Before I purchase a new hair product, I always check out the ingredients to see what’s packed inside. If there’s nothing that I recognize as a good or quality ingredient, I won’t buy it.
My all-time favorite hair oil is Vatika Oil. It’s mainly coconut oil, but it’s got a few other ingredients in it, which are commonly used in Ayurvedic Hair Care Regimens. I use hair oils for sealing in moisture, soothing dry itchy scalp (that comes with dryer winter weather), and adding shine. Here is a run down of the ingredients of Vatika Oil and what they claim to contribute:
- Coconut Oil – (1) known as one of the few oils that can penetrate the hair shaft providing the hair with protein and moisture; (2) seals the hair shaft protecting the hair from external factors while keeping the moisture and protein in; (3) adds shine to your hair without leaving your hair feeling greasy; and (4) when used on the scalp it prevents dry flakes and itchy scalp.
- Neem – assists in relieving dry and itchy scalp.
- Brahmi – (1) relieves dandruff; (2) promotes hair strength & growth and (3) in large quantities maintains your hair’s dark color (prevents premature greying).
- Fruit Extracts of Amla, Bahera and Harer – (1) strengthens the root of your hair to maintain your hair’s thickness; (2) maintains color; (3) has cleansing properties (respectively).
- Kapur kachri – an antiseptic for those with very dry and itchy scalp.
- Henna – repairs and protects the hair shaft preventing breakage and adding shine.
- Milk – nourishes the scalp and roots.
- Rosemary Oil – promotes scalp circulation which assists with hair growth.
- Lemon Oil – against dandruff and controls the flow of sebum (i.e. your scalp’s oil production).
- TBHQ – it’s a preservative.
- Fragrance – the scent.