Hair oils for different problems

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Using oils to boost hair health was probably one of man‘s greatest ideas. Not only do they improve the health of your hair by keeping it conditioned and nourished, but they also solve a plethora of hair problems. However, trying to find a suitable oil for your hair can sometimes be tough. While going for cold-pressed organic oils is usually your best bet, you can step your hair care game up a notch by making your own oil blends at home. Following, I’ve put together a list of 6 homemade hair oils for different hair problems.

DIY Hair Oils

Hibiscus Hair Oil For Regrowth

Hibiscus is rich in amino acids and vitamin C, both of which are essential hair growth nutrients. They help nourish your scalp and stimulate hair growth from dormant follicles. Hibiscus also conditions your hair, strengthens the roots, and prevents hair fall.

What you need:

5 Hibiscus Flowers
5 Hibiscus Leaves
100 mL Carrier Oil (such as olive or coconut oil)

What you have to do:

• Crush the hibiscus flowers and leaves until you get a smooth pulp.
• In a pan, heat your carrier oil and to it add the crushed flowers and leaves. Ensure that you are using a cold-pressed oil as it retains more nutrients than other oils.
• Heat the oil until it starts to fume and then turn off the heat.
• Strain the oil and set aside about 2 tablespoons of it for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
• Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
• Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
• After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
• Let your hair air dry.
• Do this twice or thrice a week.

Refreshing Citrus Hair Oil For Dandruff

Citrus peels are a rich source of vitamin C and also have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help soothe your scalp, relieving itching and flaking.

What you need:

1 tbsp Orange and Lemon Peel Powder
100 mL Carrier Oil (such as olive or coconut oil)

What you have to do:

• First, you will need to prepare your citrus peel powder. For this, sun-dry some orange and lemon peels until they start to harden. This will take a couple of days. Once hard, grind the peels to a fine powder. Optionally, you can buy readymade orange and lemon peel powder.
• In a pan, heat your carrier oil and to it add a tablespoon of your citrus powder. Ensure that you are using a cold-pressed oil as it retains more nutrients than other oils.
• Heat the oil until it starts to fume and then turn off the heat.
• Strain the oil and set aside about 2 tablespoons of it for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
• Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
• Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
• After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
• Let your hair air dry

Tulsi Hair Oil For An Itchy Scalp

Tulsi has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is also a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Not only does this herb help promote scalp health, but it also has a cooling effect which helps soothe inflammation and irritation.

What you need:

A bunch of Tulsi Leaves
100mL Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Optional)

What you have to do:

• Grind the tulsi leaves with a small amount of water to get a thick, consistent paste.
• In a pan, heat the coconut oil on low heat and to it add the Tulsi paste.
• Optionally, you can also add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds.
• Heat the oil for about 10 minutes on low heat and then set it aside to cool.
• Strain the oil and set aside about 2 tablespoons of it for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
• Massage the oil into your scalp for about 5 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 15 minutes.
• Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
• After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
• Let your hair air-dry.
• Do this twice a week

Amla Oil For Hair Loss

Amla contains essential fatty acids, vitamin C, and antioxidants, all of which work together to boost scalp health and strengthen your roots. This helps curb hair fall and boost healthy hair growth.

What you need:

100g Amla Powder
1 cup Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
4L Water

What you have to do:

• Take about 70 grams of the amla powder and boil it in 4 liters of water.
• Let water boil until it has reduced to 1/4th of its original quantity. Set this decoction aside to cool.
• Once it has cooled, use a cheesecloth to strain and collect the amla water.
• In a bowl dilute the rest of the amla powder with some water to form a thick, consistent paste.
• Add this paste and the coconut oil to the amla decoction and boil them together.
• Let the ingredients boil until all the water evaporates. You should be left with a mixture of amla powder and oil. Let this mixture cool.
• Set aside about 2 tablespoons of the oil for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
• Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
• Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
• After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
• Let your hair air dry.
• Do this twice a week.

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