Your hair are your crowning glory. Hair needs regular basic care like oiling, shampooing and brushing. However, they do get afflicted with various problems such as dandruff, head lice, excessive hair fall or premature greying etc. Different factors are responsible for causing hair problems.
Ayurvedic approach to hair problems is simple and effective. Moreover, it is cost effective and safe. Most of Ayurvedic hair care products that are needed to deal with various hair problems are readily available in your kitchen.
Ayurvedic Care for Hair Problems
Ayurveda School of medicine targets hair problem internally as well as externally. Your hair reflects your inner health. To deal with different types of hair problems you must eat a well balanced diet containing green vegetables, fresh fruits, salads, sprouted lentils and legumes and milk and milk products like curd and cottage cheese. A balanced diet helps to nourish the hair internally and makes them strong and shiny.
Ayurvedic Care for Dandruff
Dandruff is mostly caused due to dryness in hair roots Ayurvedic hair care strongly recommends head massage with a good nourishing oil to lubricate the scalp and to stimulate blood circulation.
Mustard oil, coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil are most beneficial for the good health of your hair. Massage should be done with finger tips using gentle strokes. You should use warm oil for head massage as it spreads evenly and gets easily absorbed in the scalp.
Mix 1 tea spoon lemon juice in 2 table spoon of Amla oil. Apply it in the hair roots and leave it overnight. Wash your hair with shikakai shampoo to get rid of dandruff.You can use lemon juice mixed with a glass of water to rinse your hair after shampoo. This acts as a conditioner for oily hair and is an effective Ayurvedic remedy for dandruff.
Make a paste with amla powder and curds and apply in hair for 1 hour. Wash hair with herbal shampoo to cure dandruff problem.
Ayurvedic Care for Hair Fall
Neem leaves and its fruit (nimboli) helps to control hair fall and it also rejuvenates hair growth. Boil neem leaves in water and use it to wash your hair twice a week to reduce hair loss.Make a paste with Nimboli powder and coconut oil and apply in the scalp. Leave it on for 2 hours and wash hair with Trifala (Amla, Shikakai and Ritha) shampoo.
Ayurvedic Care for Grey Hair
Premature greying can occur at a young age. It can be prevented and controlled with Ayurvedic Care.
Make a paste with fenugreek powder, amla powder and curd. Apply it in hair and leave it on for at least 2 hours. Wash hair with herbal shampoo. Repeat this treatment once a week.
Henna is a natural colouring agent and is an excellent hair conditioner. Take 50 grams Henna powder, 25 grams Amla powder and 1 tea spoon Fenugreek powder. Add ½ cup curd to make a paste.Apply it in your hair and leave it on for at least 3 hours. Wash hair with herbal shampoo. Repeat the treatment once in a fortnight.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.