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Healthy Hair: 5 Ayurvedic Secrets

Historical Context of Hair Health in South Asia Even a few decades ago, South Asian hair was renowned for its beauty, lustrousness, and thickness. However, hair health has suffered as pollution rates have increased, living standards have changed, and climate imbalances have led to stress.

Ayurveda’s Promise Despite these challenges, there is hope rooted in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. The secrets to restoring the beauty of our hair can be found in the humble confines of our kitchen cupboards.

The Hair Rejuvenator: Amalki

Amalki Hair Rejuvenator

As a fruit with refreshing properties, amlaki strengthens hair. Along with vitamins and minerals, this product also contains amino acids, minerals, and phytonutrients to strengthen the roots of the hair. Its rich antioxidant and fatty acid content fights dandruff and cleanses the hair of impurities. Regular application of amlaki extract in oil form stimulates blood circulation and hair growth and prevents premature graying of the hair.

Brindaraj: The King of Hair

In addition to vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and iron, Bhringaraj is a treasure trove of hair care essentials. This herbaceous plant thrives in humid environments and is considered the ‘king of hair’ due to its abundance of flavonoids, phytosterols, and other hair-protective compounds. A greater blood flow to the hair follicles means hair growth is naturally promoted, and dormant follicles are activated. Dandruff and scalp infections can be effectively treated with its anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.

The Culinary Hair Care Specialist: Fenugreek

The benefits of fenugreek for hair

With iron, protein, and vital nutrients, fenugreek is a staple in the kitchen and celebrated for its hair-promoting properties. Nicotinic acid in fenugreek helps reduce dandruff and curb hair loss. It also contains vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, flavonoids, and saponins, which all help resolve scalp problems like dryness. Moreover, it prevents baldness and hair thinning and strengthens the hair follicles so they thrive.

The Scalp Soother: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is commonly used in hair treatments because its fatty acids alleviate scalp infections and dryness. Thanks to its vitamin A, C, and E content, it accelerates hair growth and repairs and rejuvenates hair follicles. Several vitamins, for example, folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin C, can be present in aloe vera, preventing hair loss and treating scalp conditions such as itching and seborrheic dermatitis. Its cooling properties hydrate and nourish the scalp.

Tonic for the mind and hair: Brahmi

Often associated with cognitive enhancement, Brahmi also excels as a hair tonic. Brahmi leaves and coconut oil can alleviate dandruff when mixed on the scalp. Brahmi powder can be found in superstores for convenience. Dried and powdered Brahmi can stimulate growth and add volume as a hair pack.

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Dr. Kavi Arya

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