Are you looking for the perfect remedy to help rev up your hair growth in no time? Well, the oil of the Centella Asiatica leaves, also known as Gotu Kola or brahmi, is supposed to be one of the best herbs for not just hair growth but is also known to treat many other hair problems.
What are the benefits of using Centella Asiatica for the hair?
1. Can help promote hair growth:
Brahmi oil can help stimulate and strengthen hair follicles. It helps nourish the scalp and strengthens the blood vessels, in turn allowing proper oxygen and nutrients to reach the hair follicles, promoting hair growth.
2. Helps treat hair loss:
Using it on the hair can help promote better hair strength, as it has sufficient nutrients that contribute to this property. This can help reduce hair breakage and also decrease hair loss.
3. Can help reduce dandruff and flaking:
Using it on the scalp and hair can help treat dandruff, dry scalp, and itchiness as it can balance out the sebum that the scalp produces. It can help reduce scalp dryness and keep the scalp sufficiently moisturized.
4. It acts as a natural cleanser
The oil acts as a natural hair and scalp cleanser as it has antioxidant properties. It helps clean the scalp and hair and gives the hair a healthy environment to grow in.
How to make Brahmi oil at home?
2 handfuls of Brahmi leaves
100 ml black seed oil
Step 1: Drying the brahmi leaves
To dry the brahmi leaves, separate the leaves from the stocks after rinsing in water and spread out the leaves on a dry cloth kept on a plate. Keep the leaves out in the sunlight or to dry up until all the moisture has been removed and the texture of the leaves become hard and crisp to touch and then it is ready to use.
Step 2: Making the oil
In a glass bottle around 6 to 8 inches in height and 3 to 4 inches wide, fill in the dried brahmi leaves and add in the three types of oil and gently press down the leaves until it is completely soaked and coated with the oil. Cover the bottle with the lid and tighten it close. Keep the bottle in direct sunlight (preferably) or at least in a placed where there is sufficient sunlight for around a week, so that the essence of the leaves gets infused into the oil and the three oils can get combined over time.
Step 3: Extraction of the oil
After a week’s time, you will find that the oil has risen to the top, while the leaves have settled down below. This is when you can take another container and use a muslin cloth or handkerchief to strain out the oil from the glass bottle, let the oil drain out (squeeze it gently until all the oil has been extracted from the leaves) and then you can store the oil in the air tight container for future, as it is now ready to use.
How to use brahmi oil on the hair?
Generously apply this Brahmi oil (you can warm it up slightly if you wish to), all over your scalp and hair. Then gently massage it in for around 10 to 15 minutes and then leave it on your hair for half an hour before rinsing off with a mild shampoo and conditioning thereafter as usual.
Centella Asiatica Hair spray –
you can also boil Centella Asiatica leaves in water and use the water as a hair rinse. Gently pour the water on freshly washed hair and leave it in.