10 Benefits Of Bhringraj Oil for Hair Growth + How To Use

10 Benefits Of Bhringraj Oil for Hair Growth + How To Use

Authored by : Shreya Dalela
  • 14 January 2024
  • 8 mins read

In Ayurveda, there’s a special significance of oils derived from herbs, also known as herbal oils. Centuries-old Ayurvedic text describes many useful herbs for hair. Among all of them, there stands out a clear winner - Bhringraj, the king of herbs!

Also known as False Daisy, Bhringraj is a miraculous herb hailing from the sunflower family. The leaves of Bhringraj tree are used to prepare Bhringraj oil, the most beneficial oil for hair growth.

We all want thick, lustrous, and healthy hair and we are willing to go lengths to make that happen. Hair packs, hair treatments, serums, shampoos, vitamin supplements - chances are you’ve tried it all but observed only little or no change!

Do you often wonder where your efforts are lacking? Well, sometimes it’s the simplest things that can bring the best results. According to Ayurveda, the simple secret to hair health is regular oil massage Bhringraj herb infused oil such as Bringadi Oil or Bhringraj oil.

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What is Bhringraj Oil?

Bhringraj (also known as Mahabhringraj hair oil) oil is an oil derived from the leaves of the Bhringraj plant that is cultivated in the humid tropical regions across the world. The oil has special significance in Ayurveda and medical science.

Enriched with the goodness of nature, Bhringraj oil is rich in nutrients such as Iron, Vitamin E, magnesium, polypeptides, steroids calcium, vitamin D. The oil is also rich in proteins that make it even more beneficial for hair.

Bhringraj Oil Vs Bringadi Oil - Are They The Same?

You might have heard of two types of oil - Bhringraj and Bringadi. Both the oils have Bhringraj herb and both of them are well-known for their immense benefits for hair. However, there’s one difference between the two. 

Bhringraj oil purely consists of Bhringraj herb. While Bringadi Oil is based on Ayurvedic recipe and consists of potent herbs like Bhrinraj, Amla, Indigo, Hibiscus and Balloon Vines extracted into pure Sesame oil.

So, which among the two is more beneficial for hair? Bhringraj oil provides your hair a high dose of nutrition and helps combat many problems such as dryness, dandruff and hair fall. Bringadi oil does all that, and a lot more. 

For instance, Kama Ayurveda’s Bringadi Oil is an all-in-one hair treatment for hair loss, premature graying, and dandruff. By conditioning the hair deeply, it restores and nurtures damaged hair back to health. 

It’s also clinically proven to reduce hair fall by 61% based on 4 weeks of clinical study with men and women who had moderate to severe hair fall. So, if you’re looking for a solution to your hair fall woes, Bringadi might be the better choice for you.

In this article, we’ll discuss Bhringraj Oil as well as Bringadi Oil in detail. Let’s start with the benefits of Bhringraj oil.

What are the benefits of Bhringraj for hair?

Bhringraj works like a miracle to solve hair care problems like hair fall and premature graying. According to Ayurveda, it’s a ‘Rasayana’ that has special properties of age reversal and rejuvenation. The most common way of using Bhringraj on hair is in the form of Bhringraj oil or Bringadi Oil. Let’s look at how they benefit hair -

1. Treats dandruff and dry scalp

Bhringraj oil is dense and has a higher specific gravity as compared to other oils. For this reason, it can penetrate deep into the scalp and treat dryness. Bhringraj oil can be warmed and applied to hair to treat dandruff. It also provides relief from the itchiness and greasiness caused by dandruff.

2. Treats baldness and helps in hair growth

Regular massage with Bhringraj oil improves blood circulation. When the nutrients present in the oil reach the root of the hair, they strengthen the hair follicles and prevent baldness. These nutrients present in the oil help in facilitating the growth of hair.

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3. Prevents hair fall

Did you know that stress is one of the biggest reasons behind hair fall? Bhringraj oil is a natural therapy for hair fall with a soothing fragrance. Massaging your scalp and hair with bhringraj oil relaxes the mind and prevents stress-induced hair fall.

Another reason for hair fall is the lack of nutrition in hair. Bhringraj oil is rich in nutrients that provide the hair and the scalp with all the necessary nourishment, thereby preventing hair fall.

4. Promotes hair growth

Did you know massaging your hair with Bhringraj oil can increase the flow of blood to your head? The oil is known to cause vasodilation, a process through which the blood vessels get widened up, resulting in improved blood flow to the roots of the hair. This process promotes hair growth.

5. Prevents graying of hair

Bhringraj leaves are used to obtain black dye, which is used for coloring hair. When combined with Indigo, Balloon Vine and Amla, Bhringraj oil works as a treatment to prevent graying of hair. The combination is available in the form of Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment.

