I know Chilli Oil sounds scary and you might be apprehensive at first, but trust me, if you apply the oil on your scalp at least thrice a week, I guarantee you that you will see tiny new baby hair popping up very soon. In fact my grandma, whose secret this actually was, has some new black hair roots and her hair is actually white; which means that this powerful oil might even help those who are greying early besides stimulating hair growth and preventing hair fall.

Even though you may eat healthy and consume all the proteins, vitamins and minerals required for normal hair growth, it just doesn’t happen! I was on that shaky boat for a long time, until I finally learned that the problem was not with what I consumed but rather with my poor blood circulation. Which means that all the goodness you eat may not even be reaching your hair roots. The Chilli Oil simply stimulates blood circulation, so that you can enjoy luscious hair rather than stress about it.

Must haves…

-3 tablespoons of oil. I usually alternate between my favorite Cold Pressed Coconut Oil from Good Earth’s Amritam or Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin, which is pure Almond Oil or the Extra Virgin Olive Oil from my kitchen. You can use whatever unmedicated hair oil you have at home.

-1 teaspoon of any pure red chilli powder, the hotter the better. Ensure you use quality chilli powder that is pure ground dried red chillies and is not mixed with food coloring.

And the hair starts to grow…

Mix the oil and chilli powder. Apply it all over your scalp, by parting sections of your hair and pressing the oil onto your scalp. Do not rub too hard as you might already feel a slight itchy sensation, which is a good thing and means that the oil is stimulating your blood circulation. Let the oil soak on your scalp for at least half hour. If you can handle the stimulated sensation, then leave it on for an hour or two before rinsing off with your regular shampoo. You might feel your scalp tingling even after rinsing it off, but trust me it is just the blood rushing to your scalp and carrying all the nutrients and goodness to your hair. This will make your roots strong to prevent hair fall and increase hair growth.

P.P.S: If you’re really looking to go all out, I suggest this amazing 7 day detox hair loss cure for men and women. Check it out here.

P.S: For your convenience, by clicking on the underlined products, you will automatically be redirected to the website where I buy them from or from where you can learn more about them.

– Photographs and video shot by the extremely talented Nithin Barath, BV Vishnu and Dinesh

Chilli oil for hair loss 

113 Comments
  • fish oil for hair loss
    February 4, 2017

    Thanks for sharing the best posts they very useful to us. You made a great site and giving us such a great tips and remedies and also some useful suggestion with your articles, they very help us and very useful. I am very satisfied with your site and your posts they amazing

    • Ishika Sachdev
      February 9, 2017

      Thanks so much for your kind words. So glad to know you find the posts useful and enjoyable. Have a great day and please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up with other health-beauty-recipe related content which I’m sure you will enjoy and make use of :) Moreover by subscribing you are making my day! 🙂 Best, Ishika

  • anand
    January 27, 2017

    Hi mam,i am Anand from kerala.. I am also suffering from hairfall….How long to use this chilly oil to Regrowth new hair???I am ready to use..pls give me a fast reply

    • Ishika Sachdev
      January 31, 2017

      Hi Anand, hope you’re well. I suggest using it 3-4 (or even every day if possible) times a week for a minimum of 4 weeks. That should most definitely help. Keep me posted and let me know the progress. Have a great day and please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up with other health-beauty-recipe related content which I’m sure you will enjoy and make use of :) Moreover by subscribing you are making my day! 🙂 Best, Ishika

      • anand
        February 6, 2017

        Thank you mam…I am going to make this oil

        • Ishika Sachdev
          February 9, 2017

          Great 🙂 keep me posted.

        • saadia raja
          March 25, 2017

          Hi anand

          Have you used it what was the result.

  • Rupin
    December 4, 2016

    Hi thank you for sharing chili oil method with us. Even I am planning to try it. Will chili oil by deve herbes work for this method?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      December 8, 2016

      Hi Rupin, hope you’re well. I haven’t tried that brand of Chilli Oil as I prefer just making it myself. I suggest you do the same. Do keep me posted on how your hair growth progresses. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Wish you a great week. Best, Ishika

  • Mohsin
    November 2, 2016

    I am 22 years old and suffering from male pattern baldness and also I have a pimples on my forehead…. If I use chilli powder the pimples grow more?? Because chilli is heat….

