6 Methods By Which Ayurveda Can Contribute To The Health Of Your Hair
If the body is in bad condition, the hair will be too.
Is your hair dry, static charged, lackluster and brittle? Have you tried various treatments and tools with no change to your hair? Then try a method that you may not yet know: Ayurveda.
This Indian procedure comes from the segment of health care. We’ll show you how using six simple ayurvedic procedures can help your hair regain its strength, shine and power. Basically, Ayurveda assumes that the condition of the hair reflects the physical condition of the body. For example, those who eat healthier, have healthier hair than someone whose diet is not balanced.
The Role Of Ahara-Vihar For Healthy Hair
However, nutrition is only one of two main factors influencing the body – and therefore also the hair. Furthermore, the lifestyle of a person should contribute to the health of his hair. These two factors are referred to in Ayurveda as Ahara Vihar.
Symptoms such as dandruff, premature hair loss or staying away from hair and gray hair at a young age are due to an imbalance in Ahara-Vihar. Reasons may be, for example, irregular eating habits or an unbalanced diet, but also diseases and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Ayurvedic Methods To Strengthen The Hair
With a few simple ayurvedic tricks you can restore your hair to more shine and fullness. Just follow these tips:
- Massage your scalp regularly. Best to use medical hair oil, as this helps the scalp in the regeneration. Warm the oil and massage it gently into the scalp. Particularly effective may be a combination with certain herbs.
- Keshya herbs are especially hair-friendly and provide moisture to the hair and scalp. In addition, the circulation is improved.
- Coconut or sesame oil enriched with amalaki, brahmi, bhringaraj (Mo-Han-Lian plant) or japa (hibiscus) herbs can help to enhance color and shine intensify.
The Ayurvedic oils not only contain hair-friendly herbs but also provide relaxation and rejuvenation by massaging. Perform the massages about two to three times a week, about one to two hours before showering or bathing.
- Regularly clean the scalp and hair. This helps to prevent clogged hair follicles and itchy scalp. Best for a mild herbal shampoo is suitable. The more aggressive your shampoo is and the more you use it, the sooner your scalp and hair tend to dry out.
Lukewarm and freshwater care for the hair best. Complete your shower with a natural conditioner. Especially important: At least now and again, do without a hairdryer and let your hair dry in the fresh air!
To avoid split ends, go to the barber regularly. Daily combing is also important for healthy hair, as it helps the scalp to produce the right amount of sebum. This “natural oil” makes the hair look healthy and shiny.
- Eat according to Ayurvedic rules. Ahara states that hair can be strengthened by proper nutrition. Therefore, eat in a well-ventilated, quiet room and refrain from distracting sideline activities.
In order to digest better, you should not drink too much during the meal – you should prefer to drink water before and after eating. If you have eaten very fatty, spicy or non-vegetarian foods, lukewarm water can aid digestion.
The principle behind this diet is the following ayurvedic assumption: In the body, there are certain poisons, the so-called Ama. Too much tea, coffee, alcohol, meat or tobacco consumption ensure that important nutrients cannot reach the cells in the body. Also, a lot of fried, greasy, oily, spicy and extremely acidic foods harm the body.
By a healthy diet and the renunciation of chemical / synthetic drugs, according to Ayurveda, the nutrients can get back into the cells.
- Eat well. Premature hair loss and graying of the hair according to Ayurveda mainly due to nutrient deficiency. The following foods can have a particularly positive effect on your hair: sesame, fresh coconut, green vegetables, dates, raisins, quark, various types of beans, nuts, grains, healthy fats and whole grains of all kinds.
Cook according to Ayurvedic principles with aromatic herbs and spices to detoxify your body and promote digestion. Particularly tasty and gentle on the stomach are Haridra (turmeric), Maricha (black pepper), Methi (fenugreek), Dhania (coriander) and Jeera (cumin).
In order to improve digestion and strengthen the immune system, the following herbs and spices can help Amalaki (Amla), Haritaki (Fairy herb), Hingu (Asant / Devil’s Thing), Bhringraja (Mo-Han-Lian plant) and seasonal fruits. It does not matter how old or what type of Dosha you are.
- Optimize your sleep. Sleep also plays a central role in Ayurveda. Irregular or bad sleep can mess up the body’s internal clock. Thus, the body can not or only badly regenerate. This is reflected in your hair again.
In the best case, go to bed before 10 pm, about two hours after dinner.
Even a light dinner is important with fewer herbs and a glass of milk after dinner can improve your sleep.
- Try to avoid or minimize stress. The higher and longer lasting the stress for you, the sooner your hair will be gray and dry. They can look dull and dull or even fail.
To help you cope better with stress, Ayurveda recommends that you use teas enriched with special herbs, such as Brahmi (Small Fat Leaf), Madookparni (Tiger Grass), Ashwagandha (Sweet Berry) or Jatamansi (Indian Spear).
Also, always give yourself enough time to relax and unwind. Yoga can also help you to keep the stress under control. Likewise, our first tip – the massaging of the scalp – is perceived by many Ayurveda users as very pleasant.
Don’t wait any longer! Give your hair – and especially your body – the attention they deserve!
Athena studies Chinese & Economics at the University of Cologne. Having spent many years in China and Japan, she has developed an interest in holistic medicine. Based on her interest, Athena joined Sri Sri Tattva as a content writer, social media manager and translator.
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