Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

Timeless secrets to gorgeous hair. Rediscovered.

Ayurveda’s Most Loved Oils

Find out which is the one for you

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By the Hairsutras Team

Almost every type of oil in the market today is being touted as the ultimate solution for all your hair care woes. Hairsutras will help you clear the confusion by pointing out the right oil to use for your hair desires, with a little help from Ayurveda.

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  • Sesame oil

    Sesame oil

    Dr. V. R. Padmanabha Rao, of Amruth Ayurvedic Centre says, “the very word, ‘taila', oil in Sanskrit, is derived from the word, “til”, which is sesame. Reaching deep into the roots, sesame oil strengthens your hair. It makes your hair long and darkens any greys. Being slightly warm in nature, Ayurveda states that it balances the doshas- helping you balance excessive Vata and Pitta, and maintain Kapha.

  • Coconut oil

    Coconut oil

    An all-rounder among oils, the molecular structure of coconut oil allows it to penetrate deep into your scalp. Its abundance in proteins beneficial for most doshas, and provides rich nourishment for your hair. It even has anti-fungal properties that fight dandruff, and cooling properties to soothe any irritation on your scalp.

  • Mustard oil

    Mustard oil

    Mustard oil is a growth booster. It is rich in protein as well as fatty acids, an essential for thick, strong hair that also helps in treating conditions like alopecia areata. It also has antioxidant properties, idea to protect your hair from polluted environment. A brief warning, though, for those who already have excess Pitta: this is a heat-generating oil, known to increase Pitta in the body.

  • Castor oil

    Castor oil

    The benefits of castor oil are strengthening hair and giving the much-desired gloss. Coupled with turmeric, it can treat dandruff and the worst of fungal infections. It is a much heavier oil than the others, so according to Dr. Sanmathi P. Rao, of Sriranga Ayurveda, you can mix it with some coconut oil if you wish to lighten it up.

    You could also identify your dosha here,

    The next time you get stuck with a hair care problem, all you need to do is pick the right oil and win your way to gorgeous hair.

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    Sesame oil

    Sesame oil

    Dr. V. R. Padmanabha Rao, of Amruth Ayurvedic Centre says, “the very word, ‘taila', oil in Sanskrit, is derived from the word, “til”, which is sesame. Reaching deep into the roots, sesame oil strengthens your hair. It makes your hair long and darkens any greys. Being slightly warm in nature, Ayurveda states that it balances the doshas- helping you balance excessive Vata and Pitta, and maintain Kapha.

  • 2/4

    Coconut oil

    Coconut oil

    An all-rounder among oils, the molecular structure of coconut oil allows it to penetrate deep into your scalp. Its abundance in proteins beneficial for most doshas, and provides rich nourishment for your hair. It even has anti-fungal properties that fight dandruff, and cooling properties to soothe any irritation on your scalp.

  • 3/4

    Mustard oil

    Mustard oil

    Mustard oil is a growth booster. It is rich in protein as well as fatty acids, an essential for thick, strong hair that also helps in treating conditions like alopecia areata. It also has antioxidant properties, idea to protect your hair from polluted environment. A brief warning, though, for those who already have excess Pitta: this is a heat-generating oil, known to increase Pitta in the body.

  • 4/4

    Castor oil

    Castor oil

    The benefits of castor oil are strengthening hair and giving the much-desired gloss. Coupled with turmeric, it can treat dandruff and the worst of fungal infections. It is a much heavier oil than the others, so according to Dr. Sanmathi P. Rao, of Sriranga Ayurveda, you can mix it with some coconut oil if you wish to lighten it up.

    You could also identify your dosha here,

    The next time you get stuck with a hair care problem, all you need to do is pick the right oil and win your way to gorgeous hair.

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