Preventing hair fall and increasing hair growth can be accomplished through Ayurvedic medicine. The following tips are a continuation from a previous article “Effective Ways to Use Ayurvedic Remedies for Hair Growth.”
Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Hair Growth
The meaning of shikakai is fruit for hair and your hair will be stunning as you begin to use shikakai to treat hair fall. The fruit lathers or foams up similar to soap when mixed with water. Shikakai has plenty of antioxidants and Vitamin C and D to nourish and replenish hair growth. As you use shikakai regularly, your hair will become long and gleam in the sun.
Shikakai has low pH levels and this causes shikakai to be mild and allows for regular use. Damage to hair is caused by products that contain harsh chemicals. Shikakai does not remove natural oils from your hair the way harsh chemicals do. The benefits of shikakai include detangling hair, reducing dandruff, and conditioning hair for beautiful and healthy locks.
How to Use Shikakai
There are various ways to use shikakai to ensure your hair is healthy. One way is to make your own shikakai shampoo. To make this shampoo, you will need 10 grams of shikakai pods, 10 grams of reetha berry, and 5 grams of amla pieces. Put these ingredients in a pan, add 750 milliliters of water, and let the ingredients soak for 8 to 10 hours. Heat the mixture until it boils. Next, turn the heat down and let the mixture simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. The longer the mixture simmers, the more concentrated it will be. Let the mixture cool and when it becomes room temperature, compress the shikakai, reetha, and amla with your hands. Strain the mixture before you use it as a shampoo. To use as a shampoo, wet your hair and gently massage the shampoo on the scalp and then towards the ends of your hair. Let the shampoo sit for a couple of minutes and then rinse.
Shikakai tea can be used as a rinse for your hair. To make shikakai tea, boil 1 to 3 tablespoons of shikakai powder in 1 cup of water or herbal tea. Let the mixture steep for 5 hours. Pass the natural remedy through a sieve and add a 1 ½ cups of hot water. The shikakai tea can be used as a rinse after you shampoo your hair.
Shikakai oil can be made and used on your scalp. To make shikakai oil, combine 1 tablespoon of shikakai powder and ½ a cup of coconut, olive, almond, or avocado oil and store in a closed container or jar. Shake the container or jar vigorously. Store the container or jar in a cool, dry place for 3 weeks. Be sure to shake the container or jar throughout these weeks to keep the shikakai from settling.
Ashwagandha is known as the Indian Winter Cherry and is one of the best herbs to use for hair rejuvenation. When ashwagandha is used on the scalp, it reduces cortisol, a hormone that causes hair loss and slows the growth of hair. The many benefits of ashwagandha include increasing antioxidants, improving scalp circulation, eliminating dandruff, and stimulating the production of melanin, which is important to increasing hair growth. Melanin is also the pigment responsible for hair color.
How to Use Ashwagandha
One of the ways ashwagandha can be taken is orally. Be sure to visit a naturopathic doctor before ingesting ashwagandha as the exact dosage needs to be administered.
Ashwagandha can also be used as a hair paste or mask to strengthen roots and increase hair growth. For this paste, you will need to use equal amounts of ashwagandha, brahmi, and amla powders and mix them together. Next, add warm water to create a semi-thick paste. The mixture can be massaged into your scalp and leave the paste on your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse off the hair paste with water.
As you use brahmi, your hair will become stronger, grow longer, your roots will be thoroughly nourished, and the growth of new hair follicles will form. Using brahmi regularly will cause hair to be thick and dazzling. Reducing dandruff and lessening the itchiness of your scalp are also benefits that come along with using brahmi hair packs. Split ends are reduced as well. A protective layer covers the hair follicles as you use brahmi and causes your hair to be shiny and voluminous.
How to Use Brahmi
Combine brahmi, amla, and ashwagandha powder in a bowl. Mix the powders well and slowly add warm water to the mixture. As you add water, stir the mixture to ensure you are creating a smooth paste with the same consistency as a face cream. Let the blend sit for 30 minutes before using on your hair. Once the paste dries, rinse off your hair with water. Do not use shampoo to rinse your hair off. This process with fully nourish your hair.
