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    Few tips and recipes given by famous ayurvedic physicians.

    Dos and Donts for healthy hair

    • A wide toothed, wooden comb reduces hair fall to a great extent.
    • Do not use chemical shampoos, hair dyes, conditioners,serums,hair styling gels, tools such as hair straighteners, blow dryers etc.
    • Use natural products such as herbal shampoos and masks, henna hair masks for natural hair dying.
    • Do not use hot water for head bath, use Luke warm or cold water.
    • Do not comb wet hair, let the hair dry naturally.
    • Trim hair every 6-8 weeks to promote healthy hair growth.
    Food for healthy hair
    • Avoid excessively spicy, salty and high on sugar content food.
    • Drink lots of water every day.
    • Take high protein diet like Paneer, tofu, soy products, milk and other healthy protein sources.
    • For non – vegetarians, fish oil is great for healthy hair and scalp. You can also take well cooked meat.
    • Lamba Kesani For long hair - Take 20 gms of finely chopped radish,add 3 pinches of black pepper powder, 3 pinches of salt, mix well.Eat twice a day.
    • Use old tamarind (black tamarind) in your daily cooking.
    • Take a balanced diet with all the nutrients including minerals that are only found in fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Exercise regularly, to suit your routine and body. It improves the blood circulation to the scalp and can be helpful in reducing hair fall.
    • Include vitamin C rich foods in diet like Amla, Oranges and many other citrus fruits.
    • Salads should include onion, garlic, broccoli, Brussels, turnip and other sulfur rich foods.
    • Being anemic can cause significant hair fall,take measures by consuming beetroot and Pomegranate juice.
    • Check the water that you use daily for external as well as internal usage.Use soft water for drinking and bathing.
    • Consume dry fruits and nuts,protein,fruits and vegetables.
    • Consuming an amla everyday reduces hair greying,can consume amla in the form of chutney,subzi,muraba.
    • Consume cows milk,bananas,olive oil in salads,raw honey,eggs.
    • Consume almonds,white sesame seeds,coconut in different forms for beautiful,soft and shiny hair.
    • A high protein and an iron rich diet is recommended for hair loss. An adequate intake of raw vegetables, fresh fruits, salads, green leafy vegetables should be included in the diet on a regular basis.
    Ayurveda shampoos

    Tamarind shampoo for beautiful hair
    Soak 1 year old tamarind (black tamarind)in little water, extract the juice.Apply to the hair, leave for some time and take head bath.

    Bharat shampoo

    Soak 15 grams of dried shikakai pieces and 15 grams of dried Amla pieces in 1/2 liter water overnight.Boil for 10 to 15 mins and strain.when it becomes luke warm apply to the scalp and hair, massage well & leave for 15 mins.Massage well again, pour water massage again, till done.

    Shampoo for soft hair

    Mix hibiscus leaves paste or red hibiscus flower paste with reeta juice,apply this homemade shampoo to hair n scalp.Scrub and rinse.

    Anti dandruff shampoo

    Mix neem leaves paste with reeta juice,apply this homemade shampoo to hair n scalp.Scrub and rinse.

    Amla Shampoo

    Mix together 2 tsps shikakai powder, 2 tsps amla powder, 2 lightly crushed reetha balls with 300 ml water.Bring to a boil for 15 mins.Remove from stove and let cool.Squeeze well to extract the juice from reetha balls.Strain and use as a shampoo.

    Ayurveda hair masks


    For dense hair growth

    Pressure cook whole white urad dal into a dal type consistency.Let cool and grind into a smooth paste.Apply to the hair n scalp.leave for sometime and wash.

    For shiny hair

    Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight,grind into a smooth paste.Apply to scalp and hair,leave for sometime and wash.This also helps eliminate dandruff.

    Ayurvedic hair mask for strong and healthy hair growth

    Mix 1 tsp shikakai powder, 1 tsp amla powder with a cup of curds.Marinate for 12 hours.Apply to scalp and hair.Leave for an hour.Wash hair with cold or luke warm water.

