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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

DIY: Hair Growth & Anti-Dandruff Oil

Thin hair, hair fall, dandruff and slow hair growth are some common problems faced by most of the girls, not to forget men are equally prone to these issues. Anyhow, I am sharing with you guys a simple DIY home made hair oil recipe which is tested to fight dandruff and make your hair grow.

Things You Will Need:

Coconut oil (50mL, No specific brand)
Castor oil (25mL, No specific brand)
2 – 3 fresh Aloe Vera leaves (Gel present inside is needed)
A sharp knife
A spoon for stirring
A cooking pot
A clean storage bottle (Washed, cleaned and completely dry)

Note: There is no hard and fast rule with the ratios of the oils and Aloe Vera, you may vary it. Just make sure you put enough Aloe Vera for the quantity of oil you use.


Wash the Aloe Vera leaves with water and start peeling them off with a sharp knife on one side. Be careful at this step and remove all the thorns first. Remove the gel present inside either with the blunt side of the knife or a table spoon. Do this step either over a clean kitchen slab or use some dish under as it is going to be extremely messy. Transfer the gel to the cooking pot, add coconut oil and put it over low flame on stove (sounds weird right?). You have to cook the oil and the gel slowly with continuous stirring until the gel starts turning black. Turn off the flame once the gel is completely reduced to a black mass; decant the oil to another clean container leaving the black residue behind. Cool it to room temperature, add castor oil and transfer into a storage container. All done.

Apply it to the hair, massage your scalp with and leave for at least 30 – 45 minutes before washing. Use this oil every time you wash your hair.

Aloe Vera has anti-fungal properties and one of the many causes of dandruff is a yeast-like fungus. Not only this, you can even eat Aloe Vera’s gel. It helps detoxify your body, soothes and cleanses the digestive tract and helps improve digestion preventing constipation or diarrhoea. Castor oil is best known for its properties to help hair growth. It’s very thick therefore mixing it with coconut oil will help spread it smoothly.

For Winter: Coconut oil solidifies in low temperatures therefore liquify it by placing the bottle containing the oil in warm water and shake well before use.

Remember, miracles don’t happen overnight and natural remedies do not show results quickly but after 3 to 4 uses you will definitely see a decline in dandruff, hair growth will take time so be consistent with the use.

Caution: Aloe Vera gives off awful smell while cooking so switch on the ventilation system while doing this (otherwise your mother might throw you out, haha kidding)

Good luck,

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog edited by its owners and the opinions expressed here belong solely to its owner's. For questions and queries please email at thepoutpainter@gmail.com 


  1. Thanks for sharing i do use aloevera mixed with oil and egg but going to use your method xx

  2. The ingredients are definitely nourishing. Thanks for sharing sweety.

  3. Wow thanks for sharing.. Will definitely give it a try.. :)

    1. Welcome :) Aloe Vera really works on dandruff.. I have seen it

  4. wow.thanks for this one.I really need to make this.

    1. Welcome. Do try, it won't disappoint you :)

  5. Will give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Thankyou so much for sharing :) Willtry that one now :)
    much love,Anna (:

  7. I will give this remedy a try. I have such a bad habit of breaking my hair =(

  8. great post...i will definitely give it a try!

  9. Ill surely try this thanks for sharing!


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