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What You Need To Know Before Buying Ayurvedic Products

by Tanya Arora

Ayurvedic products rule the market now like never before! Walk into any supermarket and it won’t come as a shocker to see an aisle dedicated to herbal products only. Since they’re usually free of side effects and are a 100% natural, you can’t really deny the appeal they hold for the average consumer, especially in the beauty and hair care department. After all, protecting our skin and tresses from the harsh effects of harmful chemicals is a top priority for us ladies!

However, before you go adding a ton of Ayurvedic beauty products to your cart, you need to know certain things – tips in identifying the right products and also the right products for you. So, take the following factors into consideration before making your purchase!

1. List Of Ingredients

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Most people forget to check the ingredients list printed on the back, but that’s what can help you know whether you’re buying an elixir for your skin and hair or poison! Many products claim to be ‘Ayurvedic’ but are actually full of harmful chemicals and substances. Hence, check the list to make sure it’s made up of Ayurvedic ingredients only.

For example, when I decided to buy an Ayurvedic product for hair fall/ hair growth after I suddenly started experiencing hair loss, I researched a lot on the Ayurvedic ingredients which are known to boost hair growth and address hairfall. So, Hair fall in ayurveda is termed as khalitya and classified under shiroroga (diseases of the head) and there are some key ingredients like Bhringaraja ( Eclipta alba), Amalaki(Emblica officinalis), Skikakai (Acacia concinna), Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Brahmi( Bacopa moneri) among a few others which are proven to work their magic. After doing my due diligence I started researching on products on the market that have maximum number of ingredients known to promote hair growth and prevent hair fall. This is when I came across Indulekha Bhringa Oil and Shampoo. Both the products contain a very potent mix of Ayurvedic ingredients which are a perfect prescription for promoting hair growth and curbing hair fall.

While the Indulekha Hair Oil contains ingredients like Bhringraj ( known in Ayurveda as the king of hair) which helps revive and rejuvenate hair, along with neem which is a known cleanser and prevents scalp conditions; amla and tulsi are known to prevent premature graying and improving blood circulation in the scalp. The Indulekha Bhringa hair fall shampoo is no different in its composition.

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Composed of Bhringraj extracts which as I mentioned earlier is known to facilitate growth in combination with amla (prevents premature graying), tulsi (improves blood circulation in the scalp), neem (reduces hair fall), heena (prevents hair breakage) and shikakai (natural cleanser), makes it the best choice for your hair. It definitely did for mine. It helped in restoring and improving the health of my hair within a span of 3 weeks.

When you are buying a Ayurvedic product make sure you also check and religiously follow the directions on the usage pattern to ensure that that you using it properly ( and maximise the benefits).

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For example with the Indulekha shampoo I religiously followed the instructions of using the shampoo thrice a week after a overnight hair massage (with the Indulekha Bringha hair oil, warmed up slightly – I love it that way).

Also authentic ayurvedic products have a very different smell and consistency and since they are made of herbal formulations which change color over the course of time, don’t be alarmed if you notice a color change .

Like in case of the indulekha shampoo it has a brownish thicker texture, which you will find very different specially if you have been using sulphate shampoo’s all your life. And there are artificial color or fragrance either.

2 . Reviews

Now, if you haven’t tried out a product, there’s no way you can know whether it will work for your or not. Except for one thing – and that’s reviews. Check if it has any side effects or not, whether short-term or long-term. If you see it’s gotten great reviews, it’ll likely be worth your money!

I did exactly the same when I was picking my hair care material. When I was deciding if I should be buying indulekha hair fall shampoo or not I took to Amazon to check out the reviews and saw quite a few positive ones that gave me confidence.

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For example with the Indulekha shampoo I religiously followed the instructions of using the shampoo thrice a week after a overnight hair massage (with the Indulekha Bringha hair oil, warmed up slightly – I love it that way).

Also authentic ayurvedic products have a very different smell and consistency and since they are made of herbal formulations which change color over the course of time, don’t be alarmed if you notice a color change .

Like in case of the indulekha shampoo it has a brownish thicker texture, which you will find very different specially if you have been using sulphate shampoo’s all your life. And there are artificial color or fragrance either.

2 . Reviews

Now, if you haven’t tried out a product, there’s no way you can know whether it will work for your or not. Except for one thing – and that’s reviews. Check if it has any side effects or not, whether short-term or long-term. If you see it’s gotten great reviews, it’ll likely be worth your money!

I did exactly the same when I was picking my hair care material. When I was deciding if I should be buying indulekha hair fall shampoo or not I took to Amazon to check out the reviews and saw quite a few positive ones that gave me confidence.

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3. Certifications

Since there’s a flood of Ayurvedic hair products in the market, you need to be careful about what ends up in your bathroom cabinet. So, before you make a purchase, check the back of the bottle (or the carton it comes in) and look for certifications. Generally, a genuine Ayurvedic product will have ‘Ayurvedic Proprietary Medicine’ written on the back. It’s a sign of authentication that the ingredients used in the product have been used and advocated by Ayurvedic physicians.

4. Suitability

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Is the product you’re choosing actually suitable for your hair type? The pack will usually mention the kind of hair it’s suited for. If it doesn’t, steer clear of it. However, many Ayurvedic hair products mention that they are suitable for all hair types. These are generally very mild and safe to use for women of all hair types. That being said, you’re pretty much in safe hands when using a genuine Ayurvedic product as they have no side effects, unlike cosmetic products. And even though they take more time to sort out your particular problem, they eliminate the ailment from the root so that there’s no recurrence.

5. Effectiveness

Do you see a bottle on the aisle that makes a very tall claim? Chances are it doesn’t work, so don’t go for that one. While Ayurvedic products can work wonders for your hair, they take their time. Those that assert that they take very little time maybe composed of harsh chemicals. So, you’re better off buying one that makes a realistic and believable claim than one that appears to be a ‘wonder product.’ This is how my hair looks after using the combo of Indulekha Bhringa Oil and Shampoo.

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So, the next time you hit the supermarket or browse online for Ayurvedic hair care products, make sure you buy something that fulfils all of the criteria we mentioned. That’s the key to healthy and happy YOU!

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