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Simple and Effective ways of Ayurveda for Hair Loss and Premature Graying

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In Ayurveda, hair fall is referred to as ‘khalitya’ and premature graying of hair is termed as ‘Palitya’. Both khalitya and Palitya are considered as pure paitik (arising out of ‘pitta’) disorders. It means, when you continuously disturb ‘pitta’ (heat in your body), it can gray your hair. So, according to Ayurveda, if you consume pitta enhancing substances, your pittaaggravates and cause gray hair. From ayurvedic point of view, good hair growth is linked to one’s physical and mental health. When one is cheerful, the hair looks lively, alternatively when one is feeling depressed and pessimistic, the hair acquires a fallen and lifeless look.

According to Ayurveda, hair is a byproduct of bone formation and the tissue responsible for building bones is also responsible for the growth of hair. Early hair loss is related to body type and the balance of the mind-body constitution (doshas). Any problem with the hair will always indicate a dosha imbalance as well as a disequilibrium in the activities of your mind. People who have excess Pitta in their body are likely to lose their hair early in life, or have prematurely thin or gray hair. Excess Pitta in the sebaceous gland, at the root of the hair, or folliculitis can also lead to hair loss. Ayurveda recommends specialized home remedies to prevent as well as manage the gray hair all over the body. According to Ayurveda physiology the digestive essence (Rasa element) is responsible for healthy hair both color and structure. Any pathology affecting this leads to white hair. Correction of the causes with Ayurveda therapies and medicines, bring back the normalcy. Ayurveda says that the white hair after the middle age that is 82 is not reversible.

10 Effective Hair Masks To Treat Hair Loss

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Preventing hair loss is a major concern for most women across the world. There are so many natural treatments that you can follow to bid farewell to this issue. The only problem is that not all of us have enough time to visit the parlour and use one of these treatments. We understand you have a busy schedule, but ignoring the hair is certainly not going to solve the problem. An effective and smart way to prevent and stop hair loss permanently is by trying homemade hair masks. The best part is that you don’t have to travel far away to find the ingredients. They are all available in your kitchen. Trust me!

Eggs could always be used to prevent hair loss.

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1. You will require one hard egg, a cup of milk, two tablespoons of lemon juice and olive oil.

2. Mix them together and massage well all over the scalp region.
3. Cover your head with a shower cap and let it stay for the next 20 minutes.
4. Wash it off with cold water.Love eating bananas? Now you can use it for your hair!

1. All you require for the banana mask for hair loss is two ripe bananas, a tablespoon of olive oil, coconut oil and honey.
2. Add them together in a bowl and blend with the help of a spoon.
3. Now, apply this over your hair as well as the scalp region.
4. Let it settle down for about five minutes.
5. Wash off with lukewarm water.

3. Yogurt Mask:

Yogurt offers an inexpensive and effective deep conditioning for your hair.

1. To prepare the yogurt mask, you will need a cup of yogurt, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey.
2. Mix these ingredients well and apply the mask from the roots to the tips.
3. Let it stay for 15 minutes, after which you can wash it with cold water.

4. Avocado Mask:

Apply Avocado mask once or twice a week to improve texture and sheen of your hair.

1. Get hold of a small avocado that is green and ripe, half a cup of milk and a tablespoon of olive and almond oil.
2. Blend them together until you find any lumps.
3. Apply from the roots to the tips of the hair.
4. Let it stay for 15 minutes and wash with cold water.

5. Strawberry Mask:

Stop hair fall within two washes with the help of a strawberry mask.

1. A couple of fresh strawberries, some amount of coconut oil and honey should be mixed together in a bowl.
2. Now, apply this prepared mask from the scalp to the ends of your hair.
3. Use cold water to rinse it off after 20 minutes.

6. Curry Leaves And Coconut Mask:

This hair mask for hair loss can do wonders on your hair.

1. Grab some fresh curry leaves and a few tablespoons of coconut oil from your kitchen.
2. Boil them for a couple of minutes and use the residue to massage all over your hair.
3. Rinse well after 20 minutes.
4. Use this mask twice a week.

7. Castor Oil And Brandy:

Who knows castor oil and brandy could do wonders for your hair? Yes, they do.

1. You require two tablespoons of castor oil with another two tablespoons of brandy and an egg.
2. Prepare a mixture of the above ingredients.
3. Massage the scalp with the mixture and apply all over the hair too.
4. Let it stay for a while and then you may rinse with cold water.

8. Rosemary Mask:

Do you know rosemary strengthens hair follicles and helps to combat hair loss?

1. Take a few tablespoons of well-chopped rosemary.
2. Boil them in water for a couple of minutes.
3. When the mixture gets cool, massage it all over the scalp.
4. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

9. Green Tea Mask:

Green tea stimulates hair growth. It is one of the perfect remedy for those suffering from thinning hair.

