Infused Hair Oil

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Oiling your hair is super good. Surprise if you ain’t know yet. Oiling provides essential minerals and vitamins which are easily absorbed by hair. It revitalises and disinfects at the same time. With so many natural oils so choose from, it’s really hard to decide which to use first. But I found it best to switch it up and rotate around all of them. So this is my favourite infused hair oil that has the 3 best ingredients for hair growth, and healthy maintenance. Infusing the oil requires nothing but a bit of patience as you will need to let everything simmer away for a few little bit. The heat and simmer allows everything to combine well. I recommend to use a designated small pot that you will not be using for cooking later on.

Gooseberry (amloki), henna and methi (fenugreek) are super helpful at instantly giving your hair a good boost of life. Here is a quick run down of their benefits to hair. Now you will need a basic oil. This oil will be infused with the vitamins and minerals from the gooseberry, henna and methi. I used coconut oil and it has great disinfectant properties already. You can go with natural olive oil, or any other healthy oil you prefer. Just make sure it isn’t any hydrogenated garbage or fake stuff.

Gooseberry (amloki)

  • a fix for dandruff
  • best source of vitamin C
  • helps give natural shine
  • rich in vitamin A

Methi (fenugreek)

  • good source of protein and nicotinic acid that strengthen the hair shaft and prevent breakage
  • Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin, an emulsifying substance that gives shine to hair.

Henna

  • maintain the natural acid-alkaline balance on your scalp and cleanses it of dirt without altering the natural balance unlike chemical-based products
  • adds shine and volume to it, and also shields it from further damage by forming a coating on it
  • great for adding color and sheen to your hair

Recipe

Soak methi seeds over night. Cut the amloki into halves and but keep the seed in. Add the oil and three ingredients to a pot and set on stove on low heat. Slowly increase heat and bring to simmer. Reduce heat so the oil still simmers slowly. Allow it to stay this way for about 30 to 45 minutes. Once it is near done, you’ll notice the color of the oil has darkened. The methi should have melted down along with the amolike and kenna. When it is done, the oil will be nice and darkened. You can strain now and pour into a container. Don’t worry about it spoiling but do use it up quickly. I oil my hair  2 times a week, leaving it on for an hour then washing it off with a mild shampoo. No conditioner !

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Oil is ready ! You might have some sticky bits on the bottom. Make sure to stir often so it doesnt burn from the bottom.

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Smells very nice too. After a few uses, I have already seen a great change to my hair. There is less breakage and hair feels healthier.

Make sure to let me know how it worked out for you !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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