Cantharidine Hair Oil Review

Dear Beauties,

Hope you all had a great and relaxing weekend! Today I am going to review a product which I am using since last 26years!!! YES you heard it right!! Let me start at the beginning, when I was about 2 yrs old during a visit to my masi’s place my mom came to know about her relative who was facing severe hairfall problem..in ayurvedic terms its called “undri”. People suffering from undri develop patches on their head due to severe hair fall. This relative of my mom had gone almost bald!! And she was prescribed this hair oil for her hair fall problem! About a year later when my mom saw her again she had got all her hair back 😯 From that day onward she started using this hair oil for our entire family. Though I have been blessed with straight hair right from the beginning thanks to my mom for her jet black hair and to dad for volume of hair πŸ˜› I think this hair oil has really helped me to preserve and maintain my hair making them thick and shiny!

Cantharidine Hair Oil

Cantharidine hair oil comes in various sizes and often is easily available at any medical store. It manufactured by bengal chemicals. The co says “A Superfine Hair Toiletry exquisitely perfumed and golden colored oil for preservation and growth of hair”. As mentioned earlier I have been using this hair oil since I was 2 yrs old! During school days we had to compulsory oil our hair and the only time my hair was not oiled was on sunday when I used to wash my hair using aritha and shikakai powder! Till 10th std this was the procedure I have followed without any exceptions and my hair were 10x times more thicker than they are today!! Yes this is not exaggeration though it may feel so! Infact my mom used to joke around that she got spondylitis due to combing our hair everyday :sidefrown: yeah I know!!

But after joining college due to pollution and bad diet I used to face constant hairfall πŸ™ I had tried everything right from almond oil to castor oil to medications etc! nothin really worked. Also during the same time I was diagnosed with low hemoglobin which led to even more severe hair fall πŸ™ The only thing worked for me was constant use of this hairfall and mintop hair fall solution which I have always suggested here on IMBB..will review that one soon!

Cantharidine Hair Oil

No I am not saying by using this hair oil your hair fall will stop immediately. We face hair fall due to several reasons! The best thing is to first get in touch with a derma and check out our iron content. There may be other reasons like pollution and hormonal changes! But with regular use of this hair oil your hair will get prevented from further damage and also it helps in regrowing of your hair faster! Again don’t expect to see the results over night, for any medication to work may be for hair or eyes or skin it takes atleast 3 months to show the effects! So have patience!

Also proper eating habits are also extremely important! Include green leafy vegetables in your diet rich in iron and calcium! With permission of your derma you may also include a vit tablet for your hair. Last drink lots of water! Its simple enough even if you have lots of rich in nutrients food how does the body transport these nutrients to different parts of our body? Yes through water! So drink atleast 2 litr of water everyday!! Also include nuts in your diet like almonds and walnuts! Very good for skin and hair!

Follow this for atleast a month and see the results for your self. Also always try to use a mild shampoo which does not strip of the natural moisture of your hair.

Pros:-
-> Helps in new growth of hair
-> Helps in maintaining and preserving the existing hair from pollution and harmful chemical
-> The fragrance is not too strong and very mild
-> Doesn’t really make your hair extremely oily like castor hair oil, in fact its quite light!
-> In long run will make your hair thick and long! I am a living proof of it πŸ™‚
-> Easily available and inexpensive!

Cons:-
-> Sorry can’t think of any

Rating:- 5 out of 5!!!

Price:- 38 Rs for 100 ml

Hope this review has helped all those who are facing hair fall issues, if you need any further info pls write down below in the comments and I will be happy to help you out!

Finally below is my pic of my current hair situation. The below pic was taken about 1 hour after I had my head bath and previous night I had applied this hair oil!

 

Until next time..take care πŸ™‚

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  1. Wow u have such nice hair…. is this available in general or medical stores in Mumbai ? I have never seen this before…

    1. hi !! am sweda ur hair looks absolutely gorgeous,, even i had such a long n thick hair.. bt due to low haemoglobin my hair s thin n too short… nothin helps!! pls suggest a good solution .

