8 Mahabhringraj Oil Benefits For Hair & How To Use It?

8 Mahabhringraj Oil Benefits For Hair & How To Use It?

Authored by : Shreya Dalela

  • 3 January 2022
  • 9 mins read

Reviewed by : Kanchan Kachroo

Who doesn't want thick, lustrous, and healthy hair? You’ve probably tried numerous hair packs, hair treatments, serums, vitamin supplements, shampoos in search of that one perfect product for your hair care needs. However, if you’ve still not experienced the results you’re looking for, we recommend that you take wisdom from the ancient science of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic secret to healthy hair is a simple head massage with Mahabhringraj oil (or a Bhringraj herb-infused oil).

Bhringraj is a centuries-old Ayurvedic herb whose oil is the most beneficial for boosting hair health. In this article, let us learn about Mahabhringraj oil and its benefits for hair.

What is Mahabhringraj or Bhringraj hair oil?

Mahabhringraj oil or Bhringraj Oil is considered Keshraj (king of the hair). It is a herbal oil made from the leaves of Bhringraj cultivated in humid tropical regions like India, China, and Thailand. There are three varieties of the Bhringraj plant - 

  • Shweta Bhringraj – yields White Flowers
  • Peet Bhringraj – yields Yellow Flowers
  • Neel Bhringraj – yields Blue Flowers

Although all these varieties are used for oil production, the most popular one is Shwetha Bhringraj.

Mahabhringraj oil, whose botanical name is Eclipta Alba, has special significance in Ayurveda and medical science. It helps balance the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) in the body. Mahabhringraj oil is normally accessible in various sets of formulations.

 Bhringraj oil is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins, proteins, and nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D, and iron. These make the oil a penultimate remedy for hair loss. (1)  

Mahabhringraj offers the most satisfactory nourishment to your hair scalp and boosts hair strength, offering hair a great shine, luster, and softness. Besides, it's also an effective treatment to manage & prevent premature greying and hair loss. 

Isn't it marvelous to learn how the tiny leaves of Mahabhringraj can do so much good for our hair? Well, don't get too stunned yet, because now we will walk you through many more benefits of Mahabhringraj oil for hair.

8 Benefits Of Mahabhringraj Hair Oil

In the Ayurveda system of medicine, Mahabhringraj has been used for centuries. Here are some benefits of Mahabhringraj Hair Oil you must know about -  

1. Boosts The Hair Growth

Did you know Mahabhringraj oil, when massaged on the head, causes Vasodilation? Vasodilation is a process that widens blood vessels resulting in improved blood flow to the roots and hair. This, in turn, results in boosting hair growth. (2)

2. Curb Baldness And Hair Fall

No matter the cause of hair loss (stress and lack of nutrition), this terrific remedy works great for curing it. Regular massage with Bhringraj oil will relax your mind preventing hair fall caused by stress. 

If you suffer hair-fall or baldness due to a lack of nutrients, then Mahabhringraj oil treatment can help provide all those needed minerals and nutrients.

3. For Dry Scalp & Dandruff

Mahabhringraj oil is loaded with antifungal & anti-inflammatory properties that can lessen dandruff. It penetrates deep into the scalp and moisturizes it while reducing the itchiness caused by dry scalp. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil help alleviate indications of scalp psoriasis. 

4. Postpones Hair Greying

Bhringraj is rich in active ingredients Haritaki and Jatamansi. These ingredients are highly beneficial in maintaining the natural color of your hair. Add amla to Mahabhringraj oil and massage your scalp regularly for better results.

5. Deals With Scalp Infection

Bhringraj is effective against several kinds of follicle infections, bacterial infections, psoriasis, scalp infections, and more, thanks to its abundance of antibacterial properties. Regular usage of the oil will help in reducing the inflammation of hair follicles and scalp tenderness.

6. Better Hair Nourishment

Lack of nutrients, improper hair care routine, and humid weather can leave your hair looking dull and dry. Mahabhringraj oil deeply nourishes your hair while providing the necessary minerals and protein to combat dullness and dryness. A massage with the oil increases the hair's blood supply, thus providing the ultimate healthy shine you dream of.

7. Soothe Headaches

Bhringraj didn't just get the limelight with its numerous benefits for mane health; It also had significant massaging impacts. The cooling and soothing properties of Bhringraj penetrate right into the scalp. They offer great relief against headaches, migraines, and other issues. Massaging the scalp with this herbal oil keeps your stress and headaches at bay.

8. Treat Dry Hair & Split Ends:

Are you tired of dry hair and split ends? Then make room for Bhringraj oil on your shelf. Mahabhringraj profoundly conditions your hair, and with regular usage, you will have smooth and shiny lanes. If you are suffering from split ends, try to trim the hair at the ends and then use this Mahabhringraj oil regularly. You won’t get to see hair strands with split ends ever again.

