Ayurveda Hair Care – Do it yourself

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Ayurvedic Hair Care Tips and Regimen


Massaging scalp with Oil
Take required quantity of hair oil in a bowl and place this bowl in warm water to warm the oil. (The oil should be processed with herbs like amla (Emblica Officinalis) , bhringaraj (Eclipta alba), neem etc which help in healthy growth of hair and prevent the scalp from infections.

The oil should be Luke warm. Apply this oil with your finger tips all over scalp parting hair. Apply oil to the length of the hair. Do not rub hair fibers vigorously, this may cause splitting of hair. Massage the scalp with finger tips in circular motions. Massaging the scalp with hair oil increases the blood circulation to scalp and relaxes mind. The oil can be left on scalp for half an hour or overnight. Wash the scalp with gentle herbal shampoo which is blended with extracts of natural hair conditioners and hair growth promoters like Hibiscus, amla (Emblica Officinalis) , bhringaraja (Eclipta alba), neem and Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum)

Premature graying according to ayurveda :

Premature graying is caused by emotional disturbances, anger and over physical exertion .The hair color changes according to the vitiation of doshas.
Herbal hair oil medicated with neela, bringaraja, haritaki, amalaki, vibhitaki, should be massaged on scalp to prevent premature graying.

Naturally dyeing Grey Hair
As time passes, the pigment producing cells in the hair follicles begin to falter and graying gradually results. Before graying the hair tends to be dry and coarse. So be sure to use moisturizing and protein conditioners.

Natural dyes/

henna: Henna is the most popular form of vegetable dye in India as it is more suitable for Asian hair than blonde hair.

For Rich red tones: Add a few drops of acetic acid to the henna mixture. Mix one teaspoon of catechu in the henna for a dark red color.

For Brown: Mix henna with walnut juice. Add one teaspoon of eucalyptus oil to henna for a darker color.

For Blue-black or henna reng: Mix with indigo. Add one teaspoon of eucalyptus oil to henna for a darker color.Henna also has excellent conditioning properties. It forms a protective coating on hair that prevents any alien chemical from penetrating into the hair cuticle. It also helps to reduce split ends by healing the breakages. Thus it helps to make coarse hair smooth and gives it a distinctive shine.

Chamomile: This has natural lightening properties and works as a color improver for blonde hair.

Rosemary: Springs of rosemary give dark hair a rich glossy shine.

Rhubarb root: This brightens and lifts natural color, giving blonde hair golden highlights and chestnut highlights to dark hair.

Onion: To give hair a natural reddish dye, boil onion peels in half a cup of water. Add a teaspoon of glycerin and apply the decoction to your hair. Wash off after thirty minutes.

Walnut: Walnut juice deepens the color of dark brown hair.