So many of us deal with the menace of hair fall. While there are a number of over-the-counter products available to manage hair fall, what if we told you that a hair oil based on natural ingredients and made at home can do the trick for you?
According to a study published in the journal Dermatology and Therapy, losing 50 to 100 hair strands on a daily basis is considered normal. However, anything beyond that is a cause of worry, and appropriate measures should be taken to mitigate the situation.
So, if you are looking to protect your hair from hair fall and add volume to it, then one such measure is using hair oil made from reetha and kalonji!
Reetha or soap nut is known to promote hair growth, and nourish the hair. It is full of iron, which helps to add volume to the hair, and has anti-inflammatory properties that soothes and cleanses the scalp, by getting rid of the itchiness and irritation.
Kalonji or black cumin on the other hand, is a renowned ingredient for dermatological purposes. According to a study published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine, it nourishes the hair follicles, so that they can grip the hair better which results in less hair fall. Kalonji has antifungal and antioxidant properties, which helps prevent scalp infections that could cause hair fall.
Here’s what you will need:
-1 tablespoon reetha seeds
-1 tablespoon kalonji seeds
-100 ml coconut oil
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Here’s a step-by-step guide to prepare kalonji and reetha hair oil to fight hair fall:
Step 1: Start by grinding the reetha seeds, followed by kalonji seeds. Ensure that you are grinding the seeds individually, to ensure consistency. You should now have the seeds converted into powder form.
Step 2: Transfer the powdered seeds into a glass container.
Step 3: Heat the coconut oil for 2-5 minutes.
Step 4: Now, mix the coconut oil with the powdered seeds. Ensure to close the lid, as moisture should not seep in.
Step 5: To prepare the oil, take a pan and add water to it. Let the water simmer in medium heat for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, place the glass container with the ingredients on top of the pan, and immediately switch off the heat. Let the oil brew till the water gets cold or back to room temperature.
Step 6: Once the water is cold, you may store the oil at room temperature for a day. Your hair oil is now ready to use!
Here’s how to use the hair oil for optimal results
Step 1: Take a teaspoon of the oil and pour it on your scalp.
Step 2: Massage the oil thoroughly across the scalp and the entire length of your hair.
Step 3: Leave the oil for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off using a shampoo.
You could also use an applicator bottle to target specific areas, and remember that this hair oil is good for at least 5-6 months in a dry place.
Use this hair oil for hair fall at least once or twice a week. You will see the results only after regular use!