Haircare is the first step towards achieving good texture and quality of hair. Our hair is made up of protein which covers our skin for its protection. Much like our skin, hair is also prone to exposure, dust and pollution which can damage the hair and lead to brittleness, thinning or worse hair fall!
To protect the hair from heat, chemicals, products and pollution, oiling the hair becomes essential. Oiling not only provides nourishment and protection but also penetrates deep into the layers of the scalp to strengthen the hair by its roots promoting hair growth and strengthening.
Picking out the right hair oil must be done after knowing the vast hair oil varieties catering to different needs of hair types. The selection of hair oil isn’t complicated so let’s delve into it.
What are Hair Growth Oils?
Hair growth oils consist of natural and organic essential oils which penetrate deep into the layers of our scalp and provide the roots of the hair with growth rich vitamins A, B and K, thereby improving the quality and shine of the natural hair. Massaging these oils increases blood circulation and stimulates hair growth.
The frequency of use of hair growth oils can differ from person to person but ideally doing it twice a week can help achieve better results. Oiling the hair before shampooing for 25 - 30 minutes can help hair regain its natural glossing shine in no time.
Bhingraj also known as false daisy, is a species in the sunflower family known for its hair growth properties. Research shows that this herb stimulates more growth than minoxidil. According to Ayurveda, Bhingraj oil destroys bacteria and creates a natural barrier enabling proper growth of hair. Rich in Vitamin E it kills free radicals that impede hair growth.
Castor Oil is known to be a thick oil, noy only does it fight bacteria but also ends all fungal infections right at the roots. Castor oil is known for its growth promoting properties. It provides shine and protects the hair from heat and limpness.
Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
Derived from the richness of coconut, cold pressed coconut oil is an effective mantra for dry and dull hair to regain its strength and shine within weeks of massaging. Coconut, rich in Vitamin E, is a good ingredient of combating dryness especially during summers due to its light application. Cold pressed coconut oil is a safe bet for all types of hair for its universal hair growth qualities and protection.
Brahmi is another ayurvedic herb known for its strong anti fungal properties, massaging the hair with brahmi oil not only reduces split ends and dryness but also destroys flakeiness, itchiness and dandruff. Brahmi goes deep into the follicular cavity of hair and rejuvinates the hair follicle promoting hair growth. Brahmi oil is packed with the goodness of nature is a good solution for all types of hair for achieving hair growth.
Sesame oil is a nutrient rich component, with Vitamins E, B complex and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and protein. It goes deep into the scalp to provide the necessary protein rich compounds and nutrients to the hair. Being a light oil it is suitable for oily hair but can also be used by all types due to its regenerative properties.
Onion oil is extensively known for treating baldness and in preventing heavy hair loss. Rich in sulphur, onion oil provides good circulation ensuring thicker hair growth. It’s protective properties prevent the hair from hair damage and help avoid breakage. The high content of anti-oxidant properties make onion oil rich in blocking the growth impeding bacteria, making the hair quality better overtime.
Jojoba oil has an oily composition, so it can be used as a moisturizer but its benefits in its use as a hair oil. Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc.
Jojoba oil added to acts like a natural conditioner, oiling the hair with it acts as an added protection against dryness, breakage, and split ends. The oil can also moisturize the scalp and is an effective remedy for dandruff. Because of it hair strengthening properties, it is known to prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness. The idea behind this is that the oil moisturizes hair follicles, which prevents dryness that leads to hair loss.
Hair oils are a good incorporation in a hair care routine. Ayurveda lays heavy emphasis on oil massage because not only does it stimulate the scalp but also provides it with good blood circulation and protection, allowing the natural oils to penetrate deep into the scalp for better regrowth. Natural Hair Growth can be achieved by incorporating natural oils in your hair diet.At Life and Pursuits we support the use of 100% natural ingredients, free from toxins and additives. Our hair oils are completely natural, leaden with the goodness of Ayurveda ensuring the proper care and attention our hair needs!