Natural organic way to heal the quality of Hair and promote hair growth
AMLA is known as a superfood for skin and hair. According to Ayurveda, when there is excess Pitta in the body, it can cause hair greying. Amla/gooseberry helps in natural cooling of our body from inside and hence improves its functioning. The presence of Vitamin C in Amla is well known to strengthen hair, improve lustre and prevent premature greying. Along with it, it is also loaded with iron and carotene that again promote hair growth.
If you would remember, our grandmothers would swear by the goodness of amla. They even suggested to mix it with shikakai powder and water to get a wonderful hair mask. You can easily make it at home, apply it for an hour and then wash off with normal or lukewarm water and enjoy your silky soft hair.
Another key ingredient in most of the Ayurvedic medicines, Neem is a power-house for its numerous medicinal properties. This evergreen tree has been proven since ages and known to fight bacteria and fungi. It can be consumed in any form. If eaten then neem leaves clean the blood and help remove toxins.
But, considering its bitterness, only a few people may have the courage to do that. Alternately, you can use neem oil, or fresh leaves paste as a hair mask. The fresh neem paste/Neem Oil mask helps in eliminating dandruff. It also opens up pores that get clogged due to dandruff on our head and promote hair growth.
3. Aloe Vera
We all know the benefits of Aloe vera. This cactus family, the green leafy plant has pockets which store thick jelly-like substance. This jelly or the pulp can be directly applied to the hair scalp, or you can mix it with oil to form a smooth paste.
If you choose to use it with henna, it can act as a great hair conditioner. As it soothes and norishes the dry scalp and improves the hair texture.
Mehandi or henna are leaves of a shrub with a similar name. These leaves are natural dyes that tint the hair and have been in use since ages. Additionally, they are great hair conditioning agent that softens hair. Regular use of henna checks hair loss and fosters hair growth. One can use fresh henna leaves or dried powder.
Blend the henna with amla, shikakai and a little yoghurt to make a paste and to be left overnight to mature. Next morning applies the paste along the hair length and leave it to dry for a couple of hours, wash off with cold water.
A great hair conditioner, yoghurt has always been a regular member of the Indian hair care system. It is a great remedy for dandruff and prepares scalp to absorb nutrients from oil or other treatment.
Use it as a single agent hair mask or combine with henna, egg or oil to offer an enhanced hair care. To prevent hair fall, prepare a hair mask of curry leaves and yoghurt blended together in equal ratio. Apply this mask every week for at least an hour before shampoo.