Warm oil massages, hair masks made with paste of beautiful fragrant herbs, washing hair with natural shampoos. Hair care was a ritual as I was growing up. I was introduced to the wonderful skin and hair-loving Ayurvedic herbs that are readily available in Indian households, at a very young age.
Dry and damaged hair, Greying, hair thinning, hair fall, dandruff, itchy scalp. Whenever we are faced with any of the mentioned hair challenges, we usually look for chemical-based quick solutions. They may be beautifully colored, smell amazing and look very attractive. It is important to know what are the exact ingredients in these products. It has been researched that chemical-based solutions do more harm than good.
With life becoming fast-paced, we often look for quick fixes and don’t have the time or patience for rituals and natural products that take time to show results but definitely work and the biggest thing is that they have no side effects.
Ayurveda introduces us to wonderful herbs that work wonders for our hair. Let’s look at some of the herbs that are highly looked at in Ayurveda:
Amla or the Indian Gooseberry,is considered as a miracle cure for hair care. Loaded with Vitamin C, phyto-nutrients, vitamins and minerals, amla helps in increasing the scalp circulation and stimulate healthy growth. It contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants that help in strengthening the hair follicles. It helps to address dandruff.
Bringhraj, an Ayurvedic herb helps increase blood circulation to the scalp and roots helping promote hair growth. Due to its anti inflammatory properties, it helps prevent graying and dandruff.
Brahmi also called Bacopa Monnieri strengthens the roots and keeps them nourished. It combats dryness, itchiness, and flaking.
Brahmi helps reduce reduce split ends, therefore help the hair to look lustrous.
Brahmi, with its rich content of sterols (beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol), aid in blocking the DHT at the follicle receptors.
Shikakai is one of the most useful Ayurvedic herbs that is used for hair related problems. It is specially useful herb when it comes to taking care of hair fall. Shikakai helps remove dirt and excess oil from the scalp therefore promoting hair growth.
Shikakai has excellent hydrating and conditioning properties that help to eliminate hair dryness and leave it soft, shiny and frizz-free.
Contains nicotinic acid which is a protein known to help with various scalp challenges and also combat hair fall and dandruff. Rich in vitamin A, C, K and folic acid, Fenugreek helps to promote hair growth and nourishes the hair.
These beautiful herbs, individually or together, form the basis of Kaia Skin's beautiful Ayurvedic Hair Oils, Hair Strengthening Masks and Hair Conditioning Mists.
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