      1. hi sweda..apologize for delay in response….first get your iron n calcium under control..its very imp..next increase in take of nuts in your diet..drink loads of water and try using this hair oil..i also use mintop but it shud be used only if prescribed by derma so u can get your hair checked by derma too

  2. Wow…nice Hair Parita… you looking very cute… let me check out this oil as i am having hairfall due to sleeplessness and stress… thanks for the lovely review…

    1. Thanks Lalitha..do try this hair oil..if possible apply 2 a week and after applying put a hot towel on your hair to open pores and let it absorb even better! Wash your hair with a mild shampoo..also get your iron content checked…and sleep for atleast 7 hours a day!

      1. Thanks Parita… with a 2 year old.. sleeping 7 hours straight is a big problem πŸ™
        But the rest I will try πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Wow Parita..Nice Review. :yahoo:
    And your hair are very beautiful.. :happydance:
    My hair are fine πŸ˜₯ though i do not suffer from hair fall but i want thick and long hair.. :toothygrin:
    I will definitely purchase this oil asap..Thanx for reviewing this product. :puchhi:

    1. I am glad it helped Monal πŸ™‚ my hair has also become quite fine due to pollution and dandruff etc..try using this oil twice a week πŸ™‚ you can also try using aritha method to wash your hair if you have enough time in hand πŸ™‚

  4. wow Parita, u have amazing hair. I used to have thigh length thick hair till my 10th standard :pigtail: and believe me, people used to think i wore false extensions :haanji: …yeah until my mom used to take care of my hair…. Then enter college, dandruff, not oiling my hair regularly, not eating on time vagaira vagaira……I lost almost all my hair :waaa: …abhi toh pehle ka 1/4 bhi nahi hai. Will this help grow new hair. Bangalore mein milega kya..

    1. Hi Roopa..same pinch dear..its exactly my story πŸ™‚ yup it should be available in majority of medical shops..atleast I never had any issues finding it in mumbai or pune πŸ™‚

      1. hi frnds, my 1 frnd toldme about this oil, she is using from school time, before marrige i hav very heavy hairs
        but now i hav not even half of them. i hav thyroid prob also, is this really work.

  5. all this for 38 INR :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    i myself have the same length of hair as you πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ and i dont know why but i just admire people with long hair πŸ˜› πŸ˜› , guess long hair never goes out of fashion :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail: :pigtail:

  6. Parita..

    I used this oil.. and it is indeed very effective and works wonders for hair. And your hair n eyes.. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

  7. Thanks for your review Parita, you have a lovely hair and you look cute too, even my hair is the same length as yours :))
    will this be available in chennai, any idea?? :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:

  8. u look so pretty pretty πŸ™‚ and how i wish my hair would grow this long…but it only grows upto a certain length (upto mid-back) and as soon as it reaches that length the ends split….so I have to trim them againan inch or two…and then they start growing again and same cycle repeats :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    1. the same things happens with me too… my hair is not too thick but they are silky and i wanna grow them even more.. but …

      1. I too have gone through the same problem oopsii πŸ™ the best way is to oil your hair regularly and use a good conditioner especially for your split ends! also try including almonds n walnuts in diet..almonds really help in increasing the growth rate of hair. if you are facing hairfall then try mintop hair solutions by Dr Reddy..i’ll review it soon here but it works very nicely for my hairfall issue..and drink lots of water πŸ™‚ hope this helps

    1. hi prati..thank you πŸ™‚ yes it works! it works on all sort of hair problem..hair fall, increase in hair growth and preservation of hair..using it regularly will result in long and thick hair!

  9. parita i am in so much need of this oil now… i will today only check whether its available in mumbai or not… thnksss a ton!!….

  10. is it available in Delhi?? I want to know does taking iron tablets help grow hair faster. My brother is balding at very young age, so I am very worried about his hai :waiting: :waiting: r.. Hope this hair will help, thnks allot dear for so nice post.. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Sital, I would suggest to take your bro to a dermatologist and get a complete check up done..trust me this is important. There are specific tablets for hair which should be taken under derma recommendation only! but yes in general iron and calcium tablets do help but the results will not be seen much if the diet and water intake is not proper. Try using this oil and see if it helps..my derma had recommended me mintop hair fall solution..your bro can try that as well..it really works!

