Herbal Hair Oils Overview [Benefits, Ingredients, Price]

Do you remember your mother telling you to oil your hair when you were younger? You probably would have given excuses not to oil your hair because you wanted to look cool!! Now, when you look at the condition of your hair, are you thinking you should have listened to your mother? Well, it’s probably not late even now. Regular use of herbal hair oils can condition and nourish your hair to make your tresses thick, healthy and lustrous.

Which herbal oil is good for hair growth?

A good herbal oil stimulates the growth of the hair follicles to make your hair stronger from the root. It also reduces hair loss, strengthens the hair and decreases split ends. A good herbal oil for hair should also helps deal with dry scalp, flakes, dandruff and scalp infections. It should make your hair shiny.However, one oil or one herb will not be able to give you such a comprehensive result. So, it’s recommended to go for herbal hair oil mixes that contain various herbs, seeds and different kinds of oils.

Each oil has a unique benefit. For example,

  • Coconut and olive oil soften the hair
  • Jojoba oil moisturises the hair
  • Castor oil prevents dandruff
  • Neem oil treats scalp infections and parasites
  • Grapeseed oil reduces hair frizz
  • Rosemary oil helps thicken hair
  • Mustard oil prevents premature greying of hair
  • Herbal hair oil mixes amplify these benefits as well

How do I infuse herbs in oil for hair growth?

To get the best benefits of the herbs and the oils, you can prepare herbal oils at home. A few herbal oil mixes that you can try are:

Herbal hair oil mix with curry leaves, hibiscus flowers and neem leaves

Herbal Oil Ingredients

  • Coconut oil – 1/2 litre
  • Hibiscus flowers- 10 (preferably red, 5 petal variety)
  • Neem leaves – 15 to 20
  • Curry leaves – 15 to 20
  • Small onions (shallots) – 5
  • Aloe vera – half leaf
  • Fenugreek – half teaspoon

Note: If you want to prepare one litre of this herbal oil, double the amount of the ingredients

How to make the herbal oil?

Soak fenugreek seeds in water for about half an hour. When the seeds are soaking, chop the remaining ingredients. Grind the soaked seeds and the chopped ingredients. Add the coarse grind to the oil. Heat the coconut oil on low flame for about 45 minutes. The colour of the oil will change to green. Then cool the oil. Strain it and store the herbal oil in a glass bottle.

How to apply this herbal oil?

Apply the oil directly to your scalp and massage well. You can even slightly warm the oil before applying. If you’re planning to wash your hair, then apply this oil and leave it overnight for best results.

Benefits of this herbal oil

  • Coconut oil moisturises and conditions your hair
  • Neem leaves help combat dandruff
  • Onion, curry leaves and hibiscus strengthen the hair strands
  • Fenugreek cools the scalp
  • Jasmine flowers are added for their soothing aroma/li>

Herbal oil price

The cost of one litre of coconut oil is around Rs 190. If you go for cold-pressed coconut oil, its price starts from around Rs 300. The remaining ingredients are what are generally found at home, so you don’t need to spend extra for them.

Herbal hair oil mix with coconut oil and amla Herbal Oil Ingredients

  • Coconut oil – 1 litre
  • Amla (Indian gooseberry) – 400 grams
  • Fenugreek seeds – 100 grams

Note: Some people may catch cold if a lot of fenugreek seeds are used. If you are sensitive to fenugreek, then reduce the amount of these seeds to half or even less.

How to make this herbal oil?

Remove the seeds from the gooseberries and chop the fruit into small pieces. Grind the chopped pieces in a mixer without using any water. Add this coarse paste to the oil and heat it in low flame for about 20 minutes. Now add the fenugreek seeds and continue to heat the oil. Cool the oil and strain it. Store the oil in a glass bottle. You can use the residue as a hair scrub before washing your hair. But, it could get a little messy!

Benefits of this herbal oil

Coconut oil conditions and moisturises your hair
Amla strengthens the hair follicles and strands. It also prevents dandruff and treats scalp infections.

Herbal hair oil price

Cost of coconut oil ranges from Rs 190 to Rs 300. You can buy amla at your local store for around Rs 50 to Rs 60. Gooseberry is a seasonal fruit. So, the price may be higher during the non-season time.

Herbal hair oil mix with coconut oil, vetiver, Karisalankanni Herbal hair oil ingredients

  • Coconut oil – 1 litre
  • White Karisalankanni powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Yellow Karisalankanni powder – 2 teaspoons
  • A small bunch of vetiver
  • Hibiscus powder – 4 teaspoons

Note: Karisalankanni is also known as false daisy orBhringraj. It’s available in white flower and yellow flower varieties. You can get hibiscus powder in shops. Alternatively, if you grow these flowers in your garden, you can prepare the powder from the flowers. Check your nearby ayurvedic or ‘nattu marundu’ shop for the ingredients you don’t get at your local stores.

How to make this herbal oil?

Warm the coconut oil and pour it into a glass bottle. Add the small bunch of vetiver into the oil. Then add the remaining powders. Thoroughly mix all the powders in the oil using a spoon or a stirrer. Keep it aside for five days. After 5 days, the oil is ready for use.

Herbal hair oil benefits

Hibiscus strengthens the hair roots and prevents premature greying
Bhringraj prevents premature greying and improves hair growth. It also prevents split ends
Coconut oil moisturises and conditions your hair
Vetiver has antimicrobial properties and reduces scalp infections. It also stimulates blood circulation in the follicles to improve hair growth.

Herbal hair oil price

  • Coconut oil – Rs 190 to Rs 300
  • Hibiscus powder – Rs 250 to Rs 420 per 100 grams
  • White Karisalankanni powder – Rs 80 to Rs 400 per 100 grams
  • Yellow Karisalankanni powder – Rs 90 to Rs 300 per 100 grams
  • Vetiver – starts at Rs 15 for about 10 to 20 grams

There are lots of other types of herbal hair oils that you can prepare at home using simple and effective ingredients. The cost of these herbal oils is also less when compared to pricey hair treatments and spas. These natural hair oils nourish your hair from the follicles to give you better and longer lasting results.

Give your hair the best care with herbal oils from DermisLove. Each of our products is made from high quality herbal ingredients under the care of proven industry experts.

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