Hair problems such as dandruff and hair fall can simply be solved without adding expensive hair products to our hair care game. The use of oil blends will not only improve our hair by keeping it conditioned and nourished, but it may also solve a range of hair-related issues.
Here are some of the best natural oils that we can try into our hair plus the steps on how to make them.
Citrus Hair Oil
Being rich in vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties, citrus peels can help soothe the scalp and prevent dandruff.
Sun-dry some lemon and orange peels. Once they become hard, grind the peels to get a fine powder. Heat 100 ml of carrier oil in a pan (olive oil or coconut oil) and then add a tablespoon of the citrus powder. Heat the oil until it starts to fume and then turn off the heat. Strain the oil and use about 2 tablespoons of it to massage the hair. Leave it for an hour and then wash the hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition. Do this 2-3 times a week.
The remaining oil can be stored in an air-tight container.
Hibiscus Hair Oil
Parts of hibiscus plants are often used in making tea. Studies claim that it may offer several health benefits to our body. Aside from this, hibiscus is also used in promoting hair and scalp health.
The use of hibiscus hair oil can help in nourishing our hair follicles, strengthening hair roots, preventing hair fall, and helps in hair growth. These effects are attributed to its richness in hair growth nutrients like vitamin C and amino acids that produce a special kind of structural protein called keratin, which is the building block of hair.
Prepare the hair oil by crushing 5 hibiscus flowers and 5 hibiscus leaves until a smooth pulp is obtained. Take a pan and heat 100 mL of carrier oil (cold compressed) and then add it to the prepared pulp. Keep heating the oil until the fume starts to appear. Remove it from the heat and strain the oil. Use the oil in massaging the scalp for 15 minutes and then leave it for 45 minutes. Rinse off using a sulfate-free shampoo.
Tulsi Hair Oil
Tulsi is rich in vitamin K, and antioxidants that can stimulate blood circulation and rejuvenate the hair follicles and strengthen the roots, which in turn curbs hair loss and promote hair growth. It also has potent antibacterial and antiseptic properties that can prevent the occurrence of hair-related problems such as itchiness, irritation, or any inflammation. This well-known remedy can help control four types of fungal strains that may cause dandruff.
Simply create a paste by grinding a bunch of Tulsi leaves with water. Heat 100 mL coconut oil in a pan on low flame and then add the Tulsi paste. Optionally, we can also add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds. Heat the mixture again for 10 minutes and then let it cool. Massage the scalp using the mixture and leave for an hour. Wash the hair with a mild shampoo. Squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel and let the hair air-dry. Do this twice a week.