Ayurveda for hair loss:


What is the secret of someone's thick and glossy hair? Have you ever wondered how she maintains and looks after her hair? In this article, we will explain how to put the luster back in your hair along with improving the thickness while addressing the many causes of hair fall. Healthy Hair and Nails Hair and nails are the by-products of bone metabolism as per Ayurveda. So your diet must be rich in calcium and minerals to nourish the bone tissues. But along with bone tissue maintenance, your diet must also purify the fat tissue. This is because healthy bone tissue depends on healthy fat tissue and thus, taking care of the fat tissue simultaneously nourishes the bone. These factors are elemental to hair and nail health. 

It is misleading to only consume calcium for hair and nails. To strengthen the nails and bones calcium is elemental but calcium will not help if the fat tissue is filled with ama. The toxins produced due to incorrect digestion must leave the body but only focus on Calcium would not help in this case. Therefore the impurities that are present in the fat tissue cause weakened bone production. As a result, of this, in turn, gets reflected in dull hair, weak nails, and problematic skin. 




Healthy diet: 


A comprising of sweet, juicy and fresh fruits along with cooked greens, and leafy green vegetables with a bitter taste will help in the growth and maintenance of healthy hair and bones. Seasoning the cooked vegetables with equal proportions of fenugreek, cumin, turmeric, and coriander helps to maintain optimum nutrition. Sautéed food in ghee will also help purify fat tissue and strengthen bone tissue to nourish the hair and nails. Addition of fresh shredded coconut to your diet can prove to be beneficial for hair growth. Always utilize the healthy fats present in cooking oils such as olive oil or ghee. 


Avoid Food Items: 

 It is of utmost importance to avoid food items that cause difficulty in digestion and create an excess of ama or digestive impurities in the body. Steer away from the consumption of an excessive quantity of refined sugars, leftovers, ice-cold drinks, frozen foods straight from the refrigerator, processed and packaged foods, unhealthy fats, and heavy deep-fried foods to list a few. 


Herbal products
Do not use the harsh commercial shampoos and conditioners that contain DEA and sodium lauryl sulfate. As these shampoos can strip the luster and moisture away from your hair and cause deeper imbalances. These chemicals can cause dry hair which further leads to split ends and breakage. 



Herbal remedies: 

Regular hair massage with oil helps to prevent hair fall, dandruff, dryness, split ends, breakage and improves the luster along with smoothing hair fibers. In case of dry hair, massage your head at least twice a week. In case you have normal to oily hair, once a week oil massage is enough for your hair. Massaging the hair with warm-oil stimulates the scalp and hair follicles. This, in turn, adds moisture to the hair and scalp preventing the formation of dandruff and further preventing hair fall.


Ayurvedic concept:  


As per the texts of Ayurveda, hair is a concomitant of the process of bone tissue formation. Problems with the metabolism of this tissue can cause damage to the healthy hair growth. This metabolism process depends on the digestive system and can reflect poorly on the health of your hair. 

Pitta dosha is characterized by the elements of fire and water. This Dosha is responsible for the digestive system and hormones. The digestive system health along with proper hormonal balance ensures healthy hair growth. Hair loss and premature graying can be the outcome of excessive Pitta dosha in the body. Consumption of food articles like dehydrated vegetables, or sour, salty, and spicy foods can increase pitta. Other factors like alcohol consumption and hot weather or being short-tempered can also create an imbalance of the Pitta Dosha. 


 Suggestions and tips to maintain a healthy hair are some of the following: 

  1. A diet rich in protein and iron is advisable to prevent hair loss and an adequate consumption of raw fresh fruits, salads, vegetables, green leafy vegetables should be included in the diet on a regular basis to maintain a healthy nutrition level. 
  2. Choose chemical-free shampoo options for rinsing your hair. The best practice would be the use of herbal formulations. Amla (Emblica Officinalis), Shikakai (Acacia 7concinna) are two natural hair cleansers which are very good for washing the hair 
  3. The nourishment of scalp is very beneficial for stopping the hair loss and this can be achieved by regularly oiling and massaging the hair. It is advisable to use coconut oil at least three times in a week for healthy hair growth. A range of medicated Ayurvedic oils like Neelibhringadi oil, Kunthala kanthi oil, Kanjunnyadi oil is available in the market which is very useful for treating hair problems. Take sufficient amount of oil and massage gently on the scalp regularly to provide nourishment to the hair follicles. 


 Stress and inadequate nutrition are factors leading to hair loss and premature graying. Hair loss is considered normal, when the old strands are replaced by new ones and there is no considerable change in the total thickness of the hair. Precautions are to be taken when excessive hair loss occurs. The graying of hair after a certain age is a normal phenomenon but Ayurveda ensures that this phenomenon does not occur at a very early age. Under certain circumstance, if this starts in the early years of life one should not fall into despair and try to look for Ayurvedic remedies. 


 Khalitya is a term used in the Ayurveda for hair loss. According to Ayurveda Hair is the by-product of bone metabolism. Therefore as per Ayurveda, the tissue responsible for building bones is also responsible for the growth of hair. Hair loss in the early years of life is related to the body type along with the balance of the mind-body constitution (doshas). Excess Pitta in the body is likely to cause hair loss during the early ages of life or prematurely thin or gray hair.


