Hair issues for me, is not season dependent. Hair fall issues started during my college days, when I moved to a different city and started washing my hair with water having high chlorine content. It hasn’t come down at all, unless I go back to my hometown. Somehow my hair only likes the humid atmosphere and water with salt content.
Anyways I have since experimented with a lot of hair oils, both home made ones and store bought ones. The ones that I really liked recently and has continued using are the Bringadi hair oil from Kama Ayurveda and Javakusum from Just herbs. One thing in common with both of these is that, they are non-greasy, serum like and highly conditioning.
Growing up in Kerala where Ayurveda is quite popular, I have heard a lot about Nilibhrigadi hair oil. This is the popular hair oil from famous Ayurvedic brands like Kottackal Arya Vaidya Pharmacy. Since Kama Ayurveda products like hair oil are manufactured at the arya vaidya sala factory, I believe the formula must be the same, eventhough Kama ones costs alot.
Coming to the efficacy, both of these are very light oils, non-sticky and spreads easily.
Cost : Bringadi – 545Rs for 100ml, Javakusum – 445Rs for 100ml
Fragrance: Bringadi smells more ayurvedic and Javakusum has a pleasant fragrance typical of all Just Herbs products.
Ingredients : Indigo, Bringaraj and Amla are the main ingredients in Bringadi and this one claims to treat for hair loss, premature graying and dandruff.
Hibiscus, gooseberry, henna and other oils form the ingredients of Javakusum and claims the same as Bringadi.
Why I liked them?
The home made oils I use are generally very sticky and makes my face oily as well, on application to scalp. Also it takes a lot of hair cleansing product to wash this off.
These oils on the other hand are of the consistency of serums and spreads easily on hair. My hair feels conditioned, tangle free and soft, on application of these oils pre-wash.
It takes very little quantity of hair cleanser to wash these off and I don’t feel the need to use conditioners after. As for the claims like hairfall, dandruff and premature greying preventions, I cannot vouch. I feel since the water at my place is hard water, I cannot control hair fall with just hair oils. I don’t have dandruff or premature greying, so no comments on that.
But if you are looking for conditioning hair oils that are free of all nasties, these are what you should buy.