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For many centuries, the practice of oiling one’s hair to keep it nourished and healthy has existed in even the most remote parts of India. As we progress into the newer age of professional hair care, some people move away from the treasured secrets of Ayurveda but a great number of people also enthusiastically move towards it. The past couple of decades have seen a rise in the practice of hair-oiling (especially with ayurvedic hair oils) in the Western part of the world. They continue to take inspiration and guidance from the ancient knowledge pot of Ayurveda.
Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, most of us neither have the luxury of time nor the accessibility to the original books of Ayurveda to consume this knowledge straight from the source. But, we can rely on information shared by the relevant professionals. (In this case, yours truly.)
We’ve attempted to compile a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that include everything under the sun about hair oiling and ayurvedic oils for hair. Enjoy!
1. What are the best ayurvedic products for hair growth?
While pretty much any product that comes from an ayurvedic recipe whether it’s homemade or from an authentic brand, is worth your dime and worth your time. But, if we have to categorize just one category as “The Best”, it would have to be ‘Ayurvedic oils for hair’. The choices are as infinite as the benefits that come from using hair oils. Whether you want to use them only as a light hair serum or need a good oil for hair growth, or a hairfall control oil, Ayurveda is where the secrets are at. Whether it’s damage control you’re after or simply looking for some improvement, ayurvedic oils for hair with herbs such as amla, bhringraj, shikakai, etc. should be your go-to.
2. Can I use ayurvedic oils for hair to treat hair loss?
Yes, absolutely.! It’s not necessary at all to spend lots of money visiting a trichologist. People all over the country (and now, many across the globe) turn to ayurvedic hairfall control oil to solve the problem at the root cause (pun intended). We advise that people with severe hairfall problems look for ingredients like curry leaves (kadi patta), fenugreek seeds (dana methi), hibiscus flowers, onion/nigella seeds (kalonji), etc. in their hairfall control oil.
3. How to prevent hair fall with ayurvedic oils for hair?
The first step in preventing hairfall with the help of ayurvedic oils for hair would be to select the right ayurvedic oils for hair specific to your needs. While making your choice, please ensure to check that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients. Before application, heat the hairfall control oil slightly. The rise in temperature will help your hair follicles open better, ultimately allowing better absorption. Take some of your ayurvedic hairfall control oil on your palm and massage it well into your scalp using the tips of your fingers. You may additionally add some of it to the ends of your hair as well (if they’re particularly dry post-wash). Do this before 2-4 hours of washing your hair for the best results.
**Pro Tip - don’t keep the ayurvedic oils for hair in your hair overnight. It attracts a lot of dust and pollutants and does more harm than good.
4. Does oiling hair with ayurvedic oils for hair help in hair growth?
A very profound, Yes! Using ayurvedic oils for hair brings about amazing results for folks wanting to grow their hair. And you can get these too, provided you pick the right ayurvedic oil for hair growth. We recommend looking for ingredients that are proven to be effective in the growth of hair, in your oil for hair growth. Some of these include Amla (Indian gooseberry), Bhringraj, Onion juice (pyaaz ka ras), Rosemary essential oil, Pumpkin seed oil, etc.
5. How to use ayurvedic oils for hair growth?
The method of using an ayurvedic oil for hair growth is fairly similar to the practice of oiling for other concerns. You choose the right ayurvedic oil for hair growth , heat it up, massage it gently into your scalp with your fingertips, leave it in for a few hours and wash it off with a mild but suds-creating shampoo. (And, follow it up with some natural and ayurvedic hair conditioner and hair serum, if necessary.)
6. What is the best head massage technique?
This one might surprise a few readers, but yes, there indeed are multiple ways to massage your scalp. They’re all effective and pleasant in their own right. But, if we have to crown one technique as the absolute “Best”, it would be this one:
Using an ayurvedic oil for hair (slightly warm) of your choosing (or a light hair serum if you’re not close to wash day yet), massage your scalp gently with your fingertips for 5 minutes. After this, lay down on your bed with your head and part of your neck going past the edge. This is so that your scalp gets some anti-gravity action. Massage your scalp for 5 more minutes with the help of a special scalp massager (the slightly spikey kind). This technique stimulates your scalp like no other, improving blood flow dramatically.
7. What are the benefits of ayurvedic hair oil massage?
We see this question a lot. We talk so much about the importance of hair oiling but what even are the benefits of hair oiling… Well, to name a few:
- The controls and prevents hair fall. As mentioned above, using a hairfall control oil can show dramatic results for people prone to hair fall.
- Hair Oil Massage promotes the growth of healthy hair. Who doesn’t love that look of quintessentially long, healthy hair? We’ve all seen the adverts, right? Well, using an ayurvedic oil for hair growth can give you that and more!
- Hair Oil Massage will give shiny, soft and lively hair. Gone are the days one would suffer with dull, lifeless hair, spending hours to make it look presentable, all for nothing. A simple hair oil (especially when used as a hair serum) can do so much for your lovely strands.
