Dandruff is a pesky problem. Besides, it also leads to hair fall, itching, dry and lifeless hair, etc. So, want to deal with the natural way?
There are different ways to prepare anti-dandruff herbal hair oil. Different methods suit different individuals, so you might have to try and see different combinations to find out what works for you best.
This recipe uses Aloe Vera along with other herbs. Since we will be adding more variants, we have named it so it is easy for you to differentiate between different variations.
Coconut Oil – 250 Ml
Water – 500 Ml
Aloe Vera Pulp – ½ Cup
Neem Leaves – 2 Handfuls
Triphala Powder – 25 Grams
Licorice Powder – 25 Grams
Indian Madder Powder – 25 Grams
Fenugreek – 2 Tsp.
This method involves two steps – first you prepare the concoction and then the oil.
For the concoction – add the Aloe Vera pulp, Neem Leaves, Licorice Powder, Fenugreek and Indian Madder into the water.
When you added these ingredients, reserve a small portion of all the ingredients – about 1/5th except Aloe Vera pulp and add the rest.
Bring this to a boil in thick-bottomed vessel stirring often.
When the quantity becomes half, remove from flame and set aside.
In a large thick-bottomed vessel or pan, pour the coconut oil and the concoction you prepared.
Add the remaining fenugreek seeds into it.
Mix a few drops of water to make a pulp of the powders and add that into the oil and water mixture in the vessel.
Heat the mixture on low flame.
The mixture will begin to splutter and spatter till the moisture is fully removed.
Around this stage, the oil begins to boil. When you start, the mixture will look curdly or confusing, but as the mixture heats up and moisture recedes, you will see the ingredients have moved to the bottom of the pan and the mixture is more clear.
The aroma also will begin to spread and at this stage, you can remove from flame – remember, the ingredients shouldn’t burn, but there should be no moisture either! That’s the right stage.
Filter while the oil and let it cool down.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and use and needed.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
Some prefer just frying the ingredients in oil and using it. But when you follow this method, the ingredients don’t have enough time to ooze out their goodness into the oil without being burned.
You can use Neem Powder instead of fresh Neem leaves.
As for Aloe Vera pulp, it is best taken fresh from the plant. However, if you don’t have access to it, you can substitute it with Aloe Vera powder or Gel.
You can add a few drops of Argan Oil to this, though add it after the mixture cools down to room temperature.
This oil lasts for up to one year, or more.
How to Use it?
You can apply this oil liberally at night and wash off your hair next morning.
If you have issues like sinus, or cold that prevents you letting oil on your scalp for a while, then you can apply it 30 minutes – an hour before shower and wash off.
Alternatively, you can also use this instead of your regular hair oil.
You can apply a few drops of this oil everyday, or after drying your hair post shower.
Basically, it is your choice to pick and choose what method works best for you. The oil emanates a good herbal aroma and can be used as any other regular hair oil.
Who Benefits From Using This Oil?
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