Showing posts with label Ayurveda Hair Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ayurveda Hair Care. Show all posts

2014-08-28

Ayurveda Reasons for Hair Loss & Suggested Products

According to Ayurveda, the hair is derived either as a by-product or produced as a breakdown product of Asthi (bone tissue). Any disturbance in this tissue metabolism, which very much depends on the digestive fire, can affect the health of the hair. To a certain extent, the quality of hair depends on the body constitution.

The major causes of hairfall are hormonal, nutritional deficiencies and complication to other diseases and medications. Hormone related hair fall may also result from an increased sensitivity of hair follicles to male hormones or due to greater number of male hormone receptors attached to hair follicles. This is the component that is inherited through the genes — termed as Pitta constitution.

According to Ayurveda, excess of Pitta dosha in the body is increased by hot climatic conditions, excessive intake of spicy, salty and sour food, hot and sharp food, tea, coffee, alcohol, meats and excessive smoking. Eating too much fried, oily, greasy, and acidic foods also aggravates Pitta. Pitta balancing herbs (Eg: Shatavari —Asparagus) and vegetables which improves the quality of Asthi dhathu (Eg: bitter vegetables) are effective in treating hair fall.

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There are a number of other causes for hair fall like acute illness, high stress, and thyroid imbalance, certain drugs, sudden weight loss and high fever.

The first step is to locate the root cause in your diet or lifestyle that may be increasing the Pitta dosha. Once you locate it, try to give up or at least reduce the diet, habit, or activity responsible for increasing Pitta. Internal use of Ayurvedic medicines like Thikthakam kashayam, Thikthakam ghritham as per medical advice are effective to correct the metabolism. Ayurvedic general tonics like Narasimha rasayanam, Chyavana prasam are effective for improving hair growth. In alopecia, due to systemic diseases, treatment of the same is also required.

Ayurveda recommends - A high protein and an iron rich diet is recommended for hair loss. An adequate intake of raw vegetables, fresh fruits, salads, green leafy vegetables should be included in the diet on a regular basis. - Use a natural shampoo to clean the hair. Amla (embilica officinalis), Shikakai (Acacia concinna) are very good for washing the hair.

Try These Ayurveda Hair Shampoo Products:
Vedica Amla Shampoo With Conditioner, 250 ml
Swati Ayurveda Shikakai Sath Hair Cleanser, 210ml

- Oiling and massaging of scalp is very beneficial for stopping the hair loss. Use coconut oil at least three times in a week. Certain medicated oils like Neelibhringadi oil, Kunthala kanthi oil, Kanjunnyadi oil are very useful. Put oil on the scalp, and massage gently in the roots of the hair.

Try These Ayurveda Hair Oils:
Himalaya Herbals Anti-Hair Fall Hair Oil, 100ml
Himalaya Herbals Anti-Dandruff Hair Oil, 100ml
Swati Ayurveda Brahmi Amla Hair Oil, 210ml
Khadi Premimum Herbal Shikakai & Hibiscus Hair Oil (Total Hair Care) 210 Ml

Along with this The person should maintain a regular bowel movement everyday. In case of constipation, a mild natural laxative can be taken. Triphala is very useful. 

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- Regular physical exercise is very beneficial as it helps in balancing the aggravated doshas.
- Rub your scalp after washing the hair. It increases the blood circulation, and activates the sebaceous glands.
- A mixture of lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth. The juice of carrot, and lettuce juice is also good to take.
- Applying juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also good.
- Washing the hair with a paste of cooked green gram and fenugreek (methi) two to three times a week, is also good.
- A paste of licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in the bald patches.
- The seeds of fenugreek is soaked in coconut oil and kept under direct sunrays for seven days and applied to the scalp, which prevents hair loss.
- Traditional therapies like Dhara, Abhyangam, Thala pothichil, Nasya shows excellent effects.

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2014-03-07

Benefits of Shikakai (Acacia concinna): Promote Hair Growth & Cleanse Hair

What is Shikakai?
Shikakai is a shrub-like tree that grows in central India. It has been used for a very long time as a cleanser for hair, body, and pretty much anywhere else where a cleanser might come in handy. What sets this plant apart from the rest is that Shikakai actually lathers moderately because its bark has saponins, which foam up when shaken in water, similar to soap.

