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In Kerala boys and girls who settled in abroad or outside their home town commonly suffer high hair fall problem. Everyone is seeking the remedies for this hair fall by experimenting many hair oils and medicines, but the natural remedy for hair fall is fresh coconut oil which were mostly used in traditional Kerala homes. Boiled with ayurvedic herbs and some spices, coconut oil is one of the best massaging oil for head and the main source of nutrients for strong hair and re growing of hair.
Elder grandma’s and some ayurvedic practitioners now know the recipe of making this natural hair oil. So now house makers very rarely try out oil boiling process which is referred as ‘ Enna Murukkuka ‘ in Malayalam. Let’s check out the ingredients and the making process of this natural hair oil.
Coconut Hair oil Ingredients
- ½ Kg Fresh Coconut oil
- 20 – 30 Tulsi (Holy Basil) leaves
- 2 – 3 Kattarvazha (Aloe Vera) pieces, large
- 8 – 10 Mailanchi (Henna) leaves
- 20 – 25 Chembarathi (Hibiscus) leaves
- 2 – 3 Chembarathi (Hibiscus) flowers
- 10 – 20 Kurumulaku (Black pepper), crushed
- 20 – 30 Kayyonni (Bhringraj) leaves
- 8 – 10 Nellikai (Amla / Gooseberry), crushed
- 30 – 40 Arya Veppila (Neem leaves)
All these ingredients are easily available in our house. Kayyonni, arya veppila, mailanchi, tulsi, and chembarathi grow wild mostly and can be picked up right from the backyards of most houses. Nellikka, kurumulaku and karpooram is also easily available in any local store. The karpooram makes the oil smell divine. We also have a nice kattarvazha plant in our garden, so aloe vera is also available fresh.
Heat the coconut oil and all the above ingredients .Then make it boil it leaves turn light brown colour. After the oil is cooled strain it and keep it safe it on bottles.Apply the oil one hour before daily bath on your scalp,after continuous application you could feel the change. Limit the amount of oil applying if your skin is more oily than normal.
Qualities of Coconut Oil & Ayurvedic Herbs
Coconut oil is a wonderful natural way to make your hair and skin soft, radiant and healthy. It acts as a great natural conditioner.
Aloe vera is known to work wonders in promoting shine and moisture in hair, and preventing hair loss and dandruff.
Tulsi is a wonder herb which helps to achieve lustrous shiny and healthy hair.
Henna is perhaps the best hair conditioner of all; it gives the hair body and bounce, promotes hair growth, checks premature graying, combats dandruff and promotes hair growth.
Hibiscus contains mucilage-a slippery plant extract which soothes dry scalp and de-tangles hair too. The petals are a natural hair dye and hair strengthening agent which prevents strands from breaking.
Kayyonni, the herb has protective features against dandruff and premature hair graying. It also has a beneficial cooling effect on the head and eyes.
Amla helps to preserve the natural, youthful hair color, and minimizes hair loss. It has the ability to penetrate scalp and strengthen hair at the root and helps prevent gray hair.
Neems antiseptic and antibacterial properties help in getting rid of dandruff keeping your scalp healthy and help in stimulating hair growth. It is also used as a natural conditioner for dry and frizzy hair.
Ayurvedic shop to Online spice Market
Basil leaves and neem leaves were part of ayurvedic garden at every Kerala homes. Now middle age people go and buy spices from local ayurvedic shops called ‘ Angadi Marunnu Kada’ .The younger generation are a step ahead in shopping ayurvedic herbs from online spice markets leading in Indian E commerce Industry. Buying online is the latest trend of people. Anyway ayurvedic herbs and oils have its significance in maintaining the body health than any imported hair cosmetics.