I’ve been using an Ayurvedic hair care regimen for many years. It completely transformed the health of my hair and scalp, and helped me to grow longer, thicker hair. This post will help you to create your own routine using only natural ingredients and Ayurvedic oils.
The Ayurvedic approach is very different to Western hair care methods, and usually involves using herbal mixtures and natural oils.
Before learning about the different herbs, oils and fruits used in Ayurvedic beauty treatments, it’s first important to discover your unique Ayurvedic hair type.
According to Ayurveda, we each have own our hair type which is determined by a combination of three energy forces (doshas)
In this post I will explain some simple ways to discover your own hair type, and show you some easy DIY recipes you can make at home.
This post is the ultimate guide to creating an Ayurvedic hair care regimen.
Ayurvedic Hair Care
What is Ayurvedic Hair Care?
Ayurvedic philosophy is centred around a belief that each person is made up of a unique combination of three energy forces called doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). These energy forces must remain in balance for us to be in optimum health, and they affect every part of our body including our hair!
In Ayurvedic hair care, different herbs and oils are used to keep the three energy forces in balance as well as diet and lifestyle changes. If the three doshas are in balance then your hair will appear healthy and grow quickly.
Ayurvedic Hair Types
In order to create an Ayurvedic hair care regimen you first need to determine your Ayurvedic hair type.
There are seven different Ayurvedic hair types based in the proportions of each of the three energy forces. They include:
- Vata hair type
- Pitta hair type
- Kapha hair type
- Vata-Pitta hair type
- Pitta-Kapha hair type
- Vata-Kapha hair type
- Vata-Pitta-Kapha hair type
The table below shows a very broad idea of the characteristics of the different hair types:
Hair is prone to break
Often copper tone
Prone to greasiness
Ayurvedic Hair Care Products
Life & Pursuits Organic Hair Growth Oil
- A natural conditioner, stimulant, and moisturiser
- Promotes frizz-free shiny hair
- Relieves dandruff and scalp itchiness
- Prevents hair thinning and premature greying of hair
This Ayurvedic hair oil contains bhringraj oil which is a stimulating blend of ayurvedic herbs. It also contains amla, onion, almond, sesame, coconut and castor oil. It stimulates hair growth and is suitable for all dosha types.
With regular use this oil leaves the hair with improved texture and volume. The herbs in this formula were specifically selected to prevent hair loss. To use it just massage into the scalp and leave for at least 2 hours. To get strong, healthy hair use 2-3 times a week for 3-4 months.
Auromere Ayurvedic Shampoo with Neem
- Vegan / Cruelty-free
The Auromere shampoo is formulated with extracts of neem, aloe vera and hibiscus flowers. In Ayurveda, aloe vera is used as a hair tonic to promote growth, neem is used to soothe skin and scalp conditions, and hibiscus is used to nourish the hair at the roots to encourage growth.
Himani Navratna Ayurvedic Hair Oil
- Conditions the hair and nourishes the scalp
- Promotes healthy hair growth
- Helps to relax the mind and body
Himani Navratna is an excellent Indian hair thickening oil. It is formed with nine specially selected Ayurvedic herbs for hair growth. These include amla, vetiver, mentha leaves, thyme gratiola, musk mallow, rosemary, ylang ylang, hibiscus, and spiked ginger lily. All of these herbs are used in Indian home remedies for hair growth.
Read the full review of this product here
Vatika Coconut Hair Oil
This Vatika oil is enriched with Vitamin E and 7 herbs commonly used in Ayurveda. It boosts your hair’s ability to retain protein making it stronger and helping to repair damage.
The formula contains Henna which coats and protects your hair and helps it to maintain its natural colour. It also contains Amla which strengthens your hair root and helps keep your hair thick and healthy.
This is one of the best herbal oils for making your hair growth thick and strong. Coconut oil is excellent for sealing split ends and this oil also contains herbs which help combat premature graying.
Ayurvedic Hair Care Recipes
Before we look at some Ayurvedic hair care recipes, let’s look in a little more detail at the most common ingredients used in Ayurvedic beauty treatments.
Ayurveda promotes using natural ingredients to promote hair health. The list of oils and herbs below are common natural ingredients found in Ayurvedic hair products and recipes.
