Dry (less humid) and Cold weather of winter makes skin dry and sweating is reduced considerably. Same holds good with scalp skin. So scalp and hair become less greasy and dirty. Hence do not wash your scalp and hair more often. If you shampoo your hair more often it removes the vital natural oils of scalp, which leads to dry hair, hair loss and splitting.
Ayurveda acharyas insist on ayurvedic hair care according to seasons. Here are 10 ayurvedic tips to take care of your crowning glory this winter.
#1 Massage your scalp and hair with Ayurvedic oil
Always massage your scalp and hair with cold pressed ayurvedic hair oil which is processed with “keshya” or hair friendly herbs.
Just Herbs Bhringaraj Oil
We at ayurhelp feel Just Herbs Bhringraj Oil is an ideal ayurvedic hair oil for this winter as they use pure cold pressed virgin coconut oil and sesame oil (til tel) which are processed with herbal extracts like bhringraj, sariva or anantmool , brahmi (gotukola), amla (emblica officianalis) , manjishtha (rubia cordifolia) , nagarmotha or musta, harad (haritaki) , baheda (bibhitaki), kachur, lodhra , babchi, henna, mandur, padmkashth, mulethi (licorice or yastimadhu or glycyrrhiza glabra), khareti, priangu, sandal, ashwagandha (withania somnifera).
This formulation is approved and certified by Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India. It is free from mineral oil, Parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and other harmful synthetic ingredients.
How to Use Just Herbs Bhringraj Oil ?
Warm the oil by keeping it in hot water and massage into hair roots with fingertips. Keep this oil on your scalp and hair overnight, to allow the oil to seep into your scalp. Wash hair with the suggested shampoo as per your hair care regime. Follow this ritual twice a week.
# 2 Wash your hair with organic shampoo without chemicals
While using any shampoo do not forget to dilute it before applying. Dilute 1 tea spoon of shampoo with 2 tea spoons of water.
Blue Nectar Hair Fall Control and Healthy Scalp Hair Cleanser Shampoo
Our ayurvedic doctors opine Blue Nectar Hair Fall Control and Healthy Scalp Hair Cleanser Shampoo is good for winter, specially for those who already have dry and colour treated hair. It contains ayurvedic keshya herbs like Amla, licorice, bramhi, bhrungraj, gudhal, bhumyamalaki, henna and bela . This shampoo has glycerine and honey which further prevent excess dryness of hair after wash. It is natural and free from sulphates and paraben.
# 3 Apply an ayurvedic hair conditioner to trap moisture.
Conditioners are very essential ingredients of haircare accessories. They prevent drying of hair and lock the moisture on hair strands . They also provide nourishment for hair. Regular application of Hair conditioner helps to optimize natural oil balance of Hair & Scalp that retains and restores natural moisture of hair.
Blue Nectar Hair Fall Control Hair Conditioner
We feel Blue Nectar Hair Fall Control Hair Conditioner is the best one for dry scalp and as a winter hair conditioner. It contains ayurvedic herbs like amla, licorice, bhringraj and organic honey. It may also help to reduce Hair Fall, reduce split ends and help to smooth dry, frizzy hair. This Conditioner is a one stop solution to common hair issues like Split ends, breakage, Hair Fall, Brittle Hair, dry or frizzy Hair which arise in winter. This is suitable for color treated hair and could be used by both Men or Women.
# 4 Nourish with ayurvedic hair serum
Hair serum is just like a skin serum which contain active ingredients to penetrate deep layers of hair. An ayurvedic hair serum helps to control dryness and frizz of hair . It protects hair from environmental pollution by forming a protective layer over hair strand.
EnQ Onion Hibiscus Hair Serum
The EnQ Onion Hibiscus Hair Serum helps you to cope up with winter hair problems. It contains hibiscus, onion and organic olives which make this serum a treasure house of anti-oxidants and vitamins. The EnQ Onion Hibiscus Hair Serum is Organic, natural and vegan. It is free from paraben, sulphate, mineral oil, silicon, LLP and harmful chemicals. This hair serum nourishes hair from roots to length, reduces hair fall, improves strength of hair
HOW TO USE EnQ Onion Hibiscus Hair Serum ?
Put 2-3 Drops with the Help of Dropper on Scalp and Spread it across the scalp and massage a little until absorbed. Take 1-2 drops and rub the serum between palms. Apply this evenly on hair strands till end. Use this every night.
# 5 Consume Hair Nourishing Plant Based supplement
Your hair needs vitamins like A, D3, E, B3, B5, B6, B12, B9 , minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium for a healthy growth. Biotin is another supplement which boosts health of hair by leaps and bounds. Biotin is a B vitamin which helps the body convert food into energy. It also plays many other important roles in health management. Biotin boosts the health of the hair and nails and helps manage blood sugar levels, among other benefits.
Himalayan Organics Hair Vitamins Capsules
Himalayan Organics Hair Vitamins Capsules are ideal for hair nourishing plant based supplement. These capsules are formulated with a potent combination of Vitamin A, D3, E, B3, B5, B6, B12, B9, and the goodness of calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium. They also contain HAIR VITAMIN BIOTIN. Biotin is a Hair Growth Vitamin, which has been shown in scientific studies to facilitate hair growth, shine, and density. These capsules contain Sesbania Grandiflora, Spirulina, Green Amla, Prickly Pear Fruit, Wheat Grass, Reishi Mushrooms, Moringa Leaves, sweet potato, broccoli, coriander leaves , sea buckthorn, flax seeds and pink salt (rock salt or sendha namak). This effective formulation will help you to fight winter hair problems. Consume 1 capsule daily
# 6 Use an Ayurvedic detox tea
Ayurveda recommends to consume regular detox herbs to eliminate toxins from skin and body. These herbs also act as best natural ayurvedic remedies for constipation. Eliminations of toxins help to clear microchannels of body and make nutrients to reach target organs. Amla (Indian gooseberry), haritaki (harad) and vibhitaki (baheda) are wonder ayurvedic herbs which help to eliminate toxins. Sipping warm tea of these fruits help as a daily detox.
Teamonk Triphala Green Tea for Immunity
We feel Teamonk Triphala Green Tea for Immunity is ideal detox tea. It contains Amla, Haritaki, Bibhitaki, along with Clove, Tulsi, Licorice and Pepper. This tea is 100% Natural and free from oils, added aromas, added flavors, and artificial essences. It is just pure and natural tea.
# 7 Cover your hair when you step out
It is very essential to cover your hair before stepping out in winter or if you work in air conditioned environment. This helps to maintain body warmth and also prevent hair getting exposed to dry cold weather. You can use scarves (women) and Caps (men) made from cotton. Wash these daily to prevent infection. Keep 2 or three of these head covers and change them daily. You can check these head covers.
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# 8 Must follow hair care rules during winter
Allow your hair to dry naturally in winter. Do not go out with wet hair. This encourages splitting of hair. During winter limit the use of blow driers and curling iron. Take care not to wear too tight scarf, hat or cap. This restricts blood circulation to scalp. Always wash your hair with warm or cool water. Hot water shower damages skin and hair. Follow ayurvedic seasonal routines specially hemant rutucharya and shishira rutucharya
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