Beautiful hair is considered the symbol of beauty. It adds to the persona and uplifts our confidence. Maybe this is why our hair is very dear to us humans- Beautiful hair is a crown on our head. Women spend hours styling their hair locks and even schedule their hair washing days according to the events.
Sadly, our generation faces a lot of hair-related problems. Conversations about hair fall, receding hairline, and thinning of hair are so common, and almost every millennial relates to these issues despite endless companies promoting hair products. Graying of hair and hair fall used to be the indications of growing age, but no longer it's an old age factor.
Ayurveda suggests healthy hair and physical and mental well-being have a direct relation. It has a lot more to do with our lifestyle than superficial treatments. So, expensive products may give your hair momentary sheen and bounce but their harmful chemicals come with repercussions.
Ayurveda has an intrinsically holistic approach and it aims to address the root cause of the problems. Here's a complete inside-out approach to healthy hair.
Three Ayurvedic hair types-
According to Ayurveda, the three vital energies Vata, Pitta, and Kapha govern our bodily activities.
• Vata hair type
Vata (air) hair type tends to be thin, straight with high porosity.
The imbalance in Vata dosha causes dryness, flaky dandruff, frizzy and brittle hair.
• Pitta hair type
Pitta hair type tends to be normal to slightly wavy with medium thickness and density.
Aggravated pitta when accumulated in hair follicles leads to falling out of hair and premature graying.
• Kappa hair type
Kappa hair is thick, well-hydrated, and strong with smooth and lustrous locks.
Imbalance in Kappa dosha leads to excess oil secretion that blocks the follicles of the scalp.
It's crucial to understand your hair type before any treatment. At EGA Wellness, you can get expert advice and ayurvedic treatments from Ayurvedic doctors who will guide you through the ayurvedic ways and help you identify the root cause of the problem and its natural treatment.
The intrinsic approach to healthy hair
According to Ayurveda, good hair growth signifies the health of a person. When a person is happy, the hair looks lively and bouncy. On the other hand, when a person is stressed, it has a detrimental impact on hair as well.
Ayurveda and yoga are the two sisters with the immeasurable wisdom of human well-being. Few simple and easy yogic exercises can significantly improve the health of your hair.
• Prasanna Mudra
Keep your hands near the chest and rub the nails of your fingers against each other for 5-10 minutes any time of the day for 30 days. Keep the thumbs straight.
It will slow down hair loss and reduce split ends and gray hair. Your hair will look lustrous and strong.
Mandukasana (frog asana) is also an easy asana that can be performed without any difficulty.
This asana is good for premature greying hair and stopping them from growing further. Apart from that, it is also useful in treating constipation, diabetes, and digestive disorders.
• Sheetali Pranayama
Sheetal pranayama balances extra heat throughout the body and kindles the digestive fire without affecting the pitta.
We are living in times where stress has become an inevitable part of our fast-paced lives. A little drift in our lifestyle with these easy yogic exercises can bring a huge change not only in hair but the overall body.
We are what we eat! No miracle can resolve your hair issues or any health-related problems if you won't limit or quit your addiction to junk foods. Intake of fried, salted, or fermented food aggravates the pitta dosha in the body, reaches hair follicles, and eventually causes hair to fall or turn grey. Smoking and consuming alcohol cause irreversible damage to hair as well.
Adding the following herbs can rejuvenate and completely nourish your hair.
Considered the king of hair care, bhringraj is a cooling herb that deeply nourishes the roots of the hair, encourages hair growth, and protects the natural shine of the hair.
Amala has an abundance of fatty acids that penetrates deep into the follicles and gives hair an extra shine and adds volume. Its iron content helps in the growth of the hair.
Triphala works like magic for all sorts of hair-related problems. The iron and potassium present in Triphala balances the deficiency of minerals, thus preventing premature greying of hair.
Most of the Triphala tablets available in the market are made from dried powder but EGA Triphala tablets are hand-made as per the ayurvedic principles from fresh fruits.
Copper-rich fruits like blackberries, pineapple, pomegranates, almonds, etc should be inculcated in the diet for premature greying of hair. Also, have fruits, green leafy vegetables, and fresh juices.
EGA wellness has a wide range of fresh-pressed juices that helps in detoxifying and cleansing your body and provide the essential nutrients. Working-class and students who don't get enough time to engage in these activities like processing juices at their homes can order fresh juices from EGA.
The extrinsic approach to healthy hair
The right choice of Shampoo
Shampoo cleans the dirt from your hair and excess oil that accumulates over time. Hence, washing hair twice or thrice a week is recommended by Ayurveda.
Choosing the right shampoo according to the type of your hair is very essential. Most of the shampoos have a huge amount of paraben and sulfate that extracts the natural oils from the hair.
Natural ayurvedic shampoos are good for the scalp and improve the health of the hair without any damage or side effects.
Artificial conditioners add instant bounce to your hair and your hair becomes extra smooth and silky but that's a trap. To achieve these results, excessive chemicals are put in the shampoos and conditioners which damages your hair in the longer run.
You can prepare homemade conditioners like Amalaki paste or make a paste from lemon, honey, and water in a 1:2:5 ratio.
Explore your kitchen and you'll find endless ingredients for healthy hair- our nature has bestowed upon us priceless gifts.
Regular Oil Massage
Our grandmothers are the ambassadors of the best chumps in the world. A good champion with firm hands releases all the stress and we feel rejuvenated.
Ayurveda recommends oiling your hair 2-3 times a week. Good hair massage improves circulation and supplies blood to the hair roots.
Regular massage with ayurvedic oils balances the doshas accumulated in your head.
Ega wellness has a range of ayurvedic oils to address all hair issues. They have different shampoos suitable for hot (coconut oil) and cold weather (sesame oil) which helps in maintaining the doshas throughout the year. They also have ayurvedic anti-dandruff shampoo made out of cooked coconut oil, shweta kutaja (ayurvedic medicinal plant), and neem.
Combing hair properly
Everyone knows how and why to comb hair but combing the hair the right way is what matters. In hurry, we vigorously comb our hair which stretches our hair, resulting in hair fall and split ends.
A wooden comb is highly recommended if you have dandruff and sharing your comb with others is a big NO.
Avoid heat styling
Prolonged use of heat styling products leaves your hair dry by extracting all the moisture and they are one of the reasons for breakage and split ends. Avoid using straighteners, curlers, and blow dryers as much as you can, and whenever you use these products, do not forget to apply the serum.
Ayurveda has a 5000 years old rich history and has a holistic approach towards human well-being. Modern products give you momentary happiness by instantly resolving your problems but Ayurveda pulls out the roots of the problems and completely eradicates the problem. Hence, its beliefs are built on a strong foundation that hasn't been shaken for thousands of years, albeit forgotten.
EGA wellness believes in the power of Ayurveda and how it can transform healthcare with preventive measures. Hence, with the help of Ayurvedic knowledge, EGA is making products completely made out of natural herbs and making them accessible to people across many countries.