    • Ishika Sachdev
      November 2, 2016

      Hi Mohsin, hope you are well. You will apply the chilli oil only to your scalp and not your forehead, so it will not stimulate pimples. I suggest you try it out for 3-4 weeks as I am confident it will help your male pattern baldness. Let me know how it goes. Wish you the best, Ishika

  • john paul balangue
    October 19, 2016

    Hi beautiful ishika. Im john and im 35. During my 20s, i started to have a M pattern baldness (gapsp! Just like my dad) now im on my 30s and im afraid tha. Even b4 i reach 40s, il be bald in front of my head. I think my hair problem is hereditary.will the chilli~oil help me with my problem? Thank u. Have a smashing day…

    • Ishika Sachdev
      October 19, 2016

      Hi John, hope you’re well. I’m glad you came across this article because I assure you that it will definitely help stimulate hair growth. I cannot guarantee how much hair will grow back because for that I would need to analyse your body chemistry and assess the scalp, but I am confident you will see a significant change with consistent usage. Do go over all the important points of the article like how often to use, what kind of chilli powder is preferred etc. Do let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day and keep me posted on the progress. Best, Ishika

  • Jp
    October 8, 2016

    Hi.. i only saw queries in the comment section if i am not wrong. Apologies for being too apprehensive but do you mind sharing some results as well… As in some before after pics… None of the users have given any follow up reply…. It will definitely pump confidence.
    Thank you

    • Ishika Sachdev
      October 9, 2016

      Hi Jaideep,
      Thanks for your question. I do not have any photos with me.. I probably should have taken my own photos before I started the treatment, but when I started I had no idea I would one day blog about it. Because of the amazing change I saw, I decided to make a video about it. If you go to my YouTube channel and see this video, you will see a few comments with their reviews of the treatment, hopefully that will help you.
      If you are apprehensive, I suggest just starting and see how it goes for you. I assure you that you will be amazed! Keep me posted and let me know if you have any other questions. Have a great day. Best, Ishika

  • Sahil Kaul
    October 4, 2016

    Hello,

    Male 26, I am suffering from bladness and the hair are too thin whole skull is visible i think its just a startup need to prevent. Right now I am using olive + Castor oil please suggest is it okay or need to do some more?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      October 4, 2016

      Hi, yes please try this chilli oil for atleast one month, 3-4 times a week. There will be a HUGE difference in your balding. Definitely start immediately. Let me know how it goes. Have a wonderful day. Best, Ishika

      • Sahil
        October 5, 2016

        Okie thanks hope it will work …!!! 🙂

        • Sahil
          October 5, 2016

          I have heard about the onion juice for hair growth is it true??

          • Ishika Sachdev
            October 5, 2016

            Hi, I have not tried onion juice before so I cannot give you my verdict on that, but I have tried chilli oil and so have a lot of other users, and have found tremendous improvements. So I suggest trying chilli oil consistently first, I assure you that will help. Take care.

          • Sahil
            October 6, 2016

            Thanks Ishika 🙂 for your support…!!! 🙂 Any email ID for further contact?

          • Ishika Sachdev
            October 7, 2016

            You can keep commenting here and I shall definitely reply. 🙂 Have a lovely week.

      • Sahil Kaul
        November 9, 2016

        Hello Ishika,

        I have tried this solution but didn’t found positive result. 😐 , had dandruff now dryness and itching. please suggest any solution.

        • Ishika Sachdev
          November 11, 2016

          Hi Sahil, that is sad and surprising to hear. How long did you do the treatment for? Did you use cold pressed coconut oil, organic chilli powder (without artificial colourings)? That directly has an impact, so do let me know on that. To help with the itching and dryness, dilute ORGANIC RAW apple cider vinegar in water (50:50) and rinse your hair with that after shampooing. Rub the apple cider into your scalp and leave on for 1-3 mins, before rinsing out with normal water. This apple cider treatment can be done everyday, even after the itching stops. Even if your don’t use shampoo everyday, this can still be done. Start this now. Your dryness and itching will stop in a few days. Get back to me with updates okay? Look forward to your reply. Have a great day.

