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The Miracle Hair Oil – A Tried and Tested Recipe


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Disclaimer: All views and methods expressed here are my own. Please follow them at your own discretion. I shall not be held responsible for the results they may show on you, whatever they may be.

When my friend, Ensiya Kothari, shared the ingredients of this Hair Oil , which I have named the Miracle Hair Oil , with me I thought she was joking! “Onions, garlic, curry leaves, are you kidding me? Are we making a chutney, or hair oil?” I laughed. Click To Tweet

Then I saw she was serious and had shared her tried and tested  recipe after I remarked on the change I noticed in her hair. It was fuller, looked glossy and the length had increased considerably as well. Ensiya loves taking care of herself using natural products, and is always reading up and using things she rustles up in the kitchen, so it was safe to say that her recipe had got me curious, and how!

So the first thing I did as soon as I got home was assembled the ingredients for the Oil. Luckily I had everything on hand, even a brand new ½ litre Coconut Oil bottle.

The paste took me 5 minutes to make and boiling that with the oil took another 15 minutes. So in 20 minutes I had the oil in my kadhai. I left it overnight and strained it well the next day, and it was ready to use.

I have been using the Hair Oil since February, I have used it once a week, though ideally twice a week works better, and I am beginning to see these results;

Hair fall has reduced by a LOT more than half

Hair has become darker and glossier

Hair has become smoother

I see new hair growth sprouting in places where my scalp used to be visible

The Oil, when applied, relaxes me and I sleep better

A noticeable reduction in the frizziness of hair as well

So after reading all of the above you surely want to know how to make this Miracle Hair Oil yourself, right?

Here is the recipe, with pictures.

Ingredients :
1/2 Litre pure Coconut Oil ( Organic Oil works best but you could use Parachute Coconut Oil too)
1 medium sized Onion, peeled (regular Red Onion/Kanda/Pyaaz)
5 Sambhar Onions, peeled  (available as Red Shallots, is you’re living outside India)
5 medium sized cloves of Garlic, peeled
Leaves from 10 Stems of Kadipatta (Curry Leaves)
1 heaped Tbsp Methi Dana
(Soak methi seeds for 4-5 hours.  Drain the water post soaking)
 
Method:
Chop the onions and garlic and roughly rip the curry leaves.
Add ALL the ingredients , EXCEPT the Coconut Oil, to a mixie and and grind it to a fine paste WITHOUT adding any water to it.
In a Kadhai ( I used a cast iron Kadhai, but you could use a regular one ) first add the Oil and then add the paste to it and mix well.
Switch on the flame and stir as you let the oil come to a boil with the paste in it.
Lower the flame to a simmer and let it cook till the onion/garlic/kadipatta mixture darkens, as shown in the picture below (it took me 10-15 minutes)
P:S: Concentrate on the mix which should darken. The Oil DOES NOT turn black.
Switch off the flame, cover and keep aside overnight.
Strain and use.
P:S: After I poured the Oil  through a strainer I let the mixture sit in it for an hour, till all the oil had left the mixture. Strain the mixture as best as you can, using your hands or the back of a spoon to squeeze out the maximum amount of oil from it. Discard the mixture after you get out the oil. Do not use the mixture.
 
 
You need to store the prepared Oil in a cool, dark place away from sunlight. Mix well before each application.
You could store it in a glass container or a plastic one, it does not matter. I store mine in a plastic bottle.
 
 
The Oil DOES smell strange, so you could add a few drops of essential oil to a portion of it before applying. Click To TweetApply the Oil to your hair, leave it on overnight and shampoo the next day, twice a week, for best results.
 
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The Miracle Hair Oil - A Tried and Tested Recipe
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Ingredients
  • ½ Litre pure Coconut Oil ( Organic Oil works best but you could use Parachute Coconut Oil too)
  • 1 medium sized Onion, peeled (regular Red Onion/Kanda/Pyaaz)
  • 5 Sambhar Onions, peeled  (available as Red Shallots, is you're living outside India)
  • 5 medium sized cloves of Garlic, peeled
  • Leaves from 10 Stems of Kadipatta (Curry Leaves)
  • 1 heaped Tbsp Methi Dana
  • (Soak methi seeds for 4-5 hours.  Drain the water post soaking)
Instructions
  1. Chop the onions and garlic and roughly rip the curry leaves.
  2. Add ALL the ingredients , EXCEPT the Coconut Oil, to a mixie and and grind it to a fine paste WITHOUT adding any water to it.
  3. In a Kadhai ( I used a cast iron Kadhai, but you could use a regular one ) first add the Oil and then add the paste to it and mix well.
  4. Switch on the flame and stir as you let the oil come to a boil with the paste in it.
  5. Lower the flame to a simmer and let it cook till the onion/garlic/kadipatta mixture darkens, as shown in the picture below (it took me 10-15 minutes)
  6. P:S: Concentrate on the mix which should darken. The Oil DOES NOT turn black.
  7. Switch off the flame, cover and keep aside overnight.
  8. Strain and use.
  9. P:S: After I poured the Oil  through a strainer I let the mixture sit in it for an hour, till all the oil had left the mixture. Strain the mixture as best as you can, using your hands or the back of a spoon to squeeze out the maximum amount of oil from it. Discard the mixture after you get out the oil. Do not use the mixture.
 