      1. thank you so much, i will definitely see him to derma..bt i would like him to try this hair oil as well thnks.. btw is it found delhi?? :happydance: :happydance: πŸ˜€

        1. Yes sital..i think its available in Delhi..pls see below/above comments from delhi gals πŸ™‚ i think its even available online

  11. Thanks for the review Parita.. Will check this out..I am using coconut oil now and it works okay..will try if i can get this in my town :jog: :jog:
    Your hair is so silky smooth :inlove: :inlove: and loved your top..Looking v pretty.. :woot: :woot:
    Can you pls tel me which lipstick you are wearing? Its looking v natural :-*

    1. hey jismi..thank you very much πŸ™‚ m wearing inglot’s freedom system lipstick no 61 πŸ™‚ and its a gorgeous rosy brown color perfect for office wear for me! coconut oil is wonderful πŸ™‚

  12. Only 38 INR? 😯 Wow! :pompom: :pompom: Is this available easily or only in big pharmacies?

    And gorgeous hair, Parita! :love: :love: I was scrolling down the pic and your hair didn’t seem to end. πŸ˜› Thanks for the superb review! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. thank you jabberwocky! its available in all medical shops..atleast i have never faced any issues with its availability πŸ™‚

  13. I have used this oil when i ws in my school..when one of my aunt suffered frm hairfall due to anemia,she started using d same n received gr8 results!!! u have reminded me of this forgotten oil now i have to grab this ASAP!!!!! :pigtail:

  14. Same here with me Nina…. :high5: :high5: long time back I saw it with my masi and she had absolutely wonderful hair like u :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: …long and enless!! :love: :love: :love: Thanks for the reminder and gr8 review Parita :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  15. i love hair oils!!! i must check this out (if i remember) at the medical store..and yes 38 bucks is practically nothng for such a wonderful product.

  16. Parita,your hair is very nice.Its long,straight, black….beautiful!!!!!
    hey even i used to use this oil when i was a chotu kid.I stopped using this cuz the availability of this hair oil is restricted to only a few medical shops in my place,so sumtyms difficult to get.I love the smell.My grandmom used to put this in her hair,she had gorgeous hair.

  17. You have gorgeous hair, Parita! :))
    Btw, what is Cantharidine? I could only find something about it being some poisonous beetle secretion! :/

    1. I too read about it..pls check the link above in the post..its been used since a very long time against baldness :haanji:

  18. seems effective.. will pick it for sure if i come across.. Thx Parita for sharing this review.. U look Pretty and u have lovely hair.. :))

  19. Wow Parita you look gorgeous and have got a lovely mane :):):) I shall try this hair oil for my hubby dear.. I have seen my dadi use this oil but it never crossed my mind that I could use it for my hubbys constant hair fall problem. Also wanted to tell you that I like your blog too..Have tried a few items from it…tata

    1. hey nidhi! thank you so much for your kind words and m sooo glad you like my blog πŸ™‚ keep in touch! and i hope this oil helps your hubby!

  20. thanks for sharing this preetha. It sounds like an awesome oil. I’d look for it. Although I am not a fan of long hair because I really don’t have the patience and time to maintain long hair. But a whole lot of girls who love to have long hair, this could work as a magic product. :yes: Otherwise also it sounds super awesome. I’d definitely look for this product myself. πŸ™‚

    1. hawww, Rati made a boooboo… the pos tis by parita πŸ˜› not preetha πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. hawwww!!! sorrie parita. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

        furrrr ki kitaa whole day :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: i met a freind after years. it was so awesome. went to big chill. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. mai bhi 1 frend se milne gyi thi aaaj :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :victory2:
          Big chillllllllllllll 😐 😐 😐

  21. Thank you for letting us know about this hair product, Parita. I need something for my thinning hair & I am going to definitely give this a try. πŸ™‚

  22. Wow parita – you like a rapunzel- pari who`s dropped this miraculous oil into our thankful knowledge base : :woot: You have such thick pretty hair – my hair has become thin at the ends because of layer cut + swimming poo; chlorine water – I really need to look for this oil. such a budget product and yet seems to woork so well :yahoo: hope i get it in the local stores

