Ode to Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil

by / Tuesday, 29 September 2015 / Published in Lifestyle, Personal Care

With roots in what is considered to be the oldest healing science – Ayurveda – Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil has become a staple add-in to my deep conditioning routine. I am so inspired by this product that it makes me want to break out into some haiku!

Vatika Hair Oil,

Shiny, soft, beautiful tresses;

My hair’s everyone’s envy. Aren’t you already convinced how good this product is?

We all know about the wonders coconut oil can do for your hair. If you don’t, you should read my first blog here. Vitamin E, Lauric and linolec acids in this miracle oil not only condition but also strengthen and protect. But sometimes it’s just not enough. I don’t know about you, but I’m busy. Very busy. I have to juggle work and the related stresses, family (but who doesn’t have to deal with that), and partying with friends. And although I try, my diet is not the healthiest it can be… but I still want healthy hair.

I know that there are tons of products that clam to repair your hair from root to tip but I have found most of these claims to be half truths and full lies, and some of them are priced so high! Eventually I was resigned to snip those precious inches to keep some semblance of a healthy head of hair. That was until I was introduced to Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil. Priced at an easy INR.40/- for 75 ml, this elixir battles conditions from dandruff to hair fall and even repairs split ends. I still need to run my fingers through my hair to believe it’s real.

Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil is steeped in Ayurvedic excellence. Additions of hibiscus, henna, amla, and lemon do more than nourish and deep-condition. Circulation has definitely improved in my scalp; my hair is thicker than ever before and feels stronger after every use.

I have done my research and here is the skinny on these magic ingredients:

  • Hibiscus: More than just a pretty flower, hibiscus is known for its power to regenerate hair growth. It also adds shine and prevents premature greying.
  • Henna: Thin brittle hair loves henna. It not only repairs hair strands and restores the pH balance of the scalp, but also forms a protective layer over each strand locking in moisture and nutrients, preventing further damage.
  • Amla: Super rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, amla or Indian gooseberry has many benefits including removing unwanted flakes, and enhancing circulation, and preventing split ends.
  • Lemon: Like your salad, lemon adds a zing to your the overall hair health, banishing bacteria and other dandruff causing agents for naturally healthy hair.

When I use Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil, I heat it up just a bit and massage the warm oil all over my scalp using a gentle circular motion for about 15 – 20 minutes. I then spread the rest of the oil through the length of my hair and tips too. When I’m not too lazy, I wrap my oiled ahir in a warm towel; otherwise I just use a shower cap till I was my hair. Sometimes, I will mix a bit of honey in it for some extra conditioning. You can keep the oil in for an hour or so, I usually leave it in a bit longer (read overnight). But after every wash I can literally see the difference. My hair is bouncier, radiant, and frizz free. I feel like a little girl again.

The great things about Dabur Vatika Enriched Coconut hair oil, or coco++ is that it doesn’t ‘seal’ your hair; better still, it slowly penetrates your scalp getting all its benefits right where you want them – the very core of your follicles.

Unfortunately, it does not smell as nice, but nothing that’s good for you ever does! However this is easy to fix with a nice smelling shampoo 🙂 and the benefits of this product outweigh its odour.

My recommendation: Use twice a week, religiously, for best results.

For more information on all the amazing benefits of oiling your hair and Dabur Vatika visit: https://www.mybeautynaturally.com/oilopedia/vatika.aspx


Sonia Dubey | Chief Image Consultant