(Updated Aug 2016) A while back I decided to incorporate more herbal remedies (if you can call what I’m about to share, a remedy) into my hair care routine. Indian hair oil is one of those “remedies.” Indian women have the longest hair of any woman on earth. They care for their hair with very specific products and in very specific ways. Their methods and products used have got my attention. This oil is no longer a staple oil for me. I’ve been able to achieve stimulated growth with other oils but would definitely use this herbal hair oil again.
Since I’m on a journey to longer hair (waist length, to be specific) I’ve been using an Indian herbal hair oil for scalp massages and strand lubricating. It’s called Baidyanath Mahabhringraj Maka Oil (say that 3 times with your eyes closed!). I get it from Butters ‘n Bars (same spot I get my mango butter).
Baidyanath Mahabhringraj Maka Oil is made of a number of herbal oils in a base of sesame oil. It smells horrible! Very medicinal. So, why is it a staple? Simple. I believe the end justifies the means! If this stinky oil will stimulate my hair growth and strengthen my fine strands, then I’ll deal with the smell. It seems to be working, in conjunction with my consumption of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
How I Use Baidyanath Mahabhringraj Maka Oil
Oils can be used in a number of ways when incorporated into a hair regimen. Here’s how I use this one that I can barely pronounce:
- warmed for a scalp massage 7 days a month when doing the Inversion Method
- applied to my ends for strengthening
- in small amounts, to lubricate my strands
While I don’t necessarily use this oil to prevent graying, it’s a great feature of the oil. The feature I’m most interested in though is that it helps prevent hair loss. That’s why I like massaging it into my scalp on a regular basis. While the smell doesn’t dissipate, I’ve learned to use smaller amounts so the scent is not too over powering.
Baidyanath Mahabhringraj Maka Oil Ingredients:
Til Taila, Manjistha, Haridra, Manjistha, Padmaka, Lodhra, Candana, Svarna Gairika, Bala, Nagakesara, Haridra, Daruharidra, Priyangu, Yasti, Kamal, Anantamula, and Bhringaraja Kwat
(do not ask me what any of these ingredients are. I have no clue. I only know that they are common amongst Indian women)