In an Ayurvedic hair care regimen
you must have discipline and do treatments consistently for best results. If you are able to incorporate the practices faithfully then you are on your way to having healthy hair. I plan to try and do a treatment at least once a week.
Here’s a few of the most commonly used Ayurvedic items for hair and a few of their benefits:
Natural way to color hair with red tones
Conditions, thickens and strengthens hair
Loosens curl pattern
Reduces split ends
Alleviates dandruff and kills lice.
Defines curl pattern
Promotes hair growth
Tones down the red in henna treatments and darkens hair
Is a natural astringent
Promotes smooth, shiny hair
Alleviates scalp ailments like psoriasis, eczema
Makes the hair denser and shinier
Delays grey hairs
Reduces hair loss
Controls dandruff and treats eczema and psoriasis
Encourages hair growth
Reduces hair loss
Delays grey hair
Increases bounciness and silkiness of hair
Mixed with henna creates brown, black and blue tones in hair
Fenugreek ( Methi) seeds
This natural herb boasts of very potent seeds that help treat balding, hair fall and thinning of hair. Not only is methi effective in treating baldness, but it is also beneficial in preventing dandruff.
Aloe Vera Gel - Promotes hair growth, balance PH level, heals scalp, imparts sheen, light conditioning properties, nourishes hair follicles, and scalp.
Bentonite Clay: This clay works wonders for cleansing the scalp and producing healthy shiny hair. When combined with Aloe Vera Gel and Apple Cider Vinegar, it makes a wonderful natural clarifying shampoo.
For maximum softness, I recommend doing Pre-Shampoo treatments before applying any type cleansing mixture [because the treatments has a tendency to be a bit drying]. Simply oil your hair thoroughly with Coconut Oil, cover with a plastic cap, and allow to sit for about an hour [or more if possible], then rinse w/lukewarm water.
There are sooooo many herbs and natural remedies to choose from for great hair so do your research and find what works for you!
What Ayurvedic practices do you incorporate in your regimen?
Please take note that information is from websites based on Ayurveda and product contents also, I ask about these products when I purchase them as well. This page is not advice, it's my own hair care routines and findings. Much blessings and love to you beautiful curlies!
Until next time,
Stay Natural....Stay Magical
Xo Xo - Marlene Louw