Both Men and Women can use this Hair Oil. You could use it on children at your own discretion.
 
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This is the color the blended ingredients, Onion, Shallots, Garlic pods, Curry Leaves and Methi Seeds, should turn to after boiling in Oil. Mine took about 10-15 minutes of boiling to change color from green to brown.
 
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This is what the boiled , left aside overnight , and sieved the next day, Oil looks like. I used a cast iron vessel to ‘cook’ my oil.

 

 Disclaimer: All views and methods expressed here are my own. Please follow them at your own discretion. I shall not be held responsible for the results they may show on you, whatever they may be.

 

184 thoughts on “The Miracle Hair Oil – A Tried and Tested Recipe

  1. Thank you, Mayuri! I really need a miracle for my hair…my hair is thinning too and I have a lot of hair fall…I have all ingredients right now at home, except the sambhar onions, so I’m going to do this first thing tmrw.

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe with your readers Mayuri, hair problem is something we all fallen prey to and if something as organic as this can save us from loosing lovely tresses why bother to pay heavy bills.

  3. Mayuri, thank you so much for this recipe. I have been suffering from hair fall and greying since some time now and as time passes, I keep fearing baldness!
    I am definitely going to try it out as I too believe in using natural ingredients for skin and hair care . I will let you know the results after a month of using the oil. Till then keeping fingers crossed! 🙂 ♡♡♡

  4. Mayuri I have been at my wits end trying to solve hair fall problem both for me and my daughter. This oil recipe is quite simple. I’ll give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe with me. My first thoughts were the same – chutney mix! Once it was made, I was smelling food thoughts the whole day as it smelt divine then. Once applied to the head; the smell gets nauseating – so yes essential oil is a must (Thank you for helping me search the EO that day)
    I have used it 3-4 times and my hairfall had a remarkable change since first application only. Now hair only comes out the day I massage my hair.
    Earlier I was waking up with hair on my pillow, drains clogged after a bath/hairwash and hair on my clothes too!
    My hairdresser commented on my hair looking really fuller when I went for a haircut recently!
    Thank you so much for this oilt recipe.
    I will make more in a few weeks; probably minus the sambhar onions as we dont get them in delhi – havent seen them here!

  6. My mom advised our milkman back in 1996 to apply sambar onion paste…he was going to get married and worried about his receding hairline. It worked wonders for him and in three months the difference was remarkable. I’m thinking of giving this a go. Hugs Mayuri…Your hair always looks fab to me

    1. I had have experienced the pearl onions ( Sambar onion) miracle myself. I had lost a Small portion hair (more like a lemon size portion) when I was in my 9th grade and rubbing these small onions everyday for a month or so re-grew my hair in that area.

  7. I have t try this for myself and both my girls. Not going to tell them the ingredients as I am sure they r going to run away if they come to know about onion in it. Thanks Mayuri for sharing this wonderful oil recipe. 🙂
    Kreativemommy

  8. I loved the recipe .Though the onion garlic thingy is more for my mutton recipes than hair .That’s what hubby said. But even he noticed the hair looking glossier and fuller.Plus the maid stopped complaining about hair being everywhere .

    1. Hey, saw the pic that you have posted. Which coconut oil did you use ? How many times did you apply the oil in a month. Twice or once in a week ? Thanks in advance 🙂

  9. Mayuri, I have been using this oil for past one month on your insistence and I am so happy I listened to you. It has worked wonders for the postpartum hair fall mess. My hair holds straight and silky even without a conditioner. I can’t thank you enough for this. I have not brushed my hair in an entire day but still my hair is straight and tangle free. I love it.

    1. Hi Tina and Mayuri ..
      Today I have made this oil however the oil mixture turned dark ..my fault I got busy in something..Do you think it will still work for me..??Worried as lot of hard work went in making it ..

  10. Thanks for this recipe Mayuri. Hair fall is always my number one concern. And I am too scared to try anything which is not natural with the fear I may lose the rest. Should try ur natural recipe and I hope to see some good results.