          • Sahil
            November 15, 2016

            Hello Ishika,

            I tried it for a month, followed same procedure which was suggested by you “organic chilli powder (without artificial coloring) + Roghan Badam Shirin” please suggest what to do now???? Thanks for the other solution.

          • Ishika Sachdev
            November 16, 2016

            Hi Sahil,
            I am surprised that it did not suit you. As I suggested earlier, please do use Apple Cider Vinegar as a last rinse everyday. This will balance out your scalp immediately. You can discontinue the use of chilli oil and use organic raw ACV instead, in the proportions I mentioned in my previous comment to you. Let me know how it goes after 1 week of this treatement. Have a great day. Best, Ishika

          • Sahil Kaul
            November 16, 2016

            Why my comment is deleted?

          • Ishika Sachdev
            November 16, 2016

            Hi again Sahil,
            None of your comments are deleted. It takes a few days for me to submit the comment on the blog. Sometimes I am able to do it instantly if I am on my computer at the time of recieving your comment, and sometimes it takes some time based on when I log in to my blog. I have a full time restaurant business, in addition to this blog, so I cannot always reply and submit comments instantly. Thank you for your patience and for understanding.
            As you can now see below, your comment will now reflect.
            Best,
            Ishika

  • Muazma
    September 4, 2016

    Meri 3 mah bad shadi hi r mery hair bht patly han plz mjhy koi asa treka btaen k bal thin ho jae r chilli oil k lye castroil use kr skty hn ya bus coconut use ho ga plz tell me

    • Ishika Sachdev
      September 5, 2016

      Hi Muazma, you can mix castor oil and chilli oil for maximum benefit. Use only 10-15% castor oil, otherwise it will make it very difficult to apply since castor oil is very thick and sticky. Hope I was able to answer your question. The idea is to use it consistently, at least 2-3 times per week for 5 weeks. I guarantee that you will see a huge change. Congrats on your upcoming wedding. Wishing you a lovely week.
      Best, Ishika

  • Shivam
    August 30, 2016

    I am a 19 years old teen boy I am suffering from hair loss and deciding hairline will this method help me?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      September 5, 2016

      Hi Shivam, It most definitely well. The idea is to use it consistently, at least 2-3 times per week for 5 weeks. I guarantee that you will see a huge change. Do let me know how it goes and keep me posted. Wishing you a lovely week.
      Best, Ishika

    • Debi M Robinson
      October 2, 2016

      hi, i’m a 45 yo female and have been rapidly losing hair since mid-20’s. tried many foods/vitamins but will not give up any time soon…right now drinking green tea despite conflicting reports,also eating sunflower seeds. good luck!

      • Ishika Sachdev
        October 2, 2016

        Dear Debi, hope you’re well. Do try the chilli oil remedy as well as I am confident it will work wonders. All the best! Keep me posted on your progress. Wish you a lovely week. Best, Ishika

  • joginder
    June 27, 2016

    Hlo Mam, please suggest me some remedies. For hair growth and also to stop hair fall.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      July 8, 2016

      Hi Joginder, Hope you’re well. Have you started this chilli oil treatment? Do start as that will greatly help you! You can also start oil pulling and consuming black strap molasses daily. All of this together will help you immensely. You can read about the oil pulling piece in the GLOW section of my blog and the black strap molasses piece on the EAT section of the blog. I trust that will help.
      Have a lovely weekend. Best, Ishika

      • joginder
        July 8, 2016

        Which type of chilli powder and oil I have to use,,,is patanjli s chilli powder. And badam Rogan oil are gud for use,,, if not then suggest me some Other

      • Chris
        July 21, 2016

        Hey I have a little thinning on my front it’s like peaking I still have hair but it’s very little and thin I wanted to know will this work for me ? It’s on both my left and right side kind of like a peak

        • Ishika Sachdev
          August 11, 2016

          Hi Chris, hope you are well. Apologies for the delayed reply! Yes this treatment will definitely help your thinning and will work as you do not seem to have lost all your hair roots. Since this oil will stimulate your existing roots, it will promote hair growth. The key is to use it as often as possible, consistently, at least 3-4 times a week for a period of 4 weeks. Keep me posted on the progress as I’d love to hear how it’s going. Wishing you a great week. Best, Ishika

