Who doesn't want thick, lustrous, and healthy hair? You’ve probably tried numerous hair packs, hair treatments, serums, vitamin supplements, shampoos in search of that one perfect product for your hair care needs. However, if you’ve still not experienced the results you’re looking for, we recommend that you take wisdom from the ancient science of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic secret to healthy hair is a simple head massage with Mahabhringraj oil (or a Bhringraj herb-infused oil).
Bhringraj is a centuries-old Ayurvedic herb whose oil is the most beneficial for boosting hair health. In this article, let us learn about Mahabhringraj oil and its benefits for hair.
Mahabhringraj oil or Bhringraj Oil is considered Keshraj (king of the hair). It is a herbal oil made from the leaves of Bhringraj cultivated in humid tropical regions like India, China, and Thailand. There are three varieties of the Bhringraj plant -
Although all these varieties are used for oil production, the most popular one is Shwetha Bhringraj.
Mahabhringraj oil, whose botanical name is Eclipta Alba, has special significance in Ayurveda and medical science. It helps balance the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) in the body. Mahabhringraj oil is normally accessible in various sets of formulations.
Bhringraj oil is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins, proteins, and nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D, and iron. These make the oil a penultimate remedy for hair loss. (1)
Mahabhringraj offers the most satisfactory nourishment to your hair scalp and boosts hair strength, offering hair a great shine, luster, and softness. Besides, it's also an effective treatment to manage & prevent premature greying and hair loss.
Isn't it marvelous to learn how the tiny leaves of Mahabhringraj can do so much good for our hair? Well, don't get too stunned yet, because now we will walk you through many more benefits of Mahabhringraj oil for hair.
In the Ayurveda system of medicine, Mahabhringraj has been used for centuries. Here are some benefits of Mahabhringraj Hair Oil you must know about -
Did you know Mahabhringraj oil, when massaged on the head, causes Vasodilation? Vasodilation is a process that widens blood vessels resulting in improved blood flow to the roots and hair. This, in turn, results in boosting hair growth. (2)
No matter the cause of hair loss (stress and lack of nutrition), this terrific remedy works great for curing it. Regular massage with Bhringraj oil will relax your mind preventing hair fall caused by stress.
If you suffer hair-fall or baldness due to a lack of nutrients, then Mahabhringraj oil treatment can help provide all those needed minerals and nutrients.
Mahabhringraj oil is loaded with antifungal & anti-inflammatory properties that can lessen dandruff. It penetrates deep into the scalp and moisturizes it while reducing the itchiness caused by dry scalp. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil help alleviate indications of scalp psoriasis.
Bhringraj is rich in active ingredients Haritaki and Jatamansi. These ingredients are highly beneficial in maintaining the natural color of your hair. Add amla to Mahabhringraj oil and massage your scalp regularly for better results.
Bhringraj is effective against several kinds of follicle infections, bacterial infections, psoriasis, scalp infections, and more, thanks to its abundance of antibacterial properties. Regular usage of the oil will help in reducing the inflammation of hair follicles and scalp tenderness.
Lack of nutrients, improper hair care routine, and humid weather can leave your hair looking dull and dry. Mahabhringraj oil deeply nourishes your hair while providing the necessary minerals and protein to combat dullness and dryness. A massage with the oil increases the hair's blood supply, thus providing the ultimate healthy shine you dream of.
Bhringraj didn't just get the limelight with its numerous benefits for mane health; It also had significant massaging impacts. The cooling and soothing properties of Bhringraj penetrate right into the scalp. They offer great relief against headaches, migraines, and other issues. Massaging the scalp with this herbal oil keeps your stress and headaches at bay.
Are you tired of dry hair and split ends? Then make room for Bhringraj oil on your shelf. Mahabhringraj profoundly conditions your hair, and with regular usage, you will have smooth and shiny lanes. If you are suffering from split ends, try to trim the hair at the ends and then use this Mahabhringraj oil regularly. You won’t get to see hair strands with split ends ever again.
Numerous factors, including a hectic lifestyle, Pollution, stress, and other chemical exposures, make healthy lustrous hair a daydream for us. But, not anymore!
Here we have curated simple hair packs with Bhringraj to help you impart a healthy glow to your dull and dry hair.
