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What are the Basics of Ayurvedic Hair Care?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 08, 2011
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As generally understood about Ayurvedic treatment, Ayurvedic hair care has a holistic approach, as a vital part of overall health care. Mere external applications are not considered sufficient for keeping the hair full of life, lustre, sheen, colour, vitality and healthy growth. Ahar-vihara, i.e diet and lifestyle are two major factors that have an influence on your body and hair. Irregular dietary or lifestyle choices lead to deficiency of a vitamin in particular, causing many hair problems such as early baldness, thinning of hair, dandruff, premature greying and several others. These are the basics of hair care you should remember to keep your hair healthy


Scalp Massage

 

Medicated oil applied on hair provides nourishment to the hair and makes it look long, shiny and thick. Herbs such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Japa (Hibiscus) or Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba) enhance circulation of blood to the scalp besides providing nourishment to hair follicle. Thrice a week, Narikela (coconut) oil or Sarshapi (mustard) oil should be applied. Other Ayurvedic oils which may be used are Bhringraja oil, Neelibhringadi oil, Mahabhringraja oil and Brahmi-Amla. They not only nourish your hair and scalp but also help to drive stress away.

 

Hair Cleansing

 

Use gentle soaps for cleansing your hair. This would avoid clogged hair follicles and prevent itching in your scalp. Over shampooing or using a harsh shampoo can lead to dry or damaged hair. Do not blow-dry your hair. Brushing your hair is also a way of cleansing as it stimulates the scalp’s oil producing glands besides getting rid of unwanted particles. Washing hair with lemon juice mixed with warm water gives the hair some extra shine.

 

Sleep


This might surprise some but Ayurvedic healthy lifestyle concept includes this as an important part of hair care. Since, during sleep the body repairs tissues and rebalances the system, going to bed before 11 can improve your hair.

 

Control Stress

 

Practise relaxation techniques like meditation as they can help to get rid of harmful hormones that cause hair loss.

 

Eat a Balanced Diet

 

Include green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, nuts and sprouts in your diet. Healthy diet naturally leads to healthy hair.

 

Avoid Harmful Foods

 

Cut down on processed and canned foods because they contain preservatives and chemical additives that can harm your body’s metabolism and indirectly harm your hair in the process.

 

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  • Pooja Gaud14 Jul 2012
    It is really healthy to use.... With no side effects
  • mini02 Jul 2012
    got useful tips over here..thanks to this website..
  • jayashree27 Jun 2012
    suggest a good doctor for hari loss and female baldness