  • RT VR
    April 8, 2016

    Hi Sis ! I had hair on my forehaead 3 years ago, but gradually they have now disappeared from back side and forehead. Still there are some thin hair on both sides. I want to know if this treatment will help me or not. I also wanna tell you I used this treatment earlier in June, 2015 daily for at least 3 weeks as prescribed by a Mungipa Baba at Dehradun.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      April 8, 2016

      Hi, Glad you have tried this treatment before. Thank you for letting me know! This treatment will work unless you are completely bald in that area – which means you have no new hair roots left as well. Unless that is the case, this treatment will definitely work. Try it for 6 weeks and do keep me posted on your progress. Wish you the best. Have a great day. Best, Ishika

  • Stavya Mannan
    March 21, 2016

    Miss ishika …. Hope ur gud ….. Happy holi in advance …… I wanted to ask … Can I use cayenne pepper powder ???

    • Ishika Sachdev
      March 21, 2016

      Hi Stavya, Hope you’re well too. Happy Holi! 🙂 You sure can use Cayenne Pepper! Do try out the treatment for atleast 3-4 weeks, and then let me know the progress? Have a lovely week. best, Ishika

  • ciarran
    February 4, 2016

    Hi I was wondering if using mccormick’s chili seasoning mix would work the same. What kind of chili powder do you use?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      February 4, 2016

      Hi, Unfortunately I’m not familiar with this particular brand of chilli, so I am unable to comment on whether it would work or not. I use 100% pure organic red chilli powder. If you’re interested in knowing more about the brand, please click on the underlined term ‘chilli powder’ in the above article. That should redirect you to a corresponding Amazon page where you can learn more about the chilli powder I use and recommend. The idea is to feel a tingling sensation, preferably by using an organic chilli powder. The type/variety of chilli used is irrelevant. Hope that helps! Do let me know if you have any other queries. Have a lovely week. Best, Ishika

      • Kk
        February 15, 2016

        Very nice. To know my niece start using that and stated can see the different. Thank you

        • Ishika Sachdev
          February 15, 2016

          Hi, hope you and your niece are well. Thank you for writing to me and letting me know how this treatment has worked on your niece. So happy to know that! I hope you have taken the time to check out my other natural remedies as well. Wish you a lovely week.
          Best, Ishika

        • assumita chiremba
          March 16, 2016

          THANK YOU GRANNY FOR APRECIATING YOUR NIECE

          • Ishika Sachdev
            March 18, 2016

            I’m not sure what you mean, but have a lovely day.

  • Alex
    December 26, 2015

    I just came across this and ordered the best I could from London, although im using olive oil (3 Tbsp) and 1 tea spoon of pure kashmiri red chilli powder, i added a few drops of chilli seed oil to the mix. Although it feels a little itchy and i have tingling sensations, its not HOT.

    I will do this 4 times a week and switch to almond oil for the next attempt and keep you posted.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      January 12, 2016

      Hi Alex, sorry about the late reply. Happy New Year!
      Yes please do use the mix 4 times a week and let me know how it’s going. So far so good? I bet there is some progress!
      It shouldn’t necessary feel hot, as long as there is a tingling sensation that means it is working.
      Keep me posted and have a lovely week.
      Best,
      Ishika

      • Sara
        January 21, 2016

        Hello ishika,, can I use red chili oil instead of the powder??

        • Ishika Sachdev
          January 22, 2016

          Hi Sara, hope you’re well. Yes you can use red chilli oil, but make sure it is concentrated and the chilli + oil is pure and without any coloring or flavouring. If there is no tingling sensation post application of the oil, that means the oil isn’t concentrated enough. Do let me know how it goes. Have a great weekend. Best, Ishika

    • vidyakog12Vidya
      May 7, 2016

      Hi Alex, Any updates on the Chilli oil use…..did it help in hair-regeneration?

      • Ishika Sachdev
        May 11, 2016

        Looking forward to hearing your review and feedback as well. Best, Ishika.