  23. That`s it. I am switching to Aritha and shikakai powder with a tiny drop of herbal shampoo added in for my oily hair – and i`ll start oiling my hair everyday – no matter whoever laughs at me for it πŸ˜› Just read the review – so honest and well-explained. thanks parita and btw you are a great cook – I have been ardently following your bakery world blog and drooling over the blackforest cakes and other deliciious concoctions of yours. :toothygrin:

    1. aaww thanks dear..you are such a doll..thanks a lot for your kind words and following my cooking blog! seriously I too have started to oil my hair atleast 2 times a week if not more! During my school days my hair was oiled7 days a week and I always washed my hair using boiled aritha water and shikakai powder and never had issues with hairfall or dandruff πŸ™ after using harmful shampoos and cutting my hair into layer went for rani mukherjee cut after 10th as kuch kuch hota hai was released at that time and her hair cut became quite a rage πŸ˜› after that bas my bad hair days began πŸ™ but now m trying to take proper care of my hair πŸ™‚

  24. Thanks for sharing this…….. its so nice of u…………. and lovely hair…… :puchhi: :happydance: gonna buy it soon

  25. Thanks for telling about this oil Parita, though I cannot keep any oil in my hair for a long time, I can sure use it two hours before shampooing :yahoo:

  26. thanks a lot parita 4 leting us know abt it! The moment i saw this i immediately ordered it online! I was so impatient that,i didnt wanted 2 waste time searching it in market! :silly:
    i just hope that it turns out helpful 4 me too,fingers crossed! Thanks :yes:

    1. I am so glad you ordered it πŸ™‚ m sure you’ll not be disappointed! also pls dont expect miracles but with patience and duration this oil works wonders! btw from which site did you order it?

      1. sry 4 late rply,its a website called drugneed.com! It also has cod option! I got there confirmation call also! I m super excited! πŸ˜‰

  27. oh yeaaahhh!! i completely forgot bout this hair oil! everybody knows bengalis are blessed with great hair n skin.. and growing up i remember so many grandmoms n aunts using this hair oil! its really great for hair growth n improves the quality of hair!
    i jus asked my dad if its still available, n he said yes. i’m SO going to buy this today itself! πŸ˜€
    thank u for reminding me of this! just the smell of it would make me nostalgic! πŸ™‚

      1. totally! there’s another red coloured hair oil, i dont remember the name.. jaba kusum or something.. its one of the oldest hair oils used in bengal, and trusted for hair care! also, keo karpin is really famous.. but i haven’t used it much, so can’t vouch for it!

  28. Hi Parita…nice review……u have beautiful hair..:)
    I will check it in the medical stores here….am facing hairfall…hope this may work…
    thanks for reviewing… πŸ™‚

  29. this was a popular product..but i don’t see them anywhere now..I love hair oils :pigtail: :pigtail: ,will search for it again..thnx Parita :-*

  30. Hi Parita,
    I am Kirti and i do read articles sent as subscription on my mail and this how I got to read your article about Cantheridine Hair Oil. I remember clearly while I was in second standard, I had experienced severe dandruff which resulted in my hear been shaved off totally and upon a docs recommendation, My Mom started applying this oil to my scalp. Results were fab according to her. Later on in life we stop using all gud things and the worse happens. I have just half of the hair of what i used to have as a kid. I have wavy dry hair and i am not happy with any shampoo or conditioner either. Guess I will start using this oil again. Do recommend good shampoos and conditioners for my hair type. And also suggest me ways to use the aritha shikakai formula to wash hair with. Looking forward to ur response..
    Take care and Bye..
    Kirti

