Do you know that a bad diet and way of life are the causes of your unhealthy hair?

The science of Ayurveda emphasizes the significance of diet and lifestyle in preserving hair health. Ayurveda includes not only herbal hair treatments but also the concept of a healthy Ahara-Vihara (food and lifestyle) that benefits your physical and mental well-being as well as the health of your hair.

The holistic approach of Ayurveda emphasizes the significance of adhering to a regular hair care regimen.

Together, let's go over what it is and more!

Ayurvedic Natural Hair Care Routine

Ayurveda believes that the three essential energies Vata, Pitta, and Kapha control our body activity. Each person has a mix of these doshas, with one or two doshas being more prevalent than the others. Your hair's type and health are determined by this.

Vata Hair Type: If you're Vata-dominant, your hair will be thin and straight, however eating a balanced diet will assist. When the Vata dosha is unbalanced, it causes dryness, frizz, and hair loss.

Pitta Hair Type: If Pitta is your dominant Prakriti, your hair will be wavy and medium-thick. Moreover, Imbalanced Pitta can lead to premature graying, scalp irritation, and hair loss.

Kapha Hair-type - Kapha-dominant people typically have thick, curly hair. When Kapha is unbalanced, it can cause an abnormally oily scalp, dandruff, itching, and hair loss.

A.   Vata-Pacifying Herbs

Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus), Gunja (Rosepea), Yashtimadhu (Licorice), Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) , Saireyaka (Barleria Prionitis), and so on.

B. Pitta-Pacifying Herbs

Pitta-Pacifying Herbs: Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa), Karanja (Pongamia Pinnata), Kamala (Nelumbo Nucifera), Nimba (Neem), Yashtimadhu (Licorice), Japa (Hibiscus) ]etc

C. Kapha Pacifying Herbs

Kapha Calm Herbs: Jyotishmathi (Celastrus Paniculatus), Daruharidra (Berberis Aristata), Kushta (Saussurea Costus), Methika (Fenugreek), Karpoora (Camphor) etc.

D. Tridosha Haran (Herbs to Pacify All Three Doshas)

(Aloe Vera (Kumari), Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi), Eclipta Alba (Bhringraj), Indian gooseberry (Amalaki) , Valerian root (Tagara), etc.

Oil Your Hair Regularly

Ayurveda suggests that your scalp has energy-relieving spots known as 'Marmas' A rejuvenating technique that uses marmas to remove excess or irritated doshas from your head is oiling your hair and scalp. Because of the nourishing, root-strengthening, and conditioning qualities of herbs, regular application of Ayurvedic oils to the scalp and hair not only invigorates but also promotes the growth of robust, healthy, and glossy hair. Traditional Ayurvedic practices recommend oiling your hair for at least twenty minutes before washing it.. Before washing your hair the following day, massage your scalp and hair with heated oil for optimal effects. Your scalp and hair will receive an amazing natural conditioning treatment from this.

Procedure to follow -

  1. Apply warm oil on your scalp.
  2. Massage the entire scalp in a circular motion with your fingers for about 15 minutes.
  3. From the roots to the tips of your hair, gently massage in some oil.. This circular scalp massage increases blood flow and improves oil penetration into the deeper layers of your scalp.

Wash your Hair Periodically

The follicles of your scalp are full of excess oil, unwanted accumulation of dirt and grime, which you need to get rid of by shampooing your scalp daily with Ayurvedic hair treatments.

Use SDH NATURALS use hair oils and shampoo for washing your hair regularly or using warm water or gentle massage 2-3 times a week.

Condition Your Hair Regularly With Hair Masks

Hair masks, or "Shiro lepa," are one of the most beneficial Ayurvedic treatments for deeply nourishing and conditioning your hair and scalp. According to Ayurveda, you should use hair masks once a week or every two weeks to keep your scalp and hair healthy and to combat internal factors that can lead to hair loss, such as stress and anxiety.

You can use Ayurvedic herbal powders like henna, fenugreek, and amalaki, along with solvents like egg white and aloe vera gel, to create nutrient-rich hair masks. Once you've covered your hair from the roots to the tips with the mask, leave it on for thirty to forty minutes and then rinse it out with water.

Combing is one of the best ways to increase blood circulation in the scalp. It makes hair detangling easier and evenly distributes the natural oils from your scalp to the individual strands of hair. Nevertheless, vigorous brushing can damage your hair by stretching it, leading to breakage and split ends. Ayurveda recommends that you gently comb your hair once or twice using a wooden comb with blunt teeth. To avoid dirt accumulation, wash your comb frequently and store it away from other people...

Regular Hair Trimming

Regular Hair Trimming Your hair tips appear thin and rough when you have split ends and broken hair. This can be avoided if split ends are routinely trimmed off.. Make sure you cut your hair every 8 to 12 weeks to get rid of your split ends..

Avoid Chemical Products

Hair products with strong chemicals can change your scalp's pH and strip your hair of its natural oils and protein layers. Use Ayurvedic products with natural herbal ingredients to achieve holistic hair health without needless risk-taking...

Avoid Heat Styling

Overuse of heated styling tools, such as curling or straightening irons, blow dryers [6], etc., can cause serious damage to your hair by dehydrating it over time. By increasing the Vata dosha, it results in dryness, breakage, split ends, and hair loss. It is best to let your hair air dry after washing it. Protect Your Hair from Dangerous Environments Environmental pollution and UV radiation interfere with the natural oils on your scalp, causing damage to your hair follicles. It also brittleizes and dulls your hair. Moreover, excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can worsen your condition and cause noticeable hair loss.

Wear a scarf or cap to protect your hair when you go outside or swim in chlorinated water. For better hair health, avoid alcohol and cigarettes.