Its Properties & Uses :
Rasa: Astringent
Virya: Cooling
Vipaka: Pungent
Guna: Heavy Dry

Shikakai is very high in vitamin C, as well as vitamins A, D, E and K, which act as antioxidants and are essential for healthy and rapid hair growth. The vitamins found in shikakai provide the hair follicles with the necessary micronutrients to help hair grow fast and healthy.

Benefits of Shikakai
  1. Shikakai has a very low pH levels, which means your hair won’t be stripped of its natural oils.
  2. It works as a shampoo and detangler at the same time. Since shikakai does not strip your hair of its natural oils, there's less chances of your hair getting all tangled up.
  3. Prevents and eliminates dandruff
  4. Nourishes hair, making it grow faster and stronger.
  5. Can be used as shampoo, face cleanser and body soap. This means there will be less bottles taking up precious shower space.
  6. Strengthens and conditions hair.
  7. Keeps hair moisturized and shiny.
  8. Protects the scalp from fungal infections and even hair lice.
  9. Helps delay the appearance of gray hairs.
  10. Strengthens hair roots.
  11. Delays the apparance of wrinkles.
  12. Shikakai Powder is a dirt buster for your scalp and has the following advantages:
  13. Provides new life to hair strands 
  14. Strengthens hair roots
  15. Increases bounciness and silkiness of hair 
  16. Clears dandruff 
  17. Keeps the scalp clean and cool. 
How to Use
As Herbal Shampoo
Make a paste of shikakai, soap nut and gooseberry powder. This would serve as an effective herbal shampoo.

As a Paste for a Hair Mask
You will need to buy the shikakai powder and add either water or herbal tea, until you end up with a mixture with the consistency of yogurt.

This paste can be used as a hair mask or as shampoo. Apply the paste to your hair and leave on for 30 minutes. If you find the shikakai hard to rinse, you an use diluted conditioner.

As an Hair Oil
You will need:
1 tbs. Shikakai powder
1/2 cup of your favorite base oil (almond, olive, avocado, coconut, etc...)

Instructions:

Mix the powder and the base oil and place in a closed container.
Shake (or stir) vigorously.
Place the container in a dark, fresh place.
Let the mixture rest for 3 weeks, shaking it occasionally to avoid the shikakai from settling.
After three weeks, your shakakai infused oil will be ready to use. The oil must be kept in a dry, cool, dark place for it to retain its properties.

You can use this oil on skin and hair.

If you feel doing this at home is tough, you can buy these products from any ayurvedic or organic product stores. Even these are available online.

Some of common Indian Ayurvedic brands are: Ayur, Khadi, Better Botanicals, Aloe Veda, Forest Essentials

You can buy this online also http://astore.amazon.com/shikakai-20

2013-12-11

Garlic & Onion for Hair Loss Remedy

A natural hair loss remedy can be done with herbs, massage or natural diet methods. People doing these remedies with hopes that no side effect would appear. Garlic and onion can be used as alternatives of herbal hair loss remedy.

Garlic is not just good for our body, but also for our hair. Garlic extract can remove and destroy harmful toxins and stimulate blood circulation, important in the scalp for proper hair care and growth and prevent hair loss. Addition of garlic extract in shampoo helps to keep hair strong, preventing breakage and hair loss, while adding significant body and shine. For those with dry hair or itchy scalps, the garlic extract shampoos also provide relief from the irritating symptoms.

How can we use garlic for hair loss remedy?
An hour before bedtime, slice open a clove of garlic and rub it on the hair loss area. Wait for an hour then massage the scalp with olive oil. Put on a cap and go to bed. In the morning, shampoo your hair. Repeat this remedy for a few weeks, and hopefully hair will stop falling out and re-grow.

