DIY – Homemade Hair Growth Tonic November 4, 2015

“Oh, I lose hair every day and I don’t know what to do about it”. “Someone please tell me what to do for my thin hair”. “My hair just does not seem to grow”.

Don’t you hear such questions being echoed from everywhere around you? Well, I do. And I don’t play the blame game. Yes, the pollution level in the cities today can really wreck havoc with our hair. But the fact is that most of the people complaining about hair related problems do nothing to take care of their locks in the first place! Most lack the basic knowledge of how to pamper their hair. So, I decided to share my secret for long, healthy hair with you today!

Where Did I Hear About This Homemade Hair Tonic?

Around 3 years ago, I had this sudden passion to grow my hair long and was all ears to any advice about hair growth. One of my friends passed me this recipe, and assured me that it worked. She had obtained this magical potion (so to say) from a hair expert in Lakme salon. And it worked like magic for my hair alright!

[ Read: Best Hair Growth Tonics ]

DIY – Homemade Hair Tonic for Hair Growth:

What Do You Need?

Mustard oil, fenugreek seeds and of course you should know how to work with the stove!

What To Do?

  • Take around half a liter mustard oil.

  • Pour all of it in a pan which is to be heated later.

  • Take some fenugreek seeds. (you needn’t do the heart art like me)

  • Drop half of the shown quantity (in the heart) in the pan containing oil.

  • Ignite the stove and place the pan containing oil on low flame. Do not boil the oil by keeping it on high flame. Wait for the seeds to slowly turn black. That would take just about 10-15 minutes.

  • Now turn off the stove and put the pan aside for 30 minutes or so, allowing the oil to cool down.

  • After the said time, sieve out the oil in a bottle or any preferable storage container. Discard the seeds.

  • You can clearly see the difference in the color of the oil. Mustard oil is generally golden brown in color where it has turned blackish brown with fenugreek essence after heating it with the seeds. Not only this, but the fragrance also changes; you can recognize the fenugreek essence by sniffing the oil.

There you have it – your own homemade hair growth tonic!

How to Use:

Oil your hair with this potion a night before you plan to wash your hair. If not so, massage with it at least 1 hour before head wash but the former idea would give better results in my experience. That is it, no hard work and no multi step procedure to follow every 3 days.

Trust me, I am the living proof that this tonic works like magic! Not only does it enhance hair growth but also turns the hair brown over a period of usage. If you do happen to like brown hair, use it alternatively with amla hair oil. I have passed on this recipe to many of my friends and most of them have witnessed great results.

[ Read: Bhringraj Oil For Hair Growth ]

Suggestions for Alternate Changes:

You can mix this tonic with olive oil in equal or less quantity if you wish to have both length and volume. Personally, this tonic enhances the length and olive oil enhances volume for my hair; that is why I suggest you try this combination too.

Note: You have to be patient and make it a part of your hair care regime permanently because hair doesn’t grow overnight unless you are Rapunzel’s descendent!

This easy to make tonic for hair growth is sure to give you the hair of your dreams. Do try it and come back to share your experience with us!

[ Read: Ayurvedic Tips For Hair Growth ]

Until next time take care!

  • dinesh


    I have few doubt can you please clarify the same:

    I have heard mustard oil is hot oil is it safe for scalp and hair
    I oil my hair daily after bath and keep it whole day is their any side effect as mustard oil and olive oil are both hot oils
    If I am taking 250ml mustard oil and 250ml olive oil how much grams fenugreek seeds I have to take

    • Dr.Sahiba

      Yes Mustard oil is hot in nature but is totally safe for your scalp..
      You do not need to keep your hair oiled everyday for the whole day, overnight treatment twice a week is enough.
      Burn the fenugreek seeds in mustard oil alone as described above. Mix this tonic oil with equal amount of olive oil only at the time of application. Say for example 2 spoons of this mustard oil hair tonic with 2 spoons of olive oil if that would be enough for your hair length.

  • naveen

    i have thining hair on top of my head and have bald spot.. is this tonic cure my bald spot??

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Anupama, yes you can prepare the hair tonic using amla oil instead of mustard oil too. The preparation of amla hair tonic is similar to the mustard oil recipe. There are several brands of sulfate free shampoos available in the market that you can use, some of them are: Dr. Organic’s Rose Otto Shampoo – Volumizing Hair Therapy, L’Oreal – EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo, Schwarzkopf Bonacure Hair Therapy Amino Cell Rebuild Hair Growth Shampoo, Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Shampoo and Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume Shampoo.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Shirisha, to maintain the color of your hair and to not to turn them into brown…you can add amla (indian gooseberry) oil, coconut oil / olive oil to the mixture. Adding these oils will help you attain long and voluminous hair without effecting the color of your hair.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Sanya, you can add amla (indian gooseberry) oil, coconut oil / olive oil to the mixture. Adding these oils will help you to prevent turning the color of your hair into brown.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Pallavi, sure, you can prepare this tonic using coconut oil too. Infact, you can add any other hair oil of your choice such as almond oil or olive oil…these essential oils will help in promoting hair growth.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi, for this hair will need mustard oil and not mustard seeds.

  • StyleCraze

    Yes, you can mix mustard oil and olive together.. just warm the olive oil slightly and do not over heat it.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Bindu, yes this hair tonic can be made using coconut oil too or coconut oil and mustard oil can be taken in equal quantities.

  • StyleCraze

    Yes, you can.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Pallavi, it is sufficient to heat mustard oil with fenugreek seed on a low flame for 10-15 mins or maximum of 20 mins. Over heating may damage the properties of both mustard oil and fenugreek seeds.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Simmy, you can add other oils like olive oil later….just add it to the warm tonic. The oil should never be boiled. Put it on low flame for about 10 – 15 minutes.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Savitha, you can use any shampoo as long as it is suitable for your hair.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Simmy, olive oil and coconut oil are beneficial for hair too. Coconut oil is used to restore hair’s health and color. These oils do not change the colour of hair. If your hair is black and you would like it to be that way then you can add a handful of curry leaves to the oil while heating the oil. Curry leaves are said to darken the hair colour and prevent premature greying of hair.

  • StyleCraze

    Yes Muskaan… that will be fine.

  • Ankita

    If i use only olive oil n nit mustard oil does the same procedure apply?? Cooking the oil with fenugreek seeds for 10-15 mins on low flame?

    • StyleCraze

      Hi Ankita, you can heat the fenugreek seeds and olive oil together or another way to use these two ingredients is by taking the 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in a mixer and grind them as a powder. Now take the powder in a bowl and add the 1 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil to it. Mix the both ingredients well and apply this paste on the hair loss and hair damaged area. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Then washed it off with the mild shampoo.