Long, thick and strong hair is on every woman’s wishlist.
There are so very many products available in the market place these days that are formulated for this very purpose. They also claim to restore hair condition in almost no time!This task however cannot be achieved with chemical laden products available in the market. No matter how much they claim that the chemicals will solve the problem, chemicals always have a side effect. This is therefore a task only achievable with naturally available solutions. Ayurveda has an ancient tradition of using natural herbs that work wonders for our hair.
Herbs For Hair Growth
A few of these Indian herbs for hair growth and their uses are listed below :
1. AMLA :
Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberry, a fruit loaded with vitamin C. You can mix alma powder with coconut oil and apply it to your hair. Similarly, it can be soaked in water with other herbs and the resulting paste can be applied to the hair and washed off after a few minutes.
2. SHIKAKAI :
Shikakai is derived from the bark, leaves and pods of a plant. Its powder helps to strengthen hair. Also, it can be used as a gentle cleanser and to cure dandruff. It is mostly used in the same way as amla. It can be used in its powdered form along with a carrier oil like coconut oil or the powder and soaked in water to make a paste and then used. The paste form we must admit is more popular simply for its ease of use.
3. REETHA :
Reetha, also known as soapnuts, are fruits that are dried and used whole or in powder form. Reetha is soaked in water and the liquid is used clean hair. It is a good cure for hairfall.
Henna is commonly used to color hair, but it also works wonders for the overall health of hair. It acts as a strengthening protein treatment for hair which makes it thicker. Henna leaves are powdered, mixed with a liquid and rested for a few hours. This paste is then applied to the hair for a couple of hours and rinsed off with water.
Methi or fenugreek is nature’s own conditioner. The seeds are soaked in water, which gives off a slimy substance that is added to a mixture of shikakai, amla and henna.
Brahmi is used in oil and powder form to stop hairfall and make hair thicker and healthier. The powder is mixed with water to form a paste and applied to hair and scalp for an hour. A hair massage with brahmi oil helps to relax and combats hair loss due to stress. This is a perfect as solution for stress and also as one of the herbal remedies for hair loss.
Neem oil boosts hair growth faster and makes it strong, silky and shiny. Neem leaf pastes can be used as conditioning packs nourish scalp and prevent dryness and flaking.
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