Today I am sharing my most trusted recipe which is tried and tested by not just me, but almost everyone in my family. We all know the benefits of coconut hair oil but this oil, when infused with other effective ingredients, becomes no less than an elixir for your hair. All the ingredients added here are natural and beneficial for the treatment of most hair problems like hair fall, hair loss, breakage, premature greying etc. This oil will strengthen your hair from root to tip, nourish them, making them soft and shiny. It also stimulates hair growth. So, let’s get started
500 ml extra virgin coconut oil
Handful of curry leaves
5-6 shallot onions (sambhar onions)
4-5 hibiscus flowers
7-8 black pepper
9-10 chopped garlic
8-10 pitted Indian gooseberry (amla)
2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds soaked overnight
Step 1: Churn the fenugreek seeds+gooseberry+curry leaves in a grinder to make a course paste
Step 2: Pour the oil in a wok and let it heat (earthen pots are best for oil preparation, if available)
The oil will take around 2 hours to prepare. The best way to know that your oil is ready is when you stop seeing any bubbles.The final product is dark in colour. Strain(throw the residue) and pour the oil in a bottle only after it comes to room temperature.
Apply thoroughly on the scalp and massage. Leave it overnight or use it as a prewash treatment. To get the most benefit out of your hair oil is to slightly heat the oil (double boil only) before application. If you suffer from dandruff then add some neem leaves to the above recipe, it will help in treating dandruff issues effectively. This hair oil will make your hair healthy, strong and it will also help your hair grow longer.