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    Posted: Sep 19 2009 at 2:40pm

You all know that oiling is very good for hair. We can use any oils according to our choice. If we used to a particular oil for hair and if we change to another oil, our hair and scalp will not accept the new oil immediately. But if we apply that oil for few times it becomes suitable. My personal opinion is stick to one suitable oil because changing oils may cause temporary hair loss etc.

There are so many ways we can prepare homemade hair oils to use in our hair. All the different recipes for hair oils are for making the oil suitable to apply on hair. Moreover it can help the total health of hair and hair growth.

The first thing is to select or find out a suitable oil to prepare homemade hair oil. I know coconut oil is very simple. Definitely I can recommend to others. It is very simple and light oil. But some may not like the natural smell of virgin coconut oil. For them I recommend purified coconut oil. In Europe and U.S people use olive oil. Ground nut oil, castor oil, gingelly oil or even sun flower oil also have been used in many places. But for people with oily skin and hair they don't bother about applying oils and it is OK.

The second step is to make the oil hot. You can apply oils without heating. But hot oil is better. Because by heating we can avoid certain difficulties by putting oil directly. If the oil is a little old and by heating the oil we can make the oil perfect for applying on hair.

How long we have to heat oil? Not to boil, only heat it. In Kerala and other states of India there is a method following to heat the oil. Heat the oil in low flame, then the fumes start to come watch it and add few grains of paddy or corn. When the grains pop up switch off the flame. That is the heating level. Do not allow the grains to burn darker.

And there are lots of local plant leafs added to the oil. But that plants are not available now. Today I am giving you a homemade hair oil recipe with curry leaves. Curry leaves are known to treat dandruff and it can reduce hair loss. That way it can help hair growth.

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Coconut oil+ curry leaves recipe

Here we see how to use curry leaves to prepare homemade hair oil. The way I explains here you can prepare the oil and keep it for a long term use. No need to keep in refrigerator.

A simple method to prepare hair oil is as I said above heat the oil and add few curry leaves onto it. Before getting the curry leaves too dark switch off the flame. This is the simplest method for lazy ladies. But there is another method to prepare hair oil and it will give more positive results to hair.

First of all take one or two bunches of curry leaf. Remove the leaves one by one. Clean it with water and let it air dry. Make sure there is no water content on the leaves. Grind the leaves into paste. Let it be two tea spoon of curry leaf paste. Then pour half cup of oil, preferably coconut oil into a pan or pot. Start to heat the oil in a low flame. After two min. add the curry leaf paste into the oil. After some time when the oil gets heated we could see fumes coming from the oil. Watch when the green color of the paste starts to become dark just switch off the flame. Allow the oil to cool. Then sieve the oil and pour it into a glass bottle. Homemade hair oil is ready.

When you want to use the oil just take enough oil into a heating pan and heat it. Just heat it minimum enough to apply on hair. Do not apply oil if it is too hot. Apply through out your hair from top to end. Massage the scalp and hair well. Wait for 10-15 min. and take bath./Or can use it as regular hair oil, for which heating is not required.

This is the local very old form of homemade hair oil recipe. You can definitely rely on it. And do not forget the fact that when you starts to follow a new method your hair and scalp may reject it. But do not worry. If repeatedly apply the oil it will become suitable for you.


Hibiscus Hair oil Recipe... This is my favorite !

This is another homemade hair oil recipe. It is made with hibiscus leaves and flowers. Hibiscus is a wonderful plant product for hair. Hibiscus leaf is used as a natural shampoo conditioner.(Hibiscus Shampoo)The benefits of hibiscus can be utilized in the form of homemade hibiscus hair oil. This hair oil is used in India to help hair from dandruff and unnatural hair loss. Women in Kerala used this wonderful product to get thick long hair. But now due to lac of time etc. all go for store bought products.
How to make homemade hibiscus hair oil

For this you can use the leaves and flowers of this plant. All type of hibiscus can be used. But the plant with thick leaves is better. The juicy and sticky leaves can give better result.

Get five flowers. You can use fresh as well one day old flowers. Take 3 fresh leaves also. chop these ingredients into small pieces. Using a mixer/grinder just crush it. No need to make it a paste. You can get 1/2 cup of it, accordingly add more flowers if needed. Then put this mix into a heating bowl or pan. Add 1 cup of your favorite oil which you uses on hair. May be you can choose coconut oil. Mix well. Heat it in low flame. Now when the fumes starts coming add three leaves of tulsi if you have. And add few grains of corn or rice or fenugreek and see it pops up. At that time switch of the flame. Allow it to cool. Sieve the homemade hibiscus hair oil into a glass bottle.