Aloe vera is used in Ayurveda to keep the scalp healthy and balance, and this can support and promote healthy hair growth. Read the research here
Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Amla (also known as Indian gooseberry) contains essential fatty acids, iron and carotene which nourish the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. In Ayurveda Amla is commonly used as an essential part of hair care rituals. It is considered the elixir for hair since it solves many types of hair problem. It is often found in Ayurvedic hair care products and can be used on different types of hair. Regular use leaves you with beautiful, shiny hair.
Brahmi (also known as bacopa monnieri) is a creeping herb used in Ayurvedic medicine. It contains alkaloids which are believed to activate the proteins responsible for hair growth. Read the research here. Bacopa monnieri is one of the most popular herbs in Ayurveda. It is known to increase hair density and length, as well as increase your body’s resilience to stress. It helps to elevate your mood and calm anxiety. Many Indian women use this herb to control stress levels.
Bhringraj (Eclipta Alba)
Bhringraj (also known as Eclipta Alba) improves blood circulation in the scalp, nourishes the hair follicies and stimulates hair growth. Eclipta alba is an Ayurvedic herb known for promoting hair growth. Read the study that was done here. The herb can help with brittle hair or premature hair loss.
Coat buttons is a creeping herb used in Ayurvedic hair care. It is packed full of antioxidants and promotes hair growth both on its own and in synergy with other herbs.
Coconut oil is commonly used in Indian remedies for hair growth. It is known to help the hair to growth thicker and stronger by nourishing the scalp with vitamins and fatty acids. Coconut oil is usually recommended for use in warmer seasons. Coconut oil is especially good for moisturising dry hair. If you are looking for a deep conditioner using Ayurvedic remedies, look for one with Coconut oil.
Ayurvedic texts describe Fenugreek seeds (methi) as the perfect remedy for hair fall. The herb is extremely nourishing to the hair and scalp and is rich in calcium, zinc iron, phosphorous and vitamin C. It is an excellent herb to promote the overall health of your hair.
Ayurvedic treatments frequently use ghee for hair growth as it stimulates and nourishes the scalp, promoting thicker, longer hair.
Ginseng is an age-old Ayurvedic remedy for hair loss. It contains saponins, which encourage hair growth by inhibiting an enzyme which is related to hair loss in men.
Hibiscus flower is thought to help stimulate hair follicles, increase follicle size, and increase hair growth. Read the research here. As well as promoting hair growth it also prevents premature graying by reducing excessive body heat and stimulating circulation in the scalp. This increases the supply of essential nutrients to the hair follicles. Hibiscus flower is able to reduce the fiery nature of Pitta without impacting the digestive fire.
Jatamansi is a small shrub whose roots may speed hair growth. It’s been used to increase hair growth in alopecia caused by chemotherapy with good results. Read the research here and here.
In Ayurveda is used to smooth and soften dry hair. It is known for promoting hair growth as it makes the hair root stronger. If you have thinning hair regularly applying olive oil to the scalp will reduce hair fall. Olive oil is commonly used for Ayurvedic scalp massages.
Sesame seeds promote hair growth by nourishing the roots with omega fatty acids. They rejuvenate the hair follicles by also moisturising the scalp and improving blood circulation. Sesame oil is usually recommended for use in colder seasons.
Ayurvedic Hair Care Book PDF
My book, The Ayurvedic Hair Care Guide for Beginners contains a detailed chart and checklist to help you easily work out your Ayurvedic hair type. In total it contains 34 pages of detailed recipe, diet and lifestyle tips to promote healthy hair growth using Ayurveda.
- Discover your own Ayurvedic hair type
- Learn about what herbs and oils work best for your hair
- Find out what hair problems you are more susceptible to
- Discover how your hair is connected to your bones
- Find out the best foods to include or avoid to get beautiful hair
- Create your own hair products
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Once you understand your hair type, you will discover what hair problems you are more prone to developing and how you can avoid them.
The ebook is jam-packed with information to help you create a hair care routine that is specific for your own Ayurvedic hair type. Each chapter contains recipes to help you create your own shampoo, conditioner, hair spray and hair masks that address your own hair needs.
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The Ayurvedic Hair Care Guide for Beginners
Thank you for reading my post on Ayurvedic hair care. If you have tried any Ayurvedic recipes please leave me a comment below and let me know how you got on. Ayurvedic herbal remedies can help you prevent premature greying, promote growth, and balance a greasy scalp. They can also help to smooth frizzy hair and strengthen the hair strands.