Amla is a powerhouse of vitamin C, essential to synthesize hair collagen. Mahabhringraj, on the other hand, is known to boost hair growth. So, what better combination is there than this pack for fast hair growth.
Bhringraj Oil - 2 Tablespoon
Pure Amla Powder - 1 Tablespoon
How To Use:
Alternatively, you can use our Bringadi Thailam Hair Intensive Treatment which has Bhringraj and Amla extracted into pure Sesame oil and Milk.
Castor oil has ricinoleic acid & proteins, which are known to fill the keratin gaps in your hair and promote hair growth. Here is an instant treatment for boosting hair growth.
Bhringraj Oil - 1-2 Tablespoons
Castor Oil - 1-2 Tablespoon
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Coconut oil is best known for its abundance of fatty acids that nourish and boost hair growth. The oil also spreads easily and penetrates deep into the scalp. Mahabhringraj and coconut oil together can make a great hair mask to nourish your hair deeply.
Mahabhringraj Oil - 2 Tablespoon
Coconut Oil - 2 Tablespoon
How To Use:
This Bhringraj hair oil recipe with hibiscus is a perfect hair mask to nourish and condition dry and dull hair. Using Hibiscus for hair provides terrific conditioning and even avoids premature greying. So, do try this mask if your hair is dull and dry.
Bhringraj Oil - 2 Tablespoons
Hibiscus Leaves And Flowers - Handful
How To Use:
Alternatively, you can use our Bringadi Thailam Hair Intensive Treatment which has Bhringraj and Hibiscus extracted into pure Sesame oil and Milk.
This oil mixture is an excellent option for fine hair types. Bhringraj improves hair growth, and yogurt increases the thickness and volume of the hair strands.
Bhringraj Powder - 1 Tablespoon
Yogurt - 5-6 Tablespoons
Fenugreek Seed Powder (Optional) - 1 Teaspoon
Egg Yolk (Optional) - 1
Olive Oil (Optional) - 1 Tablespoon
How To Use:
If you have dry and frizzy hair that needs to be repaired, this mask is for you. Get an instant softness to your hair with hibiscus & bhringraj, while coconut milk works its way to give that luxurious feel to the hair.
Bhringraj Powder - 2 Tablespoons
Hibiscus Powder - 2 Tablespoons
Coconut Milk - 5-6 Tablespoon
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Do you lack time for DIY masks, but still want to include Mahabhringraj in your hair-care routine? Say, no more. Presenting you with the best and the simplest way - Kama Ayurveda's Bringadi Hair Intensive Treatment Oil
Kama Ayurveda's Bringadi Thailam is an all-in-one hair treatment for hair loss, dandruff, premature greying, and scalp infections. It restores and nurtures your damaged hair back to life while cooling the scalp.
The secret to this intensive hair treatment is its traditional Ayurvedic recipe. The potent herbs in the oil are extracted into pure Sesame oil and Milk. The antibacterial Balloon Vine and the antifungal Licorice in the oil help keep scalp infections at bay. Bringadi Oil also includes Indigo, Gooseberry, Eclipta Alba to help promote hair growth.
The earthy scent of the oil will calm and soothe your frayed nerves while maintaining a good night's rest.
Kama Ayurveda’s Bringadi Hair Cleanser is a repairing, nourishing, and volumizing hair cleanser. This ayurvedic-based formulation with Bhringraj and Amla is clinically proven to reduce hair fall, dandruff flakes, and oily scalp by 60%. It nourishes from root to tip while repairing brittle and damaged hair.
It has been developed after 3 years of extensive research and development, and has been formulated to nourish, repair, and add volume to your hair. This hair cleanser is completely sulphate & paraben free, and it has been created to suit all hair types as well as coloured hair and is clinically proven** to give you 6X Stronger Hair.
Apply a sufficient amount of the product on wet hair and scalp. Then massage gently in circular motions for a couple of minutes before rinsing it thoroughly with water.
For rapid hair growth and scalp health, massage the bhringraj oil in the head using your fingertips. Leave this on for about an hour. Then rinse the hair well. If the hair feels too oily, feel free to shampoo it twice.
You can also prepare a DIY hair mask by blending the bhringraj powder with oil, yogurt, and water. Apply it on dry hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and shower.
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.
Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (Central Council of Indian Medicine) working in Kama Ayurveda as an Assistant Training Manager.