Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to gear up for some self-love and self-care! Whether you’re going for a romantic date or just going to spend some “me time” with yourself, a great hair day can just lift your mood. However, this doesn't mean that you need to spend extravagantly on lavish hair care products. Here are five Ayurvedic hair care tips for a gorgeous mane.
Know your hair type
Before scheduling a hair care routine, it is important to know your hair type. According to Ayurveda, the three vital energies that regulate your body are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each individual has a prominent dosha or vital energy that determines your hair type and hair health. Knowing your hair type will let you choose the right hair care product.
If your dominant vital energy is Vata, you have Vata hair. You know you have a Vata hair type if your hair is thin and straight. When Vata aggregates in your body, your scalp dries with reduced sebum production, leading to dry and frizzy hair, split ends, and hair loss. Proper nutrition to your hair follicles can help keep the Vata dosha in balance.
You know your hair type is Pitta if you have wavy, medium-thick hair. Clogged follicles, premature greying, and hair loss are common due to Pitta imbalance.
Kapha energy is responsible for keeping the hair moist. You know you have Kapha hair if your hair is thick, curly, and lustrous. Overproduction of Kapha can lead to the greasy scalp, dandruff, itchiness, and hair fall.
Once you know your hair type, you can provide the right hair care and flaunt lustrous locks!
Use The Right Hair Oil & Shampoo
The two essential ingredients you need to maintain good hair health are good shampoo and hair oil. While many different products in the market can make the right choice seem tough, you must choose according to your hair type. This will help you go for the right hair care product. Use it regularly to maintain scalp health and hygiene.
When shampooing, Ayurveda recommends washing your hair regularly with a mild soap-free shampoo two to three times a week. Regular washing will ensure no buildup of oil, dirt, and bacteria and keep the pores open.
Comb Hair Regularly
Combing hair helps to improve blood circulation in the scalp. But combing rigorously can make the hair brittle and break it. Use a blunt tooth wooden comb to gently comb hair once or twice a day to keep it tangle-free.
Use Ayurvedic Hair Care Products
The harmful chemicals of hair care products change the pH of your hair and rip off the hair's natural oils. Ayurvedic products are gentle and help restore the hair's natural oil and pH balance.
There are various beneficial herbs in Ayurveda. Even when it comes to hair care, these wonder herbs can do magic for your hair. Here are some herbs you may want to infuse with your haircare oil. You can also choose hair care products containing these ingredients.
Vata pacifying herbs
- Black sesame
Pitta pacifying herbs
Kapha pacifying herbs
Tridosha haras (Herbs To Pacify All Three Doshas)
- Aloe vera
- Indian gooseberry
Trim Hair Regularly
Broken and split hair ends to give a thin look to the hair. Trim your hair every 8-12 weeks for a healthy hair look.
These are simple hair care tips, but if you follow them regularly, no one can stop you from having beautiful hair that you would love to flaunt!
About the author
Dr. Sridevi Gaddam is a qualified Ayurvedic Doctor and a lead formulator for Vedix -India’s 1st customized Ayurveda-based beauty brand. She comes with the expertise of over 20 years. She mastered the art of Panchakarma (a detoxification therapy in Ayurveda) and medicinal use of plant constituents as per Ayurvedic traditions. She strongly believes in modernizing the Ayurveda without disturbing the principles so that everyone should avail the best benefits of Ayurveda -the Science of Life.
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