Are severe disturbances and extreme stress bothering you too much? Is inadequate nutrition and/ or hormonal imbalance somehow becoming a part and parcel of your lifestyle? Do you know, these symptoms can lead to a condition where you start losing your beautiful & healthy hair strands? Thinking about this makes you worry even more? Believe us, how you feel on the inside also shows up on the outside. But you probably consider a certain amount of hair loss to be normal? No, when it’s persistent you shouldn’t regard it as normal. Hair fall and receding hairline (in extreme cases) should be treated during the early stages itself. And Ayurveda is one trustworthy as well as a cost-effective solution to cure such problems. Read further to look out for some natural remedies and assured natural ayurvedic tips for hair growth.
Ayurveda and Pitta –
Ayurvedic home remedies effectively treat hair fall but the problem generally happens due to aggravated Pitta. Causes such as increased intake of spicy, fried, sour and salty foods along with excessive consumption of caffeinated and alcoholic drinks intensify your pitta. Whereas, balanced pitta leads to a healthy mind and body. It governs your metabolism and also helps to strengthen your hair.
Natural ayurvedic tips for hair growth –
Reetha – Shikakai – Amla
Did you ever wonder how women of old times managed to get such thick, shiny and vivacious hair even without using any advanced techniques/ products? The secret they had was really simple – Reetha, Shikakai and Amla. These three were like three magical ingredients. They were really significant and still hold importance in the modern day hair care routine. Reetha, Shikakai and Amla are an age old remedy used in combination with each other or individually as an ayurvedic medicine for hair growth/ thickening, grey hair and/ or hair fall.
Reetha (Soap Nuts):
This ingredient is used as a natural cleansing agent for your hair. With regular usage it removes impurities, cure dandruff and scalp infections along with nourishing and conditioning your hair. It is almost like a hair fall ayurvedic shampoo that improves your hair texture and adds shine. And in case you are worried about shampooing every day, then just go with reetha.
Shikakai (Acacia concinna):
Shikakai being low in pH level acts as a fruit for your hair. It retains the natural oils of your hair, has powerful strengthening properties, reduces hair fall and adds volume. Not just these, but shikakai is also rich in anti oxidants, it detangles your hair, provides Vitamin C and reduces dandruff.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry):
There’s only a minute possibility to find a person who doesn’t know how wonderful amla or the Indian gooseberry is. Amla is a powerhouse! It is rich in vitamins, minerals, fatty acids. Has nourishing and moisturising properties along with being a cleansing agent and perfect for strengthening your hair. Amla helps to bring out your hair shine, add volume, prevent premature greying and improve your hair colour.
The extracts of above three ingredients are also available in the form of commercially sold shampoos and oils. They definitely are convenient but to attain miraculous hair naturally use the ingredients in their raw form. Take the three in equal quantities to soak in water for about two days. When the mix turns into dark green colour it means the paste is ready for application. Simply apply this paste to your hair in the required quantity and leave for around 1 hour to let your scalp and hair absorb all the nutrients. Later, wash off with just water or use a light shampoo to rinse any smell or particles. These are amongst the best and time proven treatment for hair loss.
Due to several therapeutic properties of neem, it is considered as the best ayurvedic medicine for hair growth. Neem helps to improve your blood circulation along with strengthening your hair roots. It reduces dandruff and the dryness of your scalp.
You can make use of neem oil with coconut/ olive oil to regain that shine and lustre. Or use neem leaves boiled in water for rinsing the hair. Apart from this, you can apply a hair pack of neem powder mixed with warm water and wash off after 30 minutes.
False daily or bhringraj is an important Ayurveda herb that’s widely used for hair fall treatments. It not only promotes your hair growth but reverses baldness, proves to be a natural rejuvenator as well as a conditioner and is also an anti greying agent.
You can simply apply bhringraj, ayurvedic best hair oil, onto your scalp; leave for overnight and with the help of any mild shampoo wash off the oil to promote hair growth. You can also make use of the bhringraj powder mixed with amla, shikakai and tulsi powder to apply as a hair pack for not only promoting hair growth but even conditioning the hair.
Regular usage of brahmi thickens your hair, provides nourishment to the roots and prevents split ends. It’s useful in reducing dandruff along with itchiness of the scalp. Brahmi covers your hair with a protective shield and prevents them from any damage.
Mix brahmi with amla, reetha and tulsi powder in warm water and gradually pour a generous amount of curd into the mix. Apply the paste on your hair; leave for an hour and wash off with lukewarm and not hot water.
Another treatment of hair fall in Ayurveda is associated with Aloe Vera the miracle plant. It helps to re grow your hair and even control the hair loss. Aloe Vera nourishes your hair and protects them from any damage. Hair becomes smooth and frizz free along with retaining a healthy glow.
You can simply apply the aloe vera gel directly to your hair for some time and wash off later or leave it on to control the frizz.
Lifestyle & Dietary Suggestions –
Ayurveda has made an extensive research about hair fall problems. Thus with a strong foundation, it provides effective ways to reverse or repair the damage. So here are some advices for you to follow and avoid further damage.
- Increase your intake of fresh fruits, juices and vegetables.
- Avoid the consumption of alcoholic and carbonated drinks.
- Try using more herbal and chemical free products for your hair.
- Keep away spicy and oily foods that pacify pitta dosha.
- Avoid combing wet hair as they are more prone to breakage.
- Ensure taking at least 6 to 8 hours of undisturbed sleep.
- Meditation and yoga are effective for dealing with your stress related issues.
- Drink a lot of water and maintain a healthy & proper diet.
- Consume legumes (rich in proteins), yogurt (rich in Vit–D), citrus fruits (rich in anti oxidants) flax seeds (rich in Vit–E) and oats (rich in Vit–B) to maintain your hair health.
- And at the end, stay happy and away from stress and anxiety.