What  is Amla juice: 

 Amla juice is one of the incredible gifts of mother nature. It is a storehouse of Vitamin C and other nutrients like iron, antioxidants. The scientific name of Amla is Phyllanthus emblica. The Sanskrit name for Amla or Indian gooseberry is Amlaki.  Amla Berry is a sour, bitter and astringent fruit grown in wet hilly areas of India. The tree is small to medium-sized. Generally ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand. Amla is used for making pickle, jam, jelly, murabba. But the real health and beauty benefit of Amla comes from consuming Amla Berry juice regularly. In Hindu beliefs, Amla is said to have originated from the drops of Amrit. The religious belief claims Amla has an out of world medicinal property which cures almost every disease and extends span and quality of life. 


What is Aloe Vera juice:

Made from the thick and fresh green to grey-green leaf of the Aloe Vera plant Aloe VERA juice is a miracle nectar that's packed with health benefits. Aloe Vera also was known as Ghritkumari in Ayurveda is a complete nourishment to the body. Aloe Vera juice is an ancient elixir for good health dating back nearly 5000 years to early Egyptian times. This beautiful stemless or short-stemmed medicinal plant is the only natural way to get vitamin B12 which prevents anemia. The other nutrients are vitamin A, C, E as well as minerals like potassium, zinc, and magnesium helping balance metabolism. The juice is made by crushing, grinding and blending of the entire leaf and adding orange fruit concentrate to make the consumer experience even more better


What is Triphala Juice:


The word Triphala means three fruits namely Amla, Haritaki, and Bibhitaki. Triphala juice is an ancient Ayurvedic elixir full of antioxidants. The three fruits are necessarily cultivated in unpolluted areas without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Triphala is handpicked with great care when they ripen. It is taken care of that the whole process is done with extreme cleanliness to get the best results. Triphala is being used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. Charak the famous Ayurvedic physician and writer accounted the benefits of Triphala in his book Charak Samhita the fundamental textbook of Ayurveda. Triphala Juice an amazing aid to digestion and excretion promotes life full of vitality and health.

Stay away from the use of chemical products in your hair. Try herbal remedies and instead.  Renowned herbal formulas which are good for your hair include hair oils made from herbs such as Guduchi, Amla, and  Bhringaraj. These are regularly used in many parts of India and aids to prevent premature graying, dandruff.  Apart from herbal formulas and medicated hair oils, Ayurveda also suggests many plants and herbs separately for hair fall.  Henna (Lawsonia inermis L.) The seeds and leaves of the henna herb are used to diminish pitta dosha. And not only in Ayurveda henna was popular in ancient Egypt to cure hair loss and other hair ailments. This could be because henna can transform follicles of hair from telogen phase ( in a condition where the hair laze and do not evolve ) to the anagen phase (a phase hair evolves actively) and aids in holding hair follicles that are anagenic, thus promote healthier hair. A henna hair pack can condition your hair,  reduce hair fall, and give your hair a lustrous coppery shine.  Aloe vera(Liliaceae) The aloe vera leaves have been utilized over time to ensure healthy hair. Aloe vera is a miraculous chemical composition found in aloe vera. Aloe vera is regarded to be very beneficial in stopping hair fall. It and also aids in alopecia.  Bitter apple (Citrullus colocynthis Schrad) According to Ayurveda bitter apple has a potential for curing  "Indra Gupta," a sudden loss of scalp or body hair resulting from excessive pitta. The seeds of bitter apple have been used to treat premature graying and hair fall for generations.  Ointment rich in bitter apple extracts helps to reduce male-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) by prohibiting the male hormones to be proactive. Thus it improves the thickness, growth, and health of hair.  Indian gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis)

Indian gooseberry (amla) is sour and bitter fruit yet it has a sweet aftertaste. Ayurveda advocates it for pitta dosha for its sweet taste and cooling performance. Dried amla Berry boiled in coconut oil, make a hair oil which is an amazing remedy for premature graying and hair loss. Washing hair with dried amla berry soaked water kept overnight has an excellent effect that provides nourishment to hair. A powerhouse of antioxidants and Vitamin C, Amla is an out of world medicinal fruit for any person experiencing hair fall.     Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba Hassk) Bhringaraj adds volume to our hair, promotes growth and improves the texture of your hair.  In one study, medicinal treatment with the elixir of bhringaraj increased the hair follicles amazingly in anagenic phase. It even showed much better results than the drug minoxidil, widely used in treating hair loss.  Fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum graecum) Fenugreek seeds are commonly known as methi seeds and contain lecithin. Lecithin is a fat-like substance which is known to induce hair growth in the scalp by improving the dilation of blood vessels. Fenugreek seeds are believed to increase the blood circulation and nutrient supply to the scalp resulting in lush hair growth. Soak two tablespoons of methi seeds overnight and ground into a fine paste. Now apply this paste on your scalp and keep it for around thirty minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Following this remedy in frequent intervals will ensure dandruff free scalp and reduced hair fall. Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) Ayurveda recommends the use of Hibiscus, commonly known as China rose that has also been scientifically validated for its medicinal properties. Crush the petals of the hibiscus flower and boil in water, cool the solution and rinse the scalp thoroughly with this solution. This will make the hair glossy and lustrous along with reduced hair fall.