  • Ravi Diwakar
    September 11, 2015

    Hi Ishika, Thanks for sharing this beautiful tip..I m gonna ask my wife to look your video once…she is having this prob of hair fall for long time and she is very upset with that…hope this will help her…

    • Ishika Sachdev
      September 14, 2015

      Hi Ravi, Hope you and your wife are well. Yes do ask your wife to try it out as it will definitely help! The treatment helped me, my family and many of my friends and I have only heard good feedback from my readers who tried it, so do tell your wife to let me know how it goes. Maybe the both of you can try my oil pulling remedy together? You can read more about Oil Pulling and why you should be doing it here – http://thebeautyreel.com/mind/oil-pulling/
      Wish you the best and have a great week. Best, Ishika

  • Tania
    September 8, 2015

    Please can you advise which chilli to use as most come with added ingredients to use for cooking.

  • Shweta Sanju
    September 2, 2015

    Hello Ishika, Any natural treatment for scalp?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      September 3, 2015

      Hi Shweta, this is natural treatment in general. What are your scalp concerns that you would like to address? Hope you have a great day. Big hug – Ishika

  • chandana
    August 28, 2015

    hi..planning to take viviscal extra strengthening vitamins to treat my hairloss …any suggestions ??

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 30, 2015

      Hi Chandana, Hope you’re well. I’ve read quite a bit about Viviscal and was quite tempted to take it as well, but never got around to it. My mum and grandma encouraged me to eat more nutritious foods and do alternate therapies like chilli oil and oil pulling (to detox the body and promote normal functioning), and that has helped a lot so I’ve just been continuing with that. I have heard good things about Viviscal, so if you do take it, do let me know how it goes and what your experience with it is. Good luck and keep in touch. Have a lovely week Chandana. Best, Ishika

      • Ishika Sachdev
        August 30, 2015

        Oh and another thing that has helped in Omega 3 and B vitamins supplements. 🙂

  • Bhagya Makkar
    August 28, 2015

    hey ishika should we apply it with warm coconut oil or with cold coconut oil.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 30, 2015

      Hi Bhagya, You can apply it with whatever form you prefer. I like to just apply room temperature as it is easiest 🙂 Do keep me posted on the progress and stay in touch. Hope you checked out my other blog articles and videos as well? Wish you a lovely week Bhagya. Best, Ishika

  • latha
    August 26, 2015

    Hello ishika hope you are doing well.. i have tried ur chilli oil recipe on my scalp few times along with onion juice and ginger and garlic juice in a 2 wk time frame. i see few small hairs popping out on my front hair line.. just wondering if you are stilling applying chilli oil to ur hair and how your results are coming along.. please do share your updated results.. Thank you.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 26, 2015

      Hi Latha, hope you’re well! Thanks for writing in and sharing your progress with the treatment. I haven’t ever tried the garlic and ginger juice treatment, as chilli oil has been working well for me. I used to do it at least 3-4 times a week, which really really helped, but now I am doing it 1-2 times a week due to external factors. It is still working great and I intend to get back to using it at least 3 times a week! More than me, my mom has been noticing a real difference in my scalp! Will continue keeping you posted, and you please do the same too. Hope you have checked out my other videos and blog posts such as my favourite treatment – Oil pulling? Have a lovely week. Big hug. Best, Ishika

      • latha
        August 29, 2015

        Hello Ishika, thank you for your reply.. i will definitely keep you posted about my progress after few weeks.. yes i did check out your other videos (bridal facial, and oil pulling).. i started doing oil pulling every morning for 20 mins and so far i like it.. it gives a good exercise for my facial muscles 🙂 and freshens my breath..Thank you for posting great videos and sharing your beauty secrets.. Thank you 🙂 you have a lovely weekend..
        latha.

        • Ishika Sachdev
          August 30, 2015

          Thanks for your kind words Latha. Look forward to hearing from you with the progress reports… hahaha. Take care. Have a lovely week Latha. Best, Ishika

  • karan nayak
    August 25, 2015

    thankewww…….mam for ur valuable comments and advice… god bless u

  • karan nayak
    August 24, 2015

    ISHIKA mam please suggest hair shampoo and say about how many times washing hair in a week, and i use Patanjali(ramdev) shampoo is good for hair or not….

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 25, 2015

      Karan, I love Patanjali products and use their toothpaste, shampoo, face cream and hand wash!! So yes to Patanjali! Ensure that the shampoo is for your hair type, as they quite a few varieties. Regarding number of times you should wash your hair, it depends on your type of hair and scalp. If you have an oily scalp then I guess thrice a week should suffice. Experiment and see what works for you. I wash mine every alternate day since I have super oily hair and a super oily scalp. Best, Ishika

  • karan nayak
    August 24, 2015

    Thank you so much for ur response ISHIKA MAM , i will try this….

