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There is a wide variety of beauty and cosmetic products available to help achieve healthy and beautiful hair. However, there is nothing like natural ingredients, as they help promote hair health without the adverse effects of synthetic chemicals. In the realm of natural ingredients, Ayurveda happens to be time tested traditional Indian knowledge that helps protect and improve the overall health of the hair.
The term Ayurveda is derived from ‘Ayu’, which means life or longevity, and ‘Veda’, which means knowledge or science. Ayurveda contains practices and medicinal concoctions that help promote overall health and wellbeing. There are various Ayurvedic ingredients that one can choose from to include in their hair-care routine, be it in the form of hair oil or masks.
Hibiscus flower is a key Ayurvedic ingredient and is known for its beneficial properties for hair health. As per a study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, a complete recovery from dormant hair follicles and bald patches is possible by using hibiscus flowers.
It contains amino acids, which produce keratin, that in turn provides the hair with the nutrients that help in promoting hair growth, rehydration, and fighting dandruff. Hibiscus can be grinded to form a paste and used to make hair oil or mask.
In Ayurveda, amla is a highly regarded and widely consumed fruit, because of the large body of health benefits it provides. It is a nutrient-rich fruit that promotes hair health, due to the presence of essential vitamins and antioxidants. These properties improve the health of damaged hair, prevent hair fall, and ward off dandruff, split-ends and dryness.
These enriching components boost the health of the scalp by protecting it from lice and parasite infections. You can regularly incorporate this ingredient by making a fine powder from it, and using it to make a cleanser, oil, or even a mask.
Methi or fenugreek is an Ayurvedic ingredient that helps manage hair fall, reduce dandruff, and moisturise the dry scalp.
It is a rich source of iron, protein, folic acid, and vitamins such as A, K, and C. You could use methi by grinding it and making a paste, which can then be incorporated to prepare a hair mask or cleanser.
So, ladies, include these Ayurvedic in your hair-care routine, and boost your hair health!