How to Incorporate Mahabhringraj Oil Into Your Hair Care Routine?

Numerous factors, including a hectic lifestyle, Pollution, stress, and other chemical exposures, make healthy lustrous hair a daydream for us. But, not anymore! 

Here we have curated simple hair packs with Bhringraj to help you impart a healthy glow to your dull and dry hair.

Apply DIY Hair Masks with Mahabhringraj Oil

1. Mahabhringraj And Amla Oil - For Hair Growth

Amla is a powerhouse of vitamin C, essential to synthesize hair collagen. Mahabhringraj, on the other hand, is known to boost hair growth. So, what better combination is there than this pack for fast hair growth. 

Ingredients:

Bhringraj Oil - 2 Tablespoon

Pure Amla Powder - 1 Tablespoon

Method:

  • Heat Amla powder and Bhringraj oil in a pan.
  • Boil till the mix begin to change the color
  • Now, after the color changes, turn off the stove.
  • Let the mixture cool down. Later, strain it before you use this oil.

How To Use:

  • Apply this mixture around the scalp in tiny circular motions.
  • Gently using your fingertips, massage your hair and scalp in circular motions for a few minutes.
  • Let the oil for about 30 - 40 minutes, and then wash it with a mild shampoo.
  • You can apply this hair mask 2 or 3 times per week to see better results

Alternatively, you can use our Bringadi Thailam Hair Intensive Treatment which has Bhringraj and Amla extracted into pure Sesame oil and Milk.

2. Bhringraj and Castor Oil - For Hair Growth

Castor oil has ricinoleic acid & proteins, which are known to fill the keratin gaps in your hair and promote hair growth. Here is an instant treatment for boosting hair growth.

Ingredients:

Bhringraj Oil - 1-2 Tablespoons

Castor Oil - 1-2 Tablespoon

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl, add Castor oil and Bhringraj oil and mix them well.
  • Heat this mixture for a few seconds.

How To Use:

  • Now, apply this oil evenly on hair and scalp by using fingertips.   
  • Gently massage the scalp and leave it on for about 30 - 40 minutes.
  • Wash the hair with a mild shampoo and warm water.
  • For better results, use this therapy 2 to 3 times per week.

3. Mahabhringraj and Coconut Oil - For Hair Nourishment

Coconut oil is best known for its abundance of fatty acids that nourish and boost hair growth. The oil also spreads easily and penetrates deep into the scalp. Mahabhringraj and coconut oil together can make a great hair mask to nourish your hair deeply. 

Ingredients:

Mahabhringraj Oil - 2 Tablespoon

Coconut Oil - 2 Tablespoon

Method:

  • In a bowl, combine both the oils
  • Now, heat this oil for 30 seconds in a microwave 

How To Use:

  • Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to the hair roots and then work it on the rest of your hair.
  • Massage the scalp gently with the fingertips. 
  • Leave the oil over your scalp for some time and wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

4. Mahabhringraj And Hibiscus Oil - For Dry Hair

This Bhringraj hair oil recipe with hibiscus is a perfect hair mask to nourish and condition dry and dull hair. Using Hibiscus for hair provides terrific conditioning and even avoids premature greying. So, do try this mask if your hair is dull and dry. 

Ingredients:

Bhringraj Oil - 2 Tablespoons

Hibiscus Leaves And Flowers - Handful 

Method:

  • Firstly, clean the hibiscus flowers and leaves. Make them into tiny pieces.
  • Now, heat oil in the pan and include the flowers & leaves in it.
  • Continue boiling till the color changes to dark.
  • Remove the oil mixture from the stove and let it cool down.
  • Strain the mixture, and you are good to go.

How To Use:

  • Apply over the scalp, then massage it for a few minutes.
  • Let the oil sit for half an hour, then wash your hair using a mild shampoo.
  • You can try this hair therapy 2 to 3 times per week.

Alternatively, you can use our Bringadi Thailam Hair Intensive Treatment which has Bhringraj and Hibiscus extracted into pure Sesame oil and Milk.

5. Bhringraj And Yogurt Hair Mask - For Hair Volumizing 

This oil mixture is an excellent option for fine hair types. Bhringraj improves hair growth, and yogurt increases the thickness and volume of the hair strands.  

Ingredients:

Bhringraj Powder - 1 Tablespoon

Yogurt - 5-6 Tablespoons

Fenugreek Seed Powder (Optional) - 1 Teaspoon

Egg Yolk (Optional) - 1

Olive Oil (Optional) - 1 Tablespoon

Method:

  • Take a bowl. Add yogurt and Bhringraj powder, and mix it well.
  • Then add the egg yolk and fenugreek seeds (optional).
  • If you have dry hair, mix in olive oil to restore softness & moisture.