  • karan nayak
    August 22, 2015

    hii…ishika mam i have a problem related to hair like hall fall hair thiness n hair become weak n white day by day wt i should…. please suggest me i m very tense about it…should i can use ur chilli powder therapy

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 23, 2015

      Yes please do try out this recipe and treatment Karan. It should definitely help you. Do keep me posted on the progress. Have a great week. Best, Ishika

  • Vinitha Jose
    August 19, 2015

    Hi Ishika… i am shit scared to try this but finally gathered the courage to put chilly on my hair… just put it on… i hope to get the results with my future consistent applications… i have terrible hair loss so i thought i will try this and see…my last hope….

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 20, 2015

      Hi Vinitha, Hope the first application went well! You will definitely see results if you are consistent. Make sure you have put enough of the chilli – indicated if your scalp tingles during and after the application. If it doesn’t that means there is too much oil, which may not be as effective. Besides chilli oil, do look into your nutrition and ensure you are getting enough protein, omega 3’s, vitamins, minerals and good fats in your diet. Hand in hand, both these factors will do wonders for your hair. Have a great day and keep me posted. Best, Ishika

      • Vinitha Jose
        August 20, 2015

        Thanks a ton Ishika for ur response 🙂 Will definitely be consistent with this and also look into my diet 🙂 Will keep you posted on the results / improvements one month from now 🙂 Thanks again!

        • Ishika Sachdev
          August 21, 2015

          Sounds good. Most welcome. Yes, do keep in touch. Take care 🙂

  • Shah
    August 18, 2015

    Hi Ishika, I’ve tried the chilli treatment twice now. It does seem to make the hairs a bit stronger although a thick, bushy lion’s mane didn’t quite miraculously appear overnight lol.. I’ll keep on going with it a few times a week and see what happens.

    I should mention that, on both occasions, I applied the chilli oil just before stepping into a hot bath. Must have been on my head for an hour and a half in total. Boy does it get reaaally hot! I would imagine even more than normal when you’re sitting in a hot bath and sweating! It managed to get on the back of my neck and my arm at one point.. Phew! Pretty hot stuff.. Lol..

    Overall it seems like it’s doing something to the actual strength of the hair. Usually my hair is quite limp to the touch but at the moment it seems a bit stronger and resilient. It sort of reminds me of a plant that gets limp when you don’t water it enough (or over water it), but when it’s been watered just right, it perks up and seems healthier. Well, quick update there, I’ll report back in due course. 🙂 Cheers, Shah

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 18, 2015

      hahahah your plant comparison is hilarious! Funny guy 🙂
      Yes, if it were that simple and quick to take action, then I’d definitely be the one braiding a lion’s mane. Do continue the treatment atleast three times a week and then you shall definitely see results.
      I suggest you avoid having a hot shower/bath right after, you probably figured that one out by now!
      Keep me posted!
      Best, Ishika

  • Rashidah
    August 17, 2015

    Hello! I just came across your blog page today, and I’m glad I did! I have a question, is it okay to just rinse the chili oil out rather than wash it out? I ask because you say this treatment can be done up to 4-5 times a week, that’s ALOT of hair washing lol! I want to use this oil treatment the maximum amount recommended but I don’t want to have to wash my hair as much…that’s bad I know lol! Anyway, I’m definitely going to try this because I believe it will help my hair alot! I’m also going to subscribe to your blog because I think I could learn alot from you!! Thanks for the info😊

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 18, 2015

      Hi! 🙂 Great point!! I have never actually tried leaving it on or just rinsing it, because I’m too scared that it could get in my eyes. Also if you just rinse your hair, the oil might stain your sheets and clothes while you sleep. Maybe try it out, and let me know as well? If you want, do it 2 times a week (but then leave it on for at least 2 hours per session). Let me know how it goes – would really love to be posted on the progress and what you finally decide to do :). Thanks for your kind words and yes please do subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel. Have a great week. Best, Ishika

  • Adil Ansari
    August 15, 2015

    Hey, i found it meaningful and Starting it today.. But i have a question my hairs are gone from sides (like salman khan) so can i get my hairs back? I have hairs at top and everywhere just they are gone from sides..

