GrandMa’s Herbs and Oils for Healthy Hair
Ever wonder how our grandmothers managed to have thick, glossy and intensely dark hair even in their 50s?
Hair loss and hair thinning have become increasingly common in a majority of people these days. While for some, it’s the genes that are to blame, for others, it’s the chemicals present in their hair styling and colouring products.
So, how do you deal with this problem and eliminate it from the root?
These Simple and Common Ingredients are bliss for our Healthy Hair
Did you know massaging your hair with Bhringraj oil can increase the flow of blood to your head? The oil is known to cause vasodilation, a process through which the blood vessels get widened up, resulting in improved blood flow to the roots of the hair. This process promotes hair growth.
Lost hair volume and lustre over the years? The naturally occurring amino acids in hibiscus flowers provide the hair with the nutrients help in promoting hair growth. These amino acids produce a special kind of structural protein called keratin, which is the building block of hair.
Keratin binds the hair makes them less prone to breakage. It also promotes the overall thickness of hair strands and makes hair more manageable. So, instead of turning to expensive keratin treatments that damage hair, you can start using Hibiscus on your hair.
One of the best things you can do to prevent hair fall is to massage your hair with amla oil. Considered as a ‘superfood‘for hair, Amla is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and phytonutrients that increase the circulation of blood significantly throughout the scalp.
By providing enough oxygen and nourishment to the hair follicles, amla oil makes the hair fibers strong and puts an end to the issue of hair fall.
Sesame oil is one of the most popular oils used for hair growth in Ayurveda. Extracted from the sesame seeds, the oil is excellent for nourishing, conditioning, and promoting hair growth—the antimicrobial properties in sesame oil help in treating scalp infections. Sesame oil, also known as the “Symbol of Immortality” when applied regularly, provides relief from headaches, baldness, greying of hair, and hair fall.
It suits all hair types and is highly recommended for those who are looking for regrowth of lost hair and want a sleek shine. For best results, heat the oil before applying it.
Black Seed Oil:
Also known as Kalonji Oil, it is used to fight hair fall and even to induce hair re-growth, due to the presence of Nigellone and Thymoquinone in it. The latter is known to be an inflammation-fighting compound. It also nourishes the hair follicles and prevents the hair from falling off. The application of this oil is said to be a safe and natural way to re-grow hair, without medication.
Pumpkin Seed Oil:
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in zinc that not only thickens hair but also speeds up hair growth. It is also an excellent source of vitamin A, B and C that protects hair from UV damage and promotes healthy hair and scalp.
We all want thick, lustrous, and healthy hair and we are willing to go lengths to make that happen. Hair packs, hair treatments, serums, shampoos, vitamin supplements - chances are you’ve tried it all but only to observe a little or no change!
Well, sometimes it’s the simplest things that can bring the best results. According to Ayurveda, this simple secret to hair health is regular oil massage.
Try out our Zero-Waste Hair Oil candle which is a hot oil treatment enriched with herbs and oils that nourishes your scalp and hair with these simple ingredients that work wonders for hair growth and prevents hair loss to give lustre and shine to your hair.