DIY Hair Oils For Different Hair Problems June 7, 2017

Using oils to boost hair health was probably one of man’s greatest ideas. Not only do they improve the health of your hair by keeping it conditioned and nourished, but they also solve a plethora of hair problems. However, trying to find a suitable oil for your hair can sometimes be tough. While going for cold-pressed organic oils is usually your best bet, you can step your hair care game up a notch by making your own oil blends at home. Following, I’ve put together a list of 6 DIY hair oils for different hair problems.

 Homemade Hair Oils

1. Hibiscus Hair Oil For Regrowth

1. Hibiscus Hair Oil For Regrowth Pinit

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You Will Need

  • 5 Hibiscus Flowers
  • 5 Hibiscus Leaves
  • 100 mL Carrier Oil (such as olive or coconut oil)

Prep Time

15 minutes

Processing Time

1 hour

Method

  1. Crush the hibiscus flowers and leaves until you get a smooth pulp.
  2. In a pan, heat your carrier oil and to it add the crushed flowers and leaves. Ensure that you are using a cold-pressed oil as it retains more nutrients than other oils.
  3. Heat the oil until it starts to fume and then turn off the heat.
  4. Strain the oil and set aside about 2 tablespoons of it for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
  5. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
  7. After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
  8. Let your hair air dry.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Hibiscus is rich in amino acids and vitamin C, both of which are essential hair growth nutrients. They help nourish your scalp and stimulate hair growth from dormant follicles. Hibiscus also conditions your hair, strengthens the roots, and prevents hair fall.

2. Refreshing Citrus Hair Oil For Dandruff

2. Refreshing Citrus Hair Oil For Dandruff Pinit

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Orange and Lemon Peel Powder
  • 100 mL Carrier Oil (such as olive or coconut oil)

Prep Time

2 days +15 minutes

Processing Time

1 hour

Method

  1. First, you will need to prepare your citrus peel powder. For this, sun-dry some orange and lemon peels until they start to harden. This will take a couple of days. Once hard, grind the peels to a fine powder. Optionally, you can buy readymade orange and lemon peel powder.
  2. In a pan, heat your carrier oil and to it add a tablespoon of your citrus powder. Ensure that you are using a cold-pressed oil as it retains more nutrients than other oils.
  3. Heat the oil until it starts to fume and then turn off the heat.
  4. Strain the oil and set aside about 2 tablespoons of it for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
  5. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
  7. After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
  8. Let your hair air dry.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Citrus peels are a rich source of vitamin C and also have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help soothe your scalp, relieving itching and flaking.

3. Amla Oil For Hair Loss

 

3. Amla Oil For Hair Loss Pinit

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You Will Need

  • 100g Amla Powder
  • 1 cup Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
  • 4L Water

Prep Time

1.5 hours

Processing Time

1 hour

Method

  1. Take about 70 grams of the amla powder and boil it in 4 liters of water.
  2. Let water boil until it has reduced to 1/4th of its original quantity. Set this decoction aside to cool.
  3. Once it has cooled, use a cheesecloth to strain and collect the amla water.
  4. In a bowl dilute the rest of the amla powder with some water to form a thick, consistent paste.
  5. Add this paste and the coconut oil to the amla decoction and boil them together.
  6. Let the ingredients boil until all the water evaporates. You should be left with a mixture of amla powder and oil. Let this mixture cool.
  7. Set aside about 2 tablespoons of the oil for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
  8. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
  9. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
  10. After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
  11. Let your hair air dry.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Amla contains essential fatty acids, vitamin C, and antioxidants, all of which work together to boost scalp health and strengthen your roots. This helps curb hair fall and boost healthy hair growth.

4. Tulsi Hair Oil For An Itchy Scalp

4. Tulsi Hair Oil For An Itchy Scalp Pinit

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You Will Need

  • A bunch of Tulsi Leaves
  • 100mL Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Optional)

Prep Time

15 minutes

Processing Time

20 minutes

Method

  1. Grind the tulsi leaves with a small amount of water to get a thick, consistent paste.
  2. In a pan, heat the coconut oil on low heat and to it add the Tulsi paste.
  3. Optionally, you can also add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds.
  4. Heat the oil for about 10 minutes on low heat and then set it aside to cool.
  5. Strain the oil and set aside about 2 tablespoons of it for use while storing the rest away in an air-tight container.
  6. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 5 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
  8. After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
  9. Let your hair air-dry.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Tulsi has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is also a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Not only does this herb help promote scalp health, but it also has a cooling effect which helps soothe inflammation and irritation.

5. Jamaican Black Castor Oil For Hair Growth And Thick Hair

5. Jamaican Black Castor Oil For Hair Growth And Thick Hair Pinit

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You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
  • 6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 6 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

45 minutes

Method

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients to get a smooth blend.
  2. Massage this oil blend into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 30 minutes.
  3. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
  4. After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
  5. Let your hair air dry.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Castor oil has excellent hair thickening properties. It helps stimulate hair growth from dormant follicles while also strengthening and maintaining the health of your hair shafts. In combination with coconut oil and other essential oils, it creates the perfect blend for boosting hair growth and increasing hair volume.

6. Curry Leaves And Coconut Oil For Gray Hair

6. Curry Leaves And Coconut Oil For Gray Hair Pinit

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You Will Need

  • A handful of Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil

Prep Time

10 minutes

Processing Time

1 hour

Method

  1. In a pan, heat the coconut oil and to it add the curry leaves.
  2. Continue to heat the oil on a low flame until black residue starts to form around the curry leaves.
  3. Turn off the heat and set the oil aside to cool.
  4. Once cool, strain the oil and start applying it to your hair.
  5. Massage the oil into your scalp for about 15 minutes and then work it through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an additional 45 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and then proceed to condition.
  7. After you are done washing your hair, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel.
  8. Let your hair air dry.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

This oil helps get rid of dead skin cells while nourishing the scalp. It also helps restore melanin (the pigment that gives your hair its color) which helps prevent and reverse premature graying.

Because everyone’s hair is different, it might take you a bit of trial and error to find the perfect fit. With these simple DIY blends, you can finally attain the hair of your dreams. Have you tried any of these homemade hair oils? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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  • megha

    what is the colour of this hibiscus hair oil i prepared it and it has become slight yellowish in colour and no tinge of red is there is it ok.