Losing hair? Ayurveda has some sustainable suggestions that you might find helpful, especially if you’ve been looking to level up your haircare routine for a more natural one.
The best advice Ayurveda has to give when it comes to hair is to include these foods and supplements in your routine – the perfect hair loss diet!
What you eat affects your overall health and hair is no exception. A healthy diet rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals is essential for healthy hair growth. Lack of protein and water intake makes for dry and frizzy hair.
Minerals like zinc, iron, calcium and selenium are vital for hair nutrition. Biotin, vitamin C and niacin are vitamins that are essential for hair growth.
For hair loss, Ayurveda recommends regular massages and foods which pacify Pitta and Vata dosha.
Increased Vata dosha can make hair look dry, frizzy and lifeless with dry scalp. Increased Pitta dosha may lead to premature greying of the hair and baldness. Increased Kapha dosha leads to itching and oily scalp.
Ayurveda advises a healthy diet that balances all three doshas, along with proper water intake and sound sleep.
Ensure to include all these foods, both internally and externally, for proper maintenance and upkeep of hair so that it stays strong.
Aloe Vera juice is known to pacify pitta and improve digestion. It also detoxifies the body and promotes hair growth. Consume 30 to 50 ml of aloe vera juice daily for a period of 3 months for best results.
Aloe Vera can be applied externally to cure dandruff because it possesses anti-fungal properties too.
Adequate intake of vitamin C is essential for iron absorption. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and so it is not stored in the body. Hence it is advised to take lots of vitamin C.
And the richest source of natural Vitamin C in the world? Indian Gooseberry orAmla.
You can blend it along with cucumber to make a nourishing juice, to preserve hair health. Consume this early in the morning for good results.
Hailed as an Ayurvedic superfood, Amla is also known to improve hair hygiene, provide a lovely shine and nourish dead and dry-looking hair. It provides a cleansed feeling in the scalp enabling a sparkly shine in the shaft and balances oiliness for a free spirit. And when enriched in a rich hair oil form like with iYURA Rukshadi Dry Hair and Scalp Nectar, Amla adorns one’s hair with shine and a chic look with the help of its phytoconstituent, Lupeol.
Perfect for dead, dry-looking hair and if you’ve been struggling with seeing more hair on your comb than on your head, Rukshadi works well to give you non-greasy, voluminous-looking, strong tresses and also makes your hair look ultra-soft, lustrous and calm. Endowed with a healthy, embarrassment-free scalp, you can now, easily and effortlessly rescue a fused-out, rough mane and transform it into livelier, bouncier and shinier-looking!
Yogurt or buttermilk is an ideal source of probiotics and zinc. Regular intake of buttermilk or yogurt is advised at lunch time. Yogurt can also be applied to hair as a mask along with egg white and lemon juice.
Anemia is one of the major causes of hair loss. Include dried fruits like dates, prunes, raisins and apricots in your diet. These are known to increase hemoglobin.
Almonds, walnuts, flax and sunflower seeds are great source of protein, vitamin E, omega fatty acids, biotin and other minerals. Include these for breakfast for better results.
Curry leaves have long been considered beneficial for hair growth in Ayurveda. Regular intake of curry leaves promotes hair growth and prevents premature greying of the hair.
Include lots of greens in your diet. They are best for your overall health due to good amounts of fiber, vitamins, iron and calcium.
Fruits are nature’s gift. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, water and are also low in calories. Berries, bananas, papayas, kiwi and avocado and all other fruits are beneficial.
Have 2 to 3 seasonal fruits per day. Include them for breakfast, brunch and lunch, before meals as advised in Ayurveda.
Eggs, poultry, fish and oysters are particularly essential for hair nutrition due to their high amounts of protein and minerals.
Triphala, a miraculous combination of three myrobalans, is good for overall health. It helps eliminate free radical damage and detoxifies your body with regular intake. Triphala can promote hair growth and slow down the greying of the hair.
False Daisy (Bhringraj) and Hibiscus (Japa Pushpa) are also popular Ayurvedic herbs used in hair problems, usually formulated in rich hair oils, likeiYURA Romavi Scalp Thirst Quencher,a unique never-before-seen Ayurvedic formulation that gives your hair and scalp an all-round protection.
Also containing Fenugreek and Bitter Cucumber along with Hibiscus, Romavi gives your hair an added protection, right from the follicles. With this highly effective polyherbal formulation, you can easily transform limp hair into soft, smooth, totally moisturized and healthy tresses!
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