Often touted as miracle ingredients, argan oil and coconut oil have rapidly become household names. While it’s true that both of these oils are excellent natural beauty products, there are many new kids on the block that also deserve a moment in the spotlight. After some rigorous – and occasionally messy – experimentation, we’ve chosen our top 7 ayurvedic hair oils for taming your mane, incorporating these in your hair care routine might do wonders.
As one study demonstrates, Indian gooseberry extract promotes the production of pro-collagen (a precursor to collagen) and also helps prevent the breakdown of collagen. As a key to maintaining skin elasticity, this collagen stimulation thus helps the skin remain firm and youthful. By forming the protein matrix in the skin, the presence of collagen also contributes to skin strength and brightness. Thus, in boosting collagen production, Indian gooseberry helps the skin become firm, bright, and healthy like a natural face mask.
Our scalp naturally produces oils to rejuvenate and cleanse the hair, but unfortunately the early stages of this process can leave hair looking greasy. If you’re not willing to put up with a few days of liberal dry shampoo application, Jojoba oil may be a great blemish solution for you. It mimics the qualities of the natural oils your body produces, and may trick your scalp into slowing down its oil production process. Jojoba oil not only offers deep moisture, but also works as a scalp cleanser, ensures strong and thick hair and dandruff-fighting solution!
If your hair tends to be on the dry side, almond can give you a much need moisture boost. This sweet smelling oil is on the heavier side, which makes it ideal for sealing in moisture and protecting hair from the harmful effects of blow dryers and heated styling tools.
Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D, E and B6, meaning it is ultra nourishing for dry or over processed hair. The fatty acids found in this oil can penetrate the scalp and hair to fortify it and add a deep shine. We love how lightweight this oil feels, and how well it works across hair types!
Safflower oil is a great choice for those who suffer from a dry scalp or are prone to bouts of dandruff. Safflower oil is high in omega-6 and deeply penetrates the scalp to rid it of debris that can irritate skin and diminish shine. Compared to some of its peers, safflower oil is also quite the bargain! It is one of the best oils for hair growth.
Rosemary oil may not be as common as some of our other picks, but it’s an incredible tool for treating greasy scalps and hair. This oil has natural antifungal properties, and helps to cleanse your scalp of impurities and promote hair growth – with minimal greasy residue. We’re also in love with the fragrance of rosemary oil – it has our hair smelling almost good enough to eat!
Also known as Indian Gooseberry oil, Amla oil is much loved around globe and works well across hair types. It’s a great pick for deep cleansing the scalp, which will in turn promote hair growth. Long term users of Amla oil also swear by its anti-graying properties – and when it comes to avoiding chemical hair dyes, we’re all ears!
And of course, UMA’s Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil contains all the oils you need for beautiful and strong hair.
Is oil a part of your hair care regimen? If so, what are your favorites? Find us on Twitter or Instagram @umaoils, and let us know!