Another way to use brahmi is to combine it with coconut water. To create this concoction, use one pack of brahmi powder and one pack of amla powder. Mix one cup of water and one cup of coconut water together. Add in the packs of brahmi and amla powder. Mix the ingredients until a fine, thick paste forms. Apply the paste to your hair and let the paste completely dry before washing it off with water. Do not use shampoo to wash this paste off.
The Aromatic Jatamansi
The aromatic jatamansi is commonly known as Muskrat or the Indian Spikenard in ayurvedic medicines. It has the capability to remove blood impurities and provide you with a glowing complexion. Aromatic jatamansi can be ingested as a capsule. Do not exceed 6 milligrams. You can also apply aromatic jatamansi directly to your scalp.
Known as the miracle herb, methi is a wonderful remedy for hair loss and the promotion of hair growth. To use methi for treating hair loss and fall, take 2 tablespoons of methi seeds and grind them in a mixer to form a powder. Put the mixture in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of coconut or olive oil to the mixture. Stir the ingredients well. Apply the paste to your hair and let it dry for 10 minutes. Wash the paste off with a mild natural shampoo.
Aloe vera promotes healthy, long, and strong hair growth. With the enzymes in aloe vera, dead skin cells that clog the pores in the scalp are removed. Nutrients are able to reach the roots of the hair once the hair follicles are opened.
How to Use Aloe Vera
Creating an aloe vera mask can be successful in promoting hair growth. Extract ½ a cup of aloe vera gel from the plant. Add 2 teaspoons of castor oil, 2 teaspoons of powdered fenugreek or methi, and one teaspoon of basil powder to the aloe vera gel. To form a thick mask, blend the mixture thoroughly. Put the mixture on your scalp and hair. Leave the mixture in overnight. You can wear a shower cap as you sleep through the night. In the morning, wash the hair mask off with water and a mild natural shampoo. Using only water to wash off the hair mask is the best way to rinse.
Another way to use aloe vera is to ingest 1/3 cup of aloe vera juice daily. You can also ingest 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with a pinch of cumin 3 times a day for 3 months to decrease hair fall.
Hot Oil Massage for Your Hair
Using coconut, almond, or brahmi oil as a hot oil massage for your hair will help improve scalp circulation and rejuvenate hair follicles. In 6 months, you will have less hair fall and more hair growth. If you have issues with dandruff, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to ½ a cup of oil and heat the mixture. Ayurvedic oils such as Mahabhringraj oil, Amla oil, and Arnica oil are beneficial for hair growth.
Pitta Dosha Relief
Pitta Dosha is the cause of hair fall and Ashwagandha is normally used in Ayurveda as an anti-oxidant herb to help bring relief from Pitta Dosha. By daily ingesting a 6 milligram capsule of ashwagandha, your system will be clean and toxin free. An even better way to gain relief from Pitta Dosha is to ingest the powder on an empty stomach in the morning. Take 1 teaspoon of powder daily. Keep the powder under your tongue for 10 to 15 minutes and then drink the powder with water.
Ayurvedic Dietary Suggestions
Maintaining a healthy diet is part of Ayurveda. The following diet suggestions and tips can help your hair stay healthy and shine on.
- Drinking plenty of water sustains healthy hair growth.
- Carrot, alfalfa, lettuce, and spinach juice aid in promoting hair growth.
- Consuming a spoonful sesame seeds daily is a source of magnesium and calcium to lessen hair loss.
- Eat raw vegetables and salads on a regular basis. Eating green, leafy vegetables and fruits are excellent sources of fiber which preserves hair and increases hair growth.
- To ensure your roots are strong, vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, zinc, sulfur, and some fatty acids need to be in your diet. These nutrients and vitamins are in sprouts, yeast, peanuts, soy beans, whole grains, etc. Reduction in hair fall takes places in months as you have these important vitamins and nutrients in your diet.
Ayurveda is based on the concept of a healthy diet to prevent diseases and other ailments, and this is used when reducing hair loss and fall. Stimulating hair growth can be accomplished as your follow the dietary suggestions.
Using ayurvedic remedies is a successful way of treating hair loss and sustaining hair growth throughout time. Various herbs have healing properties that work wonders for your hair. Combining the mind and body is what sets Ayurveda apart from other complimentary ways of treating hair loss and promoting hair growth.
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