A few years ago, I was lucky enough to spend some time at the spas in the Caribbean.
One thing that stands out from my time in the Caribbean wellness centers was the deep conditioning, strengthening hair oil treatments I was left with after my facials or body work.
While I don’t have the luxury of traveling to the islands once a week / month / year, I do have the luxury of treating my hair to Kumari Luxury Hair Oil as often as I like.
Kumari Luxury Hair Oil Therapy also includes a blend of Ayurvedic ingredients such as Yerba de Tago (listed as “eclipta alba” on the ingredients list) and licorice root to stimulate hair growth.
Rubia Cordifolia (Indian Madder), Sida Cordifolia (Bala) and Withania somnifera (Ashawagandha) are additional Ayurvedic herbs included to help strengthen and protect hair and scalp from the inside out.
The inclusion of these powerful, traditional healing herbs is what sets Kumari apart from many hair oils.
- If you’re simply looking for a moisturizing hair oil treatment, coconut oil or any other favorite carrier oil will do.
- If you’re looking for a scalp- and growth-stimulating hair oil treatment, Ayurvedic herbs and high-quality organic carrier oils win.
Here’s everything inside Kumari Luxury Hair Oil Therapy:
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnolia Acuminata Extract, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood), Eclipta Alba*, Rubia Cordifolia*, Sida Cordifolia*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)*, Glycrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)*, Hemidesmus Indicus Root*, Withania Somnifera* and Messua Ferra (Saffron). *Certified Organic Ingredients
Thanks to turmeric and sandalwood blending into the carrier oil base, Kumari Luxury Hair Oil Therapy has a warm, exotic scent. It’s not strong, but it’s not scentless. I barely notice it when I massage it into my hair and scalp before bed (if I’m doing an intensive treatment).
More often than not, I like to use Kumari Luxury Hair Oil Therapy as a pre-shampoo deep conditioning and strengthening treatment 30 minutes before my wash.
I simply apply about 3-4 droppers full of oil to my (dry) scalp, running the dropper through my hair and then combing and massaging it in. I then take an additional 2-3 droppers full into my hands and smooth the oil onto the ends of my hair.
Here’s a little tutorial from Kumari founder Aarti Gala for all you visual learners:
If your hair is dry and thick, you can also use Kumari Luxury Hair Oil Therapy as a styling oil to tame flyaways and keep hair silky.
As an oily, fine-haired girl, my hair cannot handle any heavy oils as styling aids, so I use my Kumari hair oil exclusively as a treatment. During cold weather, I try to use a hair oil treatment at least once a month, but for best results, you should use it weekly — or daily if you’ve got the luxury of time!
During warm weather, especially summer when you may be dipping into the ocean or pool, hair treatments are even more important. After a day out in the sun and in the water, be sure to treat your hair to a deep conditioning treatment to restore moisture and prevent dryness and breaking.
Kumari Luxury Hair Oil Therapy has definitely earned a spot on my top shelf. It’s on the repurchase list thanks to its smart blend of Ayurvedic hair growth and strengthening ingredients; simple packaging that allows you to see the rich color of the oil (and how much you have left!); and exotic, herbal scent that transports me back to the islands.