|Applied For||General Health|
|Ideal For||For All|
|Application Area||Hair, Scalp|
|Treatment Type||For General Health.|
|Key Ingredients||Karisalai extract boiled with pure coconut oil and filltered|
The best way to use bhringraj for hair is by making a hair oil with it, bhringraj oil has amazing hair benefits. It prevents hair fall, premature greying, strengthens the hair roots, conditions the hair well, prevents split ends, stimulates hair growth, prevents baldness, premature greying and alopecia – in short everything that is needed for a healthy hair. Nowadays bhringraj oil is marketed everywhere but you can make your own pure bhringraj oil at home very easily. I prefer to use homemade coconut oil that is not refined for making this oil and I would strongly suggest that you do the same for best results. This oil can be made in two ways, the first method is made by grinding the bhringraj leaves without water and making it into small rounds and then sun drying it till crisp. Then the rounds are added to coconut oil in a glass jar and placed in hot sunlight till the color of the oil changes. This method takes around 3 to 4 days for the bhringraj balls to dry and for the coconut oil to get heated up. This method is best done during hot summer months. I made the bhringraj hair oil using the second method which is done by directly heating the paste in coconut oil. This oil has a beautiful green color and a unique pleasant smell. When I made this oil, the whole house was smelling of this oil. To use this oil, massage it well into the scalp before having your hair wash regularly and let it soak for at least 30 minutes. This oil stores well for up to 3 months at room temperature.
Dermatologist Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj explains that bhringraj oil has a high specific gravity which makes it dense. This simply means that it can easily penetrate the scalp and helps in treating dry scalp. For dry hair, rub it on your scalp, wrap a steamed towel for five minutes and then massage some more oil again. This helps in deeper absorption and helps in activating the sebaceous glands. Use warm oil to get rid of dandruff and leave it on overnight. Rub some lime juice on your scalp the next morning before you rinse your hair.
In his book, ‘Ayurvedic Home Remediess’, Dr. Vasant Lad suggests that bhringraj oil can help in treating baldness if used regularly. Massage the oil on your scalp at bedtime; it helps in improving the blood circulation at the root of the hair bringing more nutrients to support hair growth.
In his book, Dr. Vasant Lad shares that bhringraj oil is known for its cooling qualities and therefore, it can help in reducing stress and stress-related hair loss. “Bhringraj oil helps foster hair follicles. It is like a natural therapy for preventing hair loss. The herb contains important nutrients that fulfill the deficiency of minerals that lead to uncontrollable hair loss hence promoting hair growth,” says Swati Kapoor, Co-Founder, Soul Tree.
Bhringraj oil helps in maintaining the natural colour of your hair. You can mix some amla oil with bhringraj oil and massage on your scalp before going to be. Leave it on overnight and then rinse in the morning. This helps is preventing premature greying of hair. A black dye obtained from its leaves is also used for colouring your hair naturally.
Bhringraj oil is known to improve the hair quality and also get rid of split ends. “Mix bhringraj oil with coconut oil, amla and shikakai to prepare a nourishing hair conditioner. This DIY conditioner can be stored in a container and used over a period of time. This treatment nurtures the scalp and makes the hair stronger,” Swati Kapoor, Co-founder Soul Tree.