Winter is a particularly dry season. Winter weather is harsh on all hair types and textures. Hair needs protection and care to remain soft, strong and healthy. But all you need is to make slight changes to your hair care routine, and you are sorted!
One of the simplest and most popular solutions to having healthy hair during the dry and cold months of winter is hair oil. As hair tends to lose moisture during winter, oiling one’s hair can go a long way in keeping it hydrated.
For centuries, a myriad of oils have been used for hair care. Oils have been used to address a whole bunch of hair related issues such as hair fall, dry hair, frizzy hair, among others. Applying oil on one’s hair also helps to stimulate hair growth.
According to the Ayurveda, the practice of applying oil on one’s hair and massaging it thoroughly has several benefits. These include boosting the strength and texture of hair as well as several other advantages such as improving sleep, calming the mind, providing relief from headaches, controlling dandruff, combating scalp irritation and preventing the premature greying of one’s hair. Ayurvedic herbal hair oil has been a hallmark of ancient Indian culture and its multifarious health benefits have been widely documented. Numerous medicinal plants and herbs have garnered worldwide acclaim for their properties.
Let’s take a look at some of the most recommended oils that provide lasting benefits to one’s hair.
Coconut oil is a colourless and relatively tasteless oil with a very easily identifiable scent. Coconut oil for natural hair is loaded with fatty acids and proteins that contain antioxidants making it a highly beneficial oil. It boasts of several properties that help in hair and scalp health. Its high concentration of fatty acids make it a highly suitable oil for calming scalp irritation as well as flaking and itching. It has been observed that coconut oil is very easily absorbed into hair strands, making it a preventer of dry, breaking or brittle hair.
Almonds are among the oldest and most widely cultivated nut crops around the world. Almond oil is sweet smelling and is widely hailed for its nutritional properties. The most important nutrients in almond oil are Vitamin A, Vitamin B7, Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. The Vitamin B7 content in almond oil helps to keep hair healthy and strong. It also helps prevent hair from sun damage due to its natural SPF 5. Almond oil also has antibacterial and fungicidal properties, making it good for scalp treatment.
Amla oil is the oil extracted from the amla plant, known in English as the Indian gooseberry. It is a natural oil that is highly famed in Ayurveda for its medicinal properties. Amla is said to possess astringent properties that are very beneficial for hair health. Amla oil is rich in Vitamin C as well as minerals and natural antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols. This oil is a promoter of hair growth, helps to reduce dandruff and slow down the premature greying of hair.
Jasmine oil is the oil extracted from the jasmine flower. It is a very fragrant oil that is known to have various benefits for hair. Jasmine oil has been shown to be a natural healer and is reported to have antibacterial and antiviral properties. Applying jasmine oil on one’s hair is helpful in strengthening hair and stopping hair breakage. Jasmine oil also helps to tame frizz and make one’s hair soft.
Bhringraj oil is extracted from the Bhringraj plant and has been widely regarded as a ‘wonder herb’. Bhringraj holds a special place in Ayurveda as the ‘king of herbs’. This oil is enriched with nutrients such as iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, magnesium, calcium and polypeptides. Its high protein content makes it especially beneficial for hair care. Bhringraj oil is used to treat dandruff and also provides relief from the itchiness, greasiness and irritation that dandruff causes. It promotes hair growth and helps to prevent hair fall, as well as contributes to making one’s hair lustrous.
Commonly seen in Indian cuisine, fenugreek, which is more commonly known in India as ‘methi’, is the plant from which fenugreek oil is obtained. Fenugreek oil is highly beneficial for hair health as it helps to stimulate blood flow to the scalp as well as nourishes hair follicles, promoting healthier and faster growth of hair. Fenugreek oil is also reported to contain antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help to combat dandruff and scalp irritation. Fenugreek oil is also an excellent substitute for store-bought hair conditioner.
Extracted from olive trees, olive oil is known for its tremendous health benefits. Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K and full of antioxidants. It moisturises hair and reduces scalp irritation, in turn helping to prevent dandruff. It is an oil rich in monosaturated fatty acids which contribute greatly in strengthening the roots as well as the tips of the hair and also promotes hair growth.
The oils listed above are some of the trusted and time-tested solutions for hair care in winter, and KMP Ayurvedic’s selection of hair oil products can help make your hair feel rejuvenated and healthy. KMP Ayurvedic is proud to offer a range of hair care oils, such as KMP Ayurvedic Amla Hair Oil, KMP Ayurvedic Keshaina Hair Vita Oil, KMP Ayurvedic Jasmine Oil, KMP Ayurvedic Cool Oil, KMP Coconut Oil, among others to help keep your hair nourished and in good form.
With a proud legacy of 36 years in the synthesis of edible oil, KMP Ayurvedic is a brand launched by Edible Products India Ltd. in the year 2017. It is a Kolkata based company offering a wide variety of high quality Ayurvedic personal care products spanning hair care, skin care, pain relief and hygiene products, KMP Ayurvedic has made a name for itself in the personal care market, with a steadily growing number of delighted customers.