Ayurvedic Oils For Natural Hair Growth
For good look for youthful keeps folks colouring their hair by disguising grey or white hair, or altering their hair colour into something more stylish and appealing, regardless of the perceived dangers.
Fortunately, centuries of Indian healing traditions known as Ayurveda have revealed a completely new way of dyeing hair that is completely natural and free of side-effects. One of the greatest advantages of these methods is that a wide range of essential nutrients including antioxidants, protein and vitamins, will help to keep your hair looking youthful, soft and lustrous while nourishing your scalp.
The application of this oil has to do with important, lifestyle changes that involve diet and exercise. However, there are certain oils that can truly do wonders to your hair when applied regularly and in the right amounts.
The best of all-natural products are much less expensive in comparison to most OTC products that dye your hair. You may not have the amazing selection of colours that come with OTC hair dyes, but if you find a natural colour that works just right, you will have saved yourself a ton of money and acquired a host of health benefits!
How To Apply Ayurvedic Oils To The Hair
The easiest way to apply oil to the hair as well as the entire scalp is to gently massage the oil using your fingertips. Most people like to heat the Ayurvedic oils before applying them, by pouring them into a bowl with hot water.
Massaging with a circular movement is best advised in order to calm the head and improve circulation and vital energy.
Next, you should leave the oil on the entire scalp for any prescribed period of time, depending on the severity of hair loss or damage you have already incurred. It’s also desirable to apply a bit of oil onto the ears and leave it overnight if possible.
The oils can be rinsed off using a very dilute shampoo. In fact, Ayurvedic traditions often stress the use of highly diluted shampoos in general; as there is an underlying belief that undiluted shampoos are the major causes of damaged hair.
Many Ayurvedic healers will recommend that you apply the oils at least 3 times weekly. Some people also find it easier to make a paste out of the oil by adding a bit of black bean or herbs in order to fully coat the hair.
Typical Oils Using In Ayurvedic Hair Care
Some of the most common oils used in Ayurveda are sesame oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, coconut oil and mustard oil. Each comes with its own set of unique properties proven to stimulate hair follicle development efficiently.
For example, rosemary oil may be massaged in your day-to-day routine in order to resist hair thinning, while raising blood circulation and providing the hair with important nutrients.
Jojoba oil contains a wide range of important minerals copper, chromium and zinc, which can give astounding results against hair loss in as little as a few weeks. It’s important to purchase oils from reputable sellers in order to achieve the right potency.
Other powerful Ayurvedic oils include the following:
- Olive oil: to clean the roots of the individual hair follicles.
- Amla oil: to strengthen the follicles and prevent greying of the hair.
- Coconut oil: to reduce dandruff and a host of other disorders of the scalp.
- Bhringaraj oil: to thicken the hair without the side effects of using common OTC medications such as Minoxidil.
- Japa or Hibiscus oil: to maintain the lustre and colour of your hair.
Typical Natural Hair Dyes Used in Ayurveda
The most common Ayurvedic hair dyes are derived from the natural pigments of plants with the most popular being henna and indigo. The two combined usually generate a purplish-blue colour but may work with some brunettes.
However, the fun doesn’t end there! There are many teas, which have pigment and can be brewed in the right proportions to achieve a wider range of colours. These include lemon juice (for lightening), java, saffron, and walnut husks.
Henna is a Natural Solution to Hair Drying
The first thing that most people say comes to mind when they think of “natural hair dyes” is henna. Why is this shrub so popular? Let’s investigate it in further detail.
Henna grows in parts of Asia, Africa and Australia and is known to fortify and soften the hair. When grounded with warm water, it becomes a potent hair dye and can give dark hair with a reddish, auburn tint. The results from a henna treatment are primarily determined by your original hair’s natural colour.
Tip: Always handle Henna with gloves! Otherwise, your fingers will have an orange hue for the next several days!
In order to increase the colour palette of henna, you can add other ingredients such as those mentioned above as well as apple cider vinegar, yogurt or Amla powder. These can be slowly added to the henna mixture until you achieve a thick consistency. An alternative to henna is Cassia, which is popular among blond women looking for a natural solution. It has the conditioning effects of henna without undesirable undertones.