Benefits of hair oiling OR Why Hair oiling is still cool:
We have often been told: "Oiling hair is so passé and oiled hair looks un-cool. Why are you insisting on hair oiling?". Yes, oiled hair is no longer fashionable. But hair loss, greying, frontal thinning, and female pattern baldness is also severely on the rise. The rise of these never-seen-before hair problems can be traced back to a single habit which India has lost: hair oiling with AUTHENTIC Ayurvedic hair oil.
In Classical Ayurveda, hair oiling is an essential part of the Dinacharya. Hair oiling is recommended to be done not just for its spectacular scalp and hair benefits. Frequent and consistent hair oiling helps correct many modern hair problems like hair thinning, premature greying, scalp dryness, excessive scalp oiliness , weak and brittle hair, split ends, etc. Hair oiling is also recommended to be done to reduce mental stress, improve the functioning of the eyes, and promote good quality sleep.
Why can’t I oil my hair with pure coconut oil / Almond oil / Olive oil? Why should I use the Krya Classic hair oil?
Ayurveda recommends using Ayurvedic oils – oils which have been processed using herb juices, decoctions and fresh herb pastes. This is preferred over using plain base oils, even if the base oil is of good quality. This preference is because of a few reasons.
When a base oil is processed using the Tila Paka method of Ayurveda, it becomes lighter with smaller particle size helping the oil penetrate deeper into the scalp or the skin. Base oils also come with their individual “prakriti. For example, coconut oil is very cooling, mustard oil aggravates pitta, as does Sesame oil. So when used as is, they cannot provide a holistic benefit to each person whose dosha constitution may be different.
Instead, Ayurveda recommends altering the action of the oil by using the herbs, flowers, fruits and roots that are appropriate for the condition being managed. So the Krya Classic hair oil uses Pitta Samana herbs like Phyllanthus emblica(Amla), Chrysopogon zizanioides (Vetiver), Cyperus rotundus (mushta). Apart from Pitta Samana, the herbs we use in the Krya Classic hair oil also deepen hair colour, prevent premature greying, cool the brain, reduce mental stress and clarify eye sight. Therefore using Ayurvedic hair oil like the Krya Classic hair oil, allows us to really manage the issues related to Pitta aggravation much more effectively compared to use plain base oil alone.
What kind of hair does this product work best with?
Why does the Krya Classic hair oil have a dark colour, look slightly sticky and smell so herbal? Why can’t you add any natural fragrances to change the way it smells?
The colour, texture and fragrance of the Krya Classic hair oil comes from the set of 18 herbs, fruits, vegetables, roots and 4 cold pressed organic oils and butters used in the formulation. We use only whole herbs, fruits, vegetables and roots and the highest edible grade of cold pressed organic oils and butters.
Each of these come with their own colour, texture and fragrance and flavour profile. Please remember that synthetic hair oils form the market use Light Liquid paraffin, synthetic colours, synthetic fragrances and hexane extracted, refined, de-odorised and bleached oils to achieve the way they look.
Do not evaluate the Krya Classic hair oil by the way it looks or smells. Evaluate the Krya Classic hair oil by the nourishment it provides to scalp and hair and the visible improvement in hair quality it brings you.
The Krya Classic hair oil – manufacturing process
The Krya classic hair oil is an oil formulated using classical Ayurvedic references to balance excess Pitta, cool Pitta Prakriti scalp, nourish the scalp, and encourage the growth of firm, deep-rooted dark hair.
The Krya Classic hair oil is manufactured using the classic Ayurvedic Tila Paka process. The Tila Paka process is a classical 3-part Ayurvedic method combining Taila (oil), Kashayam (Aqueous Extract) and Kalpa (paste) .This is a method unique to Indian traditional medicine, where the nutrients inside herbs are extracted in both water and oil - this ensures that every part of the herb is extracted into the oil, giving you an oil which is both powerful and "sookshma" (capable of penetrating even the minute cells). This process alone takes us between 6 - 8 hours of constant manual stirring to ensure the oil maintains a perfect consistency and the herbs do not get burned.
This oil is then cured for seven days with a second set of herbs and other cold pressed delicate base oils to infuse their properties into the oil. The total time to make a batch is 168 hours which includes processing the herbs and juices, boiling the herb-oil mixture and then curing the resultant oil with another set of herbs. At the end of the hot processing and the cold infusion process, the texture of the oil changes and the oil is extremely different from its basic nature - so even though heavy oils like sesame and coconut are used, the end oil is much lighter, less sticky and penetrates hair and scalp much faster than the base oil.
It is no wonder, that true to its name, the Krya Classic hair oil is one of our classically high performing products. Our users love it for its authenticity, and how well it works to strengthen hair, reduce excess pitta, reduce hair thinning, reduce premature greying, improve hair growth and balance scalp greasiness.
What goes into the Krya Classic Hair oil?
What does not go into the Krya Classic hair oil?
The Krya Classic hair oil is an ALL-NATURAL, COMPLETELY WHOLE PLANT based product. The product is guaranteed to be synthetic free and uses only pure Ayurvedic herbs, fruits, leaves, flowers, roots and cold pressed oils and butters: Therefore, NO Paraffin / Mineral Oil, Silicones, Synthetic fragrances, thickeners, colours, , PH adjusters, extracts.
Oiling for hair growth (should be done FREQUENTLY and LEFT ON)
One of the most common searches on our website is “oil for quick hair growth”. A good Ayurvedic hair oil is designed to support healthy scalp and good growth of hair, although no Ayurvedic product can work “quickly”.
When you oil your scalp frequently with the correct hair oil for your dosha type, and leave the oil on to work for long periods, the oil works very well at promoting scalp health and hair growth. With the long term use of the correct hair oil, we find that hair is deep rooted, firm and has good elastic strength. When the scalp is well nourished, we find that the hair growing from this scalp is strong, does not dry easily and retains its structural integrity well.
Please note: for hair growth, hair oil must be used OFTEN and LEFT ON. Oiling just once a week, one hour before hair wash is NOT ENOUGH to support good quality hair growth.
How to oil frequently to support hair growth:
Oiling for hair growth – watch outs
Oil application for protection of hair (before washing your hair with a product):
Thanks krya for this lovely product. It's such an amazing product. For the past few months I have been facing hair fall problem. Tried so many hair oil and shampoo but unable to control it. And this oil really helped me. Now I could even see new hair growth. I strongly recommending this product to all my near and dear ones. Thanks krya once again.
Finally,I did use the hair oil not once but twice and it was really good.
I was happy that my hair was soft after the hair wash which usually isn't the case. I suffer from terrible sinus since many ears. Tried a lot of allopathy & Ayurveda for many years and finally found relief with homeopathy ;but it is still not cured. Due to sinus I have lost a lot of hair and I hope your hair oil does that for me( which I feel will just do that).
I have used a home version of this oil in teens. Later I took to some weird homeopathy oil which had liquid paraffin.Though I realized it is bad, I have used this oil for almost 8 or 10 years now.
Few days back I decided to ditch this homeopathy oil and I found the classic hair just like what my mom used to make with coconut oil, sesame oil and brinjraj @ krya site. .even preethi mentioned this oil in answering one of my questions.
I loved using this oil though used lesser keeping the cost in mind . I was able to wash it off easily with just two heaped teaspoons of krya classic hair wash . My scalp feels fresh and I lover the natural feel of my hair. Thank you krya.
Posted On: 6/12/18 By: Dhilipanraja