Fantastic (and FAST!) Ayurveda Oil for Hair Growth by Zara
Zara is back on CurlyNikki! She’s a fabulous naturalista who shares her natural hair journey with her followers. That includes more than 168K subscribers on her EfikZara YouTube channel!
Zara has formulated a DIY hair oil for TRIPLE HAIR GROWTH. It’s an Ayurveda hair oil recipe that her Type 4 hair has been thriving on for more than 4 years. JUMP TO VIDEO
What is in Zara’s Ayurveda hair growth oil?
This DIY hair oil is made of popular good-for-your-natural-hair ingredients. You probably have some of them on hand already. If you don’t, no worries – Zara shares helpful links so you can easily find the ingredients you need.
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Grapeseed Oil
- Haitian Black Castor Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
Plus, this natural haircare expert does more than the ingredients list. She also takes the time to ensure you are aware of how each one benefits hair growth.
Not sure what an essential oil is and how to use essential oils for hair growth? Find out in our recent post The Difference between Essential Oils and Carrier Oils – 4 Really Good Things to Know.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that has been practiced on the Indian subcontinent for more than 3000 years. In Western countries, it is used as a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAD). It is also used as a form of integrative medicine. This is a holistic approach that combines traditional and modern therapies for general health and wellbeing as well as for the treatment of illnesses.
Ayurveda for hair
There is plenty in the teachings and practices of Ayurveda that have to do with hair growth as well as with the treatment of hair loss. Many of the ingredients found in natural hair care products have their roots (pun totally intended!) in Ayurveda. Zara’s Ayurveda oil for hair growth is packed with them and their hair-healthy goodness.
For more info on some ingredients commonly used in Ayurveda to promote hair growth, read:
- 4 Remarkable Benefits of Amla Powder and Amla Oil for Hair
- The Terrific Benefits of Turmeric for Hair Growth – Curly Hair Ingredients 101
- Ingredients 101: The Benefits of Grapeseed Oil for Hair Growth
Why are hair oils important to Black hair growth?
Our scalp produces sebum – a natural oily/waxy substance. It helps to lubricate, moisturize, and nourish the scalp. Sebum also travels along the strands of hair performing these same functions. However, thanks to those curls, coils, and kinks that we love so very much, sebum has a hard time traveling from root to tip of the strands. The result? Textured hair tends to be on the dry and brittle side. These lead to the breakage that robs us of length retention.
Thankfully, we can use hair oils to carry out the same functions as sebum.
- Hair oils assist with lubrication, adding shine for a healthy glow and slip for easy detangling.
- They moisturize the strands, too, helping to maintain their protein-moisture balance. This is vital for both elasticity and strength of the strands.
- Hair oils provide nutrients that help our hair to thrive.
Want to know more about amazing hair oils? Read: Why Black Hair Needs Hair Oil and 7 of the Best Ones to Use (with Product Examples!)
How to make Zara’s Ayurveda hair growth oil
Gather up the ingredients and simple equipment you need (which Zara gives you a heads-up on, too). Follow along as she takes you through the steps. This is an infusion hair oil so, as Zara explains, you can heat up the oil to assist with the infusion process or let the mixture sit outside in the Sun.
Ready to find out all about it? Here’s how she does it:
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