Indulekha Hair Oil Review
Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil Review, Benefits, How to Use
It seems Indulekha hair oil has been getting a lot of attention of late.
That it provides good results for dandruff and hair fall might be a bit of a tall claim. That being said, all the effort that the manufacturer has put into advertising this Ayurvedic formula as a ‘hair growth oil’ seems to have worked wonders with the Indian women, leaving a lot of them wondering about the real benefits of Indulekha hair oil.
Surprisingly, search phrases like ‘Indulekha hair oil for men’ confirm that men are equally interested (if not more) in seeing how beneficial this bringha oil would help them in fighting conditions like male pattern baldness and alopecia.
During my research, I figured that people are really curious about many things about the Indulekha oil including how to use the oil, side effects etc.
As you may have guessed, there is not much information out there and the reviews available online present conflicting facts and opinions.
I even found a few pictures and videos online showing the before and after photographs of people who tried it on. While some photos were convincing, many were suggestive of the fact that one cannot expect great results without regular use. Some photos didn’t look natural at all. Anyway that is out of the scope of this post.
Despite spending a lot of time going through hundreds of customer reviews and complaints, I was not certain about what to expect with the Indulekha oil.
But I badly wanted to know how good or bad Indulekha hair oil would be for me.
It came to a point where I thought enough is enough.
I thought I would be better off trying it myself rather than just read through random reviews on Mouthshut and other websites including Amazon.
I decided to buy a 100 ml Indulekha hair oil pack that comes in a selfie bottle and test it myself.
In the rest of the post, I am going to give you a detailed account of my observations about this all new hair formula.
We’ll have a look at everything that is there to know about the Indulekha bringha hair oil.
From packaging (the selfie bottle deserves a special mention) to results, we will go over things in detail so you can make a well informed decision as to whether it is worth buying Indulekha hair oil for the amazing results that the maker claims it can give you.
Contents of the of the Indulekha Bringha Oil Pack
Before I jump in, let me tell you a bit about the contents of the pack so you know what to expect when you are all set to open the pack yourself.
As shown in the image below, the pack contains the following: a selfie bottle, a handy guide with usage instructions and general information about the oil and its ingredients, an applicator attachment and an extra cap just in case you end up losing the one it comes with.
Indulekha Oil Ingredients
The Indulekha oil consists of a special Ayurvedic formula made with special herbs and ingredients as listed in the table below.
|Herb Name||Common Name||Scientific Name||Part Used||Beneficial Properties for Hair and Skin|
|Draksha||Grape||Vitis Vinifera||Fruit||Reduce skin allergy and burning sensation if any. Also known for detoxification and boosting the immunity of skin.|
|Amalaki||Amla||Phyllanthus emblica||Fruit||Vital ingredient for restoring hair tissues. Stops premature greying and makes the hair follicles become stronger from inside|
|Vatadha||Almond/Badam||Prunus amygdalus||Fruit||Enriched with Vitamin E, it is great for treating hair damage and controlling dandruff|
|Kaldarya||Curry Leaves||Murraya Koenigii||Leaf||Known to add strength to hair roots from within, Curry leaves are generally good for hair growth. Particularly effective in treating damaged hair, making thin hair shafts stronger, arresting hair fall, treating dandruff, and adding a bit of bounce to limp hair.|
|Svetakutaja||Indrayava||Wrightia Tinctoria||Leaf||Said to possess anti inflammatory and anti dandruff properties, making it a vital ingredient in the preparation of this hair oil.|
|Neem||Neem||Azadirachta Indica||Leaf||Has great anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, promoting effective hair and scalp care.|
|Kumari||Aloe Vera||Aloe Barbadensis||Leaves||Made of proteolytic enzymes, Aloe Vera has a chemical make up similar to that of the primary protein of hair- Keratin. It is said to rejuvenate hair with its own source of nutrients, and helps repair dead cells on the scalp while acting as a conditioning agent, leaving your hair totally shiny and smooth.|
|Nallikera||Coconut Oil||Cocos Nucifera||Oil||Rich in anti-microbial properties, coconut oil is believed to make your hair healthier, shinier, and more manageable. In addition to that, it helps treat dandruff, prevent lice, condition and style hair, and keep it safe from heat and dust,|
यष्टिमधु in Hindi
அதிமதுரம் in Tamil
|Glycyrrhiza Gabra||Root||The antimicrobial properties of this root has made it a common feature in hair growth formulas. Known to fight against dandruff, treat patchy balding, and prevent hair loss from aggravating further.|