  11. I have used oil boiled with kadipatta and methi. It worked well for me and my family. Am sure this recipe will work too… Thanks for the recipe..

  12. Hi Mayuri,
    Thank you for sharing the recpie. Couple of questions:
    1. Are sambhar onions the small onions we get in grocery stores? I am in US. Please let me now.
    2. What do you mean by pure coconut oil? Do you mean organic or any other will do?

  13. Which essential oil we have to use? Any particular brand? I had a baby four months back.. I am experiencing severe hair fall.. Hope this works like a wonder for me

  14. Hi mayuri…..am planning to try this oil….have been having hair loss for many years……but can i add dried fresh henna leaves instead of essential oil……

      1. Hi Mayuri,

        Thanks for posting! I tried the recipe with same measurements and stored the oil in dark at room temperature; however it somehow had fungus in it after 2 weeks.

  15. Hi Mayuri,
    Thanks for this wonderful oil recipe….how long does this oil stay,also,it can be left outside or does it go in the refrigerator…..thx a ton

  16. My Hair is falling incredibly ..I tried something similar before but only coconut oil and curry leaves but didn’t make a difference. Do you think adding onions and garlic would help?

  17. I am planning to make this. The big onion, is it a red onion or a yellow onion? I live in the US and it is not obvious from the picture. Thank you

    1. Radhika, the only way to find out is by trying. To be honest, I did not keep a check for the grey hair. My only concern was the dry texture and severe hair fall and i have seen a huge difference in both.

  18. Mayo this Sounds great but for that oniony -garlic smell.. but what the heck.. I am going to definitely try it if it helps me reduce the tremendous hair fall.. !
    can I reduce the quantity to half for a one time trial ?

  19. Hi Mayuri,
    Does it help in regrow of hair to reduce the hairline apart from reducing the hair fall, or that is a irreversible process. Does it helped you completely stop the hair fall.

    1. Hi Shubs,
      Yes, my hair is regrowing, where scanty patches used to be.Noticed the difference around the hairline first. I have been using it once a week, since Feb, and I have seen a huge difference in the hairfall. Ideally, using it twice a week would help even better.

  20. Haha chutney you said and I too imagined the same after going through the ingredients. But methi seeds, coconut oil and curry leaves can really do wonders although i had never heard of onion or garlic for hair. Will give it try for sure. My hair fall is too bad since it’s seventh month post delivery. Hope this oil can fix it. Thanks for sharing it.

  21. As the weather is going to be too hot in coming days, will this stay if we keep outside as there would be many dark places in the house but cool would be a challange.

    1. Hi Shelly, I made my Oil in winters too, so I have no idea about how it would react to the hot weather. I would suggest refrigerating it, and heating a little of the amount you plan to use each time.

  22. I have a slightly silly question: The shallots I purchased from a local grocery store look slightly different from the ones that I see at Indian stores..Is that okay?

  23. So I finally made the oil. The ‘ masala’ after it turns brown is basically really well.fried onion and garlic if you must. The smell of the oil makes me dream of food !!!!
    I added a few drops of lavender oil, but the onion smell is too strong and overpowers all the other smell.
    Does it take a little to get used to it?
    I hope it works.
    Thanks! Will keep you posted

  24. Hi! I just made the concoction! Excited to try it. I’ll probably add some EO. My question is how long do you leave it on before washing it off? Thanks! And fingers crossed!

  25. Im already into coconut oil and have recently taken a decision against hair colour. I love anything weird and different so will definitely concoct this and apply it to my scalp.

  26. So this is the miracle recipe you told me about! A little concerned about the smell – but I have plenty of lemongrass oil at home that should take care of it.
    My grandma used to boil curry leaves and hibiscus in coconut oil. While I never tried it, she barely had any greys even in her 60s.

  27. I did simmer the oil for about an hour but still the ingredients didn’t turn dark as i see in the picture you posted ? I thought it would turn dark after switching off the gas in the hot oil..Is it okay to repeat the oil to get the desired color ?

      1. I did reheat the oil after 5 hours of keeping it covered.It was dark brown then and i added some jasmine drops to cover the smell. I applied it last night and the smell still lingers in my hair. I will let you know my results with the hair oil.

  28. Hi, had come across this post in a group. Made this oil, but it got burnt as I was reading the blog to store it. 🙁
    Will the slightly burnt oil be okay to be used or should made a new batch?

  29. Came across this post recently. Sounds interesting!! Gonna try this. Also in case you come across such miracle recipes for grey hair please do share!..Thanks for sharing,

  30. Wow Mayuri, I chanced upon your blog for the 1st time today but I feel I have found a sea full of interesting information. I am so gonna make this DIY oil. I am crazy about maintaining my 4 yrs old daughters long hair, I am sure this is like a god sent link I came on.. Thanks a lot. Will come back and check out everything that you have to offer here. Wonderful site.

