I have written a separate post on benefits of coconut oil and since the only brand of coconut oil I’ve ever used is Parachute, please read this post for complete list of benefits.
Note: My hair texture is typical south asian kind; thick, dark black, straight and oily. Even though my scalp does get oily, I still prefer oiling my hair before I wash them because I absolutely HATE dry ends and hair that look like they have been fried. Please also mind that I do not use hair straightener, curlers and hair dryer in my hair during summers when hair lose most of its moisture due to sweating scalp. I will write a separate post about my self-invented alternatives to these. These oils will give you maximum benefit when you are not damaging them with anything mentioned above.
First and simple set of observations I have established about both oils:
If you want super straight hair, use Dabur Amla Gold.
If you want your hair to grow super fast, use Parachute Oil Gold.
Even thou Dabur Amla does claim that it promotes the hair growth but I have not seen any change in my hair growth since I started using this oil about 2 months ago. I oil my hair every time I wash them, about 30 minutes to 1 hour before I step into the shower. This is really disappointing because using the same number of times the Parachute coconut oil, I had noticed a surprising increase in my hair length. I went from 16″ to 26″ in a span of 3 months and after that I stopped using coconut oil & switched to Dabut Amla oil back in May 2015. But the Dabur Amla Oil Gold has its own pros and cons:
The package says: “Makes you hair long, strong, soft and shiny, For dry, damaged and chemically Treated hair.
Amla – nourishes and strengthens hair from the roots to make it long, strong and beautiful.
Almonds: moisturizes and softens hair.
Henna: coats and conditions to give shine.
How to apply: Use your fingertips to gently massage Dabur Amla Gold hair oil into the scalp and the hair roots. Regular use nourishes the hair roots and strengthens hair. Apply Dabur Amla Gold hair oil to make the hair silky, shiny, easy to style and pleasantly fragrant.
1- The smell is delicious. Some people may find the smell too harsh but I love the sweet aroma left in the hair after you have washed them.
2- I already have really straight hair, but this oil leaves them silky smooth and pin straight. After leaving the oil in scalp for 30 minutes to 1 hour, I wash them with my usual Vatika Garlic shampoo and after towel drying them for 5 minutes, I comb them with a thick comb, however you must skip this step if your hair tangle a lot, because when you comb wet hair, it breaks them easily. My hair never tangle, so I comb them straight and leave them to dry. There! straight hair, smooth and silky without having to use conditioner, blow dryers or hair straightener.
The only reason why I will not use this oil is because I have noticed no increase in my hair length or in volume of my hair while I noticed this a lot with the coconut oil, but the kind of smoothness you get with Dabur amla, coconut oil cannot give you that.