Hair Care With Herbs

Some Ayurveda herbs used for haircare are fenugreek, karisalankanni, henna, hibiscus, soapnut, Indian gooseberries, neem, and lemon etc.

Ayurveda approaches haircare holistically and takes into account the body types before prescribing a regimen. The person is treated externally with medicated hair oil and treated internally with specific herbs to rectify deficiencies if any. This results in overall improvement of health as well.

The lifestyle of an individual plays a major role in health of his/her hair. Major portion of his/her diet should be of greens like spinach, lettuce, karisalankanni (by the way karisalankanni is an excellent herb for liver) and fresh vegetables and fruits. This takes care of premature graying, dandruff, thinning of hair etc.

‘Lohasavam’ taken after food two times a day (morning and night) helps cure anaemia and aids hair growth.

After applying hair oil, massage the scalp with your finger tips. This will help improve blood circulation and strengthen the hair root. Then comb your hair.

Regular washing of hair helps it keep clean. Pollution and dust can settle on the scalp very easily and washing them away keeps the scalp clean.

After washing, rinse the hair with a mixture of warm water and lemon juice.
Avoid constipation. Take plenty of water.

Hair Care for Dandruff

The dead cells that flake off of outer layers of the scalp is known as dandruff. This is caused when the scalp dries up due to body heat. Excessive use of shampoo also can result in drying up of scalp. In such cases, use Bengal gram powder, green gram powder instead of shampoo or soap. This helps in preventing drying up of scalp.

In one of my previous posts I have mentioned about durvadhi kera thailam which is useful in combating this menace.

For Itchy Scalp

This can be due to pollution, stress, excessive use of shampoo, etc. It is considered as an aggravation of pitta dosha.

One hair oil I had mentioned in my previous post helps cure itchy scalp to a large extent.

These are some of the natural ways to take care of your hair using ayurvedic herbs.

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