Before bathing warm he oil and apply on hair and scalp and do a massage. Wait for 10 min. and take a bath. If you use this homemade hibiscus hair oil at least once in a week consistently that will hep your hair to grow well.


Tulsi Hair Oil Recipe
Yes we can make hair oil with tulsi leaves. The benefits of tulsi through hot oil treatment. Tulsi can help to avoid bumps on the scalp. It is used for itchy scalp. Some people may have hot scalp, sweaty scalp or scalp with hot boils. In these cases homemade tulsi hair oil will help you.

Tulsi leaves with coconut oil are the ingredients to make this hair oil. Fresh leaves of tulsi are good. But if fresh leaf is not available you can use tulsi powder. But I do not know how the quality will be. Get one or two bunches of tulsi leaves. That should make 10 tsp. of tulsi paste. Chop the leaves and put it in a mixer and crush it. Transfer the content from the mixer to a heating bowl. Add 1/2 cup coconut oil. Mix well and start to heat in a low flame. When fumes starts to come just add few grains of corn or fenugreek. When the grains pops up switch off the flame. Allow the oil to cool. Then sieve the oil into a proper container.

When you want to use this homemade tulsi hair oil, just warm it and apply on entire hair. Give simple massage on the scalp. After 25 min. you can take bath. If you have extreme dry hair do this twice in a week. Or apply this homemade tulsi hair oil once in a week

Amla hair oil Recipe

Amla hair oil is very famous and it is available in Ayurvedic stores. It has been proven to help hair growth. But it is factorymanufactured and as you all know it will be cost conscious. Means the quality of the oil will be related to the cost consciousness of the manufacturer. Still it is ok. But if you do not want to fiddle around using this store bought product for long time and if you are particular about the quality of the item you use on your hair then you can prepare amla hair oil at your home. Homemade amla hair oil that you prepare will have all the full quality of amla. Then the result will be faster. It will reduce hair loss. It will pre-condition your hair against dandruff or other fungal infection on hair. If you use this homemade amla hair oil consistently, definitely it will help your hair growth.

Amla or Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthus emblica, syn. Emblica officinalis) is a deciduous tree of the Euphorbiaceae family. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name. It is used in Ayurvedic medicines. Locally the crush of this fruit is used in hair treatment in India. Whatever hair treatment we make out of this Gooseberry is very effective in controlling hairloss and helping hair growth. Homemade shampoo using amla powder is found to be very effective in controlling hair loss.

Homemade Amla Hair Oil

How to prepare homemade amla hair oil? Yes the main ingredient is amla powder. Amla powder is available in stores or it can be purchased online. But if you have fresh amla, then cut it into small pieces and dry it. You can use this instead of amla powder. Here is another combination of ingredient I am using is fenugreek powder.

Mix amla and fenugreek powder. Add a little coconut oil and make it a paste. Yes we are going to prepare homemade amla hair oil using coconut oil as a base. If you want you can use your favorite oil you used to apply on hair. If you took 2tsp. amla and 1tsp. fenugreek then now add one cup coconut oil and mix well in a heating pan. Heat in a low flame. Watch fumes comming out. See the amla paste content becomes brown then stop heating. Do not allow the amla paste to get black. Allow the oil to cool down. Sieve it and pour into a glass bottle.

You can keep it minimum for two weeks. Do not refrigerate. When you want to use it just warm this oil and apply on hair. Do a light massage. Wait for 10-15 min. and then you can take a bath. The quantity you apply on hair you can decide. If you are comfortable using oils then apply more oil. But after this do not use shampoo, use green gram/shikakkai powder. But if you are not comfortable with oil and if you are using hair oil first time then use a very little oil. After 10 min. while taking bath you can wash off excess oil using green gram powder. Apply this homemade amla hair oil twice or thrice a week or at least once in a week.

Brahmi Hair Oil Recipe

Hot oil treatment on hair is a weekly routine that will help the total health of your hair. A homemade hair oil recipe is explained below. I hope you all know the benefits of brahmi. Brahmi is a medicinal plant which is a known memory enhancer. The leaf of brahmi was used from olden days to enhance hair growth. Yes it is very helpful to increase hair growth.

Homemade Hair oil with Brahmi

In this topic I say oil means your favorite oil you use on your hair, may be coconut oil, olive oil etc. So now you are going to see how to prepare brahmi hair oil at home.

What are the ingredients and how to prepare:

Choose an oil to prepare. Take 0ne cup oil say coconut oil in a heating pan or pot. Now add brahmi powder 5 to 10 tsp. Mix it with oil. Now you can start heating the oil in low flame. When it starts to fume just put few grains of fenugreek to the hot oil and watch the fenugreek pops up, at this point switch off flame. Don't allow the brahmi paste to become too dark or black, before that just switch off the flame. Allow it to cool. Then sieve the oil into a glass or ceramic bottle. Your hair growth enhancer-homemade brahmi hair oil is ready.