    Ayurvedic Hair mask for healthy and beautiful hair

    Mix 2 tbsp Amla powder,1 tbsp shikakai powder, 1 tbsp methi seed powder,juice of 1 lemon together in enough curds to make a smooth paste; let stand overnight.In the morning, apply this paste all over your hair and scalp; wash off after an hour.This strengthen your hair, detox your scalp, reduce hair fall and makes it shiny.

    Hair mask for shiny & beautiful Hair
    Twice a week gently massage your scalp with thin buttermilk,apply to every hair strand.Leave for an hour and take head bath with shikakai.

    For strengthening the hair roots to control hair loss,hair growth,silky hair

    Grind fresh fenugreek (methi) leaves into a fine paste.Apply to the hair and scalp.Wait till it dries and take head bath with bharat shampoo.This will turn rough hair into silky hair.

    Remedy for hair loss,white hair,dandruff,for strengthening the hair roots and promotes hair growth

    Extract coconut milk from a tender coconut.Apply from the roots till the end.Leave for an hour.Wash hair with ayurveda shampoo.Repeat this twice a week.

    Hair mask remedies for split ends

    • Mix 1 egg,2 tsp almond oil,1 tsp olive oil,1 tsp sesame oil and/or mustard oil,1/2 tsp castor oil,4-5 drops of rosemary oil to get ride egg door plus (you can use lavender or peppermint oil),1 tsp of honey and 1 tbsp of yogurt (optional),1-2 tbsp of henna powder (optional) to make it into a hair pack.Apply to scalp and hair,wash hair after 45 mins to 1 hour with a mild shampoo.Repeat twice a week.This also promotes hair growth.
    • Peel and de seed a ripe Papaya, cut into pieces and grind into a pulp. Mix equal amount of papaya pulp and curds,whip until you obtain a smooth consistency. Apply this mixture all over the hair. Cover with a shower cap and leave for 45 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
    Hair mask remedy for grey hair
    Mix 1/2 cup curds, 1 tbsp black pepper powder, 1 tbsp lime juice in a bowl.Apply to the head, leave for 30 mins and wash.Repeat this for atleast 3 months.

    Ayurveda hair oils

    [​IMG]Hibiscus hair oil

    Mix equal amount of red hibiscus petal powder and virgin coconut oil/sesame oil, store in a glass jar.Luke warm little oil and massage it into the scalp every night before bed time, wash with a herbal ayurveda shampoo twice a week.This results in shiny and silky hair growth.Using sesame oil as a base to make this oil has a bonus benefit of eliminating dandruff.

    Anti dandruff lemon hair oil

    Mix 250 ml of pure coconut oil with juice of 3 lemons.Simmer on a slow flame for a while till all the moisture in the oil evaporates.Remove and strain.Store in a glass jar.Massage your scalp with this oil twice everyday.This also reduces hair loss, blackens the hair and promotes healthy hair growth.It also eliminates itchiness on the scalp and lice.

    Amla Hair oil
    Mix together 2 tbsp Amla powder, 1 tbsp methi seeds powder,1 cup pure coconut oil.Cook on a slow flame and keep stirring.As soon as it turns light brown remove from flame and keep aside to cool.Do not it let it turn black.Strain and store in a glass jar.This will last for 2 weeks.Warm the oil before applying to the hair and scalp.