Onion (Allium cepa) recognised with healing qualities include their antibacterial, cleansing, stimulating, and nourishing powers. Onions contain a number of important minerals and vitamins, such as vitamins C and B6, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and germanium. Onion also has a high sulfur content. Sulphur is a mineral present in every cell in our body, with its greatest concentration in hair, skin and nails. It has often been called the 'beauty mineral' and the 'healing mineral' because of its ability to promote circulation and decrease inflammation. These qualities also lend to the theory that adequate amounts of sulphur can jump-start hair growth in people with deficiencies. High amounts of sulphur in onions make them particularly effective in regenerating hair follicles and stimulating hair regrowth. In addition, naturally-concentrated sulphur compounds have been proven to show additional hair-restoring.

Hair loss remedy with onion - apply freshly-squeezed, raw onion juice directly onto the scalp, massage deep into the scalp and hair roots. Left on the scalp for about half-an-hour before shampooing. Do these treatments everyday. In most cases, regular onion treatments will result in dramatic improvement of hair thickness within just several months. Since onion juice restores hair follicles and improves scalp circulation, it will help to promote the strong-hair growth.

Author: Jessica

2013-11-23

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2012-04-25

Proper Hair Care Using Ayurveda

Ayurveda Hair Care
One of the old system of holistic healing from India, that is Ayurveda, is widely been used and accepted in beauty parlors, spas, skin and hair care manufacturers worldwide. One prime reason for the increased use of Ayurveda is its efficacy for skin and hair care solutions. Using Ayruveda in hair care is very effective at maintaining the strength, color and luster of the hair, including preventing the use of chemicals-based hair care that can be harmful to hair in the long term.

It is to be noted that just as the skin needs nutrition and care from inside out so also hair. Improper digestion, low intake of proper vitamins and minerals, deficient in hair-friendly foods, all these lead to hair problems even if you use the most expensive hair care products. So, the golden rule to have a healthy, lustrous hair is to look at what you eat, when you eat and how you eat.

Healthy Hair Food
As per ayurveda, you should have a good combination of whole, natural, organic and fresh foods. Vegetables like broccoli, beets, squashes, carrots, radish, dark green leafy vegetables, herbs like mint, cilantro and basil are excellent food choices which can provide the rich supply of nutrients to your hair. 

There are hair-friendly spices like cumin, turmeric which can be added to cooked dishes. Fruits should be a part of your regular diet. Eat different citrus fruits, berries, sweet grapes, melons etc. Keep on changing fruits and vegetables that you eat from day to day. Another food item that should be consumed regularly is raisins. Soak few raisins in warm water for about half and hour. This should be eaten every morning, essential for hair health. In Ayurveda, dairy products alike whole milk, cheese, lassis are very helpful for hair health and growth.

The coconut in ayurveda is highly revered for its ability to nourish the hair and scalp. To prevent hair falling, add fresh grated coconut to vegetable and drink the fresh juice of the young tender coconut. The juice offers a variety of nutrients for your hair. Regular application of coconut oil on hair scalp prevents excessive drying out of the hair and the scalp.

Nuts should be included in your daily diet. You can soak 8-10 almonds in hot water overnight, blanch them and eat with breakfast every morning. They are good for hair health and color. Soaking nuts before eating is recommended in Ayurveda as they can easily be digested.

Amla, or Indian Gooseberry promote the overall health and longevity of your hair. Triphala, a traditional ayurvedic combination of three fruits is also good as a internal cleanser and digestive toner.

When to Eat?
As per Ayurveda, the heaviest foods like heavy grains, cheese and legumes should be eaten at lunch or in the middle of the day. That’s when, according to ayurveda, your body’s digestive ability reach its peak. Eat lighter breakfast and lighter dinner.

How to Eat?
  • Ayurveda recommends cooking meals in a positive frame of mind because when the food is prepared when you are angry or in a stress, negative energy passes to the food, as a result of which you won't see the full benefit in hair and overall health.
  • Always eat in a happy, settled frame of mind.
  • Ayurveda also says that when you focus on the flavors, colors, aromas, and textures of the food on your plate, it is very helpful. Similarly to have your meal in a quiet, pleasant, nurturing company is also good.
  • Do not engross in other activities like reading, playing or watching TV or attending phone class whole eating. If you do not give your food complete attention, it will not give your hair, including your body all of its benefit.