Friday, June 4, 2010

Hair Oil

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Hair fall is the major problem in everyone's life. There are many reasons for hairfall. Poor diet, lack of sleep, weather, improper care, diseases, pregnancy..... The list goes on. We tend to try all the market products but we do not get proper result. (if I talk about me! then its right)
Till last year, my elder daughter loved her long hair! She looked like a princess with her open hair!(now she is gone for very short blunt!!) It was very difficult for me to manage her hair to keep it healthy. Instead of trying the market products  I always tried homemade oil which was very helpful.
When we were in UAE, I did not had much choice to get few ingredients to make oil at home. So I always ended up with  a mixture of PURE COCONUT OIL; OLIVE OIL, ALMOND OIL, CURRY LEAVES, METHI SEEDS.

But, this time when I came to India for good, I was happy that I can get the proper things to make oil. My parlor lady helped me to add few more things to get good result. 
Here are the things you can add to make good oil for your hair. It has worked for me and my daughters at least. You can try in a little quantity and check it.

Here are the ingredients I used,
Pure coconut oil - 1 KG
Almond oil - 1/4 cup
Methi seeds - 50 gm
Cumin seeds -1 tbsp
Amla powder - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - one big bunch
Lime - 2 big,  prick all over
Hibiscus flowers (white) - 15 ( remove the stem and wash)
Hibiscus flowers (red) - 5 (remove the stem and wash)
Aloe vera  - 1 big stick. wash and cut in to small pieces
Pour coconut oil in a thick bottomed vessel and keep it on heat. Once its hot, add all the ingredients except  Olive oil. Let it boil till it is dark brown in color. Keep on stirring in between and stay away as the aloe vera pops out.(is this the right word?)
It should look like below in photo. It may take 45 minutes to one hour.

Allow it to cool. Add olive oil. Strain in a bottle and use it the next day. You can store this oil for months. Warm it before applying it to the hair.

This is the residual after the oil is stored in a bottle. Even this also can be used to apply to the hair. 
Keep oil in the hair at least for 3 hours before taking bath. Use this once a week for good result.

Keep Smiling,


Cook said...

big thanks for your recipe. It's useful so much.

Indian Khana said...

Thanks for the post...I sure it going to help lot of ppl..Now am thinking abt ur guessing game LOL

Priya Suresh said...

Woww Nivi, very interesting hair oil, thanks for sharing dear..

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi. I had seen this pic on FB.
Such a useful post, I must admit I do not have the patience to do all this, hats off to u.

Kiran said...

Very informative and useful post.Thanks for sharing.

Shanthi said...

Wonderful post

Nithu Bala said...

Such a useful post Dear..thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

very good thanx for sharing said...

Thanks for the wonderful post dear!

Anonymous said...

Hair falls and losses are more problematic for young women like us due to several factors that you have discussed in your blog. But you have prepared a nice home made oil to deal with hair loss diseases in women and children effectively. Thank you very much for such nice blog.

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi All
Thanks for your sweet words. Keep visiting and help me to improve myself.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your recipe of the wonderful hair oil. I must try it

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