Hair lost its bounce? According to Ayurveda, your hair mirrors the overall health of your body, and both require the perfect balance. You see, a little self-care goes a long way in staying healthy and making your locks look luscious.
But, a whole load of factors can influence your hair health, including your dosha - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Even your age, stress, pollution and the weather around us can play havoc on your hair. Fortunately though, there are tons of Ayurvedic hair care tips to help you out.
1. Feed your scalp
A healthy diet nourishes every bit of you, including your hair and scalp. Ayurvedic approaches say that cooked greens and bitter, leafy, greens are especially good. Healthy fats like Coconut, Sesame Oil, Almond, Pumpkin Seeds and Walnuts also work wonders for your natural hair fall.
2. Massage your scalp
Does your hair growth seem slow? Massaging the head stimulates and hydrates your scalp and hair, which not only feels great but helps to promote hair growth too. You can also take your tresses from dry to dreamy by incorporating Ayurvedic oils into your routine once or twice a week. Take a spoonful of Coconut Oil or Amla Oil and gently work it across your head in small circular motions; you’ll feel soothed and settled, and your hair will thank you too.
A weekly hair mask of natural oil is also a great way to indulge in some me time, when washing your hair. Be sure to use lukewarm water, warm natural oils and only brush your hair when it’s dry to protect your locks. What better way to sit back and relax for 20 minutes?
3. Turn to Amla
We’ve already mentioned using a drop of Amla Oil on dry hair. But, you should also consider using Ayurvedic herbal supplements, including Amla, in your diet. In short, it’s one of Ayurveda's favourite ingredients - and for good reason. Among a myriad of other health benefits, this tiny wonder fruit is a miracle for your mane, stimulating hair growth and strengthening follicles. We get our daily dose of Amla in our Gold Shield or Mind Balance capsules with breakfast.
4. Stop stressing
Easier said than done, we know. But high stress levels create Vata dosha and Pitta dosha imbalances which, in turn, can alter the way your immune system works. This then creates inflammation in your hair follicles, blocking hair growth and, in worst case scenarios, leading to hair loss. Too much stress can also lead to premature greying!While we know it’s impossible to eliminate modern day stresses, we find these easy Ayurvedic tips help us to keep calm:
- Regular movement - especially with Yoga Asanas - is a great way to keep your stress in check.
- Create a routine to keep your dosha in balance and set you up for a stress-free day.
- Calm your mind with Deja Mind Balance, a unique blend of stress-busting and focus-enhancing Ayurvedic herbs.
- Don’t forget to play and have fun! Your heart (and don’t forget, your hair!) will thank you.