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 15, 2015

      Hi Adil, Hope you’re well. I’m not familiar with Salman Khan’s hair issues, but as long as you have hair roots on the side, this should work. If you are bald on the sides, then it will not bring hair roots back. It will work to strengthen the ones you already have. Hope that answers your questions! 🙂 Do try it out consistently and let me know on the progress. Have a lovely weekend. Best, Ishika

  • Shah
    August 7, 2015

    Hi Ishika, it’s funny I saw your video on Youtube last week and today I come across your site randomly after doing a Google search on hair loss. Lol.. Small world!

    So I was wondering, do you know if this would actually help a balding guy get a nice thick lion’s mane on his head?

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 7, 2015

      Hi Shah, Hope you’re well. I’m glad that I’m being recognised by Google as some sort of hair fall expert. 🙂 I hope you’re enjoying my blog!
      Regarding your hair, I feel really terrible saying this to you but I don’t want to lie – this mixture cannot bring back hair roots if you are already entirely bald in a certain area (assuming you are bald, but if you are ‘balding’ which means you still got some hair on that scalp then you, my friend, are in luck!) This mix basically strengthens the roots and promotes hair growth, by boosting blood circulation in the area. This oil will not work well unless you are already consuming enough ‘hair-boosting’ nutrients such as Omega 3’s and B Vitamins & Protein. Do let me know, and I’d be happy to share more tips with you. Best, Ishika.

      • Shah
        August 7, 2015

        Thank you very much Ishika, that’s encouraging to hear because I’m not totally bald just yet, I’m still clinging on to a few remaining strands up top. Actually I have quite a few hairs up top, just nowhere near as many as I once did and they are very thin too. I definitely fit the “balding” category and have done so probably for the last 5 years or so.

        I’ve tried a few different things and most recently Amla powder but I’m going to try your chilli concoction tonight for the first time. I’m a big fan of chilli in my dishes, I eat them nearly every day and I’m trying to grow all sorts at the moment (Hot Patio, Jalapeno, Carolina Reaper and Green Chillies), they are like royalty to me so tonight I’ll be wearing my chilli crown with pride. 🙂 I don’t have coconut oil to hand, do you think black seed oil or jojoba oil would be suitable oils to use as the base?

        Your blog is a delight to read, even though make-up isn’t necessarily something I utilise on a daily basis.. lol. . I learned that you went to Manchester Uni, well incidentally I’m based in London although I’ve never visited Manchester before. When/what did you study and did you enjoy your time there? .

        Hey it’s also funny that one of your favourite quotes “no one can make me feel inferior without my permission” is actually a slight variation of one of my favourites “No one can hurt me without my permission.” It’s a great quote, I believe from Gandhi? My brother-in-law actually got that quote tattooed on his arm! 🙂

        • Ishika Sachdev
          August 10, 2015

          Then the chilli oil will work, considering you aren’t actually bald! 🙂
          You can use any natural pure oil that you like (ensure it is suitable for the scalp). Both, Jojoba and Black Seed oil, are a good bet.
          Thank you for the kind words regarding my blog. Yea “No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent” is definitely one of my favourites! It’s a lovely quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.
          I actually did not go to Manchester Uni. My cousin did, she’s a makeup artist (Her YouTube channel is AkritiSachdev), so you probably got mixed up on that. 🙂
          Keep me posted on your progress and have a lovely week!
          Best,
          Ishika

          • Shah
            August 14, 2015

            Whoops, you’re right. I just double-checked and it was the info on this page http://thebeautyreel.com/talk/conversation-ms-akriti-sachdev/ . . Think it’s time I invest in a new pair of specs.. 🙂

            Thanks for the info once again, I haven’t got around to trying the oil yet as (in a strangely rare event, perhaps equivalent to a Bigfoot sighting) I actually ran out of red chilli powder. Did have crushed chilli flakes in the cupboard but I thought best to wait until I purchase some of the powder, which I have since done so I’ll be trying this most probably tonight.

