Let’s get one thing straight. No Ayurvedic oil will miraculously transform your hair overnight. Just like how all good things take time, Ayurvedic hair oils take time to repair and protect your hair but rest assured, the regular and proper use of Ayurvedic oils will definitely show results over time.
If you think the right way of applying Ayurvedic oils 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 require you to follow certain steps when applying it. They are:
1. Warm oil treatment:
Ayurvedic oils work best when they are warm. Warm oil helps in deeper penetration of the oil into the scalp, helps increase blood circulation, and provides stress relief. Hence, warm up your oil in a vessel. Make sure that you don’t heat the oil too much so that you end up burning your scalp. A highly heated oil can also lose its benefits. Hence, if the oil is overheated, keeping it cool down might not help your scalp. One of the ways you can heat the oil is by using the double boiler method. This method ensures that the heat is not directly applied to the 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 oil in it and warm it until it is not too hot to the touch. The most convenient and hassle-free way of heating oil at home is using the world’s first Ayurvedic 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, your hair for oiling, detangle it with a wide-toothed comb and section it into small parts for easy coverage.
3. Apply the oil:
Before the oil cools down, start applying the oil to your scalp, covering every inch of it. The leftover 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 oil. Massaging the hair will help the nutrients from the oil penetrate deeper into the scalp and also increase blood circulation which boosts hair growth. Keep the 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 oil overnight can get you the maximum benefits from the oil. Now that you know how to use Ayurvedic hair oils effectively, let’s find out what hair problems it can tackle.
How does Ayurvedic oil help your Hair?
Ayurvedic hair oils are known to tackle hair problems of all intensity. Based on the ingredients it has, the oil can target specific hair problems.
Fights Hair fall:
Ayurvedic oils that have ingredients rich in vitamin E, zinc, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids help boost hair growth and reduce hair fall. The regular use of these oils 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 oils 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 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 have 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 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 Ayurvedic oils not only have the goodness of rare herbs in them, but they also do not contain any harmful chemicals like sulfates and parabens. At Tru Hair, we aim to give you nothing but the best for your hair through the practices of Ayurveda.