|Amrita||Amrita||Tinospora Cordifolia||Stem||Nourishes hair follicles, promoting hair growth.|
|Brahmi||Brahmi||Bacopa Monnieri||Whole Plant||One of the key ingredients of the Indulekha hair oil. As an effective herb, it helps treat dandruff, reduce split ends, add lustre and texture to hair, and thickens roots thereby reducing hair fall.|
|Nallikera||Coconut Oil||Cocos Nucifera||Milk Oil|
|Karpura||Camphor||Cinnamomum Camphora||As it is||Known for its cooling properties, Karpura helps keep your head cool, while preventing hair fall due to dandruff and lice.|
|Kshiram||As it is||It purifies the blood and keeps blood flowing into the cells, stimulating hair growth. It also has good aromatic and cooling properties.|
|Bringharaj||Bringha, Maka||Eclipta Alba||Whole Plant||Known to be more effective than minoxidil in promoting hair growth, bringha oil arrests excessive hair fall and prevents premature greying. Thanks to its excellent cooling properties, this herb also keeps your scalp cool, removes stress, and helps treat alopecia.|
There you go. That’s a long and impressive list of herbal ingredients all blended together to form a complete Ayurvedic solution that is good for treating issues such as dandruff, white hair, grey hair, and, to a certain extent, baldness.
Indulekha Selfie Bottle Design
The most notable thing about this oil is perhaps not its smell, texture, or anything about the oil in itself. It is the way it is packaged and presented to you. Yes, I am talking about the patented design of the bottle.
Let’s go through the good things first.
- The selfie bottle, as it is called, is characteristic of a smart and unique design. Meant to make applying hair oil an easy affair, this selfie bottle features a unique design with a special applicator tip that has comb like bristles. When squeezed, the oil seeps through to the holes of the applicator for easy application.
- The main advantage of the patented design is that it allows for easy application of the oil right where you want it. Whether you want to get some oil onto the scalp area or nourish the tips of hair strands or just apply it all over from root to end, the Indulekha selfie bottle makes it very easy for you.
Now onto the not so good things.
- The bottle seems to leak some oil to the sides when used upside down. More to the point, when squeezed in an inverted position, the oil passes through the bottle to the tip of the applicator fast, but not without spilling some from its mouth. We’d have liked to see a well-sealed covering wrap around the areas formed between the cap and the mouth of the bottle so that the oil doesn’t seep through from the gap.
- If it’s a bit frustrating to see oil drip down from the sides of the bottle then it’s even more so to find the sides get sticky and oily all too often. What this means is that there is a good chance of dirt and grime accumulating over the sides of the body, making it more uncomfortable for you to hold the bottle. Unless you store it in a place sealed from dust or lock it away in a container, the sides of the Indulekha selfie bottle will need to be wiped clean every time some oil is drawn out of it.
- People with short hair would find applying oil using the applicator a lot easier than those with long hair. Instead of just sliding down as you pull it through the hair, the applicator, at times, tends to get stuck causing a bit of a tangle.
How to Use Indulekha Hair Oil
Indulekha Oil: Is it Good or Bad?
Well, it’s hard to say.
Being an Ayurvedic product curated from powerful herbs, this oil cannot be bad for your hair. Each and every herbal ingredient that has gone into making this Ayurvedic oil has something different that can help you treat your hair problems, which is a good thing.
That being said, you may not see any results at all. Yes, many reviews of Indulekha bringha oil raise serious doubts about its effectiveness. I can only speak for myself so I thought it would make sense to put out a list of what I think are the advantages and disadvantages of using this product.
Side Effects of Indulekha Bringha Oil
There are no serious side effects to be wary about unless you have a serious allergy or something.
Ayurvedic preparations, in general, are considered safe to use as long as they are made in compliance with the ancient method of preparation, for example preparing the active ingredient using the whole plant as against a particular part of the plant. As was mentioned earlier, this is a specially prepared Ayurvedic formula made using whole plants (of a variety of different herbs) that are known to nourish your hair and make it stronger from the inside.
While it’s generally true that not all Ayurvedic formulas suit all kinds of people, but they never show drastic side effects. That being said, if you have an allergy to one or more of the ingredients in this Ayurvedic oil, you might feel some sort of itchiness on your scalp to say the least.
Does Indulekha Oil Help Regrow Hair?
It’s a very tricky question and I don’t have a simple answer for it yet.
