No matter how much hair you have, the minute you notice the slightest bit of hair fall, the panic mode switch is on and all the alarm bells go off in your head. In this panic stage, it is only natural that you buy all kinds of products — from oils, to shampoos to chemical treatments and even try some questionable DIY tips! But often all you are signing up for is more hair issues and a bottle of chemicals with some fragrance.
So how do you know what products actually work? The simplest way to find the right product is to go through the ingredients list. If there is any hint of sulphates, parabens or LLPs, you can simply dump it in the nearest bin! However if you are looking for Ayurvedic solutions for your hair care, you can read this blog to find the perfect list of ingredients that are tried, tested and scientifically proven to be beneficial for the hair.
Ayurvedic herbs like Brahmi, Bhringraj, Amla, Narikela, Ashwagandha benefit hair by nourishing it from the root. Plus, they rarely have any negative side effects unless you are allergic to that particular ingredient.
What are some of the best natural ingredients for healthy hair?
One of the main causes of sudden hair fall noticed in young to middle-aged people is the stress they go through. In this fast-paced world, a sudden change in a part of your lifestyle can induce severe stress. Ashwagandha benefits hair by targeting stress.
The root of ashwagandha is powdered and added in shampoos, hair oils, and other hair products. There are also ashwagandha supplements that can be taken. Furthermore, the antioxidants and amino acids in them are believed to help with strengthening the hair and minimising breakage. The plant is rich in nutrients like fatty acids, glucose, potassium, tannins and nitrate. Ashwagandha is known to stimulate the production of sebum, thereby helping with hair growth and even stop postpartum hair loss.
Also known as False Daisy, this ancient plant is often the secret to our grandmother’s long, lustrous hair. It is most commonly extracted as an oil but is also used as an active ingredient in other hair products. The benefits of Ashwagandha for hair are only when it comes to hair fall but Bhringraj helps in fighting hair fall, dandruff and grey hair too.
Add a hair oil like the Tru Hair oil that has Bhringaraj as one of the main ingredients to your hair care routine to get greater benefits. Massage it on the scalp before every hair wash to improve blood circulation and promote hair growth.
3. Japa Pushpa
Who knew that the commonly found hibiscus plant growing in your garden could be your hair saviour? Well, almost everyone. However, how many of us actually have the time to pick the flowers, create a mask or a hair pack? The answer is hardly anybody. But you must include Hibiscus in your hair care routine, the flower contains amino acids that help build keratin in your hair. This in turn strengthens your hair to have less breakage and helps add volume to the hair. The texture of hibiscus extract is a sticky, runny, gel-like consistency that helps in locking in moisture. It is also a go-to remedy when dealing with dandruff.
You could use hibiscus extract in an oil form like the Tru Hair castor oil for extra nourishment for the hair, followed by a shampoo for gentle cleansing without stripping your natural oils, and a conditioner for locking in all the nutrients.
Most commonly used in the form of an oil, Brahmi combats dryness, itchiness and flakiness caused by dandruff. The potent nutrients from Brahmi are said to benefit temporary balding spots as well as Alopecia Areata.
The antioxidant properties of Brahmi keep scalp health in check, while also making the hair look shiny and thick by forming a protective layer over it. Keep an eye out for hair oils that have Brahmi like the Tru Hair hair oil and Tru Hair Onion Hair Oil to reap the benefits of this herb.
Amla, aka Indian Gooseberry, is rich in way too many beneficial nutrients. Known as the elixir for hair problems, Amla has the potential to treat and cure any hair problems.
Amla works for a range of hair issues like hair-fall, premature greying, dandruff, and boost hair growth. The nutrient list goes on to include vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids.
Our hair has a pH that is slightly acidic. The conventional shampoos in the market often destroy the pH balance of the hair making it susceptible to breakage. Using a product with Amla like the Tru Hair overnight hair mask can help restore your hair’s pH.
Being high in dietary sulphur, onion helps in fighting multiple hair problems like hair loss, greying, hair thinning, scalp infection, and whatnot. Onion has a property that helps widen the blood vessel that helps blood flow to the scalp. Onion also helps dry scalp by helping it stay moisturised. A dandruff causing fungus called Malassezia furfur can be fought using onion’s antifungal properties.
Studies have proved that using onion juice on hair has helped increase hair growth and shine. Using a shampoo like the Tru Hair Onion Shampoo can be a game-changer.
Yes, they are not restricted to just glamming up your hands on your wedding. Apart from being a natural hair dye, henna helps in strengthening the hair follicles, reducing hair fall, conditioning the hair and preventing dandruff.
The anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties create a soothing and cooling effect on the scalp. It helps balance the pH and oil production of the hair. Using it in its powdered form in combination with other herbs is one of the best ways to utilise everything it provides. The Tru Hair Herbal Hair Powder is packed with such ingredients that can be the answer to all your hair problems.
8. Tea Tree
Tea tree oil is an ingredient commonly found in both skincare and haircare. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for fighting against dandruff.
In today’s world, our hair and scalp are exposed to pollution, chemicals from many treatments, product build-up and whatnot. Using tea tree oil can help reduce product build-up and exfoliate the scalp.
However, one should be careful when using tea tree oil as in a concentrated form, they can be harmful to the scalp. Use a diluted version through a conditioner like the Tru Hair tea tree conditioner to get the best of it.
9. Aloe Vera
The go-to plant when you are dealing with burns, itching, minor cuts is even more beneficial to the hair. The soothing gel when added to your hair care products help in calming the skin from dandruff, strengthening and repairing the strands, and doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oils.
The presence of aloe vera in a product like Tru Hair Natural Biotin Shampoo and conditioner will protect the hair from damage.
Sandalwood is an Ayurvedic favourite because of its many uses. Sandalwood when applied to the hair can help reduce hair fall. The astringent property of sandalwood helps in controlling sebum production on the scalp.
Using sandalwood oil on the scalp can help increase the hair’s shine. Using Tru Hair Overnight Hair Mask can help reduce dandruff, and promote hair growth because of the chandan in it.
The haircare market is saturated with expensive products and new-found formulas and fads. However, we often fail to see how Ayurvedic ingredients that are available in our Kitchen and home garden like amla, aloe vera, Brahmi, Onion, Ashwagandha benefit the hair.
Products with natural Ayurvedic ingredients like that of Tru hair are packed with many nutrients for every hair problem one can think of. They are also devoid of any harmful chemicals, parabens and sulphates making them safe and healthy for your hair in every way. All of this, on the budget!
You can take our 3 Factor Hair Analysis developed by Ayurvedic doctors that suggests the best ingredients for your hair problems and recommends the products based on them!