Healthy hair is a sign of good health and vitality. Apart from external care, internal care in the form of diet is also required to make those luscious locks shine! Unhealthy hair results in hair loss and premature graying. Lifestyle factors and habits can also be attributed to hair problems. Following Ayurvedic and natural remedies can help combat those dreaded hair problems and reinvigorate hair!
Ayurvedic Remedies For Hair Loss
Ayurvedic herbs help improve blood circulation, stimulate hair growth, disinfect your scalp and prevent premature aging. Here’s a list of hair loss.
Ayurveda offers several effective treatments to counter hair loss. It recommends coconut oil, medicated oils, juice of green coriander leaves, the paste of licorice ground in milk, methi paste or tea made from Burdock and Marmelos (Bilva).
Avoid Pitta-aggravating foods that include spicy, heavy, oily foods, tea and coffee. Avoid refined/junk food and alcoholic and carbonated drinks. Increase intake of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables. Panchakarma like Virechana, Nasya and Shirodhara can prevent gray hair.
Natural Remedies For Hair Growth
Homemade shampoos are free of chemicals, retain the natural oils in your scalp and are inexpensive. Check out this easy-to-make homemade shampoo recipe that contains the goodness of essential oils.
When applied on the scalp onions help improve blood circulation, nourish follicles and promote hair growth. It also improves production of collagen tissues necessary for hair growth. It’s anti-bacterial properties prevents bacterial growth.
Coconut oil scalp stimulator: Add 1/2 cup organic coconut oil, 1 tsp organic olive oil, 2 drops tea tree oil and 2 drops of rosemary oil. whip and place in an airtight jar. Aloe Vera paste: Extract the gel from the leaf and apply to the hair. Leave it on for a few hours and wash.
Curry leaves prevent hair graying, thinning, hair fall and treat damaged hair. Boil fresh curry leaves and coconut oil. Apply the residue to your hair. Also, you can mix curry leaves’ paste with yogurt and massage on your hair.
Causes And Remedies For Premature Graying
Amaranth leaf juice; Sage tea; Black tea with sea salt; Buttermilk and curry leaf juice; Sesame oil and carrot juice; Coconut and Thistle oil; Onion juice; Amla, yogurt and lemon juice can be applied on scalp to reverse gray hair to its natural colour.
Premature greying is the result of lifestyle habits, stress, illnesses or due to genetic reasons. Consumption of Vitamins B and C, Copper, Zinc, Curry leaves, fruits and vegetables can help.
Perpetual cold sufferers and people with sinusitis, liver problems are are risk of developing grey hair earlier than others. Multivitamins and ayurvedic head massage can revitalize the scalp.