The Ultimate Ayurvedic Hair Care Routine: Part 2
Ayurveda’s holistic approach to hair care necessitates constant hair care practice for healthy hair. Continuing from where we left off in Part 1 of the ultimate ayurvedic hair care routine, Let’s go through some more options and how you can implement them.
- Regularly oil your hair
According to Ayurveda, your scalp is made up of several energy-relieving places known as ‘Marmas.’ Oiling your scalp and hair is a rejuvenation method for removing any excess or exacerbated doshas that have collected in your head due to marmas.
Aside from rejuvenation, frequent scalp and hair massage with dosha-specific Ayurvedic oils promotes healthy, strong, and glossy hair growth due to the herbs’ nourishing, root-strengthening, and conditioning effects.
Ayurveda suggests oiling your hair 2-3 times a week. You may also adjust the frequency of oiling based on the type of hair you have. The Kapha hair type requires less oiling than the Pitta and Kapha hair types, but the Vata hair type requires more oiling than the Pitta and Kapha types.
Oiling your hair at least 20 minutes before washing it is a traditional Ayurvedic practice, to give it a little relaxing twist use a heat cap for hair after oiling. Massage your scalp and hair with warm oil at night and wash your hair the next day for best results. This is a fantastic natural conditioning treatment for your scalp and hair.
1. Massage warm oil onto your scalp.
2. For around 15 minutes, massage your whole scalp in a circular manner with your finger pads.
3. Gently massage some oil into your hair from the roots to the ends.
Circular scalp massage  increases blood circulation and oil absorption into the deep layers of your scalp. You may also massage your scalp and hair with coconut oil, sesame oil, almond oil, olive oil, and other oils on a daily basis.
- Regularly wash your hair
Your scalp follicles become clogged with an undesired buildup of excess oils, filth, and grime, which you must clear away using Ayurvedic shampoos on a regular basis.
Aside from Ayurvedic shampoos containing herbs that are particular to your dosha imbalances, you may also wash your hair with natural hair cleaning herbs such as Reetha (Soapnut), Shikakai (Soap pod), Hibiscus flowers, Triphala powder, and others. Ayurveda suggests washing your hair twice or three times each week with a gentle massage and regular or lukewarm water.
- Use hair masks to condition your hair on a regular basis.
Hair masks, also known as ‘Shiro lepa’ in the Ayurvedic language, are one of the most helpful remedies for nourishing and profoundly conditioning your scalp and hair. Ayurveda recommends using hair masks once a week or every two weeks to maintain your scalp and hair healthy, as well as to counteract internal hair loss reasons such as stress and worry.
To make your nutrient-rich hair masks, combine Ayurvedic herbal powders such as Amalaki, henna, and fenugreek with solvents such as egg white, aloe vera gel, and so on. Apply the mask from the roots to the tips of your hair and let it on for 30-40 minutes before washing with water.
- Regularly trim your hair
Broken hair with split ends gives your hair tips a thin and rough appearance. You may avoid this by clipping split ends on a regular basis. Trim your hair every 8-12 weeks to ensure that split ends are eliminated. To keep your hair free of split ends use silk pillow cases to avoid friction.