How to Make Oils for Hair at Home
it’s always better to go back to basics and listen to what your grandmother always told you ‘oil your hair regularly’. Hair benefits greatly from a good oil massage, so these golden words are what will probably save your hair. The commercial hair oils you get in the market may contain chemicals or mineral oils which may be harmful to your hair. So why not try some of these homemade hair growth oils?
Below are 3 recipes you can use to make natural hair oil at home:
recipes you can use to make natural hair oil at home:
1- Amla Hair Oil
Amla or gooseberry is excellent for treatment of hair loss and is a restorative oil for premature hair greying.
4 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 fresh amla
Cut the amla fruit into four pieces and dry them in the shade for at least an hour.
Add the sesame oil, coconut oil and amla pieces to a small pan and heat the mixture on a low flame until it starts making bubbles.
Remove the pan from the stove and let the oil cool down. Pour it into a dark bottle and store the bottle in a cool place for a week before use.
Homemade amla hair oil is the ideal oil for men and women suffering from hair damage, premature greying and hair fall. It boosts hair growth, provides a cooling effect on the scalp and eases stress. Regular application of this oil improves your hair flexibility and can make your hair darker, silkier and softer.
2- Aloe Vera Hair Oil
Aloe Vera is something that has amazing benefits for the hair and will give you silky, lustrous locks. It also makes for a great hair oil for hair fall.
1 aloe vera leaf
Rosemary essential oil (or any other essential oil that you prefer)
½ cup of organic coconut oil
Cut open the leaf into two halves and scoop out the aloe vera gel inside into a small bowl.
Mix ½ cup of this aloe vera gel with ½ cup of coconut oil. The ratio of aloe vera to coconut oil should be 1:1.
Heat this mixture on low heat for around 5 to 7 minutes.
Let it cool down completely. Once it’s cool, add 5 drops of rosemary essential oil.
Pour the mixture into a dark bottle and store it in a cool place for around 2 weeks before use.
This homemade aloe vera hair oil is a great oil for dandruff and hair fall prevention by soothing a dry, itchy scalp. It also increases hair growth, strengthens weak hair and nourishes and balances the pH level of the hair and scalp.
3- Hibiscus Hair Oil
Hibiscus is a miracle flower filled with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and other nourishing minerals that help hair growth and prevent hair fall and hair greying.
½ cup hibiscus leaves
2 hibiscus flowers
¼ cup organic coconut oil
¼ cup almond oil
First, wash the hibiscus flowers and leaves under cold water. Dry them in the sun or using an oven.
Add coconut oil and badam oil to a pan and heat the pan. Carefully add the hibiscus petals and leaves to it.
Heat the mixture for 5 minutes on a low flame. Remove pan from the heat and let the mixture cool.
Use a sieve or strainer to strain out the oil and pour it into a dark bottle. Store the bottle in a cool place for a week. You will need to warm the oil slightly whenever you use it.
This homemade hibiscus oil will help your hair get that luminous shine and will fight split ends and greying. It will also stimulate the growth of thick, dark hair, leaving it silkier and bouncier.
Making homemade hair oil from scratch is not difficult at all; it just requires time and a bit of effort. With the recipes above, you can get faster hair growth, silkier hair, lesser greying, lesser hair fall and dandruff, stronger hair roots and a healthy scalp.