Hair lost its bounce? According to Ayurveda, your hair mirrors the overall health of your body — and both require perfect balance ⚖️ A little self care goes a long way in staying healthy (and making your locks look luscious).
A whole load of factors influence hair health. Pitta, Kapha or Vata? Yep, your dosha plays a part! Plus age, stress, pollution — even the weather can wreak havoc on your hair. Fortunately, there are tons of Ayurvedic haircare tips to help heal damaged hair naturally.
🥦 Feed your scalp
A healthy diet nourishes every bit of you: including your hair and scalp. Ayurvedic texts say cooked greens and bitter, leafy, green veggies are especially good for hair, while healthy fats like coconut, almond, pumpkin seeds and walnuts also work wonders!
💆 The magic of massage
Does your hair growth seem slow? Massaging the head stimulates and hydrates your scalp, which really helps.
You can also take your tresses from dry to dreamy by incorporating an oil massage into your routine once or twice a week. Take a spoonful of coconut 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 for the anti-inflammatory effects.
✨ Amla is your new best friend
Amla is 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 a Mind Balance capsule with breakfast.
😴 Don’t stress
Easier said than done, we know. But stress creates Vata and Pitta imbalances in the body, altering the way your immune system works. This in turn creates inflammation in your hair follicles, blocking hair growth and speeding up hair loss. While we know it’s impossible to eliminate modern day stresses, we find these easy Ayurvedic tips help us keep calm.
- Regular movement — especially with Yoga Asanas — is a great way to keep your stress in check
- Create a routine. It keeps your dosha in balance and sets 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.
- Oh, and don’t forget to play and have fun! Your heart (and don’t forget, your hair!) will thank you.