    1. Hi Kirti, thank you so much dear for sharing your experience! The way I use Aritha and Shikakai is..buy loose whole aritha, you get them in kgs…if you have shoulder length hair take 10 to 15 whole aritha and add 1 glass of water and keep them for boiling, now you can even add whole shikakai or shikakai powder..i sometimes also add amla powder. boil these on slow gas for atleast 15 mins until they become all soft and mushy! Once cold mash these using your hands..when you started mashin you’ll see juice of aritha coming out..this is what we need! Strain this liquid and wash your hair with it..it will take atleast 2 washes for your hair to get clean! Aritha forms natural bubbles so until and unless you dont get bubbles in your hair it means your hair is not clean and free of oil..this was the way I use to figure out if all my oil is removed or not.
      I haven;t really found any good shampoo or conditioner yet and i usually use dove or loreal but now planning to switch to nyle..i remember i used to use nyle when was kid and never had any issues..also fab india aloe vera conditioner is pretty good! Along with all this take proper intake of food and water..hope this helps..dont hesitate to contact me if any doubts!

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  32. hey Parita, just got my bottle of the oil from drugneed.com, supa excited to use ..i want long hair like u πŸ™‚

  33. hi girls…i remembered raji asking where to get this oil in chennai…

    i got it..it is in yeses supermarket anna nagar…dint expect this oil to be there..when i saw this..my hands just grabbed it…

    thanks soo much parita..will try it from today..

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  35. i have applied this oil for 7 days i do not see any effect instead with oil hair are falling more i m so stressed please give solution

    1. they avanika..first did you get your hair and scalp checked up with a derma? there are various reasons for hairfall so i highly suggest to get your hair checked up…also in 7 days you will not see effect..it’ll take some time..make sure you are eating healthy diet and drink loads of water..this is more of long term solution than short term and i highly suggest you to visit a dermatologist

  36. Hi Parita

    need u r help.I read on immb that after using mintop hair solution u r hair fall solution solved
    can u pl tell me which derma did u go to
    shall be very grateful to u
    have visited many docotrs but no solution

    1. Hi Dipti..yes mintop did help a lot in my hairfall..I went to Dr Marwah in andheri, mumbai, I think I have rpelied back to your earlier also na

  37. Hi Parita
    Have read ur posts on IMMB
    need u r help.I read on immb that after using mintop hair solution u r hair fall solution solved
    can u pl tell me which derma did u go to
    shall be very grateful to u
    have visited many docotrs but no solution

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  39. my mom used to apply it when i was kid..20-25 yrs ago.after that i m not remembering why we stopped to use this..may be due to availability , i still remember its smell ‘Elaichi’ (Cardamom) smell.. now i looking for it online..back to old school…:)

  40. Hi Parita,
    M actually checking ur response after 3 whole months. I have still not figured it out as yet as t how the site works…. I wrote to you for cantheridien hair oil and almost forgot about it. Thanks for ur response. You are the first one i guess who has replied. Can i get ur blog’s name so that we can interact further.
    Lovely seeing your response.
    Keep in touch and gud luck
    Kirti

    1. hey shruti..thank you..pls check out in your local drugstore/medical stores or else it is available online at drugneed i think πŸ™‚

  41. Is cantharidine hair oil is good for hairfall problrm for girl&boy age 24,plz tell me whats the procedure to use canthridine. plz reply

    1. yes seema..its good for every age..i was using it since i was 2 yrs old πŸ™‚ use it same way u will use any hair oil..apply it on scalp and massage for few mins

  42. Cantharidine oil is simply not available in Bangalore, if someone knows from where to get this oil in Bangalore, please let me know.

  43. Finally i found it with a Chemist.. I loved the oil it gives soft and shiny hairs after wash.. *pigtail* *preen* But I wore a silver ring while taking bath.. It just turned the silver black like iron *cry* *cry* *scared* Just to test the same I soaked silver in oil for a night it turned it blackk *waaa* *waaa* *waaa* Make sure not have any silver ornament when u use this oil *nonono* *nonono*

  44. I used to have a long hair in schools….but now I am a pcos patients….and my hair growth r stop…any oil or treatment which will help my hair growth?

  45. Hey! I just got 1 100ml today..smells like elaichi-dalchini πŸ™‚
    I hope it’s good..or..I will go back to my trusted sarson ka tel (Dabur Anmol).
    Nice article..thanks for the information – I was contemplating between Cantharidine versus Japakusum Hair Oil – this penning helped ease the decision-making.
    ~N

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