Over the last few years, hair oils have made a comeback and Indulekha Bringha hair oil has gained popularity for its ability to reduce hair fall. Riding the Ayurvedic wave sweeping the personal care market in India, HUL purchased Indulekha from a Kerala based company. HUL might have also done this to counter the threat by Patanjali by increasing its portfolio of herbal products. I decided to try this hair oil to see how it can help in controlling the hair loss.
Bottle has a unique ‘selfie’ design taking a cue from the selfie craze sweeping the world. It has comb like teeth from the top. This helps to spread the oil evenly across the scalp. It takes a while to get used to this kind of oil application. The problem that I faced initially was that it is hard to know how much oil is dripping from the selfie comb. However, after a few times of usage and using a mirror, I got a sense of the quantity.
Indulekha Bringha oil looks blackish in color. It feels cool on the head and when applied overnight gives a peaceful sleep. Smell is kind of herbal/Ayurvedy but it is not overwhelming though.
It claims to be a poly herbal formulation for the regulation of hair and scalp conditions like hairfall, dandruff, etc. Apparently, it is produced by dipping Svetakutaja leaves in pure coconut milk oil. Primary ingredient as Bringharaj. This herb is well known for its benefits to hair – reduce hair fall and aid in hair growth. Top five ingredients of this oil are Kumari, Draksha, Svetakutaja, Bringha and Amalaki.
Dosage – It does not have any recommended dosage and asks us to use as directed by the physician. I had applied it every night and left it overnight. I have not been using any other oil or supplement during this period. I would wash it using a mild herbal anti-dandruff shampoo. The bottle lasted for approximately 2.5 months.
Here are the before and after results of my usage of Indulekha hair oil. I did not use any other treatment for my hair during this period.
At a price of Rs.432 for a bottle of 100 ml, this is on the expensive side. Other Bringha oils such as Biotique or even Patanjali might be more cost effective. Maybe the long-term use of this oil could be effective in aiding the hair regrowth but the higher price makes me think twice about buying it.