I have oily hair that becomes very sticky and highly unmanageable in summer. Nevertheless, I always oil my hair at least once in a week and leave it overnight to shampoo it off the next day. Coconut oil is my first choice for a scalp massage. But in summers I would rather use herbal oils such as amla oil, curry leaves oil, Aloe-oil or hibiscus oil which I prepare at home– all these oils, however, have coconut oil as the base. These oils are very cooling and applying these before going to bed gives me an undisturbed and peaceful slumber at night.
I haven’t tried using too many commercially available herbal hair oils partly because I don’t want to end up losing hair by experimenting with unknown products. But when my friend who has thick, luxurious hair told me how after using Dabur Vatika hair oil, her hair got a visible shine and helped her to deal with long term hair-fall and dandruff, I decided to give it a try. I’ve never had any dandruff problems but excessive hair-fall does bother me sometimes, and since I didn’t have the time to prepare a herbal oil at home, I purchased a bottle of Dabur Vatika. What especially drew me to this product was the fact that that it has the goodness of the hair-friendly herb Amla in it.
More about the ingredients in this oil:
It is a unique formulation of pure coconut oil enriched with special hair care herbs like henna, amla and lemon. Coconut oil, the main ingredient of this herbal hair oil is one of the best oils on earth; it nourishes and protects the hair. Henna is supposed to help with premature graying and Amla strengthens the roots and prevents excessive hair-loss while the astringent action of lemon controls sebum flow to fight obstinate dandruff. In addition, this hair oil is also enriched with the goodness of Brahmi (Centella Asiatica), Harar and Rosemary.
I have used it for over a month, twice a week. It’s not very heavy or sticky like other oils; it has a pleasing aroma of herbs which is not too overpowering. I massage this oil into my scalp gently with my fingers, not forgetting to apply it to the ends as well. I leave it overnight to work on my hair. And the very next morning I wash my hair. I have found that my hair doesn’t become dry and lifeless after the ‘head-bath’ and these days my hair has become quite soft, shiny and silky, but then even an application of pure, extra virgin coconut oil gives similar results. However, I didn’t experience any substantial hair-fall during this period. Overall it seems okay to me. As it has no harmful ingredients and chemicals I think it might suit other hair-types as well.
Beauty uses of olive oil
Beauty uses of olive oil
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