Hair is a body feature that everyone wants to maintain its beauty and health. It is safe to say that every individual; Men or women, want to achieve that head-turning hair and will do anything to attain that feat. I mean, who does not, right? But don’t you just hate it when your hair became a bundle of thin damaged strands with split ends, hair loss whatsoever? All that effort you make, but still failed at the end.
But before you rush to do something about it, we want to tell you that a lot of factors play with your hairs’ health. Pollution, stress, hormones, and chemical hair-based products are some of the factors, to begin with, that put our hair in danger, and worse, can badly damage it.
If you wanna know more about how you can achieve that beautiful, shiny, and healthy hair, keep reading because we got you covered!
Ayurveda guide to beautiful and healthy hair
Ayurveda is an ancient art of healing that originated from India about 5000 years ago. It offers some of the best and natural way not only to take care of our hair but also for our entire body.
According to Ayurveda, our body is made of Dosha; they are believed to be one of the three substances that are present in the human body. They are:
- Vata Dosha
- Pitta Dosha
- Kapha Dosha
The three Doshas needs to be in harmony for our body to function optimally. Everyone has their own balance of Doshas. Their unique ratio of Doshas will define their ayurvedic constitution, which is the blueprint to achieve optimal health.
Our hair will react to a particular type of Dosha. That is why we need to know our Dosha type so we can use Ayurveda treatments accurately and deliver the desired effect.
Vata Hair – Vata types are thin, straight hair with higher porosity. It is normal to dry with thin hair density, slightly rough and curly. If one person has an imbalance of Vata dosha, it may cause excessive dryness, dandruff, frizzy and brittle hair, hair thinning, and split ends.
Pitta Hair – Pitta types are slightly wavy with a medium hair density, strength, and length. The imbalance of Patta dosha in a person may lead to excess heat in the hair follicles, which damages the hair, may cause thinning and early greyish of the hair.
Kapha Hair – Kapha types are thick, smooth, lustrous, well-hydrated, strong, and straight. Kapha Imbalance may lead to excess oil secretion that blocks the follicles of our scalp, which results in wet and sticky flakes.
Ayurvedic hair tips and Regimen
We cannot stressed-out the importance of your diet to your health. A healthy diet will prevent hair loss and will improve the quality and quantity of your hair. End of story! You need to really look after what you eat if you want to have healthy and shiny hair.
Include plenty of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in your diet; they are packed in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. When you are cooking your foods, include spices and herbs as it also provides a lot of health benefits.
Here is a list of some of the food and herbs you may want to include in your diet:
Amla – Considered as a superfood in Ayurveda medicine, better known as Indian Gooseberry, this green berry contains a lot of nutrients and is considered as one the richest source of Vitamin C. Aside from providing your hair with a sleek and shiny look, it can also repair hair damage, thus giving you a healthy and beautiful hair. It is also perfect for all types of hair and has no negative side effects.
Brahmi – This wonder herb is more popular for its calming power, stress reliever, and clearing the mind. But, it has also many health and hair benefits. It can prevent hair fall, thickens your hair, provides nourishment for your scalp, and prevents split ends. It can act as a shield that prevents any damage to your hair.
Bhringraj – A classic herb in Ayurvedic medicine, that commonly grows in moist areas. It is widely used as hair fall treatment in Ayurveda. It promotes hair growth, reverses baldness, a natural conditioner to our hair, and an anti-greying agent for our hair.
Coconut oil – The use of coconut oil on our hair is one of the most common methods of strengthening our hair. It helps softens and condition our hair, helps lock in moisture giving it a glow and shine, and a natural way to help our hair grow longer, thicker, and faster. It contains vitamins and essential fatty acids that can nourish our scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles.
Egg whites – Eggs whites are a rich source of proteins and nutrients that serves as a “food” for our hair. It promotes hair growth, stimulating and nourishing your scalp which strengthens the hair roots, adds glow and shine, and helps heal damaged hair.
Stress plays a big role in your hairs’ health. Severe stress can result in hair loss, greyish of hair, and dry dull-looking appearance of our hair. If you wanna, maintain a healthy, glowing, and shiny hair, you must understand how you can manage your stress. Always give yourself some time to relax and rest, try doing yoga and meditation to keep your stress under control. It okay to take a break once in a while.
If you can remember the teaching in your science class back in high school, Sleep is very important to a person’s well-being. Sleeping is where the magic happens in our body; it is where the repairs of tissue and reorganizes of our system happens. Lack of sleep may result in hair loss, greying of the hair, and further damage to our hair and our body. Try to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
Apply Ayurvedic Oil to our Hair
Ayurveda has provided a lasting solution to hair problems. Oils used in Ayurvedic medicine are pack with vital minerals and vitamins like Vitamins A, E, and D which are crucial nutrients for strengthening the hair follicles. The best thing about Ayurvedic Oils is that they are 100% naturally processed without any additional chemicals. With this, the chances of any harmful side effects to our hair are low to none. Aside from its’ hair benefits, some of the Ayurvedic Oils works as a stress reliever. Some oils can go a long in relieving headaches, stress, and inducing a good night’s sleep.
Here is a list of some Oils you can try to apply to your Hair:
Bhringraj Oil – Extracted from Bhringaraj herb, packed in Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, and Iron. These stimulate growth hair and can prevent greying of hair. The good thing about Bhringaraj oil is it is easily available in the market and if used consistently, they are sure to yield good results.
Amla Oil – Extracted from the Indian Gooseberry or Amla, considered as a superfood in Ayurveda, it is also one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. Amla Oils are extremely helpful in hair growth and thickness. It is also packed in antioxidant which provides a lot of health benefits. They are typically mixed with one or other oils like coconut or olive oil.
Brahmi Oil – Not only it strengthens hair roots but also helps in preventing hair loss and thickens one’s hair. Aside from its hair benefits, it is also a great reliever of headaches and stress.
Coconut oil – As we mentioned earlier, coconut oil help softens our hair, lock in moisture in our hair giving it glove and shone, and helps to induce hair growth, thicker and faster.