How To Use:

  • Apply the prepared mask on your scalp and hair gently.
  • Leave it on for half an hour 
  • Then, rinse off your hair with a natural shampoo.

6. Bhringraj And Hibiscus, Coconut Milk Hair Mask - For Hair Moisturizing

If you have dry and frizzy hair that needs to be repaired, this mask is for you. Get an instant softness to your hair with hibiscus & bhringraj, while coconut milk works its way to give that luxurious feel to the hair. 

Ingredients:

Bhringraj Powder - 2 Tablespoons

Hibiscus Powder - 2 Tablespoons

Coconut Milk - 5-6 Tablespoon

Method:

  • Add Hibiscus powder and Bhringraj powder in a bowl. 
  • Now, add coconut milk, then stir the mixture to form a paste.

How To Use:

  • Divide the hair into sections and apply this mixture to the hair and scalp.
  • Leave it on your hair for 30 minutes.
  • Then, wash your hair by using water.
  • You can shampoo it or leave as you desire.

Kama Ayurveda's Bringadi Thailam Hair Intensive Treatment

Do you lack time for DIY masks, but still want to include Mahabhringraj in your hair-care routine? Say, no more. Presenting you with the best and the simplest way - Kama Ayurveda's Bringadi Hair Intensive Treatment Oil

Kama Ayurveda's Bringadi Thailam is an all-in-one hair treatment for hair loss, dandruff, premature greying, and scalp infections. It restores and nurtures your damaged hair back to life while cooling the scalp.

The secret to this intensive hair treatment is its traditional Ayurvedic recipe. The potent herbs in the oil are extracted into pure Sesame oil and Milk. The antibacterial Balloon Vine and the antifungal Licorice in the oil help keep scalp infections at bay. Bringadi Oil also includes Indigo, Gooseberry, Eclipta Alba to help promote hair growth. 

The earthy scent of the oil will calm and soothe your frayed nerves while maintaining a good night's rest. 

Benefits:

  • Kama Ayurveda's Bringadi Thailam is 100% natural.
  • It helps in promoting hair growth while relieving hair loss.
  • Bringadi Hair Intensive Treatment Oil is a natural conditioner. Thus it helps prevent dandruff and any other scalp infections.
  • It cools your scalp and uplifts your mood instantly.

How To Use:

  1. Take a sufficient amount of oil into the palms and gently massage into your hair, ensuring that the entire scalp is covered. 
  2. Since this treatment works as a natural conditioner, you need to leave it on for 20 minutes. You can also leave the oil on for the whole night (except in cases of hair fall & Sinusitis).
  3. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo and warm water.

Kama Ayurveda’s Bringadi Hair Cleanser

Kama Ayurveda’s Bringadi Hair Cleanser is a repairing, nourishing, and volumizing hair cleanser. This ayurvedic-based formulation with Bhringraj and Amla is clinically proven to reduce hair fall, dandruff flakes, and oily scalp by 60%. It nourishes from root to tip while repairing brittle and damaged hair. 

It has been developed after 3 years of extensive research and development, and has been formulated to nourish, repair, and add volume to your hair. This hair cleanser is completely sulphate & paraben free, and it has been created to suit all hair types as well as coloured hair and is clinically proven** to give you 6X Stronger Hair.

Benefits:

  • Kama Ayurveda’s Bringadi Hair Cleanser is 96% natural.
  • It is sulfate and paraben-free.
  • The Kama Ayurveda's Bringadi Hair Cleanser is suitable for all hair types, including treated and colored hair. 

How To Use:

Apply a sufficient amount of the product on wet hair and scalp. Then massage gently in circular motions for a couple of minutes before rinsing it thoroughly with water.

How To Use Bhringraj For Hair Growth?

For rapid hair growth and scalp health, massage the bhringraj oil in the head using your fingertips. Leave this on for about an hour. Then rinse the hair well. If the hair feels too oily, feel free to shampoo it twice.

You can also prepare a DIY hair mask by blending the bhringraj powder with oil, yogurt, and water. Apply it on dry hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and shower.

About the Author

Shreya Dalela

Shreya Dalela

Shreya Dalela is a certified Yoga instructor and a professional dancer trained at The Danceworx. She’s passionate about Ayurveda and holistic living with over 6 years of experience in doing extensive research and content creation in the domain.

About the Reviewer

Kanchan Kachroo

Kanchan Kachroo

Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (Central Council of Indian Medicine) working in Kama Ayurveda as an Assistant Training Manager.

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