I would say that Indulekha oil has, in part, helped me in regrow hair in certain areas. Let me add deets.
Applying Indulekha oil has definitely made my hair strands look thicker and healthier than they were before, adding a bit of volume to my hair in general. And, healthier hair means less chances of plaguing issues such as dandruff, split ends and more chances of consistent growth without breakage.
What’s more important is that the extra volume and length of hair means I can make my hair cover certain bald patches in my head.
Though I would have liked to see more growth in certain areas of my head Indulekha has provided decent results overall.
I think I can expect to get better results with the Indulekha oil if I start applying it more frequently than I do right now. And, keep a watch on my diet. As you’d know, keratin is such a vital component for hair follicles to grow/regrow and you cannot expect to see hair regrow without getting enough protein in your diet.
So does Indulekha oil help with hair regrowth?
Well it does appear to work- to some extent. But I need to make sure it is not just a placebo effect. Having said that, the results so far have been quite encouraging that I would consider sticking to this treatment for some more weeks.
For sure, it is quite exciting to apply this oil all over your hair and wait for it to regrow. And, I’d be extremely happy to have seen some quick and impressive growth. It didn’t happen. But, maybe, I need to give it some time to see what kind of results I can expect to see from using Indulekha hair oil on a much more regular basis.
I’ll be sure to report back soon with more details and photos.
Indulekha Oil: My Experience and Recommendation
For all those wondering whether the bringha oil had any effect on hair growth, here is what you need to know.
The Indulekha hair oil contains a good number of ingredients which have been in use as a natural remedy for hair growth for many centuries. And this hair oil did seem to make my hair shinier and kept it nourished.
Color and Consistency
The Indulekha oil is red in color, more of water melon-ish red. As for consistency, it is not very thick per se. In fact, it is slightly on the thinner side and there is a bit of stickiness to it but nothing over the top. You don’t have to worry about whether your hair will remain sticky even after you wash it off.
This oil, like many Ayurvedic oils, has a strong odor. I understand that this hair oil has such a powerful odor, but to cover that strong smell, the makers could have chosen a odor that was not that of or should have added a perfume ingredient to make it more pleasant. The odor remained even after washing my hair, and that was a bit of a minor problem to me.
One More Observation
Some users confirmed in their reviews that it was frustrating to see the bottle leak especially when held in an upside down position. Personally, I’ve had no leak from the bottle. Even if it did a little, I wouldn’t be too worried about it.
Indulekha Oil Results So Far
Before I announce the results, let me give you a sense of how I look at using hair growth oils be it Ervamatin, Dhathri, and Indulekha.
For me, hair loss or hair regrowth is a bigger problem than what could be merely solved by such hair care products. I firmly believe that it takes more than magic hair oil to have fairly good chances of hair regrowth.
The way I see it, it is important is to keep your hair well maintained with nourishing oils that give your hair shine and strength, to take enough Protein in your diet, and to do everything you can possibly do to avoid stress.
With the Indulekha oil, you have the first one covered though. Indeed, it has enough natural ingredients in it to treat your hair woes but it doesn’t give you excellent results on its own. You need to take care of the other two things mentioned above.
I’ve seen good results so far. Although it seems to have helped a little in stopping hair loss from aggravating, there’s not much to write about its ability to help hair regrow. But I don’t want to give up on it just yet for not giving me results soon enough. Maybe I should give this hair oil some more time, see whether applying it on a regular basis helps hair regrow and post an update in the coming weeks.
FAQs and Final Recommendation
Before I give my verdict, I want to go through some frequently asked questions about the Indulekha oil.
- Does this turn grey or white hair black?
- How frequently and how long should I use this oil to see good results?
- Will it resolve my dandruff problems?
- Will I see hair growth by using Indulekha hair oil?
- Can it prevent the onset of hereditary baldness? No
Except for the last question, there is no better/safe answer to give than say “it depends”. Yes, hair fall, hair growth or hair greying is a complex phenomenon where many factors such as age, stress, allergy, genetics etc. are at play.
Each of us is different and our body responds to such hair fall treatments in different ways. That said, it might not be a bad idea to try this hair oil once and see what you get out of it- for two reasons.
- It doesn’t have any side effects for you to be wary about.
- And, it doesn’t hurt to test.
However, if you are struggling with heavy hair fall or dandruff issues or some sort of an allergy, it is a wise thing to consult with a dermatologist and take their opinion first.
My recommendation would be for you to try Indulekha oil once and see how beneficial it is for you. It’s definitely worth trying.