Various conditions that affect your hair !
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Hair problem is a chronic problem that is taking a toll over our lives. Our hair and scalp goes through a lot of battle on a daily basis which comprises of unhealthy lifestyle, improper nourishment stress, job pressure, pollution, scorching heat and dust. Plus, in a fashion forward world we love experimenting with our hair by adding some high dose of chemicals in the form of hair color and other hair treatments. All these above factors together make our hair and scalp weak.
Some of the most common issues related to our scalp and hair are Hair Loss, Dandruff, itchy scalp, dry and damaged hair, split ends and brittle hair. The market is filled with a plethora of hair care products and harmful chemical hair treatments which successfully seduce us to use them but turns out to be of no use. They claim to handle all the above mentioned issues but are equally bad for our hair. We totally regret investing in those products and I can’t even count how many times I have regretted myself.
After some serious bad experiences, there are few things that I have understood about hair and scalp which I would like to share with you. Some of these things that you can use in your daily routine, including using ayurvedic hair oil are - following a balanced diet and exercising to reduce stress. This will help in prevention of hair problems and hair treatment.
H2O Therapy - Make H2O your ‘Best Friend’: Drink water and that too a lot of water, at least 8 glasses per day.
Why is hydration important for our hair? Our body comprises 70% water which is to say, water is the source that drives our body to work properly. This is also applicable for your scalp and hair. Lower consumption of water will dehydrate our body and scalp which in turn may give rise to dandruff, dry and damaged hair. Therefore, develop the habit of drinking enough water all year round to keep your scalp hydrated from within.
Eat Fruits and Green Veggies: Ditch those fast food that you grab everyday on your way home from the office. Junk foods are definitely something that our tongue and taste buds enjoy, but not our body. Eating junk foods on a regular basis will only aggravate poor health problems. Replace them by eating fruits and green vegetables which have a gamut of nutritional values. They are filled with properties like Vitamin A, B and C, minerals and other such nutritional values which improve the health of our scalp and hair.
Use Herbal Products: It is wise to use ayurvedic hair oil especially when it comes to choosing hair oil for your hair. Most of us use oil, shampoo and conditioner that have sulfate and paraben in them. Such hair care products are bad as they coat our hair with chemicals from the top and do not allow any kind of nourishment to penetrate into our hair. Instead, shift towards natural Shampoo and natural ayurvedic hair oil. Some of the popular Ayurvedic hair oils include herbs like almond oil, olive oil, bhringraj oil, coconut oil etc. Also, applying hot ayurvedic hair oil to your hair acts as a treatment for preventing the de-pigmentation of your hair and for nourishing the hair.
Head Massage: Give a nice, warm and a long massage with an ayurvedic hair oil to your scalp and hair to increase the blood circulation to your scalp that will further lead to healthy hair growth. Ayurvedic hair oils are a popular remedy for hair health with no side effects. Head massage using oil like Amla Hair Oil, Bhringraj Hair Oil, Coconut oil, Argan oil, Almond oil, and keep them overnight. Next day, wash off your hair using a herbal shampoo. Following this routine can give you the dream tresses, which you’ve been longing for ages. Use the organic form of these ayurvedic hair oils and avoid using hair oil whose bottle says ‘mineral oil’.
Stay away from Color and Chemical Hair Treatments: Hair color is in and we love adding some dose of peppy color to our hair. We go bold by adding colors like pink, green, red and golden yellow to give a makeover to our look. However, in this process the only thing that we are doing is stripping off our hair from its natural oil. Plus, the bleaching method further hampers our hair. Embrace the natural color of your hair by using ayurvedic hair oils. At the most, you can also use henna or indigo as they are a natural form of coloring your hair. Also, reduce the usage of hair tools like hair dryer, hair straightener and curlers as the heat which is emitted from these tools further dries down your hair.
Tip: Spray your hair with Briganantadi Hair Growth Tonic/ Serum to avoid further damage to your hair while blow drying, straightening or curling them.
Wash your hair using Normal Water: By normal water here we mean washing your hair using room temperature water. Do not wash your hair using warm water as it will strip off your hair from its natural oils giving them a dry look.
Do not overdo the brushing of Your Hair: Brushing your hair too often will make your hair frizzy and lead to hair breakage. Therefore, do not brush your hair frequently. Also, use wooden hair combs rather than the plastic ones as the plastic ones will make your hair frizzy, yet again.
Sleep on Satin: Yes, make sure that your pillow covers are made of satin rather than cotton ones. Why? A Cotton pillow cover absorbs all the nourishment from your hair and causes a lot of friction. On the other hand, satin is a soft material which will not give rise to any friction thereby keeping your hair soft and manageable.
Seek Expert Advice: However, if your scalp and hair problem is serious, then go to a doctor or dermatologist for expert advice. They will guide you the right way to fight against your hair and scalp problems. One of the biggest medical treatments you can do for your hair is hair transplantation if you are suffering from a serious hair loss. Experts are best, as they will never guide you on the wrong path.
Follow DIY’s: Pamper your hair and scalp by treating them with ayurvedic hair oil and herbal shampoo twice a week with DIY’s that are best suited for your hair type and will fight against your hair problem. DIY’s are natural and will not affect your hair or scalp, whatsoever. Plus, they are really easy to make as you have to pick products or ayurvedic hair oils that are already available in your kitchen like amla oil, coconut oil, bhringraj oil. However, since these are homemade remedies, it might take some time to show results.
Home-made ayurvedic hair oil tips
Onion is the best remedy that you can use to fight against hair problems like hair fall, frizzy hair, dandruff ect. The antioxidant property helps in treating many hair issues. This provides them strength and also provides shine.
How to make: Chop up a few onion pieces, grind them in a mixer grinder, and strain the juice. Apply it to your hair. Leave it for 15-30 minutes, and wash your hair with ayurvedic shampoo afterwards.
Amla/ Indian Gooseberry
Amla is known as Indian Gooseberry. it is rich in vitamin C and loaded with nutrients. Amla helps in promoting hair and scalp health.
How to make: Grind Amla with the regular ayurvedic hair oil like coconut oil, almond oil and strain the juice in a bowl. Strain it into a container and let it cool. Apply 2-3 times in a week to get good results.
Bhringraj is known as the king of herbs. It is commonly used for hair treatment. It can be used to fight against hair related issues like hair fall, dandruff etc. It is the best ayurvedic hair oil for best results.
How to make: Boil the leaves if you have access to these rare leaves. Rinse your head with the infused Bhringraj water. To get better results, you can also make a paste with these leaves with Hibiscus leaves. If you cannot get hold of Bhringraj in any form, the best bet is to buy Bhringraj Oil or an Ayurvedic Hair Oil which is made from Bhringraj.
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