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DIY Ayurvedic Hair Care

Ayurvedic regimes incorporate the use of herbs and natural powders native to India, which are used religiously and renown for the evident role they play in boosting long, thick and voluptuous hair. To top it off they are preservative/silicone/synthetic ingredient and sulphate free!



Ayurvedic Hair Care Ingredients List
  1. Neem | Acts as an antibacterial powder which is widely used to cure, or control dandruff, therefore promoting a healthy scalp.
  2. Henna | Natural dye, as well as hair strengthener and temporary shaft thickener, is also used to encourage smoother and shinier hair.
  3. Brahmi | Antioxidant properties, known to reduce hair loss and promote growth and hair strengthening.
  4. Amla (amalaki) | Great hair conditioning properties, whilst also strengthening, nourishing and keeping grey hairs at bay
  5. Bhringraj | Used as a natural conditioning agent as well as hair loss reducer.
    Related Article: Benefits of Bhringraj for Hair Growth
  6. Shikakai | Used as a scalp cleansing age
    Related Article: Benefits of Shikakai to Promote Hair Growth & Cleanse Hair
  7. Hibiscus | Encourages healthy hair growth, conditions hair, prevents hair loss and also known to thicken new growth.

Your Ancestors Didn't Sleep Like You - The Unknown Fact

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Segmented Sleep
Nobody questions the importance of getting enough sleep. At minimum, it’s essential for rejuvenating the mind and revitalizing the body. But, what is enough? And what does it look like? Many people find they wake during the night and wonder if they’re suffering from a sleep disorder or other health issue. While that could be totally possible, it’s also possible that sleep may not be an all-night thing. In fact, historical records, centuries-old literature, and ancient references to sleep are all revealing a whole new way we should be looking at how we slumber.

Segmented Sleep: More Normal Than You Realize

If waking up during the night is a frequent “problem” for you, you might wonder if you’re suffering from insomnia or sleep apnea. “Segmented sleep” is a seemingly irregular sleep pattern that may not be a disorder at all, but a natural biological response that we, in modern times, have forgotten.

Our ancestors used to naturally “practice” segmented sleep, using their middle-of-the-night waking hours to pray, meditate, or finish chores around the home. The in-between hour or hours were usually spent in prayer, and many find it to be one of the most relaxing periods. This may be because this middle period between first sleep and second sleep is around midnight where the brain produces prolactin, a hormone that supports a feeling of relaxation.




Before Reaching for That Sleeping Pill, Consider This

Our natural biorhythms are governed by exposure to light and darkness. Before the introduction of the light bulb, almost everyone scheduled their day around the rising and setting of the sun. When the sun rose in the morning, so did humans, and when the sun hit the horizon in the evening, we more than likely went to sleep around the same time. Our brain produces serotonin in response to sunlight, and this neurotransmitter provides an energetic, wakeful feeling. In contrast, when we’re exposed to darkness–meaning no artificial light whatsoever–our brain produces sleep-regulating melatonin. Computers, television screens, smartphones, tablets, and every other source of light in the evening hours is artificially extending our waking hours and interfering with our neurochemistry.

Because of this, it is possible that the practice of segmented sleep naturally fell away from public knowledge. We stay up longer, produce serotonin when we’re not supposed to, and eat less-than-ideal food. All of which could be the reason why we usually sleep throughout the night without waking and view this as normal. Even most medical professionals and sleep specialists have never heard of segmented sleep and aren’t trained to handle this natural occurrence. So if this is happening to you, do a little more research into segmented sleep and its possible benefits before you reach for a sleeping pill. You may be more in tune with your ancestral rhythms than most people.





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