Before we step off the bridge and into the sometimes strange, but always health-based world of Ayurvedic hair care, let’s be sure everyone knows exactly what the word Ayurvedic means.
Ayurvedic hair care is a concept that originated in Ayurveda, India. The ritual consists of natural herbs, oils, powders and techniques which improve hair health, growth, length and thickness. Put simply, it’s a holistic method of hair care. Indians consider this important because they believe that the health of the hair, nails, and skin signifies the health of the person. Their focus is not just on the physical body, but all of the other parts that come with it. To sum it up, Ayurveda is an alternative medicine and there are types of Ayurvedic treatments for skin, medicine, etc.
Since there are about a million or so various mixtures you can concoct at home for shampoo, scalp treatments, conditioner, etc., you have to narrow your choices down because there simply isn’t the time to try them all.
It wouldn’t hurt you to do some online research before you opt for a certain regimen; however, here is one for you to follow if you’d rather not take the time to find one yourself:
First go out to your nearest hair care store and purchase these products: Brahmi Oil with Ayurvedic hair medicine already in it. The purpose of this product is Ayurvedic hair massage to stimulate hair growth.
Coconut Hair Oil. This is a pre-shampoo treatment.
Dabur Vatika Root Strengthening Shampoo. This product is especially good because it has conditioner enriched with coconut milk and almond.
- Start with a pre-shampoo hot oil treatment and scalp massage. This will condition the scalp, improve blood circulation to the scalp which encourages hair growth, and reduce dandruff. Use equal parts of the Brahmi Oil and the Coconut oil, about a tablespoon full.
Do not heat oils in a microwave because this will make them lose some of their essential nutrients and nurturing properties.
Instead use a double broiler method.
Fill a small sauce pot halfway with water, and allow to boil. Put a small bowl on top of the pot opening just like a double broiler. Into the bolding water you now add an equal mix of the two oils. About a tablespoon of each.
Keep testing with your finger until you are sure the oil is luke warm. Otherwise you risk burning your scalp. Not a pleasant experience.
Take the mixture off the heat and mix it until it is blended evenly. Now you dip the tip of your fingers into the mixture and rub it into your scalp in a circular motion. Make sure you cover your scalp evenly. Continue massaging your scalp for 5-10 minutes.
Allow the oil to remain on your hair for 30-60 minutes (include the massage time). Shampoo using the Dabur Vaticka shampoo and use warm water to rinse. Now you are on your way to Ayurvedic hair care which can benefit your hair for life.