Nowadays, many people rely on Ayurvedic remedies for treating common problems such as hair fall. As per Ayurvedic philosophy, hair loss is caused due to excess of Pitta dosha in the body.
According to Ayurveda, hair type is directly related to body type which can be classified into three categories; Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each hair type has unique features and hence there are multiple reasons for hair loss which vary from person to person.
According to Ayurveda, hair is nourished by the nutrient plasma that is derived from the food that you eat aka pitta dosha. Pitta governs our metabolism and digestion. A balanced pitta leads to a healthy body and mind.
Typically, bad eating habits, stress, improper diet, lack of sleep, intoxicating substances, dandruff or fungal infections and diseases like lupus or diabetes amongst others which cause pitta dosha, which in turn lead to hair loss. Excessive consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol, meat, fried and spicy food imbalances the pitta.
Ayurveda propagates the use of several herbs directly on the scalp to treat hair loss. These herbs are available in powdered form or the form of oil in most Ayurvedic stores.
Bhringaraaja also known as a king of the hair, promotes hair growth on the head and effectively stops and reverses baldness and premature aging /gray hair. It helps to calm the mind promoting sound sleep. Bhringaraaja is taken internally and used externally as Bhringraj oil and is an excellent rejuvenator
Better known as Amla is a great ayurvedic solution for hair fall helps in treating indigestion and purifies the blood. It acts as a preventive measure for dandruff and is also a rich conditioner. In powdered form it can be mixed with henna, Brahmi powders along with curd to make a great hair pack.
Neem is a natural remedy against dandruff and lice which if very handy. It also has blood purifying abilities. Use in powdered form with coconut oil or card to massage the scalp. Regular use of neem on the scalp improves blood circulation and strengthens the roots, which in turn promotes hair growth.
Rita is natural soap nuts that are used for cleaning hair without removing the natural oils. Use in powdered form to massage scalp and wash off thoroughly. When used regularly, with a promotes hair growth and makes hair thick and beautiful.
Shikakai literally means fruit for hair. Shikakai is rich in antioxidants and contains large doses of Vitamin C and D. Regular use of shiksa kai will help your locks become long and lustrous. It reduces dandruff and conditions hair to make it look shiny and beautiful.
It weakened immune system is one of the factors for hair loss. Ashwagandha makes you feel energized and healthier. It stops stress, increases vigor and helps regrow lost hair.
Brahmi helps strengthen hair and promotes hair growth. It provides nourishment to the roots and helps in new follicle growth. Regular use of Brahmi makes hair thick and lustrous. When applied regularly, it reduces split ends.
Methi is a commonly used herb at our household level, an excellent remedy for hair growth. Grind some slightly dry roasted methi and make a paste of it in warm water, keep it on for 20 minutes before washing off.
9. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera helps keep your system clean from within. Drinking or swallowing two tbsp of the latex of the leaf ensures an increase your metabolism and also get good bowel movements. Remember, the excess amount can lead to diarrhea.
A hot oil massage using coconut, almond or Brahmi oil helps improve circulation, rejuvenates your hair follicles, which helps in better blood circulation. You can expect good results in the form of less hair fall and quick hair growth within a span of 6 months.