Why does Ayurveda care about hair?
Ayurveda uses multiple herbs and botanicals to nourish your hair. Before we break down just what Ayurvedic herbs can do for your hair. We would like to give you a little context first. So, Ayurveda believes that hair is directly linked to bone tissue, the nervous system and your gut. This means that if you weaken any of these areas, your hair will suffer too!
In light of this, a ‘weakening’ in any of these areas is likely caused by a dosha imbalance. The ‘doshas’ are bodily forces which are governed by the elements. Including, air / ether (Vata), fire / water (Pitta), water / earth (Kapha). When out of balance, these forces can show up in the following ways:
- Vata – causes dry and brittle hair that lacks lustre and radiance
- Pitta – causes hair loss, thinning and a sensitive scalp
- Kapha – causes excess oil and greasiness
What can Ayurvedic Herbs do to help hair?
With the above symptoms of doshic imbalance in mind, Ayurveda uses herbs to remedy and rescue hair…
Amla Powder: For dry and brittle hair that lacks radiance:
People know Amla colloquially as Indian Gooseberry. Amla is an edible fruit that people renown globally for its extraordinarily high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants. For one thing, people traditionally use for its natural hair conditioning properties. So, you can mix Amla Powder into a paste to nourish and replenish your hair. Leaving it soft, silky and lustrous.
Java Grass: For hair loss, thinning and a sensitive scalp
People renown Java in Ayurveda. You can use Java grass to strengthen hair and rejuvenate the scalp. While Quassia, Sacred Lotus and Neem purify your hair. So, revitalise you dry hair with vitamin E, C and enriching Coconut and Avocado oils when you apply the Ayumi Intensive Hair Conditioner.
Aritha Powder: For oily, greasy hair
Aritha powder is derived from the pods of the soap nut tree. So, Aritha soap is naturally rich in lathering saponins. Additionally, Aritha soap nuts are extremely versatile and you can be use them to wash skin, scalp and hair. As well as making a natural cleanser for hand washing delicate fabrics such as silk.