Whenever you want to use oil on your hair just take few tsp. of homemade brahmi hair oil and heat it. Apply the warm oil on hair and do simple massage. Leave it for another ten or fifteen min. Then take a bath. This you can repeat weekly. But if you have dry hair apply homemade brahmi hair oil once on other day. If you consistently do this for several weeks definitely this homemade brahmi hair oil will help your hair grow thick. Not only that it will make your hair darker and surplus
Recipe for Hair oil with Coconut Milk

This is a very special hair oil recipe. It was widely used to help hair growth in Kerala. This hair oil with coconut milk is having a very tactical kind of preparation. In early times this was prepared by specially trained persons who make all kind of Ayurvedic preparations. In my home grand mother used to prepare hair oil with coconut milk and it was the oil we applied on hair. At that time my hair was also lustrous and healthy. Now as the time passing very fast even I cannot find a situation to prepare this hair oil with coconut milk.

The first challenge in preparing this hair oil is finding the best type of coconut. The coconut we select should be fully ripe and dried. In this condition the water content in the coconut will be almost removed. And we can get more oil from that. Why we select the ripe coconut is that we can keep this prepared hair oil for long time. This hair oil with coconut milk helps hair to grow well and can avoid unnecessary hair loss. Definitely we can forget about the problem of dandruff etc.

How to prepare hair oil with coconut milk

Coconut oil- 1 cup
Coconut milk- 1 cup
Brahmi powder- 5tsp.
Aloe vera- 2tsp.
Tulsi leaf paste- 1tsp.

You know how to prepare coconut milk. Grate coconut and using a mixer/grinder crush it. Then squeeze the milk. Brahmi powder you can buy. Use fresh aloe vera. Squeeze the inner crux or you can use with the skin but cut into small pieces. If you have tulsi leaves make it a paste or buy tulsi powder.

Mix brahmi powder, aloe vera and tulsi paste. Add coconut milk and mix well. Now add coconut oil and mix together. Start to heat it in low flame. Stir with a long spoon. When the fumes starts to come add few grains of rice or fenugreek or corn and see it pops up. This is the proper time to switch off the flame. Take care to not getting the contents too dark or do not allow to burn. When it cools down sieve it and pour into a suitable glass bottle or ceramic container.

You can apply this hair oil with coconut milk once in a week basis. First loosen your hair, take out all the knots with fingers moving from top to ends. Spread well all the strands. Apply the hair oil all over hair and scalp. Give a thorough massage. Special attention for doing rubbing on scalp in a rounded motion. Do not scratch with finger nails. No need to apply excess oil, keep an average quantity to apply. Wait for half an hour. Then take bath. If you want wash out excess oil by washing hair with green gram flour.

If you are applying oil for the first time, apply this hair oil with coconut milk very little at the first time. Then repeat it after three days. Similarly do it three times minimum. Then only your hair and scalp will become used to the new product. First time application may cause a temporary hair loss. Don't worry, continue applying.

(Note:The professional way of making this hair oil is a little different. In that no need to use coconut oil. By heating the coconut milk it will produce coconut oil from that. For that we require more coconut milk.)
Homemade hot oil hair treatment recipes

Homemade Hot oil treatment#1 Olive oil

It is very good for dry hair. Warm olive oil and apply on the hair and scalp. Do massage on the scalp for 15 min. Then take bath and shampoo well. Condition the next day. Somebody may not like the thick oil. Then use some thin oil instead of olive oil.

Homemade Hot oil treatment#2 Caster oil

Warm 3tsp of caster oil. Massage scalp and gently comb. Put steaming hot towel on the head and wait for 15 min. Then shower.

Homemade Hot oil treatment#3 Olive oil & honey

3 tsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of honey. Mix well and apply on scalp wait 15 min. Then shampoo well.

Homemade Hot oil treatment#4

Beat together 1egg, 1 tsp vinegar and 2 tsp coconut oil. Massage into the scalp . Comb evenly through hair and leave for 15 min. Then wash off.

Homemade Hot oil treatment#5.
Mix 2tsp of coconut oil, 1tsp of lime juice and massage into the scalp.

Homemade Hot oil treatment#6.
If you are exploratory on this, with coconut oil before boiling add either fenugreek seeds or paste of curry leaves or paste of neem leaves.

I am very much into Ayurveda and this is the information I have collected from various sites.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep 19 2009 at 4:10pm
This is AWESOME rumebra, thank you SO MUCH!!! I have been talking about making my own amla oil for some time now and never would've thought to include fenugreek! I'm DEFINITELY going to use these!

Thanks again!
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