Let’s get one thing straight. No Ayurvedic hair oil will miraculously transform your hair overnight. Just like how all good things take time, Ayurvedic hair oil will also take time to repair and protect your hair but rest assured, the regular and proper use of Ayurvedic hair oil will definitely show results over time.
If you think the right way of applying an Ayurvedic hair oil is to follow the instructions behind that bottle of oil whose ingredients have been processed so much that no nutrients survived and to top it all, is mixed with sulfates, parabens, and whatnot, then you are far from the truth. The collection of rare herbs in specific quantities combined using ancient techniques requires you to follow certain steps when applying them. They are:
1. Hot oil treatment for hair:
Ayurvedic hair oil works best when they are warm. Warm herbal hair oil helps in deeper penetration of the oil into the scalp, helps increase blood circulation, and provides stress relief. Hence, warm up your Ayurvedic hair oil in a vessel. Make sure that you don’t heat the Ayurvedic hair oil too much so that you end up burning your scalp. A highly heated Ayurvedic hair oil can also lose its benefits. Hence, if the herbal hair oil is overheated, keeping it cool down might not help your scalp. One of the ways you can heat the herbal hair oil is by using the double boiler method. This method ensures that the heat is not directly applied to the Ayurvedic hair oil.
Place a vessel with water on top of the stove and start heating it. Keep another vessel on the rim of the pot of boiling water such that the heat from the boiling water heats the vessel on top. Pour your required amount of Ayurvedic hair oil in it and warm it until it is not too hot to the touch. The most convenient and hassle-free way of heating Ayurvedic hair oil at home is using the world’s first Ayurvedic hair oil heater from Tru Hair. This Tru Heater heats the oil for up to 65 degrees in less than 4 minutes to avoid burning.
2. Section and detangle the hair:
To prep for a hot oil treatment for hair, detangle it with a wide-toothed comb and section it into small parts for easy coverage.
3. Apply the Ayurvedic hair oil:
Before the Ayurvedic hair oil cools down, start applying the herbal hair oil to your scalp, covering every inch of it. The leftover Ayurvedic hair oil can be applied to the tips and length of the hair.
4. Give a Gentle Massage to your Scalp:
This is a highly important step. Make sure that you massage your scalp gently for 15-20 minutes after applying the Ayurvedic hair oil. A hot oil massage benefits you by helping the nutrients from the herbal hair oil penetrate deeper into the scalp and also increase blood circulation which boosts hair growth. Keep the Ayurvedic hair oil on for 1-2 hours. Wash off with a mild Tru Hair shampoo and follow up with a Tru Hair conditioner.
Following these steps every once or twice a week will help your repair hair damage and more importantly protect it from further damage. Since our busy lives don’t allow us to oil our hair daily, you could oil your hair at night and wash it off the next morning. Keeping the Ayurvedic hair oil overnight can get you the maximum benefits from the oil. Now that you know how to use Ayurvedic hair oil effectively, let’s find out what hair problems it can tackle.
How does Ayurvedic hair oil help your Hair?
Ayurvedic hair oil is known to tackle hair problems of all intensity. Based on the ingredients it has, the Ayurvedic hair oil can target specific hair problems.
Fights Hair fall:
Ayurvedic hair oil that has ingredients rich in vitamin E, zinc, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids help boost hair growth and reduce hair fall. The regular use of this herbal hair oil will stimulate the growth of hair follicles, reduce breakage, and split ends to give you stronger and healthier hair. Ingredients like amla, bhringraj, coconut, aloe vera, methi, and more are common ingredients that are best for reducing hair fall.
If you are using Ayurvedic hair oil to tackle dandruff, look for ingredients that have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Dandruff can be caused by multiple reasons like stress, pollution, fungus, bacteria, not shampooing enough. Ayurvedic ingredients like neem, lemon, sandalwood, amla, and many other herbs and ingredients have dandruff fighting properties.
Controls Premature Greying of Hair:
Greying of hair, mainly caused by old age and stress, may not be fully avoided but it can be delayed. While they say grey hair shows wisdom, we would rather not have our wisdom on display. To avoid premature greying of hair, you need to tackle the insufficient production of melanin by your body. If your early grey hairs are caused by stress, one of the best ingredients to incorporate into your Ayurvedic hair oil is Brahmi. Brahmi has de-stressing abilities that help you feel calmer. Many other ingredients like hibiscus, coconut oil, amla, curry leaves, and more can be used in the Ayurvedic hair oil that has been proven to tackle premature greying of hair.
While there is an ingredient in Ayurveda for any hair problem you can name, the issue most of us face is not a single hair problem but a combination of them. This is why you need an Ayurvedic hair oil that has a combination of rare herbs that help tackle multiple hair problems all at the same time.
Yes, Ayurveda uses only natural ingredients which means you could find all the ingredients that help your specific hair problems and make an Ayurvedic hair oil out of them at home. However, finding these herbs, going through the trouble of extracting oil out of them, and researching what ratios these ingredients must be mixed in is no cakewalk. This is why a product like Tru Hair is a godsend.
While you can’t necessarily control the factors that cause hair problems, you can work towards fixing the damage and also protect your hair from further damage. Tru Hair’s range of Ayurvedic hair oil not only has the goodness of rare herbs in them but also do not contain any harmful chemicals like sulfates and parabens. We offer some of the best oil for hair fall, damage, dandruff, etc. At Tru Hair, we aim to give you nothing but the best for your hair through the practices of Ayurveda.
Dr. Tambe (Ayurvedic Practioner)
Dr. Tambe is an Ayurvedic Consultant, practicing in Satara City, Maharashtra for the last 45 years.He comes from a long line of Ayurvedic doctors. His grandfather and father were both Vaidyas, therefore he wanted to continue the family legacy.This year, his family will celebrate 100 years of Ayurvedic service.