Hairloom Pre-Shampoo Oil
Get reacquainted with your hairitage.
Hairloom is an ode to a practice called hair oiling that I picked up from my grandmother. A tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation for so many Indians around the world. This is a pre-shampoo oil and plant extract blend infused with essential oils for hair health.
I've chosen two traditional ways of infusing oils. Using the power of sunlight over a number of days (minimum of two weeks) to slowly bring out the nutrients from a carefully curated selection of organic herbs and gentle heat infusion.
"Ashwagandha, which is one of the most powerful Ayurvedic herbs, balances all the three doshas in your body. It is especially a good pacifier of aggravated Kapha and Vata doshas, which in turn helps you stop the hair loss caused due to the imbalance of these doshas.
Ashwagandha as a natural adaptogenic herb, helps in controlling chronic stress and hormonal imbalances, which are the key reasons behind ‘telogen effluvium’ hair loss in your body. Also, the herb benefits all Ayurvedic hair types.
The flavonoids of ashwagandha are a rich source of protein, vitamin C, iron, glucose, tannins, potassium, and nitrate, which are essential components for healthy hair growth. Ashwagandha improves blood circulation in your scalp which in turn supports the delivery of the nutrients to your follicles."
"Fenugreek— also known as methi—has been used by Chinese and Ayurvedic medicinal systems for centuries. It is a rich source of vitamins A, K & C, folic acid, potassium, calcium, iron, and protein, which are essential nutrients for hair growth.
Additionally, fenugreek promotes a healthy scalp environment which contributes to hair growth. It also soothes scalp inflammation, treats dandruff, strengthens hair, and prevents shedding.
In general, anyone can benefit from the protein and anti-inflammatory properties found in fenugreek. Those with coarse or curly hair may notice added softness and shine."
"Amla's potential benefits are that it may help soothe scalp inflammation, regulate oil production, moisturize and protect the hair shaft.
It has been credited with restoring growth and health to hair, but much research still needs to be done to determine the validity of these claims."
The final mix after the infusion period produces a bright, yellow-hued cocktail with an earthy, herbaceous scent.
Treat your hair well.
- Housed in a clear glass dropper bottle
- Made in small batches (each batch takes an average of 4-6 weeks to complete)
- Latest infusion bottled on: January 31, 2022
- Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Sesame Oil, Camellia Oil, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, Baobab Oil, Organic Fenugreek Seeds, Ashwagandha Root (Imported from India), Amla Seeds, Polysorbate 80, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Polygonum Multiflorum Extract, Moringa Extract, Gotu Kola Extract, Essential Oil Blend (Bergamot, Basil, Sage, Tea Tree, Rosemary and Copaiba Oleoresin), Vitamin E Oil, Green Tea & Clover Fragrance Oils.