Vatika Oil: Enriched Coconut Oil for Natural Hair

If I had to pick one and only ONE oil to keep for the rest of my life, it would be Vatika oil.  This Indian coconut oil is enriched with some amazingly moisturizing and strengthening Ayurvedic herbs, making it one of the most popular oils for natural hair.  

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Directly from Dabur (manufacturer) website:

Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil provides natural nourishment to your hair, giving it body & radiance while taking care of the critical balance of nutrients. 

Unlike ordinary coconut oil, Vatika's coconut oil is enriched with the goodness of 8 time-tested herbs. They work magic on your hair, giving your hair & scalp complete nourishment for that problem free, healthy crowning glory.

The new improved formulation of Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil is proven to be better than ordinary coconut oil in 4 ways:

It makes hair Stronger
Hair becomes Thicker
Makes hair Shinier
Better Dandruff Control

Apply regularly on scalp & hair
For best results, massage & leave it on overnight

Ingredients: Coconut oil, Mehndi, Amla, Harar, Bahera, Neem, Brahmi, Kapur Kachri, Dugdha, Lemon Oil, Rosemary Oil, Lecithin, Sugandhit Dravyasm, Nariyal Tail, Q.S

The ingredients in Vatika oil are great! Vatika oil consists of powerful antioxidants and astringents, multiple sources of vitamin E and protein, and natural hair conditioners. Vatika oil promotes a nourished scap, strengthened follicles, and a healthy hair shaft.

I use Vatika oil as an everyday sealant and as a hot oil treatment once a month. Whenever I use this oil, my hair is left extremely shiny and moisturized. In fact, it is so moisturizing that I sometimes use it as a leave in conditioner or for my wash and go's. Allot of people comment on the smell of Vatika oil, which you'll understand when you try some. It does not smell like the coconut oil we are all used to. It has a really odd and unique smell that I can't even describe, but I'm cool with it because this oil is so incredibly effective. Its consistency is solid which brings me to my next point. My one and only problem with Vatika oil (and all other coconut oils) is that it is a solid under 76 degrees. This is especially annoying in the cooler months because you have to melt it. What I've been doing for the past few years is pouring some Vatika oil in a small applicator bottle. That way i don't have to deal with melting the entire bottle each time I need to use a little bit. I just run some hot water into a small cup and put the small bottle in it to melt for a few minutes.

Vatika oil can be purchased at local Indian grocery stores (such as Patel Brothers in New York) and online. A 300 ml bottle of this magic, as pictured above, costs only $4.00! You get allot of bank for your buck.

Overall grade: A

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  1. I tried it and I honestly could NOT take the smell. It became overbearing and after a month my husband was practically begging me to stop using the stuff! Good thing I stopped too as I was beginning to get scalp rash.

    I'm currently using Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan oil and it smells so much better, it's lighter on my hair and I'm definitely seeing an improvement in strength, shine and growth. I'll be sticking to Argan oil from now on :)

    1. Hello Laura. Thanks so much for commenting, especially because you didn't have a good experience. I can definitely say that vatika oil is not for everyone. It took me a little while to get used to the smell, so I could also empathize with your husband!
      Interesting that you mention the scalp rash, because I actually had a problem with that too but that's only because I tried it as a scalp massage the first few times. I remember being so upset that I even bought the oil because I would end up scratching my scalp for days. One time, I had to rewash my hair immediately after applying. But after a while, I grew used to the smell and I just learned to keep it away from my scalp (at least an inch or two), and I love it. But for some (like my mom actually), just applying the oil to the hair itself is enough to cause a reaction on the scalp!

      I'm glad you found something that works for you. That's what is important. I have never tried Argan oil because I'm satisfied with my current products, but I have to admit I've always been curious. Now I"m even more curious!

      All the best,

    2. The smell is an issue for me and my husband as well. But, I prefer vatika oil to all the rest. One way I deal with the smell is to put a few drops of lavender oil in it or mix it 50/50 with extra virgin coconut oil. That way, I can get all of the extra nutrients from vatika oil, but mask the smell! It's never bothered my scalp though.

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