well. It provides relief from dry and itchy scalp, and also enhance blood circulation in the scalp. This helps to nourish the scalp as well as the hair follicles and rejuvenate them for healthy hair growth. Also, being rich in various nutrients, olive oil strengthens our hair strands and improves our hair texture.
Amla is a time-tested hair care ingredient to achieve lustrous and healthy hair and that’s why, we have used it to prepare homemade hair oil. It is a great source of various minerals, vitamin, amino acids as well as anti oxidants. These nutrients help repairing hair damages effectively. Regular application of homemade hair oil with amla enhances blood circulation in the scalp, nourishes the hair follicles and stimulates them to grow new hair.
Amla is a great source of vitamin C, which is a vital nutrient for healthy hair. Any deficiency of vitamin C can cause severe hair fall. Being a rich source of vitamin C, amla is considered as a great natural treatment to stop hair loss.
Vitamin C has the ability to enhance collagen production that further encourages new hair growth. Collagen helps to replace the dead cells in hair follicles with healthy new cells and, and thus, promotes healthy hair growth. Vitamin C has anti oxidant benefits as well that help protecting our hair and scalp from damages caused by free radicals. This vitamin comes with natural anti inflammatory as well as anti bacterial properties that help fighting off dandruff and other scalp infections. Its hydrating benefits help to avoid further dandruff formation.
Experts often emphasize on the importance of maintaining the pH balance of the scalp because it can save us from a number of hair and scalp problems. Amla helps to restore the ideal pH level of the scalp, thus keeping the scalp healthy.
Amla is known for its great hair conditioning benefits. It is a good source of essential fatty acids, that provide nourishment and strengthen the hair strands. Being a good source of water, amla helps to hydrate dry hair as well. Regular application of homemade hair oil with amla is highly effective in preventing frizzy hair.
- Bhringraj Oil
Bhringraj oil is a great treatment for dry hair and dry scalp including dandruff, and that’s why we have used it in our homemade hair oil preparations. It is quite dense, but still gets absorbed easily. The high amount of nutrients present in bhringraj oil enhances blood circulation in the scalp and leads to new hair growth. It can widen the blood vessels, that improves blood flow to the hair follicles and facilitates hair growth.
Bhringraj oil is known for its cooling properties. With regular use, it helps in reducing stress and stress related hair loss. Along with controlling hair fall and inducing new hair growth, bhringraj oil is also effective in treating premature graying of hair.
It can preserve the natural color and thickness of our hair for a long time, thanks to its nutritional benefits. It also improves our hair texture and treats split ends, thus ensuring uninterrupted hair growth.
These were four easy yet effective homemade hair oil recipes that can help resolving your hair problems and restore healthy hair. They also facilitate hair growth and keep the scalp healthy. Hope you liked these DIY hair oil recipes. Let us know below in the comments.