            I will keep you posted on my journey to becoming a self-afflicted hot-head. 🙂

            Have a fantastic weekend,
            Shah

          • Ishika Sachdev
            August 14, 2015

            Save your specs, a lot people get confused regarding the both of us.:) It’s been a while since I’ve been on the journey to becoming a self-afflicted hot head, so I look forward to hearing how you do. Have a great weekend too! Best, Ishika

  • Jayavignesh
    August 6, 2015

    Can i crush green chili in a mixie and apply on my head?
    I tried using red chilli only momentary relief.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      August 7, 2015

      Hi, I have never used green chilli on my hair so I definitely cannot vouch for that. If the red chilli powder + coconut oil combo hasn’t been working for you, then I suggest you 1. Up the red chilli powder ratio, 2. Heat (not entirely boil) the powder in the oil and leave it to cool and then apply. You can also just store this combo in a bottle for ease. 3. Do it everyday. I assure you, things will change 🙂 Best, Ishika

  • Trish
    July 22, 2015

    My daughter has Alopecia. She has lost all of the hair on her head… her hair is starting to grow back in patches, some thicker than others. And I am looking for also me home remedies to help along her hair growth… she is 11 and I was jus wondering if you think this would be something I can try on her.

    • Trish
      July 22, 2015

      sorry for the typo… *some home remedies

    • Ishika Sachdev
      July 27, 2015

      Hi Trish, Yes you can definitely try this on her. Test it on a small patch of her scalp first to ensure it does not cause her severe irritation. I suggest heating-boiling the chilli powder in the oil and then leaving it to cool for sometime before applying it on the scalp. Do let me know how it progresses, and feel free to do it 4-5 times a week. Best, Ishika

  • Diego
    July 9, 2015

    I will try this i hope it work!!!!

    • Ishika Sachdev
      July 27, 2015

      It definitely will! Let me know the progress and have a lovely day. Best, Ishika

  • nurul
    July 7, 2015

    You need to put the chilli in hot oil and keep it in dark for 1 month in a bottle
    And then use 3 times in a week
    50 ml oil 2 fresh red chilli

    • Ishika Sachdev
      July 7, 2015

      Hi, thank you for sharing your Chilli Oil method. I’m so happy that there are friends around the the world that have been using this or variations of this oil to promote hair growth. Fortunately, the method that I describe in my blog post has worked wonderfully for me and lots of other readers. Have a lovely week. Best, Ishika

  • Ms Zerin Java
    June 24, 2015

    Somehow I am convinced your remedy will work and I have started it today. I don’t have a problem as such but I want to do it so I can convince my daughter. Will certainly keep you posted. Incidentally, I have used home-ground chilli powder and cold-compressed coconut oil.
    Let me know if the Parachute oil and regular chilli powder will do. Thanks a lot and I’d like to know more about tested and tried home remedies. Regards

    • Ishika Sachdev
      June 24, 2015

      Hi, firstly thank you for having faith in the treatment. I assure you that you will see results, it may be slow but it will happen if you use chilli oil consistently. I suggest that you don’t use Parachute oil. Instead continue using any pure cold-pressed coconut oil (organic preferrably) and your home-ground chilli powder. Yes, please do keep me posted. For more home remedies, do check out my ‘Glow’ and ‘Eat’ sections on my blog. You can subscribe to my blog, by entering in your email address, so that the next time I post a new home remedy, you will be notified via email. Wishing you and your daughter a lovely week. Best, Ishika

      • Muazma
        September 4, 2016

        Can t use castroil for chilli oil ???

        • Ishika Sachdev
          September 5, 2016

          Hi Muazma, you can mix castor oil and chilli oil for maximum benefit. Use only 10-15% castor oil, otherwise it will make it very difficult to apply since castor oil is very thick and sticky. Hope I was able to answer your question. The idea is to use it consistently, at least 2-3 times per week for 5 weeks. I guarantee that you will see a huge change. Congrats on your upcoming wedding. Wishing you a lovely week.
          Best, Ishika

    • kavitha
      August 18, 2015

      is this working?

  • Abhishek
    June 15, 2015

    I have started it today… fingers crossed.

    • Ishika Sachdev
      June 16, 2015

      Sounds great Abhishek. Let me know how it goes. Remember – the idea is to be consistent, only then will it work. Best, Ishika

    • kavitha
      August 18, 2015

      is this working abhishek?

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