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Kerala Herbal Hair Oil Recipe | Hair Growth Oil

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Greetings, lovely people! I’m excited to share a hair growth oil recipe with you today, inspired by the beautiful state of Kerala, also known as “God’s own country”. The women of Kerala are renowned for their incredibly long, thick, and healthy hair, and their secret is a combination of potent herbal hair oils and natural hair packs. I’m happy to offer you one such recipe, which not only promotes hair growth but also addresses concerns such as dandruff and premature greying.


I have found this particular combination of oils to be the most effective for my hair. However, if coconut oil or sesame oil works better for you, feel free to substitute them in the blend.

Personally, I cannot leave coconut oil on my scalp for more than two hours without experiencing a headache, so I avoid using it overnight. Since I began using this oil blend, I have noticed a significant reduction in hair fall, and I can leave it on overnight without any discomfort.

I’ve experimented with using only coconut oil in the past, and while it left my hair feeling soft, moisturized, and shiny after shampooing and conditioning, I experienced headaches after applying it for just an hour. This led me to realize that the proportion of coconut oil in the blend wasn’t right for me.

It’s important to note that this oil blend is highly concentrated, so you may need to adjust the amount of oil used to suit your needs. While I prefer the ratio I’ve been using for years, you may find that increasing the amount of oil to 400 ml or even 2 cups works better for you.


In this article, you can find,

  • FAQ
  • Video Instructions
  • Ingredient list, where to buy them and their benefits
  • Herbal Hair Oil Recipe
  • Photo Instructions


Once a week is enough. You can oil your hair twice a week maximum.


Yes it is not good to oil everyday since it could lead to hair fall.


Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil. Castor oil should not be used alone since it is too thick and hence has to be diluted with other oils before use.



I have divided the ingredients that I have used to make this homemade hair oil into,

  • Oil Blend (3 oils used)
  • Ingredients to grind to a paste (6 items)
  • Dry spices(3 spices)


Coconut Oil | Sesame Oil | Castor OilAloe Vera Leaf | Amla | Neem Leaves | Curry Leaves | Fenugreek Seeds Nigella seeds | Black Pepper | Pearl Onion

Read on to know what these amazing ingredients does for your hair. Thicker, stronger and lustrous hair is not a dream anymore and Learn why it is so.


Get ready for some scalp love! This amazing oil not only stimulates your scalp, but also promotes blood circulation to give your hair the nourishment it craves. This increased blood flow can nourish the hair roots and improve the overall health of the scalp.

In addition to this, the hair oil also helps in moisturizing and nourishing the scalp, preventing dryness and flakiness, which can cause dandruff. Moreover, it contains ingredients that can prevent premature greying of hair. Plus, it’ll help prevent premature greying of your luscious locks. And the best part? No headaches, colds or chills involved!

The oils that I prefer to use are as follows,


Using homemade coconut oil is a game-changer when it comes to hair care! This miracle oil nourishes and moisturizes the scalp, which in turn promotes hair growth. The oil penetrates deep into the skin, helping to eliminate head lice and dandruff.

And the best part? It leaves your hair softer, shinier, and frizz-free! Plus, coconut oil acts as a natural sunscreen, protecting your hair from damaging UV rays. So go ahead and try using homemade coconut oil in your hair care routine – your locks will thank you for it!


Sesame oil is a versatile and natural hair care ingredient that has been used for centuries. It is rich in nutrients that nourish the hair and protect it from damage caused by the sun. Sesame oil also has anti-aging properties that prevent premature greying of hair and promote healthy hair growth. It helps to reduce hair fall and dandruff, and soothes scalp irritations.

The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of sesame oil also prevent scalp infections. Additionally, it can repair damaged hair and improve the overall quality of your hair. Incorporating sesame oil into your hair care routine can lead to healthier, shinier, and more manageable hair.


Castor oil is a multi-purpose oil that is beneficial for hair growth and overall hair health. Its anti-microbial properties help to prevent scalp infections, while its thick consistency helps to add volume and thickness to the hair. The oil also promotes hair growth by increasing blood circulation to the scalp, and helps to repair and strengthen damaged hair.

Castor oil is also known to impart a healthy shine to the hair, making it look lustrous and healthy. Additionally, it stimulates the scalp and helps to soothe scalp irritations, making it an excellent choice for those struggling with dandruff or other scalp conditions.

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Aloe vera is known for its moisturizing and conditioning properties on the scalp and hair. It can help improve dandruff problems and alleviate symptoms like itching.

To avoid any potential allergic reactions, I always remove the latex from a whole Aloe leaf before using it. To do this, I cut the leaf and keep it slanted for 30 minutes to an hour until the yellow liquid drains out completely. This method also applies to when using fresh aloe vera gel.


Onions are not only a tasty addition to our meals but also beneficial for our hair. They are rich in sulphur which helps to prevent hair fall and baldness, effectively preventing hair thinning and premature greying of the hair.

The use of onion in hair care is believed to work on every hair problem and improve hair thickness and quality over time. The good news is that you can use any type of onion to make this oil, making it an affordable and accessible solution for all hair types.


Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals that can work wonders for your hair. It stimulates the scalp and promotes blood circulation, which helps to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. This results in healthier hair follicles that produce thicker, shinier, and stronger hair.