6. Makes hair lustrous

Bhringraj is rich in nutrients which provide deep conditioning to hair and bring out the natural shine. The secret to Indians’ lush, glossy hair is a traditional Ayurvedic recipe that consists of potent herbs like Bhrinraj and Amla extracted into pure Sesame oil. This recipe is known as Bringadi oil.

7. Repairs hair damage

If your hair is dry, brittle and rapidly losing volume, it means that you’re suffering from hair damage issues. Hair damage can be a result from many factors such as excessive use of heat styling products, exposure to the sun or using the wrong products. 

Using Bhringraj herb infused natural hair cleanser such as Bringadi Hair Cleanser is known to be effective in treating multiple hair damage issues. Infused with Bhringraj herb, Bringadi Hair Cleanser is clinically proven to show 5X improvement in natural hair volume and 6X improvement in hair tensile strength.

This hair cleanser is paraben and sulphate free, which makes it suitable for damaged hair.

8. Improves Sleep Quality

Bhringraj oil, when massaged onto the scalp, can have a calming effect. It is believed to help in reducing stress and promoting better sleep, which indirectly can also benefit hair health.

9. Conditions Hair and Improves Hair Health

It acts as a natural conditioner, leaving hair soft and lustrous. It improves hair texture and helps in managing frizzy hair. Rich in vitamins and minerals, Bhringraj nourishes the hair, improving its overall health.

10. Enhances Hair Texture

Regular use of Bhringraj is believed to increase the volume of hair, making it appear thicker and fuller. It can also enhance the texture of your hair, making it silky and smooth. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with rough, dry, or frizzy hair.

How To Use Bhringraj Oil?

Bhringraj oil can be massaged directly into the scalp. For better results, it can be heated for about 30 seconds before application. Gently massage the oil in circular motions for about 15 minutes and leave it in hair for at least 30 minutes. After that, wash it off with a mild natural cleanser.

How to make Bhringraj Hair Oil?

Bhringraj hair oil is derived from the leaves of the Bhringraj plant.

Here’s a simple process that can be followed to make Bhringraj oil - Spread Bhringraj leaves outside in the sun to dry for two to three days. After that, immerse these dried leaves in a jar of coconut oil or sesame oil. Leave the pot in the sun for another two to three days until the color of the oil changes to light green.

Though Bhringraj oil can be prepared at home, Bhrigandi leaves can be hard to find, and the process of making the oil can be time-consuming. Hence, it’s recommended to buy Bhringraj oil from certified Ayurvedic brands.

The addition of certain other hair-friendly herbs makes Bhringraj oil even more effective for hair. Kama Ayurveda combines Bhringraj with other hair-friendly herbs like Amla, Indigo, Sesame, and Balloon Vines to create a unique hair oil known as Bringadi. Together, these herbs make the oil an intensive hair treatment that prevents hair loss, scalp irriations, dandruff and premature graying.

How To Use Bringadi Oil?

Gently massage Brigandi oil into hair, ensuring that the entire scalp is covered. The treatment works as a natural conditioner if left on for 30 minutes. Cleanse post-treatment with a Bringadi Hair Cleanser and warm/normal water. 

If you want to warm Brigandi oil, use the indirect warming method. Place the required quantity, in a container into warmed water and let it warm before applying it to hair.


How To Use Bhringraj Oil For Hair Growth?

Bhringraj oil is combined with other hair-friendly Ayurvedic herbs to prevent baldness and hair fall. Together with these herbs, it’s possible to accelerate hair growth.

1.   Amla and Bhringraj

Amla or Indian Gooseberry strengthens the hair roots and promotes hair growth. Amla is abundant in Vitamin C, which is an essential nutrient for the synthesis of collagen. Collagen in hair helps in strengthens and helps in growing faster.

You can use Brigandi Intensive Hair Treatment to get combined benefits of Bhrigraj and Amla for hair growth. Alternatively, you can add Amla powder to Bhringraj oil and warm them together before applying to scalp and hair.

2. Indigo and Bhringraj

Indigo is a natural hair dye which also prevents premature greying and promotes hair growth. Indigo powder can be added to Bhringraj oil and warmed before its application on hair and scalp. Alternatively, Brigandi Intensive Hair Treatment can be used. It has the goodness of Bhringraj as well as Indigo and can be used to promote hair growth.

Is Bhringraj Oil Good For Hair?

Bhringraj, also known as Eclipta Alba promotes hair growth, reduces greying and balding and makes the hair darker. It also keeps the hair lustrous. It can be applied in the form of Bhringraj oil or in the form of Kama Ayurveda’s Herbal Hair Oil - Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment

With Bhringraj as one of the key ingredients, it provides the hair with all the nutrition and benefits. Other hair-friendly Ayurvedic herbs like Amla, Indigo and Balloon Vines present in the oil further boosts its benefits and uses for hair problems.


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About the Author
Shreya Dalela
Shreya Dalela

Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.

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