    Hair oil remedies for grey hair

    • Powder 15 black pepper corns into a fine powder and add to 250 ml coconut oil.Simmer for a while on a slow flame.Remove and let cool,strain.store in a glass jar.Massage your scalp and hair gently with this oil everyday.Your grey hair will eventually turn black.
    • Mix a fist full of curry leaves to 3 tbsp coconut oil,cook on a slow flame.Remove and let cool,strain.Store in a glass jar.Apply to scalp and hair,massage for 15 mins and leave overnight or atleast 15 mins and take head bath with a mild shampoo.Repeat 2-3 times a week.
    • Mix 4 tbsp mustard oil in a pan with 1 tbsp methi seed powder and cook on a slow flame till the oil gets heated.Do not let the oil smoke.Remove and strain,store in a glass jar.Apply to scalp and hair regularly.
    Vanilla hair oil remedy for split ends and headache
    20 grams Vanilla beans are made into a paste with 200 ml water and mixed with 100 ml coconut oil.It is then cooked on a slow fire till all the moisture evaporates. It is removed,strained and stored in a glass jar.Alternatively you can use vanilla essence instead of vanilla bean paste.Add essence to the oil,warm it a bit and filter,proportions are 5 grams vanilla essence per 100 ml oil.This aromatic oil is applied regularly to repair split ends and arrest hair fall. Also helps to relieve from headache.

    Hair oil remedy for hair fall
    Mix 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp castor oil, 1 tsp mustard oil in a bowl.Bring water to a boil in a big vessel,place the oil bowl in it.The oil gets heated.Using a cotton ball apply to the hair roots.Leave for 2 hours and wash with a mild shampoo.

    Note
    - Follow the above tips,chose a hair oil,shampoo and a mask according to your need from the above ayurvedic home remedies and follow religiously for twice a week and be patient enough to reap benefits. Consult your family physician if these remedies do not work even after trying for 3-6 months, there could be an internal problem that needs to be dealt.
     
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    Thank you so much.

    These are wonderful tips.
     
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    @kveena very good tips! Can you please suggest for oily scalp ? Sometimes I feel my scalp smells when it becomes oily . If I go to dermatologist they give some medicines but which aren’t so effective . Please let me know if you know any !
     
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    @shravs3 Massage your scalp with a herbal hair oil, leave overnight and follow one of these remedies

    1. Soap nuts (reeta) are good cleansers. Please wash your hair 2 to 3 times a week from the above mentioned herbal shampoos (Amla shampoo or anti dandruff shampoo or soft hair shampoo just increase the quantity of reeta a bit). Incase you have itchiness and/or dandruff try the anti dandruff shampoo which helps get rid of scalp infections.Follow the above do's and donts.

    2.Reeta lemon shampoo for oily hair - soak a cup of reeta powder/reeta balls overnight in a mug of soft water.Squeeze and strain the water in the morning and mix with a tbsp of lemon juice.Wet your hair and apply to scalp liberally and rub well.This creates froth.Wash your scalp with cold or lukewarm soft water till the froth leaves.Repeat twice or thrice a week as needed.


    3.Hair buddha is a wonderful website for all kinds of hair problems, you could try her recipe for oily hair. Q&A Which is a good homemade shampoo for Oily hair? - hair buddha

    Note - keep away from dust, consume nutritious food, fresh fruits, leafy vegetables, dry fruits.Sleep for at least 8 hours.

    Hope this helps,
    Veena



     
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    @goldencookie please go through this post and ask your physician to get your blood work done to check your hormones like thyroid and vitamins like b12, vitamin d, iron levels and use medication if needed.
     
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    Thanks a lot Veena
     
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    There is one more step, which we must follow when taking care of our hair. We should not use chemical-based hair color that damages hair and leads to hair loss. It is believed that hair color causes damage. But the leading hair color brand like Godrej Expert offers hair color dye that is ammonia free hair color. As it has no chemicals it does not damage the hair and colors hair naturally.
     
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    Yes that's right, I had mentioned in do's and donts about not using any chemicals.

    Apart from ammonia there are other harmful chemicals that one should be aware of such as PPD, resorcinol, MEA, persulfates, parabens, propylene glycol and nickel. These can cause allergies and other side effects like folliclitis,cancer and other scalp infections.Hence making sure that the selected hair dye is free of such chemicals is important.

    Glad to know that ammonia free dye from godrej works for you or someone you know.
     
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    thank you for the tips
    any tips for removing excess hair from face. Dont want to do threading on sides.
    thank you in advance
     

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