Amla is also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, which makes it effective in preventing mild scalp infections and hair fall. Another fantastic benefit of amla is that it prevents premature greying of hair. So if you’re looking to improve the health and appearance of your hair, Amla is definitely worth trying out!


Neem possess anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight against hair fall and dandruff. With neem leaves, you can prevent scalp infections, promote hair growth, and reduce itching and flaking of the scalp. In my personal experience, I have used neem leaves to combat dandruff and strengthen my hair follicles, which in turn prevented hair fall.


If you’re looking for a natural way to boost hair growth, then curry leaves might just be what you need! These leaves are packed with vitamins and proteins that work to stimulate the scalp and promote the growth of new hair. Plus, they also help to prevent thinning of the hair, which is great news for anyone who’s worried about hair loss.

What’s more, curry leaves can help to strengthen your hair strands, which in turn can help to reduce hair loss and breakage. So, if you want healthier, stronger hair, why not try incorporating some curry leaves into your hair care routine?

herbal oil ingredients


Fenugreek seeds possess anti-inflammatory properties, making them an excellent remedy for various scalp-related problems. Moreover, these tiny seeds have a cooling effect on the body and help soothe a hot head during the scorching summer season. In addition, fenugreek seeds are beneficial in conditioning the hair, making it appear soft, silky, and shiny. They are also effective in reducing hair fall and dandruff.


Kalonji seeds, also known as Nigella seeds, possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help soothe scalp irritations, nourish hair follicles, prevent dandruff, and maintain a healthy scalp and are beneficial in reducing hair fall and promoting hair growth. Additionally, they possess conditioning properties that can help improve the texture of hair. Kalonji seeds can also soothe scalp irritations caused by dandruff


Hey, did you know that black pepper is not just a spice for your food, but it can also do wonders for your scalp? It’s got some serious antimicrobial properties that can prevent scalp infections and dandruff.

The essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C and iron along with the piperine compound present in black pepper can stimulate the scalp and enhance blood flow to the hair follicles, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach them. This promotes hair growth, prevent hair loss and encourages healthy hair follicles. Furthermore, black pepper is known to prevent cold and alleviate symptoms such as headaches.

But wait, there’s more! Black pepper can also give you a spa-like treatment by acting as a natural exfoliant, removing all those dead skin cells and product build up from your scalp.


When making herbal oil for your hair, there’s room for some experimentation. If you’re feeling like you want to go all out, try increasing the amount of oil to a whopping 500 ml! Alternatively, if you have a favourite oil, go ahead and use that instead.

However, if you’re struggling to find fresh ingredients, don’t worry – dried herbs can be just as effective. So, don’t let the lack of fresh herbs hold you back from achieving the perfect herbal oil for your hair.

To make things even easier, I will be making a new video demonstrating how to make herbal oil for grey hair using dried herbs. This way, you can achieve beautiful, shiny hair without having to break the bank.

In fact, you can easily find small packets of these herbs at your local store without having to spend a lot of money. So, whether you prefer fresh or dried herbs, there’s a way to make herbal oil work for you and your hair.

Below are the ingredients you need to keep ready before we can actually start the whole process.


Coconut Oil- 100 ml
Sesame Oil – 200 ml
Castor Oil – 30 ml


Pearl Onion – 10. (Big Onion – 1, You can use other types of onion to make this oil.)
Aloe Vera Leaf – one medium cut in to cubes
Amla – 6
Neem Leaves – 3 sprig
Curry Leaves – 3 sprig


Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tablespoon
Nigella seeds – 1 Tablespoon
Black Pepper- 2 Teaspoon

If you are prone to migraine headaches, Reduce the amount of Fenugreek Seeds or skip them altogether. Use A Cast Iron Cookware For Best Results. (Trust Me, it does make a difference)


Grind the Aloe vera leaf, Amla, Onions, Neem leaves and curry leaves together to a paste

herbal hair oil preparation

Powder the Fenugreek seeds, Nigella seeds and Black pepper to a powder.

To a heavy bottom cookware, add the oils first followed by the paste and the powders.

Keep the flame low until it starts to boil.

Homemade oil for hair growth and thickness

Mix everything until there aren’t any lumps in the oil.

It should look like the below pic

homemade hair oil

Once the oil starts to boil, increase the flame to medium.

Keep stirring occasionally. Every 5 minutes or so would be enough.

This whole process will take about 50 minutes to 1 hour to finish.

Once the ingredients settle to the bottom and the oil becomes clear, the oil is ready. (Like below pic)

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The oil would be dark green in colour.

homemade hair oil

Let it cool down completely before straining it.

Store the oil in a clean glass container.

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You can store this oil for years.

Always use clean utensils to handle the oil to avoid contamination.


Take the required amount of oil in a bowl. Warm the oil for about 15 – 20 seconds. It should be warm to touch not hot. Apply the oil to your scalp using your fingertips. Flip your hair upside down and massage the scalp with your fingertips. Use small circular motion. Flipping your hair and massaging, both ensures better blood circulation to the scalp. Massage for about 10 minutes. After that, Leave the oil for at least an hour before shampooing. You can leave it overnight too.




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