It is believed that hair health is the direct reflection of a person’s physical state. Ayurveda believes that Ahara-Vihar i.e. diet and lifestyle are two major factors that have an impact on the health of our body and hair. If a person has irregular eating habits, illness, poor diet, or deficiencies of any vitamin or mineral, it can cause issues like dandruff, premature graying, and even severe baldness.
If you are suffering from a hair condition, chances are that you have tried expensive hair care products and salon trips that claim to give you the luscious hair you want. Here we are with some simple Ayurvedic haircare tips that will help you get healthy hair.
Cleanse and Massage your Hair Regularly
It is best to keep your hair and head clean so that there are no clogged hair follicles and itching of the scalp. It's better to use a gentle herbal shampoo that won’t have any bad impact on your hair. Drying of hair and damaged hair are a result of excessive use of harsh shampoo. It is recommended to use lukewarm or freshwater to wash your hair instead of hot water. Let your hair dry naturally instead of blow-drying as this can cause damage to your hair. To avoid split ends and natural wear and tear from overshadowing your hair, trim them regularly. Don’t forget to brush your hair daily because it helps stimulate oil-producing glands in the scalp.
Improve Dietary Habits
Your diet has a direct impact on the health of your hair. Make sure that while you are eating food, you are not doing anything else. If needed, look for a properly ventilated, quiet place where you can enjoy your food. Don’t drink too much water while eating, for the proper digestion of food. It's advised to wait half an hour to drink water after you have had your food. If you are consuming oily, spicy, or non-vegetarian food, you must drink warm water. When you follow these basic rules of eating, you can keep your body free from toxins. Because of toxins in the body, there can be an obstruction in the way of nutrients reaching your cells and tissues. And for perfect hair care, you must give proper attention to your diet.
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You would say that most of your life problems are a result of stress. And if you know that, we don’t think there is any point in not giving it the importance it deserves and taking care of it before it becomes a major problem. It has been seen that people who live under stress often face issues like excessive hair fall, premature graying, dull and dry hair, and even lifeless appearance of hair. You must look for the ways that help you manage stress in an effective manner. You can look for herbal teas or herbal formulations that contain Brahmi (bacopa monnieri), ashwagandha (withania somnifera), gotu kola (centella asiatica), bhringraj (eclipta prostrata), moringa (moringa oleifera), amla (Phyllanthus emblica), jatamansi (nardostachys jatamansi) that improve your body’s capability to fight stress. Make sure that you give your body enough time to take rest and relax. Yoga or other exercise, pranayam, meditation in daily routine, destressing ayurveda therapies help you feel good and keep stress under control.
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