We all know that sinking feeling when we’ve been running our hand through our hair only to realize that our hair is damaged, frizzy and honestly in need of a little love and care. Years of chemical treatments, colouring, straightening or curling is bound to cause major issues in the overall hair and scalp health. Are you also looking to address these concerns without resorting to newer, untested treatments/methods? Then look no further than Ayurveda!
While there is no doubt that Ayurveda can help combat hair fall and damage, there is more that Ayurveda can do for your hair. With simple practices, your hair will shine and be healthy from the roots to the tips.
Keep reading to know how you can treat your hair with love, care and the goodness of ayurveda.
Identifying your hair type
The first step to starting a hair care routine is to identify the type of hair. Is it curly, coiled, straight or wavy? Determining the kind of hair can go a long way in identifying the essential ingredients required to care for it. But the next step and an even more important one is to identify the issues you are facing with your hair. It could be anything from split ends to dandruff, premature greying of hair fall. There are 3 essential elements to hair care, namely, oiling, shampooing and conditioning.
Oiling your hair
It could be tea tree infused oil, onion seed oil or castor oil, the fact is – everyone needs to oil their hair regularly. The function of oiling is not just to moisturise the scalp but also strengthen the hair. Proper application of hair oil increases the blood circulation and stimulates hair growth. Additionally, it is an effective relaxation technique as well. Who doesn’t love a great oil massage?
How to do it: Applying herb- infused oil like the Tru Hair Oil with Heater, with 13 novel herbs like hibiscus, bhringraj and amla can help you with combating hair loss, dandruff and premature greying. But, wait. There is more. Oiling your hair with warm oil is essential to ensuring that your hair absorbs the goodness of the oil to its fullest. Warm the oil to about 65 degrees using the Tru Hair heater, then use your fingertips to gently massage the oil on your scalp. Leave the oil for about 2 – 3 hours before washing it.
Shampooing your hair
The next step is washing your hair. While the concept of shampoo in a bottle is new, using medicinal plants and herbs is an ancient science. These days, there are a lot of products that promise instantly beautiful, smooth, silky hair. Unfortunately, these products are loaded with chemicals that in the long run affect not just hair but the overall health. Parabens, sulphates, LLPs, Animal derivatives are becoming all too common in most products. However, that doesn’t mean we give up on shampooing, rather, opt for premium shampoos that are vegan and free from any harmful chemicals.
How to do it: While shampooing your hair may sound like a straightforward step, there is a lot that goes into it. A hot shower may sound appealing, but it is rather dangerous. Water that is too hot or too cold can damage your hair, instead, use lukewarm water. Use a dime-sized portion of shampoo and deeply massage it into your hair and rinse as usual.
Conditioning your hair
Most people skip this step assuming that a good shampoo is enough. But conditioning has a completely different function from shampoo. A good conditioner makes your hair smoother and tangle-free thus reducing breakage to a great extent. A lot of conditioners contain harmful chemicals like Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA), Silicones, Parabens, Sulphates and innumerable other substances that end up damaging the hair. A good conditioner that’s made without these chemicals will not just make your hair beautiful but keep it healthy as well.
How to do it: Before conditioning your hair, ensure that all the shampoo is washed off. Take a small dime-sized portion in your palm and apply it to the length of your hair. Let the conditioner sit in your hair for 3 minutes after which proceed to wash your hair.
Once you are done, wrap your hair in a towel. It is best to air-dry your hair.
Now that we have covered the 3 essentials of hair care, i.e Oiling, shampooing and conditioning there are some other things that you must incorporate on a regular basis.
Use of Hair Serums
Hair serums are another essential to add to your hair care routine. A serum is used to ensure that your hair is healthy from the root to the tip!
How to do it: Apply a 5-6 few drops of hair serum to the scalp and then comb it into your hair to ensure that the serum is spread evenly throughout your hair.
Use of Hair Masks
Hair masks need not be used as regularly as oil or shampoo. But even if it is every few days, hair masks are essential in ensuring that your hair is moisturized and nourished.
How to do it: Take an adequate amount of hair mask mix and apply it on your hair from roots to tips and leave it overnight. Wash your hair the next day with shampoo and then condition it.
Change your diet
Hair care is as much about the right products as it is about the right diet. Ensuring that you are eating food that’s rich in Biotin is essential. Biotin is present in almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cereals, milk, avocados, bananas and raspberries. Biotin helps in boosting nail and hair growth giving it natural shine and beauty!
So go on, start your fabulous hair journey, today! Take our 3 factor hair analysis to see which is the right combination of ingredients required for your hair to become its best version based on 3 factors – your demographics, hair and body type. So, what are you waiting for?