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.
-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.
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– Photographs and video shot by the extremely talented Nithin Barath, BV Vishnu and Dinesh
Chilli oil for hair loss