Last updated on January 26th, 2024 at 05:59 pm
Overview of Ayurveda
Ayurveda by simple definition is a traditional science of Ayurvedic medicine. It traces back to Hinduism which claims to bring the body back into balance so it can heal itself.
Herbs are God Given
God is the Creator
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From Ayurvedic Hair Care to Indian Herbal Hair Care
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It’s Not Just Powdered Herbs
Sample Herbal Hair Routine
Throughout The Week Hair Care
- Spritz hair with a hair tea and seal with a leave in conditioner and an oil or your DIY infused hair butter
- Do a scalp massage (2-3x a week) using a mixture infused with essentials oils (peppermint essential oil and rosemary essential oil being two of the most effective essential oils for hair growth)
Monthly Hair Care
Once a month, incorporate these hair routines into your herbal hair regimen for major benefits:
- Clarify your hair with a clay wash or clay mask made from one of the clays mentioned above. It’s especially helpful for removing product build up when you use a lot of oils and butters in your hair.
- Once a month, you can do full strength topical treatments of henna or cassia to your hair. These will help to strengthen your hair and improve the elasticity of your curls (assuming you have naturally curly hair)*
*If you have gray hair, henna will cause it to stain your hair anywhere between an auburn color and a burgundy color. It depends on the crop of the herb and it’s lawsone content.
Also, cassia can cause grey hairs to appear a little yellowish.
So, these are important things to take into consideration. If the risk of a hair color change is of concern to you, you don’t need to do a full strength mask to reap some of the benefits of these herbs.
You can simply add 2 tablespoons of the herb (one or the other) to your deep conditioner of choice. These are called glosses.
Here are two articles where I discuss the use of a hair gloss:
Pre-Cautions to Observe
One important thing to make note of is the risk of scalp irritations.
While you don’t have to worry about your herbal hair products containing harmful chemicals (when you buy them organic), that doesn’t mean they can’t cause irritation.
Using natural products for your hair (or skin) doesn’t always mean you won’t have a reaction to them.
People can be allergic to the various herbs and oils. So, it’s a best practice to do a skin patch test in an inconspicuous area to make sure you don’t have a reaction.