8. What is the best hair growth oil for premature hair fall?
If you’re suffering from hairfall unexpectedly, well you’ve come to the right place. Hair naturally begins to thin and fall off in the late 40s and early 50s. It’s not natural but unfortunately very common for folks in their 20s and 30s to be losing hair due to several factors like stress, pollution, lack of proper nutrition, harmful products, etc. When dealing with premature hairfall, one should choose a mix of ingredients that typically go into both ayurvedic hairfall control oils as well as an ayurvedic oil for hair growth. So, if the back label lists ingredients like amla, bhringraj, hibiscus, methi, onion, rosemary, shikakai, etc., you’re all set to reverse that harrowing hair fall with this hairfall control oil.
9. Which is the best ayurvedic oil for hair which will help in premature greying of hair?
Although almost all ayurvedic oils for hair, when applied regularly from an early age, prevent greying of hair to a certain extent, they’re by no means the perfect solution. For those that are new to the world of hair oiling, it’s important to look for the following ingredients when dealing with premature greying: Amla, Curry leaves, Kalonji, Onion juice, and Sarson. Also, if you’re interested in maintaining the natural colour of your hair as greying begins, we recommend doing a green tea rinse once a week.
10. Should ayurvedic oils for hair be applied only on the scalp or can they be applied to the lengths as well?
Whether it’s an oil for hair growth or a hairfall control oil, all ayurvedic oil for hair, barring some hair serums, must be applied to the scalp and massaged well so that they penetrate the roots well. But this rule of application or oil massage to the scalp isn’t limiting. You can indeed apply ayurvedic hair oil like bhringraj oil to the lengths as well as the ends. In fact, we recommend doing so for people with extremely dry hair and rough split ends.
11. How to use ayurvedic oils for hair to treat dandruff?
The problem of everlasting dandruff is a pesky one. It prevents us from looking presentable and feeling confident. For most people, dandruff is rather hard to treat but if you look into ayurvedic teachings, it certainly isn’t impossible. Here’s a list of ingredients you should look for in a hair oil when dealing with dandruff: Bhringraj, Ginger, Lemon peels, Neem, Tea-tree essential oil, etc (these are all ingredients known to have antifungal properties) Blue Nectar Anti-Dandruff hair Oil is ideal for removing dandruff and is made with natural ingredients. Once you have the anti dandruff hair oil of your choosing, massage this well into your scalp using a scalp massaging tool before every wash.
**Pro Tip - For even better results, add a teaspoon of your anti dandruff hair oil to 3 teaspoons of dahi (yoghurt) and 1-2 teaspoons of soaked and blended fenugreek seeds. Mix well and apply this DIY hair mask directly to your scalp using your fingers. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash it off with an anti dandruff shampoo and warm water. Skip the conditioner and apply a hair serum to the ends when your hair is 80% dry and 20% damp. Do this once a week or two.
12. What are some of the natural ayurvedic oils for hair?
As mentioned previously, the options are quite literally, endless, when it comes to ayurvedic hair oils . Here are some of the many ayurvedic oils for hair:
- Almond Oil - This is one of the best ayurvedic oils for hair for people who try to avoid thicker, heavier oils but want the same benefits as other hair massage oils.
- Bhringraj Oil- This ingredient when added to ayurvedic oils for hair keeps hair free of dandruff and prevents hair fall. This indeed is the best hairfall control oil and the best anti dandruff hair oil.
- Brahmi Oil - This ayurvedic oil for hair nourishes your hair and makes them healthier and stronger over time.
- Coconut Oil - Coconut oil acts as a natural hair serum because of its deep conditioning properties. It is the best ayurvedic oils for hair for natural shine.
- Sesame Oil - Sesame oil is rich in various vitamins and makes the best ayurvedic oils for hair for hair shine.
13. Will ayurvedic oils for hair make dull and lifeless hair shiny?
Yes, among the many benefits of using ayurvedic oils for hair, is the fact that continued hair oil massage brings more & more life into lifeless hair and transforms them with a healthy shine. These ayurvedic oils for hair can also occasionally be used as a substitute for hair serums in very small quantities post-wash.
14. Which is the best ayurvedic oil for hair growth?
While we recommend doing your own research to choose an ayurvedic hair oil that’s perfect for your needs but if you ask us, the best ayurvedic oil for hair growth on the market has to be Blue Nectar’s Briganantadi Hair Repair and Treatment Oil. It has the goodness of Bhringraj & rosemary and is an all-in-one package, which, when used regularly, completely transforms your hair, and makes it healthier, and longer in no time.
**Pro Tip - For the best results, indulge in the entire Briganantadi hair care range. Wash your hair with Briganantadi Hair Fall Control Shampoo. Follow with Briganantadi Hair Fall Control Conditioner. And finally, spray some Briganantadi Hair Growth Tonic Hair Serum before styling for a smooth and glossy look!
This was an honest attempt from us to answer as many FAQs as authentically as possible to give you only the best information on Ayurvedic hair care practices like hair oiling with ayurvedic oils for hair. We hope you enjoyed today’s blog and found it useful. Watch this space for more content on beauty & wellness and invite someone who might find this interesting… Until next time!
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