  31. This sounds very nice Mayuri.! I’m definitely going to try it. i have been really troubled about my hair, trying different oils and shampoos and medicines and lotions! What not!
    From so many comments, I can see it has helped so many people. The only problem would be finding the red Sambhar onions.
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

  32. 2 weeks into using this oil, the texture of my hair definitely changed…and still a long way to go before seeing any hair growth…..I am sure it will stand up to the expectations….Thanks a ton for sharing the recipe…

      1. Hey, I am using it from last 4 weeks, applied twice in a week. I can see hair fall has reduced, hoping to see hair growth as yours. Instead of keeping it overnight , I am keeping it for one hour and then wash it off. Do you think keeping it overnight would have been resulted better .

  33. Hello ! I made it and am eager to try it on this week 🙂 Thank you for sharing your tried recipe, i am sure it will work.

      1. Hey, I do see much more hair fall when I put oil and then wash compared to without oiling . Is it normal for you as well. How much hair fall in general you have when you apply oil and wash.

        1. Yes, I see hairfall when applying and then post wash as well. I would say 50 to 80 strands each time. But i see, and feel double the hair growth. I have been applying the Oil once a week , leaving it overnight, since February.

  34. How come I never saw this post???
    I have pretty decent hair and hate to oil it. But looking at the benefits you have mentioned, I will definitely be making this this weekend.

  35. I simmer cooked it for almost 30-40 mins & mixture did not darken to black. I strained it n been using but no effect on my hair loss. N it makes my hair brittle n dry n more prone to knots. Does it matter it should turn black?

    1. The Oil will NOT tun black. The mixture of the ingredients will turn dark brown, lending the colour to the oil.It does not take 30-40 minutes either, maybe you burnt it? I am a little surprised at your feedback, I guess it hasn’t suited you. Please discontinue use.

  36. Hi Mayuri,
    I used 500ml of oil but after strain, it turned out to a very small quantity. Does the same happened with you ?

  37. Hi Mayuri
    I tired to make the paste..but cudn’t make …it got stuck in my mixer…csn we add some water in it…i clicked a pic also…how do i send you the pic…plz help

      1. Ok vl try again…onions shud be cut very small or just roughly…..first we have to grind onions then rest of the things….

    1. Hi,
      If you’ve read the recipe you must have seen that I mentioned that you must grind ALL the ingredients EXCEPT the Coconut Oil to form a paste. When I mentioned ALL ingredients, that included the soaked Methi Seeds too, AFTER draining out the water.

  38. My mother used to make oil like this for me. But not with these many ingredients. They are all daily stuff you can find in the kitchen. Maybe I’ll try it out soon 😀 Thanks for the tip dear.

  39. hi ..thanks a lot for sharing this ..i just made it yesterday..nd used it today..but applied the oil for about 3 hours only ..but the result is incredible ..my hair is become soft nd silky..hope it helps in regrowth of my hair ..i have very very bad hair fall since 6years

  40. Hi, thanks so much for the receipe. I have put red onions. I did nit get sambar onions. Also i have added ginger as well(complete chutney).ginger also has good benefits to the hair. I absolutely love the ginger shampoo from body shop. Its awesome for dandruff treatment.Somehow my mix did nit turn dark even though i boiled it for 30 mins :(.
    I will let you Know how it goes after a few weeks.

    Thanks again

  41. I have been reading about this recipe post of yours online since forever. And I kept telling myself I need to try it, try it. I am obsessed with haircare. And extremely particular – all oils are mostly cottage industry recipes packaged (yeah that mad). This one I am DEFINITELY going to cry – for one I trust you and second I used coconut oil as base on hair (or Olive- but this is fine).

    I have one question though – what is sambhar onions? I don’t know.. what should I ask for? P.S I am in India 😛

    1. Thanks for reading, Richa. I hope you will try this Oil and see the wonders of it for yourself. Sambhar Onions are called Shallots/Pearl Onions/Chotte Kande. They are available at most vegetable markets and vendors, and also on Online grocery sites like Amazon/Grofers/Big Basket etc

  42. Hello Mayuri,

    I stumbled upon your blog as I am eargerly looking for some oils/vitamins to tackle my hair loss…I have been having severe hair loss from past few weeks..I am going to try it out for sure..So now its 5/6 months down you have started this oil..Can you give a recent update on your hair with this oil ? Also do you use any kind of shampoo after using this oil or any natural shapoos ?

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