1. Take one egg yolk and take two tablespoons of green tea that has recently been prepared.
2. Mix them till you see a creamy texture.
3. Apply with the help of a brush all over the scalp and hair.
4. Let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Wash if off with cold water before you shampoo your hair.

10. Vitamin E Capsule Mask:

Protect hair with this strengthening and repairing hair damage remedy.

1. A combination of almond oil, castor oil, coconut oil, lavender oil and crushed Vitamin E capsules can be stored in a bottle.
2. Apply this mixture all over the hair and scalp thrice a week.
3. Let it stay overnight and wash off the next morning with cold water.

These are some of the effective and natural hair masks for hair loss that you can use to make your hair beautiful and healthy. Have you tried preparing any hair masks at home other than these? Do not forget to share them with us.

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Ayurveda Hair Treatments for gorgeous hair

These Ayurveda hair treatments nourishes and strengthens the hair

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Ayurveda treatment with herbal oil:
Use herbal oils to treat hair problem as well as promote healthy hair growth. Massaging your roots with ayurvedic hair oil like neem oil or amla oil that works not just to improve blood flow to your head but also to nourish roots.
Massage 2-3 tablespoons of oil onto your scalp for 5-10 minutes. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on overnight. Shampoo and condition as usual the next morning.
Try the best hair oil spa treatment at home for faster hair growth >>

Ayurveda treatment with herbal powder:
Mix amla or fenugreek powder to coconut oil or aloe vera gel for a hair mask. The hair growth herbs strengthens the shaft and helps prevent breakage. Apply this to your hair and scalp and massage gently. Leave it for 30 minutes. Massage the treatment into your scalp, let it work its magic over the next couple of hours then shampoo and style your hair as usual.

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DIY: This Baking Soda Shampoo Saved My Hair

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Did you know that baking soda is an incredibly easy way to clean your hair? Yep, the rumors are true. What shocked me even more than the fact that this actually works is how much better my hair began to look when I started using baking soda compared to traditional shampoo!

I’m a complete DIY gal when it comes to my beauty routine and I’m always on a mission to reduce my exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, so I was psyched that this method gave me such great results.

You might be wondering: what’s so bad about regular shampoos? Well, they can contain a lot of harmful ingredients. Some of the worst chemical-offenders are:
sodium Sodium Lauryl
Laureth Sulfate
DEA/Diethanolamine
Parabens
Fragrance
The word fragrance might not sound so bad, but on a label, it can mean the presence of over 4,000 separate chemical ingredients. How scary is that?!

There are lots of great natural brands of shampoo that don’t contain these ingredients, but as my short hair began to grow, it became really limp and flat due to the rainy weather here in Seattle. I tried to fix this with mousse and styling products, which then caused build-up.

To fix that, I started incorporating a clarifying shampoo every few weeks, but this dried out my hair, so I added in an intensive conditioner, which only made the lifeless hair problem worse. Plus, with the cold, my hair was getting really static-y.

Ugh.

I was ready to chop it all off and go back to short hair when I found my way to the baking soda and vinegar hair care method which solved all my problems.

My hair now has more body, volume, and strength than it did with all the crazy shampooing, products, and special hair care nonsense from before. And now my routine is incredibly simple: wash with baking soda, rinse with vinegar, blow dry, and maybe flat iron the front strands if I feel like it.

That’s it.

Since shampoos strip our scalps of natural oils, this tend to increase oil production so as you stop using shampoo you might find that you hair seems oiler than normal for the first few weeks until your scalp adjusts. Now that I’ve been using this method for awhile, I’ve found that my hair doesn’t get as oily as it did before and I only have to use this method every 2 – 3 days. The baking soda and vinegar method is cheap, effective, simple and chemical-free and I think you’ll love it as much as I do. Here’s how you can get started:

Method

It might be hard to adjust to the lack of shampoo foaming action at first, but I promise this is worth it in the end.

Baking Soda

Start by mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. I have shoulder length hair and mix about 2 to 3 tablespoon of baking soda with 3 times that amount of water in a small squeeze bottle. You can adjust this depending on your hair length.

Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends.

Let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse with warm water.

After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, you’ll want to apply a vinegar rinse.

Vinegar Rinse

Mix 1 part white or apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water. To minimize the vinegar smell, I also add lavender, peppermint, and/or rosemary essential oils to the vinegar mixture. I like to mix a big batch of this ahead of time and keep it in a squeeze bottle in the shower.

Tilt your head back, close your eyes (to avoid getting this mixture in your eyes), and distribute through your hair.

If you have longer hair like I do, I like to then (still keeping my eyes closed) tilt my head forward and distribute more rinse through the ends.

After a few seconds, rinse with cold water. The cold water helps to seal in moisture, smooth the hair, and add shine. I have straight hair and have noticed that this really made a difference with eliminating frizz and static.

Have you tried the baking soda and vinegar method? Any tips that have worked well for you?